2018 March

ANZ joins Qantas Future Planet Program

ANZ joined (28-Mar-2018) the Qantas Future Planet Partnership, a programme which partners with businesses to reduce their environmental impact and increase investment in projects such as the protection

TIA: New air service to Chicago a milestone for New Zealand tourism

Tourism Industry Aotearoa (TIA) welcomed (28-Mar-2018) Air New Zealand‘s announcement it plans to launch Auckland-Chicago service from 30-Nov-2018 as a “milestone for New Zealand tourism”. Tourism Industry Aotearoa CEO Chris

American Airlines to expand service to Mexico, South America

American Airlines announced (27-Mar-2018) plans to launch the following service to Buenos Aires, Georgetown, Pereira, Cordobaand Oaxaca: Los Angeles-Buenos Aires: Service to launch on 19-Dec-2018 with Boeing 787-9 aircraft; Dallas/Fort Worth-Oaxaca:

Mexico focuses on modernisation of bilateral agreements to enable the civil aviation industry

Aeropuertos y Servicios Auxiliares (ASA), via its official Twitter account, announced (27-Mar-2018) “the goal of this administration is to advance the modernisation of bilateral air services

Fiji sees double digit growth in visitor arrivals in Feb-2018

Fiji Bureau of Statistic reported (28-Mar-2018) total visitor arrivals to Fiji for Feb-2018. Details include: Visitor arrivals: 48,798, +11.2% year-on-year; Australia: 17,014, +9.0%; New Zealand: 6641, +6.6%; China: 6567,

Queensland Government investing USD130m in extra tourism support

Queensland State Government Tourism Industry Development Minister Kate Jones said (28-Mar-2018) the state government has committed an extra AUD170 million (USD130 million) to improve access to

CASA: Independent review of aviation fatigue rules confirms need for key changes

Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) board reported the independent review team studying the fatigue rules for operators and pilots in Australia confirmed the need to modernise the country’s

A fitting ending to ‘Bleisure Week’…hear from CAPA chairman Peter Harbison

To finish off CAPA – Centre for Aviation and International SOS’s ‘Bleisure Week’ and coinciding with the thought provoking webinar, ‘Bleisure – Mixing business with

Hawaiian Airlines: ‘Long Beach provided us with an ideal location and airport size’

Hawaiian Airlines commented on the decision to launch service to Long Beach Airport (California), stating “We wanted to expand and diversify our Los Angeles network to keep up

Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport to spend additional USD1.5m on A380 gate

Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport requested AtlantaCity Council approve additional expenditure of USD1.5 million for a gate on concourse ‘F’ designed to accommodate A380 aircraft (Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 28-Mar-2018).

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