Qatar Airways’ stretched Airbus A350-1000 will make its Sydney debut from 28 October 2019, while an upgrade for Adelaide will also bring the airline's highly-regarded Qsuites business class to the City of Churches on its Airbus A350-900 starting August 16. Both can be chalked up as wi...
POSTED 19 Mar, 2019 27 Comments
Malindo Air will grow its Australian route network this year with the launch of flights from Kuala Lumpur to Sydney and Adelaide, which will run via Denpasar (Bali) in each direction: catering to travellers jetting to both Indonesia and Malaysia. Using a Boeing 737-800 aircraft to Sydney and a m...
POSTED 11 Mar, 2019 15 Comments
Cathay Pacific is adding a sixth weekly flight between Adelaide and Hong Kong from October 28, 2018, while changing flight times to adopt a 'split schedule' of both afternoon and late evening departures. The additional flight is a new Friday service on the airline's stalwart Airbus A330. With s...
POSTED 5 Oct, 2018 4 Comments
Business class travellers between Adelaide and Dubai will experience Emirates' latest and less-squeezy business class seat from October 28. One of Emirates' revamped Boeing 777-200LR jets with 2-2-2 seating in business class will replace the Gulf airlines' Boeing 777-300ER – with the ...
POSTED 2 Oct, 2018 10 Comments
Emirates is shaking up its Australian schedule, with two Airbus A380 flights to Sydney and Melbourne being swapped for the less-salubrious Boeing 777-300ER. The Qantas partner is also making changes to its sole daily Adelaide-Dubai service and temporarily trimming the number of flights between P...
POSTED 28 Sep, 2018 69 Comments
Singapore Airlines will upgrade its Adelaide flights to the Airbus A350-900 from December, bringing with it an all-new 'regional' business class seat for the South Australian capital. From December 18 2018, the airline's daily SQ278/SQ279 service will switch from the current Airbus A330 – ...
POSTED 6 Sep, 2018 30 Comments
Virgin Australia will open a brand new domestic lounge in Adelaide by 2021 as part of broader terminal expansion works at Adelaide Airport, which will also pave the way for a new multi-airline lounge in the international precinct and upgrades to other facilities for passengers jetting abroad. Al...
POSTED 14 Jun, 2018 27 Comments
At long last, passengers flying from Adelaide Airport in first class, business class or with the right frequent flyer card can zip through the airport’s security screening formalities, thanks to the introduction of a new priority line at the airport’s main security checkpoint. Locate...
POSTED 31 May, 2018 20 Comments
Adelaide is the latest airport to join Priority Pass’ growing Australian roster, with Regional Express’ Rex Lounge now welcoming Priority Pass members travelling with any airline. Because all airlines depart from the one terminal at Adelaide Airport – which houses both domestic...
POSTED 10 May, 2018 9 Comments
Qantas partner Malaysia Airlines will boost its Adelaide-Kuala Lumpur flights to five services per week from July as the airline continues its Australian growth. From July 5 2018, the airline’s fifth weekly flight will depart Kuala Lumpur at 10:20pm on Wednesdays – running as MH139 a...
POSTED 23 Feb, 2018 4 Comments
Emirates hopes to upgrade all its flights to Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide to Airbus A380 jets on the back of the airline's recent US$16 billion order for an additional 36 superjumbos on top of its current 101-strong fleet. Boeing 777s currently darting between each of those three cities and...
POSTED 31 Jan, 2018 37 Comments
UPDATE | Air New Zealand will fly its Boeing 787-9 aircraft to Adelaide year-round following a seasonal stint this summer. With the Adelaide-Auckland Dreamliner flights originally slated to end on March 25 2018 – reverting to an all-economy Airbus A320 – that means Adelaide flyers ca...
POSTED 29 Nov, 2017 27 Comments
Adelaide will welcome Australia's third Langham hotel – and the first in the upscale Langham Place portfolio – when Langham Place, Adelaide opens in mid-2019. The luxury five-star hotel will offer 140 rooms, including 15 suites and a top floor penthouse, and will form part of the mul...
POSTED 19 Jan, 2017 1 Comment
Qantas partner Fiji Airways will launch non-stop flights between Adelaide and Nadi (Fiji) from 30 June 2017. Using a Boeing 737 aircraft, passengers can stretch out in one of eight reclining business class seats…… with those in the second row offering considerably more legroom than...
POSTED 21 Dec, 2016 9 Comments
Qantas partner Qatar Airways is winding back its new flights between Adelaide and Doha, Qatar from later this year, dropping down from a daily service to five flights a week. Established in May 2016 using an Airbus A350 aircraft, the airline will suspend flights from Adelaide on Wednesdays and S...
POSTED 15 Aug, 2016 20 Comments
Malaysia Airlines will offer its new fully-flat business class seats on every Airbus A330 flight to Australia from mid-September, replacing the old ‘sloping sleepers’ of yesteryear. Already flying to Sydney and Melbourne, Adelaide residents will be next to experience the new business...
POSTED 25 Jul, 2016 7 Comments
SkyTeam alliance member China Southern will kick off flights between Adelaide and Guangzhou before the year’s end, marking the city’s first regular flights to mainland China. Using an Airbus A330-200 aircraft, travellers won’t just have the usual options of business class and e...
POSTED 19 Jul, 2016 20 Comments
Qatar Airways plans to upgrade its Perth flights to the advanced Airbus A350, although there's a question mark hanging over when that switch from the current Boeing 777s will take place. Speaking at a press event in Adelaide, Qatar Airways CEO His Excellency Akbar Al Baker could only confirm to&...
POSTED 4 May, 2016 7 Comments
Qantas partner Qatar Airways kicks off its Doha-Adelaide flights today, bringing the advanced Airbus A350-900 to the South Australian capital. But it’s more than just another pin in Qatar’s growing network map: the route also marks Australia’s very first Airbus A350 commercial ...
POSTED 3 May, 2016 28 Comments
Starwood continues to expand its South Australian footprint with the opening of the Sheraton Adelaide hotel in mid-2019 to follow the new Aloft Adelaide hotel one year earlier. Built as part of a mixed use development comprising residential apartments, office and retail space, the O’Connel...
POSTED 25 Nov, 2015 0 Comments
Qatar Airways will begin flying to Adelaide in early May 2016 using its flagship Airbus A350, just two months after it launches into Sydney. The daily schedule will represent Australia's first Airbus A350 service. The Oneworld member airline already flies the advanced fuel-efficient A350 from it...
POSTED 13 Oct, 2015 33 Comments
Oneworld alliance member and Qantas partner Cathay Pacific will boost its flights between Adelaide and Hong Kong with the addition of a fifth weekly non-stop service. From December 2 2015, CX174 from Adelaide will run on Thursdays in addition to the previous Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday ...
POSTED 24 Sep, 2015 13 Comments
Starwood’s rapid expansion in Australia’s major cities continues with plans to open a new-build Aloft Adelaide hotel in early 2018, bringing the Aloft chain to South Australia for the first time and marking Aloft’s third location Down Under. Forming the centrepiece of New Mayfi...
POSTED 10 Jun, 2015 2 Comments
Adelaide will gain a new Accor hotel in 2018 with the opening of the Sofitel Adelaide on Currie Street in the city’s CBD. Residing in part of a 32-storey mixed-use tower to become the tallest residential development in South Australia, the hotel will offer 250 rooms and suites over 24 floo...
POSTED 21 Apr, 2015 2 Comments
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