• Singapore Airlines adds another Airbus A350 to Perth

    Singapore Airlines is continuing its rolling upgrade of flights to Australia, with Perth set to see a second Airbus A350 from July 1, 2019. The advanced jet, which boasts Singapore Airlines' latest flat-bed regional business class seats in what the airline calls a 'medium-range' configurati...

    POSTED 3 Jun, 2019 10 Comments

  • Qantas hits pause on planned non-stop flights to Paris

    Qantas’ plans to expand non-stop flights from Perth to Europe are on hold, with the airline’s ongoing disputes with Perth Airport causing the carrier to shelve plans to go beyond the current Perth-London service out of Australia’s west coast. The two companies are currently in ...

    POSTED 3 Jun, 2019 64 Comments

  • ANA’s direct Perth to Tokyo flights starting in September

    As the only airline to offer direct flights from Perth to Tokyo, ANA is the ideal choice when travelling to Japan and beyond from Australia’s west coast. This article is sponsored by ANA ANA will launch the direct daily flights from September 1, 2019, with the overnight service departing ...

    POSTED 29 May, 2019 0 Comments

  • Which airline has the best business class for Perth-Singapore flights?

    Singapore is one of Perth’s busiest international destinations, being an easy 5½ hour dash away and opening up the WA city to many others worldwide through the hub that is Changi Airport. There are three competitors on this route, including the stalwart Singapore Airlines, its budge...

    POSTED 10 May, 2019 27 Comments

  • Singapore Airlines upgrades business class on Perth-Singapore flights

    EXCLUSIVE | Business class flyers jetting from Perth to Singapore are in for an upgrade with one of Singapore Airlines’ four daily return flights stepping up from an ageing Boeing 777-200 to a factory-fresh Airbus A350, fitted with the airline’s newest ‘regional’ business ...

    POSTED 26 Apr, 2019 12 Comments

  • Qatar swings Airbus A350-1000 onto Sydney-Doha, Qsuites for Adelaide

    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

  • Qatar Airways swaps Perth's Airbus A380 for Boeing 777 with Qsuites

    Qatar Airways will swap out its Airbus A380 from the Perth-Doha route for a Boeing 777-300ER between September and December 2019 as the superjumbo heads into the hangar for routine maintenance. That's not the best news if you're booked into the superjumbo's first class cabin, as the Boeing 777 l...

    POSTED 26 Feb, 2019 7 Comments

  • Malaysia Airlines: Perth flights to get Airbus A330 with lie-flat beds

    Business travellers from Perth to Kuala Lumpur can now rest easier, with Malaysia Airlines finally swapping the cozy Boeing 737 for the twin-aisle Airbus A330 from Monday 1 April 2019 on daily flights MH126/MH127. The bigger bird features 19 fully-flat business class berths which will be mo...

    POSTED 26 Feb, 2019 6 Comments

  • Emirates cuts flights from Sydney, Perth

    Emirates is reducing flights from Sydney and Perth in a series of "adjustments through the year in response to dynamic market conditions." The Gulf airline and Qantas partner will cut its Perth flights back to a single daily service from March 31 with the axing of flight EK424/EK425. This will l...

    POSTED 13 Jan, 2019 61 Comments

  • ANA launches direct flights between Perth and Tokyo from Sept 2019

    ANA will launch direct daily flights between Perth and Tokyo from 1 September 2019, unlocking another premium Asian destination for Western Australian travellers. The daily Boeing 787 service will also open up ANA's extensive domestic network throughout Japan as well as destinations further afie...

    POSTED 26 Dec, 2018 36 Comments

  • Qantas is now selling premium economy on Melbourne-Perth flights

    Qantas travellers jetting between Melbourne and Perth can now book themselves into the premium economy cabin of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner on QF9 and QF10. Until now, it’s been possible only to book business or economy on the domestic leg of those flights, with premium economy held back for...

    POSTED 18 Oct, 2018 22 Comments

  • Emirates cuts two Airbus A380 flights to Sydney, Melbourne

    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

  • Virgin Australia's direct flights between the Gold Coast and Perth

    Virgin Australia will launch direct flights between Perth and the Gold Coast from mid-December, albeit with a few caveats. The flights will run just twice a week, and across a seasonal roster from 13 December 2018 to 26 January 2019 rather than being a year-around service. Those flights will ...

