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Video of the Week – CAPA-ACTE 2017 Aviation and Corporate Travel Summit
The CAPA-ACTE 2017 Melbourne Aviation and Corporate Travel Summit, recently took place with highly informative discussions from a wide range of expert speakers.
Norwegian Air Argentina to operate international and domestic routes with bases in Buenos Aires, Córdoba and Mendoza
Norwegian has launched its first long haul services from Spain with three US cities – Los Angeles, New York and Oakland (commenced Jun-2017) – and plans one more – Miami, set for Aug-2017. Its next long haul route from Barcelona is likely to be Buenos Aires, but this reflects only a small part of Norwegian's ambitions in Argentina.
Pepper the Robot – Coming to an airport near you
If you haven’t heard of Pepper the Robot, you soon will. Pepper is the world’s first personal and emotional humanoid robot (yes you heard correctly, humanoid robot), who is set to take over the world. Airlines, airports, cruise companies and even restaurants around the world are beginning to introduce this artificial creature to improve the customer experience.
Norwegian takes the lead as new generation narrowbodies open up thin long-haul city pairs
Until very recently, the concept of long haul, low cost international service with narrowbody aircraft was merely an intriguing thought as the specifications of new generation aircraft in development by Airbus and Boeing began to materialise.
Blue Swan Exclusive Infographic: USA Tourism in Australia and New Zealand
The United States continues to be an important inbound tourism market for both Australia and New Zealand. It seems more and more Americans are visiting our shores but how do the numbers really stack up? Lets take a look with an exclusive Blue Swan Infographic.
2017 CAPA-ACTE Melbourne Aviation & Corporate Travel Summit – Wrap Up
CAPA – Centre for Aviation hosted the 2017 CAPA-ACTE Melbourne Aviation & Corporate Travel Summit this week. The event, which brought together a wide variety of key industry speakers and was attended by suppliers and buyers from all over Australia.
Hawaiian Airlines impressive momentum leads to a brand new look
Hawaiian Airlines continues to grow from strength to strength, enjoying an impressive positive unit revenue in the past year and the unveiling of fun new livery, all the while expecting delivery of a large number of new aircraft.
Growing connectivity helps drive traffic growth across the Canary Islands
A growth in connectivity in and out of the Canary Islands, mainly driven by expansion of low-cost carriers, is helping boost foreign visitor arrivals into the likes of Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, La Palma, Lanzarote and Tenerife. After what was seen as a strong first quarter where arrivals grew 6.7% year-on-year (+7.5% in January, +6.5% in February and +6.1% in March), foreign visitors grew a massive 18.8% year-on-year in April, with rises across all of the popular holiday islands.
Air Canada announces direct services to Melbourne
Air Canada recently announced (04-May-2017) the expansion of its international network with the introduction of a seasonal Vancouver-Melbourne service, the first ever direct, nonstop service from Canada to Melbourne. The service will operate four times weekly between 01-Dec-2017 and 04-Feb-2018 with Boeing 787-9 aircraft, and is timed to optimise connectivity to Air Canada's network across North America, as well as internationally from Vancouver.
Is it time for a regional revolution in Malta?
Can smaller capacity regional airliners be the solution to Malta’s connectivity challenges, and to balance out schedules due to seasonal peaks and troughs? ‘Regional Connectivity and Second Tier Operators’ was the main theme of the sixth edition of the BOV Aviation Outlook held at Bank of Valletta’s head office in Santa Venera and featuring the most influential players in the Maltese aviation industry. The conference was hosted by Bank of Valletta CEO Mario Mallia. Hon Joe Mizzi, Minister for Transport and Infrastructure was also present.