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The world's best airlines for 2017 are...

The world's best airlines for 2017 are... | The Insight Files | Scoop.it

Airlineratings.com has announced its top ten airlines for 2017, with Air New Zealand taking out the top gong for the fourth consecutive year, followed by Qantas and Singapore Airlines. In order to be named in the top ten, airlines must have a seven-star safety and product rating and demonstrate leadership in innovation for passenger comfort. The annual ranking is fantastic news for Australian airlines, with both Qantas and Virgin Australia moving up two spots compared to last year; Qantas from 4th to 2nd and Virgin Australia from 7th to 5th. 

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Australia’s most eco-friendly airline is…

Australia’s most eco-friendly airline is… | The Insight Files | Scoop.it

Australia and New Zealand’s most eco-friendly airlines have been revealed in a new study.

 

Virgin Australia (VA) has taken out top honours as Australia and NZ’s cleanest carbon emitting airline, according to JetRadar.com’s new ECO Rank.

 

Virgin Australia releases 58.68 g/km of carbon dioxide (CO2) per passenger.

 

The top five airlines also included Air New Zealand, Jetstar, Qantas and Tiger Airways.

 

The website compared individual aviation emissions, traffic forecasts and the range of aircraft types.

 

Emirates was revealed to be the world’s number one eco-friendly airline.

Air New Zealand finished in 90th position on the world rankings, while Qantas placed 170th.

 

 

Australia and New Zealand’s Cleanest Airlines:

 

1. Virgin Australia 58.68 CO2 g/km per passenger

 

2. Air New Zealand 72.18 CO2 g/km per passenger

 

3. Jetstar 80.03 CO2 g/km per passenger

 

4. Qantas 82.43 CO2 g/km per passenger

 

5. Tiger Airways 94.36 CO2 g/km per passenger

 

6. Regional Express 139.21 CO2 g/km per passenger

 

7. Airnorth 156.51 CO2 g/km per passenger

 

8. Aeropelican Air Service 175.28 CO2 g/km per passenger

 

9. Airlines of Tasmania 177.66 CO2 g/km per passenger

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North Americans told to #GoAustralia -

North Americans told to #GoAustralia - | The Insight Files | Scoop.it

Tourism Australia and Air New Zealand have announced a million dollar partnership to promote Australian destinations to North Americans. The new marketing strategy aims to encourage US travellers to take a trip down under, offering one low fare to six of Australia’s top gateway destinations.

Travellers can visit Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Cairns, Adelaide or Coolangatta (Gold Coast) from four North American departure points; Los Angeles, San Francisco, Honolulu and Vancouver, with connections via Star Alliance partner airlines.

 

“Together with Tourism Australia, we hope to inspire travellers to finally get Australia off their life list and experience the best of Australia,” Air NZ vice president Americas, UK and Europe Chris Myers said.

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Tourism Australia targets inbound growth with Air New Zealand partnership

Tourism Australia targets inbound growth with Air New Zealand partnership | The Insight Files | Scoop.it

Key facts

  • Tourism Australia and Air New Zealand have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to invest A$3 million each towards co-operative marketing initiatives over a three year period.

 

  • Air New Zealand in alliance with Virgin Australia currently operate an average of 420 trans-Tasman flights per week.

 

  • Tourism Australia and Air New Zealand will jointly seek involvement of the States and Territories in future co-operative campaigns, starting with Tourism and Events Queensland this winter.

 

  • There were 1.2 million visitors from New Zealand during 2012, spending $2.3 billion.

 

 

Key quotes

 

“Together, New Zealand, America and China account for more than a third of Australia's annual international arrivals and, importantly, all three markets are growing. This new deal provides a strong platform from which to further grow inbound tourism from all three of these key inbound markets.” Andrew McEvoy, Tourism Australia

“Air New Zealand carries almost half of all New Zealand visitor arrivals into Australia and we have invested heavily in our trans-Tasman services in recent years. We are also welcoming the opportunity to engage in joint promotional activity in China and North America.”

Christopher Luxon, Air New Zealand

 

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Tourism Australia and New Zealand's national carrier Air New Zealand have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which will see more than A$6 million invested in joint marketing activity over a three year period to promote tourism to Australia in key overseas markets.

 

Under the agreement the two parties will each contribute A$3 million towards co-operative marketing initiatives such as advertising, PR, events and trade engagement, aimed at attracting more international visitors from three of Australia's largest and most valuable inbound markets - New Zealand, North America and China.

 

The new MoU was signed by Tourism Australia's Managing Director Andrew McEvoy and Air New Zealand's Chief Executive Officer, Christopher Luxon today in Sydney.

 

Mr McEvoy said that markets covered by the arrangement aligned strongly with Tourism Australia's balanced portfolio approach to Australia’s largest inbound visitor markets.

 

"Together, New Zealand, America and China account for more than a third of Australia's annual international arrivals and, importantly, all three markets are growing.  This new deal provides a strong platform from which to further grow inbound tourism from all three of these key inbound markets,” Mr McEvoy said.

 

Mr Luxon said Air New Zealand is delighted to be partnering with Tourism Australia to promote travel to Australia, which has long been a vital market to the airline.  The partnership will be the airline’s largest marketing partnership outside of New Zealand.

 

“Air New Zealand carries almost half of all New Zealand visitor arrivals into Australia and we have invested heavily in our trans-Tasman services in recent years, including the introduction of our ‘Seats to Suit’ fare structure which allows us to offer a range of competitive fares and service levels within the one aircraft, and the introduction of new routes such as the seasonal Auckland-Sunshine Coast service.

 

“We are also welcoming the opportunity to engage in joint promotional activity in China and North America.  Historically we have seen a large volume of dual destination traffic from these long haul markets with half of all Chinese visitors and over one third of North American visitors to New Zealand visiting Australia on the same trip,” says Mr Luxon.

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