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Airbus Group Australia Pacific to rename Safe Air as Airbus New Zealand Limited

Airbus Group Australia Pacific acting VP for fixed wing Martin Ball confirmed (29-May-2017) New Zealand and Australia based MRO organisation Safe Air will be renamed

Qantas outlines codeshare expansion with Fiji Airways from Adelaide, Singapore and Perth

Qantas provided (29-May-2017) a network update, covering additional and expanded codeshare arrangements with Fiji Airways.  Qantas will add its code to Fiji Airways’ twice weekly

Ngai Te Rangi chief proposes new airport to consolidate Tauranga, Whakatane and Rotorua airports

New Zealand‘s Ngai Te Rangi chief executive Paora Stanley proposed consolidating Tauranga Airport, Whakatane Airport and Rotorua Airport into one major airport at Paengaroa that

Visitor arrivals to Fiji up 18% in Apr-2017

Fiji Bureau of Statistic reported (26-May-2017) total visitor arrivals to Fiji rose 18% year-on-year in Apr-2017. Details include: Visitor arrivals: 68,495, +17.8% year-on-year; Australia: 30,951,

Hobart Airport completes northern extension of runway, on schedule for Mar-2018 completion

Hobart Airport completed (28-May-2017) the northern extension of its runway, as part of the AUD38 million (USD28 million) runway extension project. The next and final

IASC: Notification of application Pacific Air Express

Pacific Air Express issued (26-May-2017) a request to Australia‘s International Air Services Commission seeking an allocation of unlimited freight capacity on the Brisbane-Guangzhou route. The proposed service

Air New Zealand to increase frequency during concert tour

Air New Zealand announced (26-May-2017) it will operate 52 additional one-way services to Auckland and Dunedin during Mar-2018, to assist with increased demand as a result of

TTF: Investment in tourism is an investment in Tasmania’s future

Australia‘s Tourism & Transport Forum (TTF) welcomed (25-May-2017) the Tasmanian Governments announcement of tourism funding within its 2017-18 Budget. TTF CEO Margy Osmond, congratulated the Hodgman Government on delivering

Minister for Infrastructure and Transport: International passenger numbers increasing

Australia‘s Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester commented (26-May-2017) on the Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics’ most recent International Airline Activity report,

International pax to/from Australia up 8% to 37.6m in 2016, capacity (seats) up 10% to 49.3m

Australia’s Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE) reports (26-May-2017) the following international traffic highlights to/from Australia for 2016: Passengers: 37.6 million, +7.9% year-on-year;

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