Qantas has announced that it will launch new flights to Johannesburg and Jakarta from Perth. The routes are the latest of eight new international services the airline has announced since Australia’s international borders re-opened in November 2021.
United Airlines has announced the addition of Brisbane to its network, making it the third destination for United in Australia after Sydney and Melbourne. With this, United has become the first US airline to add a transpacific destination since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Singapore Airlines, one of the largest airlines flying into Australia, has announced that it is ramping up its operations to Australia as the demand for flights continues to surge.
Qantas has begun rolling out “next generation” airport kiosks. The Sydney-based airline says that this will make the airport experience faster and easier for passengers travelling on domestic flights.
AC Hotels by Marriott has announced the opening of its first property in Australia, AC Hotel by Marriott Melbourne Southbank.
Qatar Airways and Virgin Australia have today unveiled a new strategic partnership that will significantly expand both airlines’ networks, lounges and loyalty programmes. The announcement was made at the Arabian Travel Market which is going on in Dubai right now.
Qantas has announced that it will launch a new route to Albury in New South Wales and also increase flights on Brisbane-Albury route.
United has announced that it will resume nonstop flights between San Francisco and Melbourne.
Qantas has today confirmed its Airbus order for A350-1000, A321XLR and A220-300 aircraft as it was expected. The order marks the transition from an “all-Boeing airline” to a mixed “Airbus-Boeing” airline with Airbus becoming the leader in this.
Qantas is expected to announce ‘Project Sunrise’ flights tomorrow and also is expected to finalise Airbus A350-1000 aircraft order soon.