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TTF: Tourism sacrificed in Federal Budget

Tourism & Transport Forum (TTF) responded (09-May-2017) to the 2017 Federal Government Budget believing it will jeopardise the growth of Australia’s visitor economy and put at

Qantas reveals details of new international wing and transit lounge at Perth Airport

Qantas revealed details of its new international wing and transit lounge at Perth Airport (Perth Now, 09-May-2017). The facility is being proposed for the southern end of

Mainland Air may consider Alexandra service again with private investors support

Mainland Air CEO Phil Kean stated the airline would consider resuming regular Dunedin-Alexandra service if it was supported by private investors (Stuff, 03-May-2017). Mr Kean

Hahn Air Systems implements Pelican Airlines

Hahn Air Systems announced (03-May-2017) a partnership with Pelican Airlines, making it available for HR-169 ticketing in 10 global distribution systems worldwide, under the H1 code.

Australian Government: Update to Fiji air services agreement will increase tourism and trade

Australia‘s Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester stated (08-May-2017) plans by the Fiji and Australia Governments to update the countries air services agreement could substantially

Fiji Airways welcomes changes to Fiji-Australia air services agreement

Fiji Airways welcomed (08-May-2017) plans by the Fiji and Australia Governments to update the countries air services agreement to allow for increased passenger and freight capacity

Qantas share price reaches highest level in nine years

Qantas share price reached its highest level since Feb-2008 on 08-May-2017, closing at AUD4.66 (USD3.44) or 3.1% higher for the session (ASX, 09-May-2017).

Air China applies to operate Beijing-Brisbane service

Air China filed (05-May-2017) an application with CAAC to launch three times weekly Beijing-Brisbane service with A330-200 aircraft from Oct-2017.

Fiji and Australia agree to increased passenger capacity

Fiji and Australia governments released (08-May-2017) plans to update the Fiji-Australia air services agreement and increase passenger and freight capacity between the two countries. Fiji Solicitor-General

Qantas plans to launch seasonal weekly Brisbane-Broome service

Qantas plans to launch weekly Brisbane-Broome seasonal service from 11-Jun-2017 to 27-Aug-2017, with the service to operate with Boeing 737-800 aircraft, as per a 04-May-2016

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