News

Adelaide urges airport curfew review

Adelaide Airport has urged the Federal Government to approve an application from Cathay Pacific to land four flights a week before the 6am curfew, arguing it will open up the state to the wider Asia market.

The airport’s chief executive, Mark Young, also suggested the change of government could signal a review of the existing restrictions which ban aircraft from landing after 11pm.

Young told The Adelaide Advertiser that if Cathay was successful in its bid, it could entice other airlines to look at Adelaide more favourably.

Under regulations, the government can approve eight international flights a week an hour either side of the curfew.

“We have very clearly supported Cathay in their application, it’s a very important move by them, not just for them but for South Australia,” Young was quoted as saying. “We’re going to get same-day access to 17-plus mainland China cities. This has opened up China to SA in a way that to a point hasn’t been done before.”

Young added that many issues – such as airport curfews – are being examined to ensure Australia remains competitive and “open for business”.

“We all have to, in balance, look at things to allow the state economy to prosper,” he said.

Meanwhile, the Advertiser reported that Adelaide will launch a global search for a hotel developer to build an international class property at the airport.

SEE WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

Comments are closed.

Aviation

Is former Virgin CEO Paul Scurrah set to fly back to Rex?

by Huntley Mitchell

Paul Scurrah has been laying low since exiting Virgin late last year, but the speculation wheel has started to turn around his next role.

Share

CommentComments

Travel Agents

“We need to address the elephant in the room”: travel agent implores government to make ‘that announcement’

by Linda Forster

An Aussie agent has waxed poetic about the travel industry’s struggles in this impassioned plea for the government to stop turning a blind eye.

Share

CommentComments

Cruise

Ponant appoints BDM for New South Wales and the ACT

The luxe cruise line has hired a new local BDM … as in a business development manager, not a basketball dunking master or a bad decision-maker.

Share

CommentComments

Aviation

Will you accept this flight? Stood-down Jetstar pilot becomes Australia’s new Bachelor

by Ali Coulton

After having his career put on hold by COVID-19, this super-handsome, self-professed romantic took the obvious course of action and became Australia’s newest Bachelor!

Share

CommentComments

Destinations

Australia takes out Tripadvisor award for world’s best beach

Your clients don’t need to travel internationally to check out this year’s winner, which is a relief, because they’d be waiting a while to visit if it was overseas.

Share

CommentComments

Events

MTA agents flock to the Gold Coast for long-awaited Virtuoso event

After a few false starts, the team at MTA have finally got their hands on the latest in luxury travel intel from Virtuoso.

Share

CommentComments

Travel Agents

Collapse of Helloworld agencies prompt urgent warning from business restructuring expert

Struggling travel companies are being urged to seek help before JobKeeper is wound back.

Share

CommentComments

Aviation

Flight forced to perform emergency landing after cat attacks pilot

Plane passengers have been left bemused and a bit ticked off after pilots were forced to turn their flight around due to a ferocious feline.

Share

CommentComments

Destinations

Hamish Blake and Zoe Foster-Blake return for Tourism Australia’s latest marketing push

Australia’s fave power couple are back to promote the country’s domestic tourism greatness.

Share

CommentComments

Tourism

STUDY: 86 per cent of Aussies back the ‘vaccine passport’

It looks like most of us are ready and raring to pack up our suitcases and jump on the next plane out of here.

Share

CommentComments

Cruise

Carnival is selling its very own cruise-themed Monopoly game

Unfortunately, even the mere mention of Monopoly is banned in the Travel Weekly office after “the incident”.

Share

CommentComments

Hotels

IHG outlines decade-long plan for sustainable tourism

Raise your KeepCup in delight at the hotel giant’s new spate of commitments to sustainable travel.

Share

CommentComments