Daily News Briefs

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

Auckland Airport celebrates USD700k in Alipay transactions

Auckland Airport celebrated reaching NZD1 million (USD701,392) in Alipay transactions since the service launched in Oct-2016 (NZ Herald, 17-Apr-2017). China is the airport’s second largest visitor market. Airport

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 Polynesia (SPTO, 13-Apr-2017). The increase is from all markets around the

News Briefs – 13th April 2017

Qantas releases new business class amenity kits Qantas announced (11-Apr-2017) a new range of amenity kits will be offered for business class customers on international

News Briefs – 12th April 2017

Virgin Australia Group supports infrastructure upgrade of Townsville Airport Virgin Australia Group confirmed its support of the necessary infrastructure upgrade of Townsville Airport “to ensure the

News Briefs – 11th April 2017

Cyclone Cook causes flight cancellations and delays in Vanuatu Aircalin, Air Vanuatu and Air Calédonie announced cancellations and delays as Cyclone Cook ascends on Vanuatu causing flooding and

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