South Pacific

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

Air NZ: 2017 earnings before taxation expected to be USD327m-USD361m

Air New Zealand announced (04-May-2017) expected targets for 2017: “Based on the current market environment and expectations for the average jet fuel price in the

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

Australian Prime Minister commits to building Western Sydney Airport

Australia‘s Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull confirmed (02-May-2017) the Government will build the Western Sydney Airport (WSA). Details of the plan to build WSA are expected to be announced in

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