Holiday Inn Express Debuts Down Under With Sydney Opening

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has launched its select-service Holiday Inn Express brand in Australia with the opening of a new hotel in Sydney. The new Holiday Inn Express Sydney Macquarie Park is the first of 15 Holiday Inn Express hotels to be developed in the country, with additional locations upcoming in Adelaide, Brisbane and Melbourne. … Continue reading

Virgin Australia Debuts The Business

Virgin Australia has debut “The Business”, its next-generation business class product touted to raise the bar on domestic business travel down under. Launched today on its transcontinental Airbus A330s, the product embarked on its first commercial service onboard flight VA 559 from Sydney to Perth.   Reverse Herringbone Flat Beds, Direct Aisle Access The new … Continue reading

Qantas Marks Anniversary With Special Liveried Jet

Qantas’ celebrates its 94th anniversary in style with the delivery of its first “retro” painted aircraft.   The airline’s 75th Boeing 737-800 arrived in Sydney from the Boeing factory in Seattle, with staff members, media and its most loyal customer, 82-year old John Martin, who has flown on 958 revenue flights since July 1964. Named … Continue reading

Qantas To Place A380s On Sydney – Dallas Route, Retimes Melbourne – Dubai – London (Heathrow)

Australian carrier Qantas has announced changes to its Airbus A380 operations. The airline revealed it will fly its flagship Airbus A380s on its Sydney – Dallas/Fort Worth route in a bid to maximize aircraft utilization as part of its turnaround plan, while also retiming its Melbourne – Dubai – London (Heathrow) flight to free up … Continue reading

Etihad To Add Dallas, Perth In 2014

Etihad Airways continues its expansion with the announcement of plans to connect the UAE capital to Dallas and Perth in 2014. The national airline of the UAE will fly 3 times weekly to Texas and daily to Western Australia, boosting the hub status of its Abu Dhabi base.   Abu Dhabi – Dallas/Fort Worth Scheduled … Continue reading