Australian Carriers Expand In Asia

Australian carriers Qantas and Jetstar continue their Asian expansion with new connections between Australia, China and Vietnam. The Flying Kangaroo has relaunched direct services to Beijing, while its low cost affiliate is to fly to Ho Chi Minh City for the first time.   Qantas Launches Sydney – Beijing After a hiatus of 8 years, … 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

Qantas Plans Upgrade Of B737s

Australian carrier Qantas will refurbish its Boeing 737-800 fleet next year, adding more seats and its wireless Q Streaming inflight entertainment system. 38 of the airline’s older narrow-body jets will be upgraded progressively, joining 29 existing aircraft fitted with seatback monitors and video on-demand.   Through changes to the galley and lavatory space, an extra row … Continue reading

Royal Caribbean Boosts Australia And South Pacific With Third Ship For 2015/2016

Royal Caribbean International has reaffirmed its commitment to the Australia, New Zealand and South Pacific market with plans for the deployment of a third large ship down under. Explorer of the Seas will join the Voyager of the Seas and Radiance of the Seas to homeport in Sydney for the winter 2015/2016 season.   Explorer … Continue reading

Royal Caribbean International Reveals 2013/2014 Australian Deployment

Royal Caribbean International today announced its winter 2013/2014 deployment in Australia that sees the line send 3 of its vessels to the southern hemisphere. From September 2013 to May 2014, Voyager of the Seas, Radiance of the Seas and Rhapsody of the Seas will return to offer a combined 55 sailings on 53 itineraries, calling at 56 ports … Continue reading