Bill Ravel expected to establish Islands

New Caledonia based businessman Bill Ravel is reportedly expected to lodge an application to establish an airline called Islands, with lodgement expected in the week commencing 11-Sep-2017 (Radio…..

Townsville Airport records 10.4% increase in pax for Aug-2017

Townsville Airport reported (13-Sep-2017) passenger traffic increased 10.4% year-on-year to 150,700 passengers in Aug-2017. COO Kevin Gill stated: “We had strong performance in the domestic market” with…..

NZ Supreme Court rules against New Zealand Basing Ltd requirement to retire at age of 55

New Zealand‘s Supreme Court ruled (13-Sep-2017) to allow an appeal by two Cathay Pacific pilots based in Auckland. The pilots, David Brown and Glen Sycamore, appealed to Cathay…..

International visitors to Australia continues its trend upwards

Tourism Research Australia announced the results of its International Visitor Survey for the year ending Jun-2017, reporting international visitor spending finally topped the AUD40 billion mark. Almost…..

South Australia pioneers mobile app for Chinese travellers

Chinese travel to Australia is booming, prompting Australian tour operators to turn to digital innovation to better connect with the Chinese traveller. The South Australian…..

Highlight reel: CAPA Latin America Aviation Summit in Cartagena

The inaugural CAPA Latin America Aviation Summit in Cartagena, 10-12 September, brought together high ranking executives of airlines, airports and travel and government organisations from…..

Hear from the speakers: CAPA Latin America Aviation Summit in Cartagena

Catch up on some of the most thought-provoking discussions and keynotes from the inaugural CAPA Latin America Aviation Summit in Cartagena. Below is a snap…..

Emirates to increase Dubai-Sydney frequency in Mar-2018

Emirates announced (12-Sep-2017) plans to increase Dubai-Sydney frequency to four times daily, effective 25-Mar-2018. The airline will operate all four frequencies with A380 equipment. The additional…..

Visitor arrivals to Australia up 4% in Jul-2017

Tourism Australia reported (12-Sep-2017) visitor arrivals to Australia for Jul-2017. Details include: Visitor arrivals: 746,100, +4.2% year-on-year; New Zealand: 131,100, +0.6%; UK: 40,300, -5.6%; US: 59,900, +7.9%; Singapore: 28,700,…..

Norfolk Island Airlines suspends Auckland-Norfolk service, citing increased tax and airport charges

Norfolk Island Airlines suspended Auckland-Norfolk service after launching the route in Jun-2017, citing an increased departure tax and raises in airport movement charges, in addition to…..

Fiji Airways business class pax, Tabua Club members now able to access Club AUTUS lounge in HK

Fiji Airways stated (12-Sep-2017) business class passengers and eligible Tabua Club members will be able to access the new Club AUTUS lounge in Hong Kong International Airport, as an alliance…..