2019 October

Visitor arrivals to UK up 2% in Jul-2019, visitor expenditure up 17%

VisitBritain reported (24-Oct-2019) visitor arrivals to UK for Jul-2019. Details includes: Visitor arrivals: 4.0 million, +2% year-on-year; EU: 2.2 million, -2%; EU15: 1.8 million, -2%; Rest of Europe: 230,000,

Montenegro’s Prime Minister expects Montenegro Airlines debt issues to be resolved

Montenegro‘s Prime Minister Duško Marković said Montenegro Airlines‘ debt issues will be resolved and confirmed interest in a strategic partner (blic.rs, 30-Oct-2019). Mr Marković said

BITRE: Australia international pax up 3% in Aug-2019, LCCs pax share down slightly

Australia‘s Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE) reported (31-Oct-2019) the following international traffic highlights to/from Australia for Aug-2019: Passengers: 3.6 million, +2.9% year-on-year;

A cold front hits Isavia as it feels the heat of WOW air’s collapse and Icelandair’s turmoil

Icelandic airport operator and air navigation services provider Isavia has announced a EUR7 million loss in the six months ended Jun-2019 (1H2019) following the collapse

Frequent flyer and loyalty programmes – a question of airline and traveller value

Frequent flyer programmes have been a common part of many airlines’ loyalty strategies over several decades now. But they have evolved from elemental loyalty models

Brazil to resume pre-Avianca Brazil connectivity

Brazil‘s Ministry of Tourism announced (30-Oct-2019) that carriers in Brazil plan to have “the largest fleet operating in Brazil since 2015, during summer 2020”. Brazilian

All Nippon Airways to introduce upgraded premium cabins on New York route

All Nippon Airways (ANA) announced (30-Oct-2019) plans to introduce upgraded Boeing 777-300ER aircraft on the Tokyo Haneda-New York route from 08-Nov-2019. The aircraft will feature

Visitor arrivals to New Zealand up 3% in FY2019, visitor expenditure up 1%

Tourism New Zealand reported (30-Oct-2019) visitor arrivals to New Zealand in the 12 months ended 30-Jun-2019: Visitor arrivals: 3.9 million, +2.7% year-on-year; Holiday: 2.0 million,

Singapore Airlines and Malaysia Airlines sign wide-ranging partnership agreement

Singapore Airlines (SIA) and Malaysia Airlines (MAB) signed (30-Oct-2019) a wide-ranging commercial agreement, proposing to share revenue on flights between Singapore and Malaysia, expand codeshare routes, and participate in

Mexico pax up 5% in Sep-2019

Mexico‘s Communications and Transport Secretariat (Mexico SCT) reported (30-Oct-2019) the following scheduled traffic highlights for Sep-2019: Passengers: 7.2 million, +5.2% year-on-year; Domestic: 4.2 million, +7.3%;

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