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Transportation in Oceania

  • Sydney to get second international airport

    AUSTRALIA, 2017/05/03 Australia's government has confirmed the construction of a second international airport for Sydney. The project is to help generate jobs and economic increase and comes in response to growing passenger numbers. Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said Tuesday that plans for the construction of a second international aviation hub in Sydney were taking shape. He added the details of the project to build Western Sydney Airport would be announced by the treasurer during budget discussions next week.
  • Commercial airline industry's 2016 safety performance data released

    WORLD, 2017/03/11 The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for the 2016 safety performance of the commercial airline industry. • The all accident rate (measured in accidents per 1 million flights) was 1.61, an development from 1.79 in 2015. • The 2016 major jet accident rate (measured in hull losses per 1 million flights) was 0.39, which was the equivalent of one major accident for each 2.56 million flights. This was not as good as the rate of 0.32 completed in 2015 and was as well above the five-year rate (2011-2015) of 0.36. • There were 10 fatal accidents with 268 fatalities. This compares with an average of 13.4 fatal accidents and 371 fatalities per year in the previous five-year period (2011-2015).
  • Air freight demand growth slows in May

    WORLD, 2016/07/10 The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released world air freight data showing that request measured in freight ton kilometers (FTKs) slowed in May with increase falling to 0.9% year-on-year. Yields remained pressured as freight capacity measured in available freight ton kilometers (AFTKs) increased by 4.9% year-on-year. Freight request decreased or flat lined in May across all regions with the exception of Europe and the Middle East. These regions recorded increase in air cargo volumes of 4.5% and 3.2%, respectively, in May, compared to the same period last year. Broad weakness in world trade volumes, which have largely tracked sideways since the end of 2014, accounts for about 80% of air freight's sluggish performance.
  • The pilot questioned why the plane leaving from Auckland airport was not taking a more direct route to Kuala Lumpur

    MALAYSIA, 2016/01/06 t was only eight minutes into a Malaysia Airlines flight that took off from a New Zealand airport at the same time as the pilot realised something was wrong. It was heading in the wrong direction. Flight MH132 took off from Auckland airport to Kuala Lumpur on Christmas Day and was going south towards Melbourne, the New Zealand Herald reported. The pilot was curious as to why the plane, which left at 2.23am on Friday, was not taking a additional direct route to the Malaysian capital and contacted air traffic controllers in Auckland to ask why.
  • Faiz Khan, Executive Chairman of Airports Fiji Ltd and Fiji Pine Group of Companies

    FIJI, 2015/12/26 Faiz Khan has overseen huge upswings in profitability and performance at the Fiji Pine Group of Companies and Airports Fiji Ltd since he was appointed to chief both organizations. As he spearheads large investments that will further revolutionize both entities, he attributes the success to teamwork and risk management. The Prime Minister has said that in a lot of ways you represent the new Fiji and a new way of doing business, with the talents of all people utilized, regardless of where they’re from, what their ethnicity is, or who they know. I’d like to flip this around and ask: What does the ‘new Fiji’ represent to you? The new Fiji is a place of equal opportunities, where talent is recognized and hard work is rewarded. Before you build a country’s infrastructure, you need to initial have good people. In order to do that you need to care for the people, build capacity and allow people to grow. That is the new Fiji. Fiji has made remarkable economic evolution in recent years, with the increase in 2015 expected to exceed 4% for the third consecutive year. What do you see as the foundations of this ongoing positive economic performance?
  • Best & Worst Airports of 2015

    WORLD, 2015/11/13 Meet the world’s ten most sensational airports! Ranked the best in the world by voters in our 2015 Airport Survey, these chart-topping terminals go above and beyond at the same time as it comes to providing a clean and comfortable travel experience, complete with services and facilities you may not even imagine. Spending time here truly is an experience in and of itself given that airports practically bring the host city to you! With indoor jungles, aquariums, IMAX theatres, spas and an endless number of shops and restaurants, travellers repeatedly talk about being sad to hear the boarding call for their flight. Enjoy!
  • Philippine Airlines planning Papua New Guinea service

    PHILIPPINES, 2015/01/05  Philippine Airlines Inc (PAL), the country’s flag carrier is looking at mounting flights to Papua New Guinea to accommodate the growing number of passengers. The Philippines Star reported that PAL has filed with the Civil Aeronautics Board an application for re-allocation of additional entitlements on the Manila- Port Moresby from the unutilised seat entitlements before allocated to budget airline Cebu Air Inc. (Cebu Pacific). The Tan Group is crafting a strategic plan that would pave the way for the entry of a foreign strategic partner into PAL within the next three years next successfully retaking back the national flag carrier from diversified conglomerate San Miguel Corp (SMC).
  • Fiji Airways to hit milestone this year

    FIJI, 2014/12/05 Fiji Airways, Fiji’s National Airline, is pleased to announce that it will hit a milestone this year. The airline will surpass one million international passengers this schedule year for the initial time in its 63-year history. To celebrate this feat, on December 20, one lucky passenger on a Fiji Airways flight from Nadi will be awarded a one-millionth passenger commemoration souvenir, along with a round-trip ticket to the destination of his or her choice. Stefan Pichler, Fiji Airways Managing Director and CEO, states, “We’re delighted to hit the one-millionth passenger mark for the initial time ever for Fiji Airways’ international flights. It’s a great reflection of the hard work done by our team to increase passenger numbers and revenue. Next year will be even better, as we will offer nearly 1.4 million seats on Fiji Airways; so, at our current load factor of around 85%, we will be able to accommodate around 1.3 million guests on our flights to and from Fiji.”
  • Solomon Islands Civil Aviation

    NEW ZEALAND, 2014/02/11 The fate of New Zealand-registered aircraft that crashed on landing at the Honiara International on the Solomon Island airport on Sunday 26th January will be determined based on a final statement by investigators. Director of Civil Aviation George Satu said investigations into the crash is continuing and a final statement should be presented to the minister as any minute at this time as it is finalised. Mr Satu said additional data onto the cause of the crash should be known at the same time as data from the aircrafts black box is returned Monday next week.
  • Moody's downgraded Qantas

    AUSTRALIA, 2014/01/11 Australian carrier Qantas said it was facing some of its toughest-ever challenges as Moody's downgraded its credit rating to junk, with the airline battling intense competition and spiralling costs. Moody's cited "a sharp deterioration in the company's core domestic business" following the airline's shock profit warning and announcement of job cuts in December. This had by presently prompted Standard and Poor's to assign it junk status. Qantas is presently rated Ba2 by Moody's and BB+ by Standard and Poor's, meaning it is considered a "junk" product by professional investors.