MELBOURNE - A record 37.4 million people travelled through Melbourne Airport in FY18/19, with international growth up by 5.3%.Passenger numbers were 2% ahead of the record set in the previous year.
SINGAPORE - Singapore Airlines is to increase its services between Melbourne and Wellington and between Melbourne and Singapore from January 1, 2020, subject to regulatory approval.
HONG KONG - A report from ForwardKeys, which analyses over 17 million flight bookings a day, has revealed that the recent wave of demonstrations in Hong Kong against the controversial extradition bill has had the effect of deterring people from making plans to visit the city.
SINGAPORE - SilkAir, the regional wing of Singapore Airlines, today launched the first non-stop flights between Singapore and Busan in South Korea.
BEIJING - China aims to develop the Hengqin district in southern Guangdong into an international tourism island, to further integrate the Greater Bay Area, according to a report in China Daily. Hengqin, located on an island, is next to Macao.
GENEVA - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) figures show that total revenue passenger kilometres (RPKs) in February 2019 rose by 5.3%, compared to February 2018. This was the slowest rate of growth in more than a year but still in line with long-term demand trends.