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Newcastle Williamtown Airport commences terminal upgrades to accommodate international services

Newcastle Williamtown Airport commenced a AUD850,000 (USD636,102) terminal upgrade project to include enhanced security, customs and immigration facilities in preparation for international service (Daily Telegraph/Newcastle Herald, 01-May-2017).

Fiji Airways plans changes to Nadi-Adelaide route

Fiji Airways revised planned twice weekly Nadi-Adelaide service, set to commence on 30-Jun-2017 (Routes Online, 28-Apr-2017). From 29-Oct-2017 the frequency will reduce to weekly, except between 01-Dec-2017 and

Qantas Regional Lounge opens at Coffs Harbour Airport

Qantas announced (28-Apr-2017) the opening of the new Qantas Regional Lounge at Coffs Harbour Airport. The new lounge is 25% larger than the previous lounge,

Link PNG receives first quarter airfare subsidy from Enga Provincial Government

Enga Provincial Government Governor Sir Peter Ipatas presented (28-Apr-2017) a PGK250,000 (USD78,198) cheque to Link PNG, a subsidiary company of Air Niugini, as part of the

NZ Government: Tourism spending continues to rise in 2017

New Zealand Government Acting Tourism Minister Nicky Wagner announced (27-Apr-2017) tourism spending by both international and domestic visitors continued to grow in 2017. Data from the

Rex warns of grave consequences to regional Australia with new ruling on professional work visa

Regional Express (Rex) warned (28-Apr-2017) against the Federal Government’s new ruling on professional work visas advising it will gravely affect essential air services to regional

Qantas and UnionPay International sign MoU to expand cooperation

Qantas Airways announced (28-Apr-2017) it is the first Australian airline to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with UnionPay International, China’s largest payment network provider, to expand

Qantas share prices soar as a result of Macquarie Group analysis

Qantas share price soared nearly 4.5% on 27-Apr-2017 after Macquarie Group analysts suggested the carrier had room for AUD500 million (USD373.4 million) a year in share-buy

Visitor arrivals to Fiji down 3% in Mar-2017

Fiji Bureau of Statistic reported (27-Apr-2017) total visitor arrivals to Fiji fell 3% year-on-year in Mar-2017. Details include: Visitor arrivals: 54,407, -2.8% year-on-year; Australia: 23,489,

Qantas announces the launch of the third series of ‘Feels Like Home’ brand campaign

Qantas announced (27-Apr-2017) the launch of the third series of its ‘Feels Like Home’ brand campaign on 30-Apr-2017. Qantas group executive for brand, marketing and corporate

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