Singapore Airlines Group Review Part 1 – SIA has grown its Australia traffic by 50% in five years; launch of Scoot has not impacted parent airline’s performance or growth

  The Singapore Airlines (SIA) Group has grown its passenger traffic to and from Australia by 50% over the last five years. SIA the parent…..

News Briefs – 19th April 2017

Australian government announces changes to 457 visa system Australia‘s Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, via his personal Facebook page, announced (18-Apr-2017) the removal the 457 visa programme for skilled migrants……

Australian Federal Government sides with Qantas on cabotage

Australia‘s Federal Government indicated that will not change the country’s existing restrictions on cabotage in the domestic airline market (Aviation Week, 18-Apr-2017). As previously reported by CAPA,…..

Flight attendants and pilots among the professions impacted by changes to 457 visa policy

Australia‘s carriers responded to the removal of flight attendants and pilots from the list of professions under changes to the 457 visa policy (News.com.au, 18-Apr-2017). Qantas spokesman Stephen Moynihan…..

Queensland Environment Minister probes for explanation on chemical spill at Brisbane Airport

Queensland Minister for Environment Steven Miles probed for more explanation in regards to the chemical spill from firefighting foam at Brisbane Airport (SBS, 18-Apr-2017). On…..

Adelaide Airport to trial new body scanner

Adelaide Airport launched (19-Apr-2017) a one month trial of Rohde & Schwarz Quick Personnel Security Scanner on 19-Apr-2017. The technology completes a full body scan…..

Tourism NZ aims at agents to boost tourism from the Philippines

Tourism New Zealand announced (18-Apr-2017) plans to target travel agents in the Philippines to boost tourism to New Zealand. Tourism New Zealand regional manager, South and South East…..

Australian government announces changes to 457 visa system

Australia‘s Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, via his personal Facebook page, announced (18-Apr-2017) the removal the 457 visa programme for skilled migrants. Mr Turnbull stated the government would replace the programme with…..

Alliance Aviation’s OZ Minerals contract to end in Aug-2017

Alliance Aviation Services advised that the contract it currently holds with OZ Minerals will end on 11-Aug-2017 (Australian Aviation, 18-Apr-2017). The contract includes operating services to the organisation’s…..

Vanuatu launches new marketing campaign aimed at Sydney and Brisbane

Vanuatu Tourism Office launched a AUD255,000 (USD192,684) “Wake Up In Vanuatu” consumer marketing campaign in New South Wales and Queensland, in an attempt to reach travellers in…..

Tourism NZ: Games visitors to stay and explore more

Tourism New Zealand stated (13-Apr-2017) the World Masters Games opens in Auckland on 21-Apr-2017 and is a major opportunity to encourage as many of the…..