Philippine Airlines plans to launch nonstop service to Brisbane in 1Q2018

Philippine Airlines (PAL) has earmarked Manila-Brisbane as the first route for its new fleet of A321neos. PAL president Jaime Bautista told CAPA on the sidelines…..

United Airlines plans digital push

United Airlines is planning major upgrades to its app over the next few months as part of a digital push. Earlier this year, usage of…..

Australia is in an alternative payments revolution

Payments company Worldpay has predicted Australians will greatly increase the use of alternative payments over that of credit cards in the next five years. Credit…..

Australian financier AMP buys UK’s Leeds-Bradford Airport

Australia’s AMP Capital has agreed to acquire 100% of Leeds-Bradford Airport (LBA) in West Yorkshire, UK, from Bridgepoint Advisers Limited for an undisclosed sum, reputed…..

Passenger traffic is expected to double by 2036 says IATA

Passenger numbers are expected to hit 7.8 billion in 2036, almost doubling from the 4 billion expected in 2017, says the International Air Transport Association…..

Blockchain: more than just a buzz word

While blockchain technology is yet to be fully utilised within travel and aviation, we are constantly hearing that it is poised to revolutionise our industry……

Brisbane to Seattle? You got to be kidding!

Qantas has talked about Brisbane-Seattle or Brisbane-Chicago to round out the initial portfolio of routes to be launched with the new 787-9 fleet. Qantas supposedly…..

Aircalin fleet renewal to drive new phase of growth

New Caledonia’s Aircalin is preparing to renew its entire jet fleet following orders for A330-900neos and A320neos. The small Pacific island carrier will use the…..

Singapore Airlines to upgrade business class product in Adelaide, Canberra and Perth markets

Singapore Airlines (SIA) is expected to upgrade its business class product in the Australia market as it takes delivery of new 787-10 aircraft. Over the…..

CWT explains the 10 best ways to save money on corporate travel

Carlson Wagonlit Travel has released its top tips for making important savings to any businesses corporate travel programme. CWT believe there are a few simple…..

Air New Zealand adds capacity to Houston despite intensifying competition

Air New Zealand is adding frequencies on Auckland-Houston, resulting in more overall capacity next winter despite down-gauging the route from 777s to 787s. The additional…..