Singapore Airlines Confirms Canberra, Wellington Flights

Singapore Airlines has confirmed it will begin direct flights between Singapore and Canberra, becoming the first international airline to operate in the Australian capital. Beginning 20 September 2016, the Star Alliance member will fly its “Capital Express” route 4 times a week, with a trans-Tasman onward tag to Wellington.   Flight SQ 291 will depart Singapore … Continue reading

Qantas Celebrates 95th Anniversary With New Special-Liveried Jet

Australian carrier Qantas celebrated 95 years of flying this week with the unveiling of a new vintage-liveried jet in Sydney.   Adorning one of the airline’s narrow-bodied Boeing 737-800 jets (registered VH-VXQ), the Retro Roo II design recalls Qantas’ Boeing 707 aircraft from 1959 to 1961. Presented before a group of over 300 employees, Chief … Continue reading

Greyhound Australia Launches Premium Coach Service

Coach operator Greyhound Australia has launched a new premium express service between Canberra and Sydney. The new Platinum Business Class coach would provide direct, city centre-to-city centre travel and is intended to rival airlines in the lucrative travel market between both metropolises.   The coach features 50 reclining leather seats in a 2-2 configuration with … Continue reading

Revitalized Park Hyatt Sydney Reopens

The iconic Park Hyatt Sydney located in the shadow of the Harbour Bridge has reopened following an extensive transformation. The property sets a new benchmark in contemporary luxury, having been stripped and redesigned to showcase the enviable views of Darling Harbour and the Sydney Opera House.   Residential in style, the newly-designed guestrooms and suites offer contemporary … Continue reading

Virgin Australia Expands Business Class To Domestic Routes

Virgin Australia has expanded its Business Class offering to the majority of its domestic routes, following the product’s introduction on the airline’s Airbus A330-200 coast-to-coast service in 2011. The move places Virgin Australia in direct competition with Qantas for premium travellers within Australia, a monopoly the latter has enjoyed for more than a decade.    Featuring 8 … Continue reading