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  • Fiji Airways welcomes new aircraft for its subsidiary

    FIJI, 2014/09/17 The Fiji Airways Group welcomes its new ATR 42-600 aircraft for its subsidiary, Fiji Link, at the airline’s Chief Office in Nadi. The new aircraft, which made the long journey to its new home from Toulouse, France, is in line with the National Airline’s Five-Year-Masterplan, to increase its fleet size by 25% and expand relevant Fiji Link capacity by 12.3% in the domestic market. Stefan Pichler, Fiji Airways Group Managing Director and CEO states, “As we announced in January, we have set ourselves the goal to become a leading boutique airline with prudent and sustainable capacity increases across our network. Bringing in new aircraft, such as this new ATR 42, will help us in our capacity requirements in the domestic and regional markets inclunding provide our passengers the friendly Fiji Link hospitality in the comfort of a new plane.”
  • Australia’s Lucapa Diamond Company

    ANGOLA, 2014/03/16 Australia’s Lucapa Diamond Company has been authorised to sell 371.35 carats of diamonds valued by independent consultancy Jaguar Consultants at 308.4 million kwanzas (US$3.16 million), Angolan newspaper Expansão reported. The company, which is prospecting for diamonds at the Lulo project in Angola’s Lunda Norte province, has been authorised by the Angolan authorities, for the second time, to sell the diamonds it has discovered. The lot of diamonds includes the two major found by the company in January of this year. One of these is a 95.45 carat stone and the other is 32.2 carats.
  • Starwood Hotels and Resorts

    AUSTRALIA, 2014/02/17 Virgin Australia's Velocity frequent-flyer program has signed a transaction with the giant Starwood Hotels and Resorts in a bid to win additional corporate and leisure travelers off Qantas. With additional than 1200 hotels worldwide and six properties to open in the Australia-Pacific region by June, Starwood has additional than 30 airline partners, but none in Australia.
  • ExxonMobil Funds $3.1 Million Maternal and Child Health Initiative in Papua New Guinea

    PAPUA NEW GUINEA, 2013/12/08 PNG LNG Project partnering with Texas Children’s Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine rogram will strengthen education and training in maternal and pediatric health care Intended to improve evolution in reducing infant mortality rates PNG LNG Project partnering with Texas Children’s Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine Program will strengthen education and training in maternal and pediatric health care Intended to improve evolution in reducing infant mortality rates Exxon Mobil Corporation, on behalf of the PNG LNG Project, today announced a $3.1 million, two-year initiative intended to improve maternal health and reduce child mortality rates in Papua New Guinea. The program, which began this month, is led by Texas Children’s Hospital and its partner, the Baylor College of Medicine, both based in Houston.
  • Etihad Airways chief James Hogan

    AUSTRALIA, 2013/07/20 Etihad Airways chief James Hogan says the carrier is in Australia for the "long-term game" amid speculation that it was behind a flurry of Virgin share purchases this week. Hogan confirmed the Abu Dhabi-based carrier was "buying on the market at the moment" next winning Australian government approval to increase its 10 % stake in Virgin Australia to 19.9 %. "We are in this for the long-term game, so there is no rush," Hogan said in an interview with The Australian newspaper Wednesday.
  • Exxon, InterOil Discuss PNG Assets

    PAPUA NEW GUINEA, 2013/05/31 Exxon Mobil Corp. is in exclusive talks with InterOil Corp. to invest in the latter's natural gas assets in Papua New Guinea, a move that could cement the impoverished Southeast Asian country's position as a new significant energy exporter. International energy companies are upping their bets on regions that have formerly played only small roles in the world energy industry in response to Asian request for clean fuels. Papua New Guinea, better known for its jungles and tribal society, is due to start receiving a major revenue windfall next year at the same time as the Exxon Mobil-led $19 billion PNG LNG project starts up.
  • Pinergy to launch new pay-as-you-go electricity service 'in the next month'

    EUROPE, 2013/01/01 A new pay-as-you-go electricity service hopes to be up and running next month subject to regulatory approval being secured in the next few weeks. Pinergy, which is fronted by corporate financier Enda Gunnell, a former partner at Mazars, is awaiting final approval from the energy regulator to begin signing up customers. Mr Gunnell said the company hoped to fasten the green light in the next couple of weeks and be able to start marketing its services towards the end of January.