MELBOURNE and Sydney are yet again back on Air India’s radar, with a new launch date possible before the end of the year.
THE introduction of the new AFTA Travel Agent Accreditation Scheme (ATAS) will be accompanied by a “significant consumer and travel industry marketing campaign around the benefits of booking through an accredited agent,” according to Gary O’Riordan, AFTA’s newly appointed gm of accreditation.
JETSTAR has confirmed the delivery of the Qantas Group’s first Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft has been pushed back about a month, to Sep this year.
SINGAPORE Airlines says forward bookings for the next few months are “almost flat compared to the same period last year,” with the airline hit by weak economic sentiment, high fuel prices and currency movements.
TOURISM Australia has whittled 620,000 applications for its six ‘Best Jobs in the World’ campaign down to just 18, with the finalists named late yesterday.
QANTASLINK will offer Business class and in-flight entertainment for all passengers on five Boeing 717 aircraft as it expands its fleet of the jets from later this year.
Virgin issues trading update.
WE ALL know the Virgin Group has a unique sense of humour about itself - a fact never to be more evident than Richard Branson’s trolley-dolly efforts.
AMERICA is set to finally have formal representation in the Australian and New Zealand market, with confirmation that tourism marketing firm Gate 7 will be appointed to run the local Brand USA operation.
New Zealand officials authorise trans-Tasman QF/EK partnership.