DataArt Mentioned as One of the SI Partners for Socotra in Two 2022 Gartner® Market Guides

DataArt Mentioned as One of the SI Partners for Socotra in Two 2022 Gartner® Market Guides

Gartner recently released two reports. Market Guide for P&C Insurance Core Platforms, North America: “This Market Guide provides CIOs of North American P&C insurance companies with an overview of the market for core platforms for use during the request for information (RFI) or request for proposal (RFP) phase .” The other … Read more

Budget airline Bonza takeoff delayed by months, awaiting regulator approval

Budget airline Bonza takeoff delayed by months, awaiting regulator approval

It’s set to be Australia’s newest offering in the budget airline market – giving consumers more choice for less dollars when it comes to flying around the country. But despite launching the airline’s “game-changing” uniform earlier this year, and announcing the affectionate names of their two aircraft – Shazza and Bazza — it remains unclear … Read more

Abandoned Virgin Australia route to Queenstown, New Zealand back with cheap sale flights

Abandoned Virgin Australia route to Queenstown, New Zealand back with cheap sale flights

Virgin Australia has finally relaunched its flight back into New Zealand after more than a year and half off from the popular trans-Tasman route. The route was canceled at the beginning of the Covid pandemic in March 2020, when the airline ditched all of their international flights. Wednesday marked the first flights back across the … Read more

Short Term Rentals Aren’t The Problem

Short Term Rentals Aren't The Problem

Steamboat Springs needs more rental housing, not an easy political scapegoat. getty Short term rentals, often referred to by a brand name, “Airbnbs,” are loathed by a diverse set of people. First, hotel workers hate them; they take away hotel jobs. Second, single-family neighbors hate them; they take away parking spaces and make them uncomfortable. … Read more

Jetstar: Travelers stranded following cancellations, Customers vent online

Jetstar: Travelers stranded following cancellations, Customers vent online

Australia’s budget airline Jetstar has been plagued with complaints this month after a raft of flight cancellations has left hundreds of passengers stranded overseas. Australians far and wide have taken to social media to vent their anger and frustration over their dissatisfying experiences with the airline in recent months. A group of 16 passengers – … Read more

Bonza’s takeoff in doubt as ultra-low cost airline awaits CASA regulator’s approval

Bonza's takeoff in doubt as ultra-low cost airline awaits CASA regulator's approval

Bonza’s takeoff remains in doubt as the low-budget carrier waits for a green light from the national aviation regulator. The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) says Bonza has revised its schedule and is now working to a mid-October target, but this is subject to “the clarification of several issues”. Bonza launched last October, becoming the … Read more

Qantas: Single photo sums up airline’s baggage nightmare

Qantas: Single photo sums up airline's baggage nightmare

A photo has emerged of a single suitcase left behind on a Qantas-operated tarmac, in the latest scandal to hit the airline. The photo was shared on Twitter by Australian singer Fanny Lumsden and captioned with a simple: “Lol Qantas.” It’s not known whether this was on an international or domestic flight. This comes as … Read more

Logos to develop $100m Qantas pilot training facility in St Peters

Logos to develop $100m Qantas pilot training facility in St Peters

Qantas is planning to open a $100 million purpose-built training center of “state significance” in Sydney’s south. With the backing of the New South Wales government, the center will train pilots across its current and future fleets, including ultra-long-range flights to cities like New York, London and Paris. The multimillion-dollar simulation facility will be partly … Read more

Air NZ brings home its largest planes from US desert amid surging flight demand

Air NZ brings home its largest planes from US desert amid surging flight demand

Air New Zealand is bringing home its 777-300 after almost 700 days in an American desert. In 2020, the airline sent four of its largest planes – the 777-300ER – to a storage facility in Victorville, California, in the Mojave Desert amid Covid-19 decimating international travel. At that time it was unknown when they would … Read more

Vegan Air Canada passenger stunned at lack of airline meals

Vegan Air Canada passenger stunned at lack of airline meals

A woman was left stunned and annoyed after she ordered several vegan meals on a plane – but was served nothing more than a bottle of water during meal service. Miriam Porter, a travel blogger who goes by the TikTok handle ‘the kind traveller’, was on an Air Canada flight traveling from Toronto, Canada to … Read more