Melbourne Airport trials SITA’s self-boarding tech

Melbourne Airport has been running a comprehensive trial of SITA’s self-service boarding technology. A self-boarding gate has been in operation at Melbourne’s international terminal (T2) for the past three months where passengers have scanned their own boarding passes to gain access to the aircraft. “As … [Read more...]

Qantas uses big data to improve efficiency

Qantas is one of two carriers identified by global travel IT firm Amadeus as successfully using data analytics to improve operations. A recent Amadeus discussion paper finds Qantas’s use of big data has allowed the Australian airline to combat disruptions with a high degree of success, achieving this by … [Read more...]

Qantas Group expands into Perth T3

Qantas Group has expanded its Western Australian presence, moving into the Perth Airport operated Terminal 3. Following Virgin Australia’s move across the airport to its new T1 Domestic facility, T3 was flagged for Qantas Group use. This allowed Jetstar services to move from T4 to T3, as well as opening up … [Read more...]

Australia’s efficient and resilient airlines

In the Australian news cycle, it seems Qantas and Virgin Australia are never too far away from the headlines. Over the past half-decade, the airlines have been critiqued for low share prices, a reduction in international routes as well as the unprecedented 2011 Qantas fleet grounding. However, a recent … [Read more...]