The Fiji Times, 20 April 2019 – TOULOUSE, France (Reuters) – The new sales chief at Europe’s Airbus hinted at orders for an unannounced new version of its A321 jet, while softening market rhetoric and predicting rival Boeing will emerge quickly from a crisis over the grounded 737 MAX.
Airbus is seeing more demand for longer-range versions of roughly 200-seat planes previously…read more
The Fiji Times, 19 April 2019 – MANY find their parents fountainheads of their personal success and inspiration.
For Volivoli Beach Resort executive chef, Lakepa Setitaia, it was his late mum.
While growing up, observing his mother work as a waitress at an Asian restaurant along Cumming St in Suva influenced his career.
It also gave him enough motivation to weather the…read more
Fiji Sun, 19 April 2019 – About one million litres of water was being lost every day due to a major leakage on a high pressure raw water pipeline near the Vaturu Dam.
The estimated cost of the water lost due to the leakage on the 711mm MSCL tee along the Vaturu-Nagado high pressure raw water pipeline at Batiri stands at around $30,000 so far.
Works to repair the leakage were expected to start late last night, resulting in a water shutdown to elevated areas in Lautoka from 10pm yesterday until 6am next Tuesday.…read more.
Fiji Sun, 18 April 2019 – The Minister for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations, Youth and Sports Parveen Kumar Bala has clarified that a worker who is employed on any of the gazetted public holidays will be entitled for public holiday pay.
The Minister highlighted that Section 67 of the Employment Relations Act (ERA) 2007 states that a worker must be paid in respect of each public holiday for the number of hours which the worker would normally have worked on that day had it not been a public holiday.
“If a worker is employed this Good Friday, Easter Saturday and Easter Monday, then the worker is entitled to double pay.”…read more.
Fiji Sun – 18th April, 2019
One of Fiji’s leading hotel chains, the Tanoa Group, will be able to supply most of its fruits and vegetables to all of its six hotels by the end of this year.
This was confirmed by the Tanoa Group’s general manager, Narend Kumar, yesterday. Read more…
Fiji Sun, 18 April 2019 – All employers in the country will need to develop an internal policy on the Family Care Leave implemented by the Government for all workers says Minister for Employment Parveen Bala.
In order to get the leave, employees will have to provide a certificate to their employers once changes are made.
The Government has given five days Family Care Leave to workers in the country to provide care or support to a member of the immediate family, which is either parents, wife or children.
The worker should have completed more than three months continuous service with the same employer to be entitled to this leave.
Also, the worker has to immediately notify the employer if he/ she is taking Family Care Leave.…read more
Blue Swan Daily – 17th April, 2019
Air New Zealand has opened reservations for its Auckland–Seoul route which will resume in Nov-2019. It will operate three weekly flights on the route from 23-Nov-2019, increasing to five times weekly during the peak holiday period from late December to mid-February. It has been over 20 years since it last served the route having suspended its previous link back in the first quarter of 1998.
The airline revealed its plans to return to Seoul in late Mar-2019, influenced by growing travel demand between South Korea and New Zealand, but has been awaiting slot confirmation and regulatory approval prior to opening reservations. It is offering one-way economy fares from NZD649 and from NZD1486 in premium economy and NZD2436 in the premium business cabin. Read more…
Blue Swan Daily – 17th April, 2019
China Eastern Airlines and Qantas expanded their codeshare partnership in summer 2019, effective 31-Mar-2019, covering additional domestic routes in Australia and China (Routes Online, 16-Apr-2019).
Additional routes operated by Qantas include from Brisbane to Adelaide, Auckland, Canberra, Christchurch, Mackay, Newcastle and Townsville, Melbourne-Perth, and from Sydney to Hobart, Queenstown and Sunshine Coast.
Additional routes operated by China Eastern includes from Shanghai Pudong to Ningbo, Tianjin and Urumqi.
Blue Swan Daily – 17th April, 2019.
Tourism Research Australia: Youth visitors account for 45% of visitor spend
Tourism Research Australia released (09-Apr-2019) its 2017/18 state of the industry youth visitation statistics. Key highlights include:
- Youth markets aged 15 to 29 accounted for 45% of international spend;
- 19% of youths travelled on a low cost carrier, compared to an 11% average of other age groups;
- 4% of youths utilised hotel accommodation, compared to 18% of other age groups; Read more…