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Qantas’ decision to base four 787s at Brisbane Airport will create 120 direct and 348 indirect jobs

Brisbane Airport welcomed (29-Aug-2017) Qantas‘ announcement to base four Boeing 787s at the airport, which will create 120 full time equivalent (FTE) direct jobs and 348 FTE indirect jobs over

Fiji Airways becomes inaugural naming rights sponsor of Fijian Drua rugby team

Fiji Airways and Fiji Rugby Union announced (Aug-2017) the carrier will become the inaugural naming rights sponsor of the Fijian Drua team which will compete in Australia‘s National Rugby

ViaSat opens Asia Pacific headquarters in Melbourne

ViaSat announced (28-Aug-2017) the opening of its new Asia Pacific headquarters in Melbourne. The office is intended to help the company to further build on commitments

Air Kiribati to add Tawara-Honiara-Brisbane service, in collaboration with Solomon Airlines

Air Kiribati confirmed (28-Aug-2017), via its official Facebook account, it plans to launch Tawara-Honiara-Brisbane service on 30-Aug-2017, operated in partnership with Solomon Airlines.

Cairns Airport notes 3.4% growth on regional routes in Jun-2017 despite overall pax decrease

Cairns Airport reported (Aug-2017) traffic grew 3.4% year-on-year on regional routes in Jun-2017 despite an overall decrease in domestic passenger number for the month. Growth was

Qantas to operate 787-9 domestically for six weeks before deploying on Melbourne–Los Angeles

Qantas confirmed (29-Aug-2017) it plans to take delivery of its first Boeing 787-9 in Oct-2017 with the aircraft operating on domestic sectors for six weeks for crew training

Emirates receives 97th A380

CAPA – Centre for Aviation stated (31-Aug-2017) Emirates received one A380 aircraft (A6-EUY; serial number 242) on 27-Aug-2017, as recorded by the CAPA Fleet Database. The airline now operates

WOW Air CEO forecast Reykjavik Keflavik International Airport could reach capacity within two years

WOW air CEO Skúli Mogensen forecast Reykjavik Keflavik International Airportcould reach capacity within two years to 2019 (Mbl.is, 28-Aug-2017). Mr Mogensen urged for “cooperation” between all shareholders

Royal Air Maroc to commence Casablanca-Bilbao service in Mar-2018

Royal Air Maroc plans to commence three times weekly Casablanca–Bilbao service on 26-Mar-2018, according to a 30-Aug-2017 GDS display. The airline will operate the service weekly with Boeing 737-700, 737-800

Ethiopian Airlines ‘willing and able’ to take over Arik Air

Ethiopian Airlines MD Ethiopian International Services Esayas WoldeMariam confirmed the airline is in negotiations for a contract to manage Arik Air, in response to a request by Nigeria‘s Ministry of

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