Tag: Australasia

Finnair to launch daily services from Nordic capitals to Doha in strategic partnership with Qatar Airways

Finnair and oneworld partner Qatar Airways have concluded an agreement to establish a long-term strategic cooperation between Helsinki, Stockholm and Copenhagen and Doha. Finnair and Qatar Airways are exploring opening services also between another European destination and Doha. These services...

Swissport appoints new Australasia managing director

By Edward Robertson Swissport has had a shake-up of staff in the leadership of its Asia-Pacific business. Glenn Rutherford is moving on internally from his role as executive vice president Asia-Pacific and will be replaced by Brad Moore with the new title managing director for Australasia. ...

Nauru Airlines adopts technology to help safeguard borders across Australasia

Nauru Airlines has adopted Health APIS from Ink Aviation to help comply with the strict Covid-19 entry regulations that exist in Australia, Nauru and surrounding South Pacific island nations. The airline will use Ink Health APIS to securely validate and share the Covid-19 test status of passengers ...

Air New Zealand’s net profit falls 31%

Air New Zealand’s net profit falls 31%

Air New Zealand has reported that net profit fell 31 per cent to NZ$270 million in the 2019 financial year. The carrier’s earnings before taxation for period was $374 million, compared to $540 million in the prior period. Operating revenue grew by 5.3 per cent to $5.8 billion, which was off...

Jeff McDowall to take over as acting CEO of Air NZ when Christopher Luxon leaves

Jeff McDowall to take over as acting CEO of Air NZ when Christopher Luxon leaves

Air New Zealand has appointed chief financial officer (CFO) Jeff McDowall as acting chief executive officer (CEO) from 26 September, when current CEO Christopher Luxon leaves the position for pastures new. Luxon resigned in June after seven years at the helm and the carrier said McDowall will ta...

Air New Zealand and Singapore Airlines increase capacity between Auckland and Singapore

Air New Zealand and Singapore Airlines increase capacity between Auckland and Singapore

Joint venture partners Air New Zealand and Singapore Airlines will boost capacity between Auckland and Singapore with an additional 35,000 seats between the end of March and October, commencing in 2020. Air New Zealand will increase its frequency from 12 to 14 services per week on its Boeing 787...

Swissport and Tigerair Australia extend ground handling partnership

Swissport and Tigerair Australia extend ground handling partnership

Low-cost carrier Tigerair Australia has confirmed Swissport as ground handling partner for its domestic network - extending a successful 11-year partnership. Swissport will continue to exclusively provide full ground handling services at Tigerair’s 12 Australian airports for an initial three-...

Air New Zealand CEO Christopher Luxon resigns

Air New Zealand CEO Christopher Luxon resigns

Air New Zealand chief executive officer (CEO) Christopher Luxon has resigned and will step down from day to day leadership of the airline on 25 September. He has been head of the national carrier of New Zealand for the last seven years and has not revealed any plans where he is moving to next. ...

Air New Zealand net proft down 34% in second half of 2018

Air New Zealand net proft down 34% in second half of 2018

Air New Zealand has reported earnings before taxation of NZ$211 million for the six month period ending 31 December 2018 - compared to $323 million in the prior period and a net profit after taxation of $152 million - down 34 per cent on 2017. Shareholders of Air New Zealand will receive a fu...

Air BP appoints Daniel Tyzack as MD for Asia Pacific

Air BP appoints Daniel Tyzack as MD for Asia Pacific

Aviation fuel products and services supplier Air BP has appointed Daniel Tyzack as managing director of Asia Pacific, effective immediately. Tyzack will be responsible for operations in the  region as well as strategy development and execution. He will be based at Air BP’s Melbourne, Australia...

Virgin Australia Group appoints Paul Scurrah as CEO and MD

Virgin Australia Group appoints Paul Scurrah as CEO and MD

Virgin Australia Holdings Limited has appointed Paul Scurrah as chief executive officer (CEO) and managing director (MD) of the Virgin Australia Group. Most recently, he has held CEO roles at DP World Australia and Queensland Rail, as well as executive general management roles at Aurizon, Flight ...

United Airlines expands route network from San Francisco

United Airlines expands route network from San Francisco

United Airlines has made its largest ever international network expansion for 2019 from its hub at San Francisco International Airport adding year-round services to Toronto, Melbourne and Delhi. The carrier has also added a second daily flight between San Francisco and Seoul and next year it will...

Air New Zealand launches longest ever route from Auckland to Chicago

Air New Zealand launches longest ever route from Auckland to Chicago

Air New Zealand launched its longest route between Auckland Airport and Chicago O'Hare International Airport on Friday afternoon (30 November). With a flight time of approximately 15 hours northbound and just over 16 hours southbound, the flight is Air New Zealand's longest, taking over from Auck...

Air New Zealand adds more Auckland-Gold Coast flights

Air New Zealand adds more Auckland-Gold Coast flights

Air New Zealand will from February 2019 add a new Monday return service between Auckland and the Gold Coast on the A321neo and move existing Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday return services to the new aircraft. Chief revenue officer, Cam Wallace says the aircraft has 214 seats - 46 more than ...

Auckland Airport welcomes new Tahitian Dreamliner

Auckland Airport welcomes new Tahitian Dreamliner

Auckland Airport welcomed the new Air Tahiti Nui Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft today at a special ceremony at the International Terminal. The arrival marks the 20th anniversary of operations for the airline and the commencement of the aircraft flying on the Auckland to Papaeete route three tim...

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