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QANTAS TAKES OFF BETWEEN ADELAIDE AND THE GC!

The national carrier continues to expand its domestic network, with its inaugural Adelaide-Gold Coast services taking flight. Gold Coast-Adelaide is one of 47 new routes that the Qantas Group has announced since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic and the fifth new route launched from the Gold Coast, responding to the fact that more Australians […]

MORE NEW QANTAS ROUTES & AIRCRAFT DEPLOYMENTS

Further to our recent update about Qantas operating its Boeing 787 Dreamliners between Sydney and Perth, the national carrier has announced seven new domestic routes, as well as widebody aircraft deployments on domestic routes. SEVEN NEW QANTAS ROUTES + DOMESTIC DREAMLINERS The new routes—Townsville to Adelaide/Melbourne/Sydney; Adelaide to Cairns/Hobart; Sydney-Uluru and Perth-Gold Coast—provide direct connections […]

QANTAS DARWIN-CANBERRA FLIGHTS TAKE OFF

The first QantasLink flights connecting the two cities in nine years have taken flight. QantasLink will offer up to five weekly, direct return flights operated by the Embraer E190 regional jet aircraft, delivering nearly 1,000 seats on the route each week. With its size, range and economics, the 94-seat jet has opened up a number […]

UNITED’S SONIC BOOM

First U.S. airline signs commercial agreement with Boom Supersonic. New aircraft will cut travel times in half and operate on up to 100% sustainable aviation fuel. In a move that sounds a little ‘Back to the Future’, United Airlines has announced it intends to add supersonic commercial aircraft to its fleet. United is purchasing 15 […]

SINGAPORE AIRLINES FIRST CLASS RETURNS TO SYDNEY

From 01 June 2021, Singapore Airlines will resume the operation of Boeing 777-300ER aircraft on services to Sydney. Why is that significant? Well, for one thing, it means the return of the airline’s legendary First Class cabin. “Singapore Airlines’ First Class cabin and service is about as good as it gets,” says Sarah Bush, Co-Founder […]

SEVEN NEW QANTAS ROUTES + DOMESTIC DREAMLINERS

Qantas has announced seven new domestic routes, and is deploying more widebody aircraft between major capital cities to help meet strong demand for domestic travel across Australia. “As most international travel remains off limits for now, Australians are taking more regular holidays within the country and we expect these new direct flights to key tourism […]

NEW FLIGHTS FROM AOTEAROA TO THE APPLE ISLE

For the first time in more than 20 years, Tasmania has welcomed direct flights from across the Tasman, with Air New Zealand launching a new direct service between Auckland and Hobart. On 22 April, Air New Zealand commenced its twice-weekly service which will fly on Thursday and Sundays. “It’s quite remarkable that there have been […]

QANTAS RE-OPENS INTERNATIONAL LOUNGES

Qantas has announced a new seven-year agreement with Accor for the hospitality giant to continue management of Qantas lounges in Australia and overseas. The announcement coincides with Qantas’ plans to fast-track the reopening of its award-winning First lounges in Australia in line with the launch of the two-way trans-Tasman travel bubble on 19 April 2021. […]

VIRGIN OUTLINES GROWTH PLANS

Virgin Australia has announced fast-tracked plans to lease new aircraft, create more frontline jobs and grow its network to further support domestic tourism. “We’re encouraged by the growth plans being articulated by Australia’s airlines at the moment,” says Sarah Bush, Co-Founder & Director of The Travel Authority Group. “They certainly reflect the increased client activity […]