Daily News Briefs

Adelaide Airport to trial new body scanner

Adelaide Airport launched (19-Apr-2017) a one month trial of Rohde & Schwarz Quick Personnel Security Scanner on 19-Apr-2017. The technology completes a full body scan

Queensland Environment Minister probes for explanation on chemical spill at Brisbane Airport

Queensland Minister for Environment Steven Miles probed for more explanation in regards to the chemical spill from firefighting foam at Brisbane Airport (SBS, 18-Apr-2017). On

Flight attendants and pilots among the professions impacted by changes to 457 visa policy

Australia‘s carriers responded to the removal of flight attendants and pilots from the list of professions under changes to the 457 visa policy (News.com.au, 18-Apr-2017). Qantas spokesman Stephen Moynihan

Australian Federal Government sides with Qantas on cabotage

Australia‘s Federal Government indicated that will not change the country’s existing restrictions on cabotage in the domestic airline market (Aviation Week, 18-Apr-2017). As previously reported by CAPA,

News Briefs – 19th April 2017

Australian government announces changes to 457 visa system Australia‘s Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, via his personal Facebook page, announced (18-Apr-2017) the removal the 457 visa programme for skilled migrants.

Qantas warns against allowing international carriers to operate on domestic routes in Australia

Qantas advised a parliamentary committee to refrain from allowing international carriers to operate on domestic routes in Australia, known as cabotage (Sydney Morning Herald, 17-Apr-2017). A submission by Qantas group

Visitor arrivals to Australia down 2% in Feb-2017

Tourism Australia reported (17-Apr-2017) visitor arrivals to Australia fell 2% in Feb-2017. Details include: Visitor arrivals: 780,100, -2.1% year-on-year; China: 142,200, -18.2%; UK: 87,100, +7.1%; New Zealand: 82,400, +4.3%;

News Briefs – 18th April 2017

French Polynesia tourism increases by 4.7% in 2016 French Polynesia tourism increased 4.7% year-on-year to 192,495 in 2016, according to the Institute of Statistics of French

New Zealand to feature on major Brazilian travel show

Tourism New Zealand and Air New Zealand partnered (18-Apr-2017) with Brazilian travel show, Lugar Incomum to feature the country in eight dedicated episodes. Tourism New Zealand GM Americas and Europe

Timaru District Council: Airport upgrade stage one open

Timaru Richard Pearse Airport completed (18-Apr-2017) the first stage of its NZD1.3 million (USD911,306) upgrade project, featuring a fully sealed car park, additional parking capacity and

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