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Thu 21 Jul 16

Airline punctuality slips


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JETSTAR was the worst performing major domestic airline in Jun for on time performance (OTP), recording 73.4% of flights arriving when scheduled, according to the latest figures from BITRE.


Thu 21 Jul 16

In-flight wi-fi for Virgin Australia


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VIRGIN Australia ceo John Borghetti this morning unveiled the carrier’s new international long-haul Business class product at an event in Los Angeles, and also confirmed the rollout of inflight wi-fi connectivity from next year (TD breaking news).


Thu 21 Jul 16

Axis Travel hit by fraud


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ADELAIDE travel agency Axis Travel has honoured the tickets of a number of premium passengers who appear to have been taken in by an “elaborate alleged fraud” by a contractor at the agency.


Thu 21 Jul 16

CHOICE wants delay compo


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CONSUMER group CHOICE has today issued a call for airlines to provide “fixed financial compensation” to travellers affected by delayed or cancelled flights, due to issues within the carriers’ control.


Thu 21 Jul 16

TD breaking news – Virgin to offer in-flight wi-fi


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Domestic and international onboard internet access to roll out from mid-2017.


Wed 20 Jul 16

QF alters US low season


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QANTAS has confirmed it will operate a shorter low season for flights to North America in early 2017 due to the annual changing of holiday seasons.


Wed 20 Jul 16

Lowcostholidays collapse


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THE Australian operation of online holiday discounter Lowcostholidays has been caught up in the collapse of the company, which is believed to have impacted as many as 140,000 customers.


Wed 20 Jul 16

Quintessentially to Melb


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CORPORATE travel specialist Goldman Travel Group has inked a joint venture with global luxury travel provider Quintessentially Lifestyle to bring the company’s travel brand to Australia.


Tue 19 Jul 16

Hunter now AFTA vice-chairman


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TRAVELLERS Choice ceo Christian Hunter has been elected as one of the vice-chairs of the Australian Federation of Travel Agents, at a board meeting following the AFTA agm held last Fri (TD 15 Jul).


Tue 19 Jul 16

Turnbull Ministry lauded


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TRAVEL and tourism groups have welcomed the new Turnbull Ministry (TD breaking news yest) which has seen the appointment of a new Assistant Minister for Trade, Tourism & Investment, working alongside portfolio MP.


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