• Your guide to Auckland Airport's international lounges

    With five international lounges welcoming passengers jetting from Auckland to Australia, travellers may find they have a choice between two, three or even four lounges, depending on their frequent flyer status, travel class and lounge membership. For example, a Qantas Platinum frequent flyer can...

    POSTED 6 Mar, 2019 1 Comment

  • Qantas flyers to soon have access to Auckland's outbound express path

    Qantas expects its trans-Tasman flyers to once again enjoy access to Auckland Airport's express lane in the coming weeks. The airport's fast track through outbound security screening checkpoints is currently restricted to Air New Zealand, Emirates and Singapore Airlines, but is expected to be op...

    POSTED 18 Jan, 2019 12 Comments

  • What it's like to fly on Air New Zealand's new Airbus A321neo

    Air New Zealand’s first and factory-fresh Airbus A321neo is now flying, making its debut as NZ739 from Auckland to Brisbane on Friday November 23, and soon to appear on flights to Sydney and Melbourne as well. It’s the first of 13 new Airbus ‘neo’ (New Engine Option) airc...

    POSTED 23 Nov, 2018 20 Comments

  • Qantas to revamp Sydney, Auckland, Tokyo and Hobart airport lounges

    Qantas will plough some of its record $1.6b pre-tax profit from the 2018 financial year into a revamp of it international lounges at Sydney, Auckland and Tokyo, along with expanding its recently-opened Brisbane lounge, while domestic lounges at Hobart and Tamworth will also see a refresh. Here's...

    POSTED 23 Aug, 2018 29 Comments

  • Virgin Australia to launch Newcastle-Auckland flights

    Virgin Australia will begin flying from Newcastle to Auckland from November this year, with the new seasonal route tapping into demand over the summer period. A Boeing 737 with eight business class seats, 30 Economy X seats and 138 standard economy seats will make the three hour trip every Tuesd...

    POSTED 18 Jul, 2018 30 Comments

  • How Auckland became a global dining powerhouse

    If there’s one thing most people know about Auckland, it’s that New Zealand’s largest city has astounding natural beauty. Rather than thinking of it as a progressive cultural hub, people envision the glistening harbors, lush green mountains, and untouched islands just off its c...

    POSTED 10 Apr, 2018 7 Comments

  • Emirates plans new Auckland-Bali-Dubai flights

    Qantas partner Emirates will launch flights between Auckland and Dubai via Denpasar (Bali) from June, using its Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. As with the airline's other 'Fifth Freedom' flights, passengers will be able to travel solely between Auckland and Bali or between Bali and Dubai as part of ...

    POSTED 19 Feb, 2018 34 Comments

  • China Airlines brings Airbus A350s to Melbourne, Brisbane, Auckland

    SkyTeam alliance member China Airlines will fly its Airbus A350 jets on Taipei-Melbourne and Taipei-Brisbane-Auckland flights from March 2018. Joining its double-daily Airbus A350 services to Sydney, flight CI57 from Taipei to Melbourne picks up the next-gen jet from March 25, with CI58 moving t...

    POSTED 21 Dec, 2017 15 Comments

  • Virgin Australia, AirNZ boost Brisbane-Auckland flights

    Virgin Australia and its trans-Tasman alliance partner Air New Zealand will ramp up flights between Brisbane and Auckland next year, with up to five additional return flights each week. Running between April and October 2018, the new flights boost the duo’s offering to up to 34 weekly retu...

    POSTED 14 Dec, 2017 5 Comments

  • Malaysia Airlines to fly Airbus A350 to Tokyo, but not Auckland

    Malaysia Airlines will fly its new Airbus A350 jets to Tokyo from May 2018, but says that a timetable listing showing that Auckland would also get the A350s is incorrect. "We will not be operating the A350 to Auckland" a spokesman for Malaysia Airlines tells Australian Business Traveller. "...

    POSTED 11 Dec, 2017 11 Comments

  • Emirates eyes second daily Auckland-Dubai service

    Emirates may launch a second daily flight between Auckland and Dubai as the airline re-examines its New Zealand strategy. The Gulf carrier tipped its hand in a joint submission with partner Qantas to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) to renew the airlines' existing partne...

    POSTED 23 Oct, 2017 4 Comments

  • Qantas plots daily year-round Perth-Auckland flights

    Qantas could move to year-round daily Auckland-Perth flights as both a feeder for its new non-stop Perth-London Boeing 787 service and a challenge to competitor Air New Zealand. The airline currently flies a seasonal Airbus A330 service on the route, while Air New Zealand runs its own Dreamliner...

    POSTED 16 Oct, 2017 9 Comments

  • What's next for the Qantas, Emirates lounges at Auckland?

