• Hawaiian Airlines: new Brisbane-USA connections via Honolulu

    Hawaiian Airlines will begin flights between Brisbane and Honolulu this November -- and while Australians tend to think of Hawaiian as a holiday airline, the connecting flights via Honolulu to just under a dozen continental US cities will be a useful option fo  Queensland's business tra...

    POSTED 20 Jun, 2012 12 Comments

  • Perth-Guangzhou-Beijing flights: now on China Southern

    China Southern is now flying business travellers directly from Perth to Guangzhou and Beijing, with this week's debut of flights from WA on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. The Guangzhou-based airline, the largest airline in Asia and the fifth-largest in the world, uses Airbus A330-300 planes on...

    POSTED 10 Nov, 2011 0 Comments

  • Cathay Pacific adds second daily flight from Hong Kong to Delhi

    Business travellers heading to Delhi will have additional options when connecting via Hong Kong between December and February when Cathay Pacific adds a second nonstop flight between the two cities. Currently, Cathay only has only one non-stop daily return to Delhi: CX695 and CX694. One other fl...

    POSTED 28 Sep, 2011 0 Comments

  • Jetstar adds Queenstown flights from Sydney, Melbourne, Wellington

    Jetstar is offering more flights to Queenstown in New Zealand, with new flights from Sydney and Wellington, plus additional flights from Melbourne. Queenstown is a major conference and meeting destination, especially with many of the larger business hotels in earthquake-hit Christchurch out of c...

    POSTED 26 Sep, 2011 0 Comments

  • China Southern starts direct Brisbane-Beijing flights

    Brisbane and Beijing will be linked by direct flights when China Southern Airlines connects the Chinese and Queensland capitals next month. The new flights begin on 30 October, and will run four times weekly. But don't be confused by thinking that "direct" means "nonstop". The route is an extens...

    POSTED 15 Sep, 2011 0 Comments

  • Etihad to start Dusseldorf flights in December

    Virgin Australia passengers will be able to make single-change connections to Dusseldorf via Abu Dhabi once Middle Eastern partner airline Etihad starts flights to the German city in December. Flights will initially be four days a week, on Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, but timings ar...

    POSTED 25 Jul, 2011 0 Comments

  • Emirates adds extra connection flights from Dubai to Frankfurt

    Emirates will strengthen its Frankfurt connections from the end of October, adding a very useful third flight to its existing two. EK043 leaves Dubai at 0320, arriving in Frankfurt at 0735, meaning that business travellers will be able to get to the centre of German commerce for a day's work. Pr...

    POSTED 19 Jul, 2011 0 Comments

  • Singapore Airlines adds flights to China, Japan, India

    In brief: Singapore Airlines is increasing its flights from Changi airport, with additional connections available for Australian passengers to Ahmedabad, Bangkok, Cape Town, Guangzhou, Istanbul, Mumbai, Osaka and Tokyo Haneda. The new schedule comes into effect on 30 October this year, and will ...

    POSTED 18 Jul, 2011 0 Comments

  • China Airlines adds extra Sydney-Taipei flights

    In brief: China Airlines is increasing its Sydney-Taipei flights from four to five every week, making its flights more appealing for business travellers -- especially with a New York JFK connection from Taipei. The Taiwan-based airline launched connecting flights from Taipei to New York in April...

    POSTED 15 Jul, 2011 0 Comments

  • Lufthansa puts Airbus A380 superjumbo on Singapore-Frankfurt

    Lufthansa's flagship Airbus A380 will begin daily flights between Singapore and Frankfurt later this year, making the German national carrier the fourth airline to put the superjumbo on routes between Australia, Asia and Europe. Qantas, Singapore Airlines and Emirates already fly the A380 on the...

    POSTED 13 Jul, 2011 0 Comments

  • Qantas launches Jetstar-operated Melbourne-Beijing flights

    Update Jetstar will begin a daily Melbourne-Beijing service from November 24, although the flight will involve a stop-over in Singapore rather than be a direct journey. Qantas will offer the daily service as a codeshare in what's tipped to be the first of many such arrangements using the Red Ro...

    POSTED 13 Jul, 2011 3 Comments

  • Emirates: new connection options & free Sydney hotels for third daily flight from Sydney to Dubai

    Emirates is adding a third daily flight to its Sydney-Dubai route so travellers can make faster connections to Europe, an airline spokesperson confirmed to Australian Business Traveller today. The early-morning flight EK415 (leaving Sydney at 0600) is specifically scheduled to arrive into Dubai ...

    POSTED 9 May, 2011 0 Comments

  • Air India Melbourne-Delhi flights back on

    Air India will finally start direct flights to Melbourne from its hub in Delhi, following approval from India's aviation regulator. A Melbourne Airport spokesperson confirmed to Australian Business Traveller this morning that the airport is planning for Air India to start direct flights between ...

    POSTED 26 Apr, 2011 0 Comments

  • Jetstar begins Cairns-Auckland flights

    Jetstar has launched its flights between Auckland and Cairns, and will fly the route three times weekly. The flights from New Zealand are relatively convenient, leaving Auckland at 1830 and arriving in Cairns at 2210.  The return journey is a red-eye night flight, however, leaving Cairns a...

    POSTED 15 Apr, 2011 0 Comments

  • Where can you fly on the Airbus A380?

    With more and more Airbus A380 superjumbos being delivered to the world's airlines, the A380 has become a firm passenger favourite. The seating is often upgraded from what's offered on Boeing 747 and 777 aircraft and you'll enjoy a significantly quieter ride. Not only do Qantas, Singapore Airlin...

    POSTED 12 Apr, 2011 0 Comments

  • China Airlines aims for Sydney-New York market with new JFK flights

    China Airlines is launching flights between Taipei and New York this month, and hoping to win a slice of the NYC-bound Australian market on the back of its existing flights from Sydney to Taipei. The airline -- based in Taiwan and not to be confused with Air China, the national flag carrier of t...

    POSTED 8 Apr, 2011 0 Comments

  • Hainan prepares Sydney-China flights

    Hainan Airlines appears to have plans to fly to Sydney Airport from Shenzhen and Hangzhou in China. Despite rumors of the new flights, and a few mentions on Hainan's website, an official announcement has not yet materialized. The carrier's English language homepage states "Hainan Airlines will o...

    POSTED 4 Nov, 2010 0 Comments

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