2017 March

News Briefs – 31st March 2017

Rex pax up 10% in Feb-2017, 58% load factor Regional Express (Rex) reported (31-Mar-2017) the following traffic highlights in Feb-2017: Passenger numbers: 90,000, +10% year-on-year; Passenger

The growing Airbnb effect – Qantas Group aligns with Airbnb. First Qantas, now Jetstar.

Whether the hotel industry likes it or not, it seems – at the moment anyway – Airbnb is here to stay. According to the organisation,

News Briefs – 30 March 2017

Fiji government shortlist two sites for new international airport in Northern Division Fiji Government shortlisted two feasible sites in Northern Division for the development of a

Lufthansa expects important growth via the Australian corporate market

Lufthansa is targeting corporate sales in Australia as it implements a new joint venture (JV) with Singapore Airlines (SIA) in the Australia-Europe market. Australia is

Malaysia’s Malindo Air targets Melbourne or Sydney with new A330 fleet; India market is a target

Malaysia’s Malindo Air is preparing to launch its third destination in Australia in 4Q2017 following delivery of its first widebody aircraft. Melbourne and Sydney are

Sydney welcomes Vietnam Airlines new service from Hanoi, aimed at adding 85,000 seats per year

Sydney Airport, welcomed (29-Mar-2017) Vietnam Airlines’ new Hanoi-Sydney service with a fitting water salute as the first of the route touched down.  The services are

News Briefs – 29th March 2017

Australian tourism spending up 6% to USD91bn in 2016 Tourism Research Australia reported (29-Mar-2017) the following highlights in its Travel By Australians report for the year ending Dec-2016:

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Visitor arrivals to Cook Islands up 27% to 7731 in Feb-2017 Cook Islands Ministry of Finance & Economic Management reported (27-Mar-2017) visitor arrivals to Cook Islands

Cebu Pacific enjoys improvements on Manila-Sydney route – but Melbourne may have to wait

Philippine low cost carrier (LCC), Cebu Pacific Air is showing consistent improvements on its Manila-Sydney route however is not yet ready to pursue expansion in

Singapore Airlines Group to top 100,000 seats weekly in Australia this year

Singapore Airlines (SIA) will be operating a record number of flights to Australia in the latter portion of the 2017 southern winter season, following further

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