South Pacific

Australia’s domestic on time performance and cancellations improve in Jan-2017

Australia’s BITRE reports domestic on time performance in Jan-2017 Australia’s Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE) reported (21-Feb-2017) overall domestic on time performance in Jan-2017

Jetstar wins NZ government travel contract, but will still have to battle Air NZ

Jetstar has been included in New Zealand’s All-of-Government Air Travel Services panel for the first time, and hopes to pick up a slice of the

Cathay Pacific to Christchurch: contentious Air New Zealand JV as Cathay seeks greater “agility”

As Cathay Pacific is being forced to undergo a competitive metamorphosis, it is exploring all options. The latest example is an expected announcement of a

TTF urges removal of operating restrictions at Sydney Airport to allow for growth

Tourism & Transport Forum Australia (TTF) has stated (17-Feb-2017) that the “continued cap on aircraft movements at Sydney Airport is fast becoming a cap on international visitor arrivals at Australia’s

Air New Zealand: Jan-2017 results show passenger traffic increase but drop in revenue

Air New Zealand pax up 4% to 1.2m with 83% load factor in Jan-2017 Traffic highlights for Jan-2017: Passenger numbers: 1.2 million, +3.9% year-on-year; ◦          Short-haul:

Virgin Australia announces direct services to Hong Kong (and China) for 2017

Virgin Australia today announced plans to commence services to Hong Kong and mainland China by mid-2017. The services will operate under a proposed alliance agreement

Virgin Australia Holdings revenue and profit falls in 1HFY2017, but international business improves

Virgin Australia Holdings today reported a decline in revenue of 1% for 1HFY2017. Financial highlights for the six months ended 31-Dec-2016: Revenue: AUD2634 million (USD1984 million),

International tourist arrivals increase 11% year on year with Asia leading that growth

Tourism Australia has reported 8.3 million international arrivals to Australia in 2016, an increase of 11% year-on-year. Managing Director John O’Sullivan reported that tourism arrivals from key markets

Healthy profit and traffic growth made 2016 a good year for Sydney Airport

Sydney Airport MD and CEO Kerrie Mather has stated (16-Feb-2017) she is very pleased with the airport’s 2016 results, which reflect strong performance from all businesses

Pajamas on planes: popular with passengers (not just politicians)

Sleep: something most long-haul passengers prioritise. Whether it’s lie-flat beds, luxury bedding, pre-flight dining or dine-on-demand: all these products are designed to help long haul

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