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Bleak prospects for Pacific tourism

Pacific island countries should not expect international travel to resume in earnest until late 2021, travel and aviation experts have warned. ‘You

2018 October

I survived the PX073 crash

Once aboard, my seat, 24F on the right side of the rear of the plane was comfortable and the flight attendants were courteous and pleasant.

Airports upgrade for PNG

Project opens up tourism possibiities PAPUA New Guinea has embarked on an ambitious project to upgrade rural airports in an effort to

2017 November

Dreams in the air

Carriers review fleets TWO of the Pacific’s major carriers have started a review of their fleets which could see the Boeing 787

2017 July

Carbon reduction in the sky lanes

CORSIA maps the future THE aviation sector has a strong track record for climate action. Historically, efficiency improvements in the aviation sector

2017 July

Samoa clips Virgin wings

Is Polynesian set for comeback? AN unhappy Samoa Government has signalled an end to its aviation agreement with Virgin Australia from November,

2017 July

Tonga eyes Apia route

Talks start on flight options THE withdrawal of Samoa from a joint venture with Virgin Australia has sent regional airlines into a

2017 May

Heavy lift

Regional airlines ink flight deal TWO of the region’s smaller airlines have signed a deal which will link three regional destinations and

2017 January

Skies fill with new birds

Air deals to boost Tonga, Samoa arrivals POLYNESIAN neighbours Tonga and Samoa hope to boost visitor numbers to their islands with increased

2016 October

North Pacific opens

New Guinea’s bird spreads its wings TRAVEL to the Northern Pacific has opened further with new schedules released by Air Niugini. Beginning