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Ex Qld transport boss sent to break Melbourne air rail deadlock

April 10, 2024 0 comment

Neil Scales, director-general of the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads from 2012 to 2023, will mediate the ongoing stoush between Melbourne Airport and the Victorian state government over the rail link, which was last year delayed past its planned 2029 opening date.

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Air New Zealand resumes seasonal Cairns-Auckland flights

April 10, 2024 0 comment

Twice-weekly A321neo flights on Tuesdays and Saturdays commenced earlier this month and will run until 26 October, with an additional Thursday service to begin on 25 June. The previous Cairns-Auckland service ended in October last year.

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Budget blowout on the cards for Gold Coast Airport light rail

April 9, 2024 0 comment

Stage 4 of the Gold Coast light rail, a 13-kilometre stretch linking Burleigh Heads to Coolangatta via the airport, was previously estimated at $2.7 billion, but now is expected to cost up to $7.6 billion, with Gold Coast City Council expecting to foot 11 per cent of the final bill.

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It’s not about the money, says ATC union as strike vote continues

April 9, 2024 0 comment

Civil Air members are voting until 1 May on whether to take protected industrial action, which may include work stoppages and bans on overtime and ATC training. The union says staffing levels are “critically low”, and has called out what it says is a “toxic” culture that shows little sign of improving.

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Melbourne start-up aims to drone deliver to remote communities

April 8, 2024 0 comment

The start-up says its UAV systems will be able to carry payloads of 60 to 90kg at speeds of 120km/h, with a maximum range of 1,100km and fuel consumption of 21km per litre.

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Bonza flies 300,000 Melbourne passengers in first year

April 8, 2024 0 comment

The airline launched its second base at Melbourne Airport on 30 March 2023 and now serves 11 destinations from the city, including seven not served by any other carrier and nine not served by any other low-cost carrier.

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