Daily News Briefs

Qantas preliminary trading update for Q3FY2017

Qantas Group announced (04-May-2017) its preliminary trading update for Q3FY2017, reflecting improving performance from domestic operations and a decrease within the international market. Qantas confirmed that it

Air Canada announces seasonal Vancouver-Melbourne service

Air Canada announced (03-May-2017) the expansion of its international network with the introduction of seasonal Vancouver-Melbourne service. The service will operate four times weekly between

Alexandra Airport commence airside upgrades

Alexandra Airport commenced a NZD429,000 (USD295,479) upgrade to reseal the tarmac on its apron, develop 700m of taxiways and construct 25 private hangar lots (Stuff,

Tourism Australia ambassador chef Dan Hunter to give the world a taste of regional Victoria

Tourism Australia and Visit Victoria announced (03-May-2017) a series of culinary events across North America, Europe and Asia showcasing Australia’s best produce through the eyes

Lord Howe Island Airport to conduct USD1.3m terminal upgrade

Lord Howe Island Airport secured AUD1.8 million (USD1.3 million) to renovate and replace existing terminal facilities including toilets, flooring, entry way and enhance seating capacity

Melbourne Tullamarine Airport’s SkyBus partners Mastercard to implement Masterpass

Melbourne Tullamarine Airport‘s SkyBus signed (02-May-2017) a partnership with Mastercard to implement the Masterpass digital payment solution across all checkout processes. The Masterpass payment solution

Air Niugini invests in young aircraft maintenance engineers

Air Niugini welcomed (03-May-2017) ten engineers back to Papua New Guinea after successfully completing their four year engineering cadet programmes at the Air New Zealand Training

Rossair Charter Services acquires Perth-based Ad Astral Aviation

Rossair Charter Services enters the West Australian market with the acquisition of Perth-based Ad Astral Aviation (Business News Western Australia, 03-May-2017). Rossair CEO Warren Puvanendran

Qantas to increase Perth-Broome frequency due to oil and gas activity at Browse Basin

Qantas plans to increase Perth-Broome frequency from 19 to 24 times weekly from 03-Jul-2017 to accommodate an expected increase in passengers generated by oil and gas activity

Tourism NT: Budget 2017 to support tourism

Northern Territory Government announced (03-May-2017) the NT Budget for 2017-18. A total of AUD43.2 million (USD32 million) in funding will be invested into tourism marketing and associated

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