New A4ANZ Group Aims to Achieve Regulatory Reform in Aviation Industry

Professor Graeme Samuel AC to be appointed as Chair SYDNEY, Australia, 2017-Mar-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Australia and New Zealand’s major airlines today announced the establishment of a new industry group to advocate and pursue reform on public policy issues that impact the aviation sector and broader economy in the region. Airlines for Australia and… Read the full press release

Christchurch Airport: Virgin Australia re-introduces direct flights from Christchurch to Rarotonga

Christchurch, New Zealand, 2015-12-1 — /Travel PR News/ — Direct flights from Christchurch to Rarotonga are about to be re-introduced, in time for South Islanders to plan a 2016 winter getaway. Virgin Australia has just announced it will offer the flights on a Boeing 737-800, to begin on June 25 and run weekly every Saturday for… Read the full press release

Virgin Australia becomes the largest airline partner of Tourism Australia

SYDNEY, 2014-10-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Tourism Australia and Virgin Australia have today announced plans to increase the value of their three year marketing partnership to A$20 million making Virgin Australia the largest airline partner of the national tourism body. Both parties will jointly spend more than A$10m during 2015 Financial Year promoting Australia… Read the full press release

Tourism Australia named Virgin Australia as platinum airline partner of this year’s Australian Tourism Exchange (ATE14)

Sydney, Australia, 2014-2-11 — /travelprnews.com/ — Tourism Australia has today announced Virgin Australia as the platinum airline partner of this year’s Australian Tourism Exchange (ATE14). It is the first time Virgin Australia has sponsored Australia’s largest annual travel and tourism business-to-business event, which will see the airline provide return flights for international buyer delegates from North America… Read the full press release

airberlin announced operating results improved by two-thirds YoY in Q2-2013

Operating result (EBIT) improved by two-thirds in yearly comparison Enhanced capacity utilisation, higher revenue per available seat kilometer Turbine turn-around program will reach 2013 contribution target 80 percent of the Turbine contribution to earnings for 2013 already attained Passenger numbers on flights within the Etihad Airways and airberlin joint network exceed expectations 2013-08-20 — /travelprnews.com/… Read the full press release

airberlin adds Jat Airways and Virgin Australia to its corporate program for business travellers

2013-08-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — With the addition of two new airline partners, Jat Airways and Virgin Australia, members of airberlin’s corporate program for business travellers now have an even wider range of options for earning points. On all codeshare flights with the two new airline partners, business points members can earn points for award flights or… Read the full press release

airberlin and Virgin Australia to start codeshare flights as of 1st August 2013

Six new destinations in Australia added Linking of the topbonus and Velocity frequent flyer programs 2013-07-17 — /travelprnews.com/ — Effective 1st August 2013 and subject to government approvals, airberlin and Virgin Australia will commence a range of codeshare services in Australia and Europe, in addition to offering reciprocal frequent flyer benefits for members of the respective… Read the full press release

Singapore Airlines To Increase Stake In Virgin Australia

2013-04-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — Singapore Airlines has agreed to acquire another 9.9% of Virgin Australia in a move that will increase its stake to 19.9%. The strategic stake will be acquired through the purchase of shares held by the Virgin Group. Singapore Airlines will purchase 255.5 million shares at 48 Australian cents per share for a… Read the full press release