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Sydney Airport passenger numbers up in August

Sydney Airport has reported a 1.7 per cent increase in passenger numbers for August, led by healthy growth in international travellers. The airport handled 3.256 million passengers in August, up 54,000 from the prior corresponding period, Sydney Airport said on Friday. The number of international travellers rose 3.4 per cent to 1.106 million, while domestic passengers were up 0.8 per cent at...

DSEI: Australian helicopter chief delivers blunt message to NH Industries

NH Industries (NHI) must continue its effort to rein in the scope of its NH90 helicopter programme “towards a more manageable number of versions” for the rotorcraft to be “truly a success”. That was the blunt message delivered by Rear Adm Terry Dalton, head of helicopters with the Australian Defence Organisation. Although several NH90 customers bear the scars from a p...

Jetstar to Link Wuhan with Gold Coast

Australia's low-cost carrier Jetstar Airways (JQ) will launch a nonstop flight linking the Gold Coast with central China's Wuhan city starting Sep. 29. The twice-weekly service will be operated by a wide-body B787-800 Dreamliner on Tuesdays and Saturdays, with a nine and a half hours' single trip. Jetstar will build its presence in Chinese tourism market and further exp...