    POSTED 18 Sep, 2018 12 Comments

  • Emirates temporarily winds back flights to Australia, New Zealand

    Emirates will reduce flights to Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth and Auckland over April and May 2019 due to runway updates at its sprawling Dubai hub, with travellers needing to plan around the temporary cut-backs. For Sydneysiders, the daily Airbus A380 EK417 flight to Dubai will be paused be...

    POSTED 10 Jul, 2018 32 Comments

  • Virgin Australia to launch direct Perth-Hobart flights

    Virgin Australia will launch non-stop flights between Perth and Hobart from September, becoming the only airline to offer a direct service between the two cities. Running three times per week and with a flight time of around 4.5 hours each way, travellers will no longer need to connect via Sydne...

    POSTED 4 Jul, 2018 16 Comments

  • Qantas to fly Boeing 747 Sydney-Perth, Airbus A330 Perth-Singapore

    Qantas will fly its iconic Boeing 747 between Sydney and Perth from late July, while its double-daily Perth-Singapore Boeing 737 service will be replaced by an Airbus A330. A Qantas spokesperson confirmed to Australian Business Traveller that the Perth-Singapore A330 schedule will start from Jul...

    POSTED 2 Jul, 2018 51 Comments

  • Qantas restricts access to Perth Transit Lounge on London flights

    Qantas’ Perth Transit Lounge is already pretty exclusive – serving only those passengers jetting to London on flight QF9, or connecting from London through to Melbourne on QF10 – but the access list is now even tighter than before, with digital lounge passes currently ...

    POSTED 25 Jun, 2018 5 Comments

  • Qantas scraps plans for Perth-Johannesburg flights

    UPDATE | Qantas has scrapped its planned flights between Perth and Johannesburg due to an ongoing stoush with Perth Airport over which terminal the service would use. Perth Airport has insisted that Qantas use the main international T1 terminal for the seasonal service to South Africa. How...

    POSTED 4 Jun, 2018 95 Comments

  • Singapore Airlines debuts new regional business class on Perth flights

    Singapore Airlines has launched its new regional business class seats on a daily Boeing 787-10 flight from Perth, and expects other Australian flights to follow suit as the airline upgrades its medium-range fleet. This includes not only the Boeing 787-10 but a tranche of Airbus A350 jets due fro...

    POSTED 8 May, 2018 30 Comments

  • Perth Airport CEO: no direct ANA or JAL flights to Japan this year

    While Perth Airport is in discussions with both ANA and JAL about direct flights to Tokyo, those flights are not due to take wing until 2019 says Perth Airport CEO Kevin Brown. "There's ongoing discussions with both airlines," Brown tells Australian Business Traveller, "but it won't be this...

    POSTED 7 May, 2018 18 Comments

  • Singapore Airlines brings Boeing 787-10 to Perth from May 7

    Singapore Airlines will begin flying its new Boeing 787-10 aircraft to Perth from May 7 2018, bringing with it the airline's new lie-flat business class seating. The Dreamliner will make its inaugural journey to Perth on Monday May 7 as SQ223 and return to Singapore that same day as SQ214, altho...

    POSTED 11 Apr, 2018 40 Comments

  • Etihad to axe Perth-Abu Dhabi flights from October

    Virgin Australia partner Etihad Airways will end its Perth-Abu Dhabi flights from October 2 2018. A spokesman for Etihad Airways confirmed to Australian Business Traveller its decision to pull the plug on Perth, saying "the cancellation of the Perth route is one of several adjustments ...

    POSTED 10 Apr, 2018 24 Comments

  • Review: Qantas Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner premium economy, Perth-London

    Last year, Australian Business Traveller reviewed Qantas' new Premium Economy offering on the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, and while there was a lot to like about the product, the lack of legroom once the seat ahead of you was reclined was a worrying issue – especially for upcoming ultra-long-h...

    POSTED 26 Mar, 2018 79 Comments

  • Etihad downgrades Perth flights from Boeing 787 to Airbus A330

    Virgin Australia partner Etihad Airways is swapping out its Boeing 787s on Perth-Abu Dhabi flights in favour of Airbus A330s from April 16, which isn't good news for business travellers. That’s because the airline’s famed Business Studio seats as offered on the Dreamliner… ...

    POSTED 21 Mar, 2018 28 Comments

  • Qantas details new Perth Airport T3 'international terminal wing'

    Qantas has pulled back the covers on its upgraded T3 international terminal at Perth Airport ahead of this month's launch of non-stop flights between Perth and London. Those flights, along with other Qantas services to Singapore and Auckland as of March 24, will run from a new international wing...

    POSTED 13 Mar, 2018 23 Comments

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