Port Douglas Shuttle Service Shifting Focus

One of the first businesses to provide Cairns to Port Douglas shuttle services to travelers, Adrenalin Transport, will be shifting its focus from daily shuttle runs to instead prioritize tours and medical services.

According to Adrenalin Transport owner, Mark Wallace, the business is due for a change of pace following half a decade of operating in Port Douglas and surrounding areas, providing Cairns to Port Douglas shuttle services to travelers in the area.

Wallace says that the change in direction for the business is a business move made to keep the business running as many other companies provide the service that his company provided in the five years of its operations, one that’ll be good for the long-term existence of Adrenalin, but one he considers bittersweet, all the same.

The business owner says that, since he took over the business, he’s made a lot of friends handling daily shuttle runs, and that, with these changes, he won’t be able to see them regularly anymore, which he finds sad.

Wallace describes Adrenalin as the first Uber, before Uber was even a thing, which really helped him, he says, get to know the area and the people living there via his shuttle business.

Adrenalin has undergone a few changes in focus over the years, though few as notable as this one, even managing to win some awards and accolades over the years, proving itself as a lucrative business.

That same success, however, attracted the same competition that made the company shift gears, with Wallace saying that the market is now saturated, with a lot of shuttles charging the same as it was half a decade ago, which he describes as problematic due to the fact that rising fuel prices made continued operations difficult.

Adrenalin Transport is working to get funding from the local government for tours, as well as increasing their focus on providing transport to patients in Cairns in need of medical specialists, with Wallace describing the change in focus as embracing personal service as a business philosophy.

Adrenalin is still available for charter for events, like weddings and Christmas parties, and will still be running the overnight trip from Mossman to Cairns, complete with return trip, which they recently introduced earlier in 2019.

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Cardiff Airport Will Suffer When It Losses Flybe

Peter Philips, the former marketing head of Cardiff Airport, claimed that it would be catastrophic if ever Flyve leaves the airport therefore he believes that the ministers should ensure that the routes will remain intact regardless. Many people who came to hotels in Cardiff City Centre are brought there by the airline. Philips said that the 14 destinations that are currently catered by Flybe are very important if the airport wants to see growth in the number of passengers.

He added that since the Welsh Government is the owner of Cardiff Airport, it should provide guarantees to the next buyer as Flybe is currently available for sale. A spokesperson from the airport said that the matter is being handled in an operational level by the airport.

In a previous statement released by Flybe, passengers should not worry about the tickets and flights they have already booked through the company.

Mr. Phillips think that Flybe airline is a huge asset to Cardiff Airport since it is the biggest operator and it also contributes a lot to the economy of Wales. He also claimed that losing Flybe would be equivalent to taking back many steps the economy has struggled to make for the past few years.

European Regions Airline Association’s former advisor said that when it comes to increasing the passenger number, people think that it was Qatar Airways that did it but the truth is Flybe is the one that travels to different capitals in Europe. Losing it would be bad because it would take back the culture of growth the city has seen in the last few years. In addition, around 100 employees will be losing their jobs.

Flybe is currently flying from Cardiff to different European cities such as Munich, Paris, Dublin, Berlin, Geneva, Rome and Milan. In 2012, the Welsh Government took ownership of Cardiff airport which only caters to one million passengers but because of Flybe the number rose to 1.5 million in 2017.

The only ray of hope for people who wanted to visit hotels in Cardiff City Centre by flying Flybe is that the company is already discussing the potential sale of the company.This is a better alternative than shutting down its operations altogether.

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Yangon International Airport’s Terminal Almost Connected

There is good news for tourists staying at Yangon hotel near airport as announced by Yangon Aerodrome Company Ltd. YACL said that the connection processes that are  done from one terminal to another has already entered its final phase. This will make it easier for processes that are inside the Terminal 1 or 2 of the Yangon International Airport.

According to YACL’s spokesperson, the upgrading process has been divided into three phases within the Yangon International Airport. As of writing, they are already constructing the Phase 3. With this, the connection process between terminals is expected to be finished at the middle of the year.

During the upgrading process, not only are the connection process between the terminals are improved but there are also expansions done with the runways and the hangar. A facility for handling cargos was also constructed as well as the new terminal for the VIP/CIP.

In 2016, the Yangon International Airport was able to handle and service 5.92 million arriving passengers while in 2017 the number decreased slightly to 5.45 million arriving passengers. This is far from the expectations of the tourism industry that the number of arrivals will increase significantly.

According to reliable sources, the aviation authorities have partnered with YACL in order to improve the current airport and the scheme should be completed within 36 months. A request was submitted by YAC to the authorities for an additional of 18 months because they are still not doe with some aspects of the project.

Yangon International Airport plays a vital role in the tourism of the country because it is considered to be one of the gateways to enter Myanmar. The government has plans to construct the Hanthawaddy International Airport which is their next project. For now, the construction of the said airport has not started yet thus they decided to proceed with the upgrading process they have planned for the Yangon International Airport. They aim to raise the standard of the airport to an international level as they are expecting that the number of tourists, some might stay at Yangon hotel near airport, is expected to rise within the next decade.

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