Thursday August 21, 2014

AirAsia X average falls fall by almost a quarter as capacity growth hits fares

AirAsia X average falls fall by almost a quarter as capacity growth hits fares

Average fares at AirAsia X have fallen by almost a quarter as the long-haul budget carrier lowered ticket prices in a bid to fill seats after embarking on a huge expansion program over the past year. That additional capacity, particularly to Australia... [Continue reading]

Air NZ, Virgin to jointly take travel agents on journey through middle earth

Air NZ, Virgin to jointly take travel agents on journey through middle earth

In a sign of their deepening alliance, Virgin Australia and Air New Zealand will jointly take about 250 travel agents on what the pair describes as a “journey through Middle Earth”. The travel familiarisation trip in October will be run in... [Continue reading]

Sydney Airport reports first half revenue and earnings lift

Sydney Airport reports first half revenue and earnings lift

Sydney Airport has reported a rise in first half revenue and earnings amid growth in international passengers. Revenue at Australia’s busiest airport rose 5.7 per cent to $568.4 million in the six months to June 30 2014 compared with the prior corresponding... [Continue reading]

Queenstown reports record trans-Tasman passenger numbers

Queenstown reports record trans-Tasman passenger numbers

Australians flew to Queenstown in record numbers in 2013/14, attracted by the region’s snowfields, golf courses and natural beauty. Or perhaps they can’t get enough of that spectacular landing. Whatever the reasons, Queenstown Airport says... [Continue reading]

Industry forum says imminent announcement of new CASA boss a chance for fresh start

Industry forum says imminent announcement of new CASA boss a chance for fresh start

The imminent appointment of a new director of aviation safety represents a chance for a fresh start for the aviation sector, the Australian Aviation Associations’ Forum says. Industry “stands ready and enthusiastic to bring in a new era of... [Continue reading]

Air New Zealand to deploy refurbed 777-200ER on August 23

Air New Zealand to deploy refurbed 777-200ER on August 23

Air New Zealand will start flights with its refurbished Boeing 777-200ER aircraft on Saturday. The first flights with the upgraded aircraft will be NZ135 from Auckland to Brisbane and the return service NZ136 on Saturday, August 23, according to the Airline... [Continue reading]

Webjet expects domestic conditions to stay subdued

Webjet expects domestic conditions to stay subdued

Online travel company Webjet expects the domestic airline market, particularly for leisure travellers, to remain subdued between now and Christmas. Webjet chief executive John Guscic said the Australian domestic market was essentially flat in 2013/14,... [Continue reading]

Philippine Airlines adds extra seats to Darwin, Brisbane over summer

Philippine Airlines adds extra seats to Darwin, Brisbane over summer

Philippine Airlines is adding extra seats to Darwin and Brisbane for the school holiday period through the use of larger aircraft. The airline will replace Airbus A320 aircraft on its thrice weekly Manila-Darwin-Brisbane service with an Airbus A321 between... [Continue reading]

Scoot boss says staff define Scootitude

Scoot boss says staff define Scootitude

Scoot chief executive Campbell Wilson says staff at the airline are encouraged to be themselves rather than stick within prescriptive rules and procedures. When the Singapore-based low-cost airline launched a little over three years ago, it coined the... [Continue reading]

Aviation Careers Expo on this Saturday

Aviation Careers Expo on this Saturday

Those looking to get up close and personal with a RAAF F/A-18F Super Hornet should make their way to Aviation Australia’s training centre at Brisbane Airport on Saturday. The facility will host the annual Aviation Careers Expo, where the Super Hornet... [Continue reading]

Army Black Hawks farewell Townsville

Army Black Hawks farewell Townsville

The Army has marked the end of S-70A-9 Black Hawk operations from Townsville with a flyover of the northern Queenland city they have called home for the last 25 years. Six Black Hawks and three examples of the helicopter it is being replaced by, the MRH... [Continue reading]

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