    With Emirates axing its remaining Airbus A380 flights between Australia and Auckland (Melbourne and Brisbane are on the chopping block as of March 25, 2018) and Qantas boosting its trans-Tasman flights to fill the capacity gap, the fate of both airline's Auckland lounges comes into sharp relief. ...

    POSTED 13 Oct, 2017 26 Comments

  • Here is Qantas' new trans-Tasman flight schedule to Auckland

    Qantas is rejigging its trans-Tasman timetable for flights between Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Auckland, following the decision by partner Emirates to pull the plug on all Airbus A380 flights between Australia and Auckland from March 25, 2018. Read: Emirates axes more trans-Tasman flights as...

    POSTED 11 Oct, 2017 20 Comments

  • Emirates axes more trans-Tasman flights as Qantas takes over

    Emirates will axe its Melbourne-Auckland and Brisbane-Auckland fights as of 25 March 2018, handing the bulk of its trans-Tasman flying over to partner Qantas. The Gulf carrier currently flies its flagship Airbus A380 superjumbos daily from Melbourne and Brisbane to Auckland and back, and th...

    POSTED 11 Oct, 2017 72 Comments

  • Malaysia Airlines will fly ex-Airberlin A330s to Auckland

    Malaysia Airlines plans to fly the first of its six Airbus A330-200 jets – formerly leased to Airberlin – between Auckland and Kuala Lumpur in early 2018. The Oneworld member airline, which has been eager to boost the size of its twin-aisle A330 fleet for some time, swooped on the&nb...

    POSTED 4 Oct, 2017 4 Comments

  • China Airlines goes daily on Taipei-Brisbane-Auckland flights

    China Airlines will boost its Taipei-Brisbane and Brisbane-Auckland flights to a daily schedule from December 2017. The SkyTeam member currently has four flights a week on its Airbus A330, which is a popular option for Brisbane's trans-Tasman travellers. Ray Chang, China Airlines' General ...

    POSTED 16 Jun, 2017 8 Comments

  • Emirates axes Sydney-Auckland Airbus A380 flights

    Emirates will cancel its daily Airbus A380 flights between Sydney and Auckland from July 13 2017, with the Gulf carrier saying the superjumbo service is being retired "to optimise capacity on this route in line with changes in demand." In its place, Qantas will upgrade four daily Sydney-Auckland...

    POSTED 31 May, 2017 84 Comments

  • Marriott plans new The Ritz-Carlton, Auckland hotel for 2019

    The Ritz-Carlton will plant its flag in New Zealand come 2019 with the opening of The Ritz-Carlton, Auckland hotel. Located in Auckland’s CBD and nearby the Sky City entertainment precinct, the property will offer 360-degree views of the city’s twin harbours, with the nearby Waiheke ...

    POSTED 9 Nov, 2016 0 Comments

  • The best business class seats on Brisbane-Auckland flights

    Flying from Brisbane to Auckland in business class? You may be surprised to learn that not two, but five airlines compete for your high flying dollar on this busy trans-Tasman route. That list includes Qantas, Virgin Australia and Air New Zealand, along with Emirates and even Taiwan-based China ...

    POSTED 8 Nov, 2016 13 Comments

  • The best business class seats on Melbourne-Auckland flights

    New Zealand remains the most popular international destination for Australian travellers, and Melbourne residents have no shortage of options for getting there in style. Qantas, Virgin Australia, Air New Zealand and even Emirates all offer business class flights across the pond – but which...

    POSTED 4 Oct, 2016 15 Comments

  • The best business class seats flying between Sydney and Auckland

    Travellers are spoiled for choice when flying from Sydney to Auckland and back again with no fewer than six airlines offering business class seats and service at the pointy end. That list includes Qantas, Virgin Australia and Air New Zealand, along with more far-flung carriers in Emirates, LATAM...

    POSTED 13 Sep, 2016 0 Comments

  • Next on Qantas' lounge to-do list: Brisbane, London, Auckland...

    Qantas is set to bolster its lounge network over the coming 12 months, with new international and domestic lounges where business travellers and frequent flyers can escape the crush of the airport terminal. The airline – which analysts expect to report a full-year profit as high as $1.5 bi...

    POSTED 4 Aug, 2016 7 Comments

  • The future of airports: one-stop security, passport control?

    SmartGates and security screening technology could soon be combined to create a ‘one stop shop’ for departing international passengers under a radical new plan by the New Zealand Government. Representing a massive overhaul of the current process – whereby travellers first queue...

    POSTED 4 Aug, 2016 5 Comments

  • New Zealand plans trial of 'trusted traveller' fast-track program

    Business travellers arriving internationally into New Zealand will soon be able to take advantage of a ‘trusted traveller’ scheme, providing a fast-track service through passport control and a dedicated processing lane at quarantine for a quick exit. Flagged as part of a two-year tri...

    POSTED 3 Aug, 2016 9 Comments

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