The competitive outlook for Australasian aviation – what’s driving demand for inbound and outbound travel and tourism?

A series of record breaking profits for Australasia’s two largest airlines, Qantas and Air New Zealand, has cemented the sustainability of their models and endorsed…..

Christchurch enters the second phase of autonomous vehicle trial with deployment of locally designed and developed autonomous shuttle vehicle

We are increasingly hearing about the efficiency of deploying autonomous vehicles, but in practice moving to an ummanned automated world is not always an easy…..

Christopher Luxon becomes latest airline CEO to resign – Air New Zealand boss to leave role in Sep-2019

The changes at the top continue at the world’s airlines with the announcement that Air New Zealand CEO Christopher Luxon has resigned and will step…..

Business travellers have generally been paying less for hotels in most major Australian cities in 2019, but it is a different story in New Zealand

The start of 2019 has delivered hotel rate reductions across many cities across Australia, new research from FCM travel solutions has revealed. However, it is…..

The new long ranger – who will become the first airline to link New York with Australasia?

Air New Zealand’s new Boeing 787 order and Qantas’ upcoming selection of a new ultra long range aircraft has led to speculation of a race…..

China drives capacity growth as New Zealand enjoys 56th consecutive month of year-over-year connectivity gains from Asia

This month marks the 56th consecutive month of capacity gains into New Zealand from across Asia, a growth period that dates back to small declines…..

Air New Zealand opens reservations for its Auckland-Seoul service as it aims to ride the wave of strong South Korean arrivals

Air New Zealand has opened reservations for its Auckland–Seoul route which will resume in Nov-2019. It will operate three weekly flights on the route from…..

A steady economy, increased traveller movement and the strengthening of local currencies helps boost the Australia-New Zealand travel market

Improved performance for airlines – driven by a steady economy, increased traveller movement and the strengthening of local currencies – propelled the Australia-New Zealand (ANZ)…..

Air New Zealand new widebody order: increased MTOW 787-9 for New York and 787-10s for Asia would be sensible

Air New Zealand (Air NZ) is closing in on an order for new widebody aircraft which will replace its fleet of eight Boeing 777-200ERs and…..

Virgin Australia trans-Tasman loads hit seven-year low following termination of its Air New Zealand alliance

Latest monthly metrics from Australia’s Department of Infrastructure and Transport reveal Virgin Australia’s load factor on trans-Tasman routes for Nov-2018 registered a sharp decline of…..

AirAsia X keen to resume Australia and New Zealand expansion – but not quite yet

AirAsia X continues to be on the hunt for new destinations in the Southwest Pacific despite shrinking its network in the region with the upcoming…..