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Month: May 2018

QF/PX c’share knock back

PLANS by Qantas to extend its codeshare partnership on Papua New Guinea routes with Air Niugini have struck a hurdle after the Australian regulator ruled the ongoing arrangement would not be of benefit to the public. Yesterday, the International Air Services Commission (IASC) handed down its draft decision on the planned arrangement, saying it shared the ACCC’s concern that a shift from block-space to free-sale codesharing between QF and PX “had reduced competitive tension on the PNG route”. The IASC said since granting approval of the Qantas/Air Niugini codeshare in 2016 there had been “a significant change to the...

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travelBulletin tackles pay gap

THIS month’s edition of travelBulletin is on its way to subscribers, having locked horns with the thorny issue of the gender pay gap in the industry. There’s no doubt women are paid less than men, and we’ve delved into the reasons why following strong interest raised at the JITO International Women’s Day event in Mar this year. There’s lots more in this month’s issue too, including an intriguing wrap-up of the recently conducted third annual Travel Daily/travelBulletin touring survey which found travel agents were surprisingly upbeat about sales of group travel products. Destination features include Canada & Alaska, the...

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