2018 October

EVA Air begins Dreamliner operations, plans to downgauge Amsterdam and Vienna from 777-300ERs to 787-9s

Taiwan’s EVA Air is planning to down-gauge services to Amsterdam and Vienna from three class Boeing 777-300ERs to two class 787-9s in 2019. Amsterdam and

Virgin Australia launches new trans Tasman services in response to divorce with Air New Zealand

Virgin Australia has ramped up its New Zealand offer for Australians with two new routes launching across the Tasman. Its inaugural Melbourne-Queenstown flight departed on 28-Oct-2018 at

Vistara CEO expects demand for premium product to ‘grow very aggressively’ in India

Vistara CEO Leslie Thng reported the airline has “seen a steady improvement in terms of demand, in terms of load factor as well as in terms

Philippine Airlines seeking US codeshare partner, considering joining alliance

Philippine Airlines president and COO Jaime Bautisa said the airline is seeking a potential codeshare partner in the US (Nikkei, 30-Oct-2018). He added: “We are

Public referendum sees New Mexico City Airport project cancelled. Will decision have repercussions beyond Mexico?

Mexico’s incoming President-Elect Andres Obrador, who takes power on 01-Dec-2018, said the government would “obey the will of its citizens” as manifested in a referendum

Fiji Bureau of Statistics reports 81,437 total visitor arrivals in Sep-2018

Fiji‘s Bureau of Statistics reported (29-Oct-2018) 81,437 total visitor arrivals to Fiji in Sep-2018. The Bureau said Australia and New Zealand make up 43.7% and 26.6% of total arrivals to Fiji respectively,

Shenzhen Airlines adds London Heathrow as first intercontinental service

London Heathrow, via its official Twitter account, reported (30-Oct-2018) Shenzhen Airlines commenced three times weekly Shenzhen-London Heathrow service. As previously reported by CAPA, the carrier

Dubbo Regional Council ‘vigorously chasing’ opportunity for Qantas regional pilot academy

Dubbo Mayor Ben Shields said the Dubbo Regional Council is “vigorously chasing” an opportunity to be selected as the second Qantas regional pilot academy location (dailyliberal.com.au, 29-Oct-2018).

Bleisure popularity once again on the rise

SAP Concur travel and expense data gathered between January 2017 and December 2017 there’s an increasing trend to break out of the confines of a

Malindo Air in negotiations for Bali-Adelaide service

Adelaide Airport reported it is in discussions with Lion Group subsidiary Malindo Air for establishment of nonstop Denpasar-Adelaide service (indaily.com.au, 30-Oct-2018). Jetstar Airways is currently the sole operator on the route

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