CAPA Asia Aviation Summit & Awards for Excellence

Upcoming Event

1st wk
(2 days)

Singapore: CAPA Asia Aviation Summit & Awards for Excellence

The CAPA Asia Aviation Summit is the region’s pre-eminent gathering of aviation and travel industry executives, offering a unique blend of high level aviation content and management insights.

CTC Australasia Corporate Travel Summit & Sustainability Awards

Upcoming Event

4th wk
(2 days)

Sydney: CTC Australasia Corporate Travel Summit & Sustainability Awards

CTC Australasia Corporate Travel Summit returns to Sydney, Australia on 22-23 November 2022 and will feature CTCs Sustainability Awards.

Air New Zealand announced (15-Sep-2022) plans to extend the expiry date on all credits. This will enable customers who have a credit as of 30-Sep-2022, to have until 31-Jan-2024 to book a new flight and until 31-Dec-2024 to take that flight. [more - original PR]

SkyTeam reopened (14-Sep-2022) its refurbished lounge at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport's international terminal. The lounge at Pier B near Gate 24 is available to SkyTeam Elite Plus, first and business class customers. The lounge is open from two hours prior to the first flight until the final departure of the day for eligible customers travelling with China Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Garuda Indonesia, Korean Air, Vietnam Airlines and Xiamen Airlines. The lounge features 149 chairs, a live cooking station and self service buffet. Sustainability features include GREENGUARD certified upholstery, the elimination of single use items, water saving fittings in showers and bathrooms, movement sensors to save energy and reduce emissions, participation in Sydney Airport's recycling programme and the use of locally and sustainably sourced produce with procurement management procedures. [more - original PR]

Germany's Economic Stabilisation Fund (WSF) completed (14-Sep-2022) the sale of its remaining shares in Deutsche Lufthansa AG "to various investors via an accelerated bookbuilding process", as reported by Lufthansa. The German state originally acquired a 20% stake in the carrier for EUR306 million in summer 2020, and last held around 6.2% of the company's share capital. Following the sale of its remaining shares, WSF no longer holds any equity stake in Deutsche Lufthansa AG, "ending all remaining conditions". Deutsche Lufthansa AG CEO Carsten Spohr commented "Lufthansa is once again fully in private hands" adding the stabilisation was "successful" and "is also paying off financially for the German government". As previously reported by CAPA, the carrier repaid all loans and deposits it received from the German government, in Nov-2021, while the state previously confirmed its holding would be sold by Oct-2023 at the latest. [more - original PR]

New Zealand's Government removed (12-Sep-2022) the 'COVID-19 Protection Framework', also known as the traffic light system, from 23:59 on 12-Sep-2022. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern stated: "You will no longer be required by Government to wear a mask anywhere, except in healthcare settings like hospitals, GPs and aged residential care facilities… All remaining Government vaccine mandates will end in two weeks on 26-Sep-2022. It will now be an employer's discretion as to whether they require their workforce to be vaccinated". Ms Ardern added: "Vaccination requirements for all travellers arriving into New Zealand including air crew also ends, and the requirement to test on day 0/1 and 5/6 will now just be encouraged". [more - original PR]

Statistics New Zealand reported (12-Sep-2022) 134,175 visitor arrivals in Jul-2022, an increase of 344% year-on-year and a recovery of 52% compared to Jul-2019. Visitor arrivals from Australia were down 24% to 94,244. [more - original PR]

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Airline Sustainability Benchmarking Report 2021 - Business Travel Edition

This report, jointly prepared by CAPA - Centre for Aviation (CAPA) and Envest Global (Envest), is designed to highlight some of the core elements of sustainable aviation, methods of quantifying individual airline sustainability credentials, and emissions.