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In the next few years where will New Plymouth Airport be heading

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In the next few years where will New Plymouth Airport be heading

New Plymouth Youth In Politics has this month confirmed to infonews.co.nz that the airport will be getting a new terminal upgrade.
List of changes by 2016

NEW TERMINAL UPGRADE - 2015
EXTRA FLIGHTS TO AUCKLAND,  HAMILTON - HAPPENING NOW
MORE ATR 72 PLANES TO ARRIVE/TAKEOFF - HAPPENING NOW
MORE PASSENGER NUMBERS - HAPPENING NOW
POTENTIAL INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT - 2016+


TERMINAL UPGRADE -  CONFIRMED

Starting off with the terminal upgrade. Not much has been revealed about the new terminal however what we do know is that the New Plymouth District Council has confirmed that they are designing a new terminal extension for construction in 2015. The airport's terminal building opened in 1964 and was designed for just 60,000 passengers per year.

EXTRA FLIGHTS TO BE ADDED, INCLUIDING HAMILTON FLIGHTS  

Extra Flights are to be added by 2016 in addition to the new terminal, these flights will include flights to Hamilton and Auckland with the …

Kiwi teen offered spot on Mercedes mixed tape

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Kiwi teen offered spot on Mercedes mixed tape


A 17 year old Christchurch schoolgirl has been OFFERED an opportunity that could net her hundreds of thousands of downloads for her first single.   

Maya Payne, who records as Maya, was recently approached by Mercedes Benz representatives in Germany, who want to include a remix of her song Fragile on one of its mix tape compilations.   

The luxury car manufacturer, which has 15 million plus likes on its Facebook page, offers REGISTERED owners of its cars new music every 10 weeks from up and coming artists.   

It came about when she released a remix of Fragile with a young UK teen, Will Gibson who records a Someones Enemy, says Maya's father and manager Matt Power.

First contact was pretty immediate when we put up the track. Some key music blogs in the UK and Australia picked up on Fragile and said good things.
Also, The NZ on Air Audience website here in NZ sent out a headline and link to the track. So,I think they found out about it from on…

Airlines Show Off Their New Flying Colours As The Aviation

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Airlines Show Off Their New Flying Colours As The Aviation 


Several Aviation firms have embarked on a makeover this week something Airlines usually do once every 20 years.
The first carrier to unveil a new look was Southwest Airlines which revealed an overhaul of the design and colour of its livery.
It replaced the old canyon blue for a darker shade and rethought the stripes on the tail as well as adding new fonts and a yellow, red and blue heart underneath the plane to show it cares.


Both Southwest and Frontier's redesigns were leaked on Twitter ahead of the official announcements.
An Aviation expert suggests that the Airline's new designs signify that they are going through a change in corporate identity.
Both are completing deals Southwest will finalize a takeover of AirTran Airways in the near future and Frontier is attempting to cash in on the budget MARKET by becoming a low cost carrier.


Jonny Clark, an Airline brand specialist and founder of thedesignair.net told CNN that Airl…

How To Maximise Your Air Miles,Confessions Of A Frequent Flyer

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How To Maximise Your Air Miles,Confessions Of A Frequent Flyer



Many people think they need to travel frequently and great distances before Airline miles really begin to pay off. The truth is, as I recently discovered, that with a little extra effort you can climb loyalty programme levels and see your mileage accrual double. Hallowed lounge access becomes available, and waiting to check in and board the Aircraft is something other people do.

The trick to getting the most out of Airline loyalty programmes is to understand how they work. Sixty two of the world's biggest Airlines belong to one of three alliances: Oneworld, Star Alliance and SkyTeam. This means every single Flight counts, as you can earn points across a network. So, for example, if you're an Air New Zealand Airpoints member, you can still earn points flying Lufthansa as they're both members of Star Alliance. The more you fly, the more you earn; the higher the class of cabin, the more you earn; and don't forge…

Nauru Airlines Begins New Chapter With New Brand And Rapid Growth

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Nauru Airlines Begins New Chapter With New Brand And Rapid Growth 


Nauru Airlines is pursuing the fastest growth in the company’s 18 year history, adding three Aircraft during 2014. The government-owned flag carrier also recently completed a rebranding, taking back the Nauru name following an eight year hiatus with the more generic name Our Airline.
The rebranding and growth come as part of an increased focus on its home MARKET. Nauru, the second least populated nation in the world after the Vatican, has a minuscule home MARKET and no tourism.

But Nauru is receiving increased traffic as the island is used by Australia to process asylum seekers offshore. Nauru Airlines also continues to run a niche wet lease and charter business, enabling the carrier to be profitable despite its tiny size and isolated location. In the process it has been able to enhance sub regional air service links on the long, thin inter island routes in the south and central Pacific.

This report also covers the role of…

Harvard University selects Auckland AIRport for exclusive exhibition

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Harvard University selects Auckland AIRport for exclusive exhibition

AUCKLAND CITY

Harvard University Graduate School of Design has selected Auckland AIRport among the best AIRports in the world for an exhibition highlighting excellence in landscape Architecture.

The exhibition titled ‘AIRport Landscape: Urban Ecologies in the Aerial Age’ celebrates the work of landscape architects that highlight the symbiotic relationship between cities and AIRports.

Exhibition curator and Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture at Harvard University, Dr. Sonja Dümpelmann, says the success of the Auckland AIRport project is founded in the historical and cultural influences of the landscape design.

We selected Auckland AIRport because it exhibits a design where the AIRport on the landside seeks to foster a regional and national identity, in this case by using local agricultural patterns and planting features characteristic of the cultures of the indigenous and European settlers.

The Auckland AIRport d…

Air NZ Take Off Shows up low altitude Qantas

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Air NZ Take Off Shows up low altitude Qantas


Air New Zealand's outstanding profit result on Wednesday was just the curtain raiser Qantas didn't need. 
Where the Kiwi Airline has defied the global problems in the Aviation Industry to post a 45 per cent boost in net profit and return a bumper dividend to its shareholders, Qantas looks set to break a less illustrious record and post a loss north of $1 billion.
The big question is how much further north. It's a white knuckle moment. Analysts' expectations are quite varied – the most optimistic of them are shooting for a $700 million loss, while other industry sources are suggesting it could be as high as $1.5 billion if the company decides to include major impairment charges on items such as aircraft.

Such an outcome would make for sensational headlines but it is the underlying result that will provide investors with some better clarity on how the national carrier is performing.
This is a company whose prospects matter to a wid…