Tag: Pacific

The 7 Most Exciting New Airline Routes Coming This Year

Reading Time: 2 minutes Although not every traveler may abide by the phrase “to infinity and beyond,” it seems like airlines are increasingly keen on going further than ever before. In the continuing trend of airlines jockeying for the title of “World’s Longest Flight,” many airlines will premiere all-new extra longhaul flights in 2017. But next year will also […]

THAI AirAsia X Suspends Route Expansions

Reading Time: 2 minutes Thailand-based low-cost, long-haul airline Thai AirAsia X (TAAX) will put off any route expansions until further notice, that is, until the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) lifts the red flag it has put on the country for the safety shortcomings in its aviation industry. ICAO’s red flag prevents Thai-based airlines from opening new routes, expanding […]

Air New Zealand to Introduce In-Flight Wi-Fi

Reading Time: 1 minute Air New Zealand has announced it plans to roll out in-flight wifi in 2017. Chief executive officer Christopher Luxon said at a media and travel event in Sydney on Thursday that trans-Tasman flights would be the first to receive the service. Mr Luxon says the airline is completing commercial negotiations with Panasonic Avionics and British […]

Record Passenger Traffic at Dubai International Airport

Reading Time: 2 minutes Passenger traffic at Dubai International has exceeded all previous records in July surging to an historic high of 7.6 million, according to the monthly traffic report issued by operator Dubai Airports today. Passenger numbers in July totalled 7,616,792 compared to the 6,682,676 handled in July 2015, a significant increase of 14 per cent. During the […]

Queenstown Airport Enjoys Best Ever Year For Traffic Growth

Reading Time: 1 minute The 2015 traffic figures for Queenstown Airport are in, and they reveal that the New Zealand gateway handled a new yearly record of 1.5 million passengers. December also saw the airport set new records for its busiest month ever and busiest week in its history. In total 156,636 passengers used the airport in December – […]