Having a certain percentage of the aircraft unoccupied may serve to reassure passengers in the early emergence from Covid restrictions, but it is not a sustainable business model, according to Bill Franke, managing director of Indigo Partners.
Speaking on a CAPA Centre for Aviation webinar this week, Franke says there has been a lot of talk and photos in the media and on social sites showing where all the seats are taken and people are complaining about the lack of social distancing.
To sell New Zealand as a year round destination, the tourism industry should avoid the word winter, says Nathan Farmer of Big Picture.
A plea to reduce the number of regional tourism offices (RTOs) protecting borders that nobody else cares about was made at the CAPA – Centre for Aviation Summit in Hilton Auckland this week.
There is some confusion around the new relationship between Air New Zealand and Qantas that follows the cessation of the current NZ-VA partnership, says Cam Wallace, chief revenue officer with Air New Zealand.
The evolution of the trans-Tasman market, including discussion into how the market will evolve now that the Air New Zealand and Virgin Australia partnership has dissolved, will be just one of the topics discussed at the CAPA 2018 New Zealand & Corporate Travel Summit in Auckland on 17 and 18 October.