QANTAS says its proposed tie-up with China Eastern Airlines (TD Tue) will result in “substantial benefits for Australian consumers,” by offering shorter journey times, more schedule choice and improved connectivity between Australia and China.
VIRGIN Australia is continuing its focus on the corporate market via a new partnership with the national broadcaster, giving passengers access to daily ABC news bulletins on VA’s domestic and international networks.
THE Dubai Corporation of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DCTCM) has confirmed plans to establish a new regional hub office in Sydney which will oversee the agency’s operations in the Far East, Japan as well as Australia and New Zealand.
VIRGIN Australia boss John Borghetti has told shareholders “conditions are moderating” on the domestic market, while reiterating “it has been a tough period for aviation in Australia”.
Qantas and China Eastern Airlines yesterday announced a new joint venture which will see them cooperate more extensively on Australia-China flights.
Darwin-based travel agent Xana Kamitsis - who is ironically the chair of Crime Stoppers NT, was arrested last week over allegations of fraud related to the Territory’s Pensioner Carer and Concession Scheme.
FORMER Sabre Pacific ceo Gai Tyrrell has been appointed to the newly created role of Regional Director Australia/NZ for Hawaiian Airlines, TD can reveal.
INDEPENDENT Travel Group ceo Tom Manwaring has bold aspirations for the company to become the second biggest travel group in Australia.
DEAN Long, AFTA’s national manager of strategy and policy, has joined AFTA ceo Jayson Westbury on the board of the World Travel Agents Associations Alliance (WTAAA).
QANTAS has downplayed the impact of the recent drop in oil prices, with the fall unlikely to feed into cuts to the airline’s fuel surcharges in the short term.