• Qatar Airways brings its Qsuites to Sydney, Canberra from July 2018

    Qatar Airways will begin flying its highly-regarded Qsuite business class to Sydney and Canberra from next month. The airline has confirmed that its flights QR906/QR907 will be upgraded to the business class suites "up to four times a week" as of July 1, with Qsuites every day from August 1...

    POSTED 12 Jun, 2018 27 Comments

  • Singapore Airlines launches fifth daily Sydney-Singapore flight

    Singapore Airlines will add a fifth daily flight from Sydney this week with the launch of its Sydney-Canberra-Singapore Boeing 777-300ER service. Flight SQ288's 9.20pm departure from Sydney and 5.15am arrival into Singapore will also be the airline's first overnight service from Sydney – a...

    POSTED 30 Apr, 2018 9 Comments

  • Canberra eyes Qantas flights to Wellington, AirNZ to Auckland

    With flights to Singapore and Doha already taking wing, Canberra Airport is now looking to add New Zealand to its network map. Managing Director of Canberra Airport, Stephen Byron, considers trans-Tasman travel as “the piece that's missing” – or will be missing from May 1, when...

    POSTED 16 Feb, 2018 31 Comments

  • Six questions (and answers) about Qatar's Doha-Sydney-Canberra flight

    Qatar Airways is now flying daily between Canberra and its hub of Doha, with a brief stopover at Sydney in both directions. Australian Business Traveller readers posed several questions about the flight, and we’ve dug up the answers. You’re welcome.  What lounges will Qatar Airw...

    POSTED 15 Feb, 2018 31 Comments

  • Singapore Airlines brings first class to Canberra on daily flights

    Singapore Airlines is shaking up its Canberra flights, adding a via-Sydney leg on the way from Singapore and upgrading the aircraft to a Boeing 777-300ER to include first class, lie-flat business class and premium economy from May 1. Canberra flights will also step up to a daily frequency, but l...

    POSTED 24 Jan, 2018 53 Comments

  • Qatar is bringing its new Qsuites business class to Sydney, Canberra

    EXCLUSIVE | Qatar Airways will launch its new Canberra-Sydney-Doha flights in mid-February with the airline's flagship Qsuites business class, which boasts first class-style sliding doors for privacy doors and even a double bed. But don't get too excited – for now it's just a one-time tr...

    POSTED 28 Dec, 2017 7 Comments

  • Qantas promises to slash Sydney-Canberra flight cancellations

    Almost one in ten Qantas flights on the Sydney-Canberra route are being cancelled, according to data published this week – prompting Canberra Airport to call for an industry taskforce to get schedules back on track. "Canberra is getting slugged with perpetually poor results on th...

    POSTED 23 Nov, 2017 30 Comments

  • Qatar Airways will start Canberra-Doha flights in February 2018

    Qatar Airways will begin daily flights between Canberra and Doha via Sydney from mid-February 2018, in a move which will also see Gulf carrier's Sydney-Doha route increase to a double-daily service. The Oneworld airline and de facto Qantas partner has slated a Boeing 777-300ER for the Canberra-S...

    POSTED 22 Jul, 2017 0 Comments

  • Virgin Australia launches Canberra-Perth flights

    Virgin Australia will join Qantas in catering to the sharply-defined "WA-based Federal Politician" market with the launch of flights between Canberra and Perth. The pollies, their partners and staffers – a group which includes 28 of Australia's 226 Federal members and senators, among them ...

    POSTED 20 Apr, 2017 3 Comments

  • Canberra Airport mulls international business class lounge

    As Canberra Airport looks to add more international flights onto its departure board, the airport's managing body is looking to open a premium lounge for business class passengers and top-tier frequent flyers. But unlike most Australian airports, the lounge wouldn't belong to any one airline. I...

    POSTED 23 Feb, 2017 9 Comments

  • Regional airline FlyPelican to launch Canberra-Dubbo flights

    Australian regional airline FlyPelican will launch Canberra-Dubbo flights in 2017, being the only airline flying non-stop on the route. From January 30, FlyPelican’s British Aerospace Jetstream 32 aircraft will carry up to 19 passengers between the two cities, with flights every weekday pl...

    POSTED 2 Dec, 2016 5 Comments

  • Qatar Airways plans Canberra flights

    UPDATE | Qatar Airways will begin daily flights from Canberra via Sydney to Doha from mid-February 2018, in a move which will also see Gulf carrier's Sydney-Doha route increase to a double-daily service. Read our latest story for full details. PREVIOUS | Qantas partner Qatar Airways will add Can...

