Time to get serious about good debt. Badgerys Creek needs a fast rail link

“After three years of detailed and extensive evaluation, and receipt of the final terms of the Notice of Intention from the Commonwealth late last year,…..

Turkish Airlines: yields and passenger mix in the Australia-Turkey market mean Australia is not currently in the network plan

While it seems unlikely that Turkish Airlines will launch services to Australia to, it is aiming to grow its presence in this market through new…..

IATA – for airlines, the best is behind us, and costs are rising. But fares remain low

IATA’s Apr-2017 survey of airline business confidence appears to confirm that the best is behind us – at least for airline profitability. According to IATA,…..

Qantas and UnionPay International sign MoU to expand cooperation

Qantas Airways announced (28-Apr-2017) it is the first Australian airline to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with UnionPay International, China’s largest payment network provider, to expand…..

Rex warns of grave consequences to regional Australia with new ruling on professional work visa

Regional Express (Rex) warned (28-Apr-2017) against the Federal Government’s new ruling on professional work visas advising it will gravely affect essential air services to regional…..

NZ Government: Tourism spending continues to rise in 2017

New Zealand Government Acting Tourism Minister Nicky Wagner announced (27-Apr-2017) tourism spending by both international and domestic visitors continued to grow in 2017. Data from the…..

Link PNG receives first quarter airfare subsidy from Enga Provincial Government

Enga Provincial Government Governor Sir Peter Ipatas presented (28-Apr-2017) a PGK250,000 (USD78,198) cheque to Link PNG, a subsidiary company of Air Niugini, as part of the…..

Qantas Regional Lounge opens at Coffs Harbour Airport

Qantas announced (28-Apr-2017) the opening of the new Qantas Regional Lounge at Coffs Harbour Airport. The new lounge is 25% larger than the previous lounge,…..

Fiji Airways plans changes to Nadi-Adelaide route

Fiji Airways revised planned twice weekly Nadi-Adelaide service, set to commence on 30-Jun-2017 (Routes Online, 28-Apr-2017). From 29-Oct-2017 the frequency will reduce to weekly, except between 01-Dec-2017 and…..

Newcastle Williamtown Airport commences terminal upgrades to accommodate international services

Newcastle Williamtown Airport commenced a AUD850,000 (USD636,102) terminal upgrade project to include enhanced security, customs and immigration facilities in preparation for international service (Daily Telegraph/Newcastle Herald, 01-May-2017)……

Western Sydney Airport ‘won’t work’ with a curfew

Western Sydney Minister Stuart Ayres insisted Western Sydney Airport “won’t work” with a curfew, as currently implemented at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport (Sydney Morning Herald,…..