South Pacific

Visitor arrivals to New Zealand stable in Mar-2017, departures up 11%

Statistics New Zealand reported (26-Apr-2017) international visitor arrivals to New Zealand were stable year-on-year in Mar-2017. Details include: Total international visitor arrivals: 343,799, -0.2% year-on-year;

Air New Zealand pax up 5% to 1.6m with 82% load factor in Mar-2017

Air New Zealand passenger numbers up 5% – traffic highlights for Mar-2017: Passenger numbers: 1.6 million, +5.2% year-on-year; Short haul: 1.4 million, +6.0%; Domestic: 1.1

Cairns international traffic on the upswing positively impacting visitor nights and the local economy

Cairns is enjoying a surge in international traffic following the launch of services over the last two years by four new foreign airlines. This increase

Singapore Airlines Group Part 3 – The Canberra-Wellington “Capital City” route highlights the SIA-Virgin-Air NZ partnership discords

Singapore Airlines’ initial performance in the Canberra market has been above expectations with the load factor between Canberra and Singapore particularly encouraging. The average load

Townsville Airport to proceed with minor terminal upgrades amidst ongoing negotiations with Qantas

Townsville Airport COO Kevin Gill said minor terminal upgrades will commence in May-2017 as part of a major AUD40 million (USD30 million) major redevelopment project

Warren Entsch MP: Cairns Airport should try to attract widebody services

Australia Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch believes Cairns Airport should target to attract widebody services to enhance the region’s agricultural industry, “I’m confident we

Emirates SkyCargo handles 20,000 tonnes of New Zealand export freight in 2016

New Zealand‘s Minister for Economic Development, Transport, Communications & Associate Finance Simon Bridges, via his official Twitter account, stated (23-Apr-2017) the Emirates SkyCargo facility handled

Tourism New Zealand: New Zealanders agree that international tourism is good for the country

Tourism New Zealand and Tourism Industry Aotearoa stated (Apr-2017) the majority of New Zealanders believe international tourism is a positive for the nation. In the

Fiji Airways and Fiji National University sign MoU

Fiji Airways and Fiji National University (FNU) signed (21-Apr-2017) a three year MoU to establish a collaborative effort between the two organisations by providing certain selected

Air New Zealand CEO ‘strongly committed’ to Air New Zealand amid reports of Etihad approach 

Air New Zealand stated CEO Christopher Luxon remains “strongly committed to Air New Zealand”, following reports that he had been approached to potentially replace James Hogan

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