    POSTED 29 Nov, 2016 48 Comments

  • Singapore Airlines lounge access at Canberra Airport

    Selected passengers travelling on Singapore Airlines’ new flights from Canberra to Singapore and Wellington can cool their heels in the Virgin Australia Canberra lounge – but that list won't include most Star Alliance Gold frequent flyers, including those of route partner Air New Zeal...

    POSTED 19 Sep, 2016 0 Comments

  • Vibe Hotel Canberra Airport opens next week

    The new Vibe Hotel Canberra Airport prepares to open its doors to travellers next week with the first guests checking-in from November 2nd. Located just 50 metres from the terminal door, the hotel’s 191 rooms provide views of either the city or Lake Burley Griffin, with the property claimi...

    POSTED 30 Oct, 2015 5 Comments

  • FlyPelican, Australia

    New Aussie regional airline FlyPelican will take its first passenger flight next week with the launch of non-stop services between Newcastle and Canberra on June 1. The airline will also kick off Sydney-Mudgee flights from June 11, along with Newcastle-Sydney services from the same date to rival...

    POSTED 26 May, 2015 1 Comment

  • QT Hotels & Resorts to open in Canberra

    Canberra will see a stylish new addition to the hotel scene with next month's opening of the QT Canberra. Set to open in early April at Net Acton's iconic Lakeside Hotel complex, QT Canberra features 200 guest suites by renowned designer Nic Graham. Graham plays up the history of the space...

    POSTED 4 Mar, 2014 1 Comment

  • QantasLink

    The first of QantasLink's reconfigured Boeing 717 aircraft is now in service on selected flights to Canberra, offering in-flight entertainment for all passengers and a new regional business class product. Pictured below, the leather seats in business class will give premium travellers more choic...

    POSTED 22 Nov, 2013 4 Comments

  • Qantas to rejig Canberra flights with Boeing 717 business class

    Qantas is set to revamp its Canberra services in the later half of the year in a move that may not please all travellers. Selected flights on the Sydney-Canberra, Brisbane-Canberra and Melbourne-Canberra routes will be downsized from the current Qantas Boeing 737 jets to smaller QantasLink ...

    POSTED 16 May, 2013 22 Comments

  • Canberra Airport opens new Virgin Australia terminal, lounges this week

    Canberra Airport is set to showcase a fresh look for the nation's capital when it opens the second wing of its revamped terminal this Wednesday, March 13. Ceremonies will begin at 9.30am in the new Virgin Australia lounge, one of two new lounges for the Qantas challenger (the other being Th...

    POSTED 11 Mar, 2013 2 Comments

  • Virgin Australia to expand Melbourne lounge, but Hobart slips to 2014

    Virgin Australia will expand its Melbourne lounge this year, and open new lounges in Canberra and Cairns, but Hobart travellers will need to cool their heels until 2014. Canberra is up first, with not one but two lounges to open their doors in the Canberra Airport’s new Western Concou...

    POSTED 26 Feb, 2013 11 Comments

  • Canberra Airport opens new terminal on March 13

    Canberra Airport will open the second wing of its revamped terminal in mid-March as the airport's ambitious 'AirVolution' upgrade nears completion. Airport spokeswoman Jane Seaborn confirmed March 13 as ribbon-cutting day for the second stage of the airport's slick terminal revamp, following the...

    POSTED 29 Jan, 2013 6 Comments

  • Photos & review: Virgin Australia's new E190 business class

    With Virgin Australia’s upgrade of its Embraer 190 business class now underway, Australian Business Traveller took a quick flight on the airline’s Sydney-Canberra Capital Connect service to see how the new seats and updated service stack up. The E190’s aren’t restr...

    POSTED 7 Dec, 2012 20 Comments

  • Virgin Australia lounges coming to Cairns, Canberra & Hobart

    Virgin Australia's family of airport lounges continues to grow, with a new lounge slated to open at Cairns next year. Virgin Australia CEO John Borghetti told Australian Business Traveller that Cairns would join the previously-announced Hobart lounge on the Virgin calendar for 2013. Both a...

    POSTED 29 Aug, 2012 12 Comments

  • East Hotel Canberra offers chic new capital option

    Business travellers heading to Canberra have a new stylish option with the opening of East Hotel. Located between Kingston and Manuka, with 140 rooms laid out in studio and apartment styles, East should be well-suited for short-term trips and longer business travel stays. Ox Eatery pr...

    POSTED 28 Aug, 2012 3 Comments

  • Qantas adds extra daily flights between Canberra and Adelaide

    Qantas is adding an extra return flight on the Canberra-Adelaide route five days a week from this October.  That's a total of an extra 1076 seats, but there won't be any business class -- the new flights will use a QantasLink Bombardier Q400 turboprop propeller-driven plane, which only has ...

    POSTED 16 Jul, 2012 2 Comments

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