Qatar Airways and Virgin Australia expand their networks, lounges and loyalty programmes as part of a new partnership

New agreement includes an expansive codeshare agreement and unparalleled loyalty partnership benefits offering Virgin Australia and Qatar Airways passengers unique rewards and seamless travel across both carriers’ networks Increased travel options and benefits across 35 destinations in Australia for Qatar Airways passengers and to more than 140 destinations worldwide for Virgin Australia passengers DOHA, Qatar,… Read the full press release

Emirates unveils its full Premium Economy offering onboard and on ground

Emirates Premium Economy will be deployed on high-traffic A380 routes to London Heathrow, Paris Charles de Gaulle, Sydney and Christchurch Announces at Arabian Travel Market that this new cabin class will be open for sale on 1 June, for flights from 1 August Dubai, UAE, 2022-May-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Flyers can look forward… Read the full press release

Qantas Group announces major fleet decisions that will reshape its international and domestic networks

Approval of Project Sunrise, with order for 12 x Airbus A350s capable of flying direct from Australia to any other city including New York and London, starting from Sydney in late 2025. Domestic fleet renewal from late 2023, with order for 40 x A321XLRs and A220 aircraft; 94 purchase order rights spread over at least… Read the full press release

dnata and Qatar Airways Cargo extend partnership in Belgium

Brussels, Belgium, 2022-Apr-30 — /Travel PR News/ — dnata, a leading global air and travel services provider, and Qatar Airways Cargo, the world’s leading air cargo carrier, have extended their partnership in Belgium. The multi-year extension of the contract will see dnata continue to deliver a range of cargo handling and road feeder services for… Read the full press release

Qantas and Jetstar to operate new direct routes to India and Korea

Qantas to launch new direct route between Sydney and Bengaluru (Bangalore) in southern India. Planned codeshare agreement with India’s largest domestic airline, IndiGo, to provide direct connections to 50 cities; new free trade agreement expected to strengthen demand. Qantas and Jetstar to both launch new direct flights between Sydney and Seoul. Sydney, Australia, 2022-Apr-12 —… Read the full press release

Royal Caribbean announces its bold season of 2023-2024 Australia cruises

Three Award-winning Ships, including a Down Under Debut, Will Make for a Summer Splash SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA, 2022-Mar-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Starting October 2023, a summer full of memories and untamed adventure is on the horizon as Royal Caribbean International announces its bold season of 2023-2024 Australia cruises packed with returning favourites, firsts and new itineraries. Ovation and Quantum of… Read the full press release

Air Canada resumes daily services to Sydney, Brisbane and Auckland

Vancouver-Sydney flights ramp up to daily beginning May 1 Vancouver-Brisbane flights resume Jul. 1, four times weekly Vancouver-Auckland flights resume Nov. 10, three times weekly Most extensive schedule connects Canada to South Pacific destinations and supports tourism and hospitality sectors MONTREAL, CANADA, 2022-Mar-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Air Canada today (March 16, 2022) announced a strategic expansion of its South Pacific schedule with… Read the full press release

Qantas and Jetstar to operate up to 30 return flights per week across the Tasman from mid-April

Qantas and Jetstar to ramp up trans-Tasman flights from mid-April Up to 30 return flights a week initially More seats for frequent flyers, with every Qantas and Jetstar trans-Tasman flight in the month of May now a ‘Points Plane’ Sydney, Australia, 2022-Mar-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas and Jetstar are gearing up to reunite… Read the full press release

More than 23,000 passengers set to travel this week on Qantas and Jetstar flights to and from Perth

Sydney, Australia, 2022-Mar-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Thousands of travellers are preparing to take off to Western Australia with the border opening to all visitors quarantine free for the first time in almost two years from midnight tonight. After a false start last month, more than 23,000 passengers are booked to travel this week… Read the full press release

Swissport to provide airport ground services and air cargo handling for Philippines’ Cebu Pacific in Osaka (KIX) and Fukuoka (FUK)

Tokyo, Japan, 2022-Feb-26 — /Travel PR News/ — With recent contract wins in Osaka (KIX) and Fukuoka (FUK), Swissport now supports Cebu Pacific, the Philippines’ leading low-cost airline, in an exclusive partnership at all Japanese stations. Swissport has been providing airport ground services and air cargo handling for Cebu Pacific in Japan since 2014. With… Read the full press release

Qantas welcomes back first international tourists in almost two years

Sydney, Australia, 2022-Feb-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas flights from eight overseas destinations are touching down in Australia today (21ST FEBRUARY 2022), bringing the first international tourists in almost two years and an eagerly anticipated boost for the country’s tourism industry. The Qantas Group will fly more than 14,000 passengers into Australia this week… Read the full press release

Kimpton Margot Sydney officially opens its doors to guests

Sydney, Australia, 2022-Feb-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Australia’s first-ever Kimpton, Kimpton Margot Sydney, has officially opened its doors on the day of love, 14 February, and is poised to kick off a return to travel, rekindling the love that both local and international guests have for the city of Sydney. As IHG Hotels & Resort’s luxury… Read the full press release

Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants launches the Kimpton Digital Guestbook in Australia, South East Asia and Korea

Travellers can contribute to the Guestbook to win one of four 10-night ‘Ultimate Kimpton Experiences’ Singapore, 2022-Feb-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (14 February 2022), when human connections matter more than ever, IHG Hotels & Resorts’ boutique luxury brand, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants launches the Kimpton Digital Guestbook in Australia, South East Asia and Korea – breathing new life… Read the full press release

Qantas launches services to Broken Hill from Sydney

Sydney, Australia, 2022-Feb-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas has today (7TH FEBRUARY 2022) announced it will add Broken Hill to its domestic route network for the first time, with the airline to begin direct flights from Sydney. From 8 April 2022, Qantas will operate two weekly return flights between Sydney and Broken Hill with… Read the full press release

dnata to digitize its cargo operations in Iraq

Implementation of digital cargo management system ‘OneCargo’ to deliver significant benefits for partners Erbil, Iraq, 2022-Feb-09 — /Travel PR News/ — dnata, a leading global air and travel services provider, achieved an important milestone in Erbil. The company implemented the ‘OneCargo’ system, digitizing processes and maximizing efficiencies across its cargo operations in Iraq. The advanced… Read the full press release

TFE Hotels unveils a new high-end marketing campaign filmed in Australia’s first hotel sky lobby at A by Adina Sydney

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA, 2022-Feb-01 — /Travel PR News/ — TFE Hotels has cemented its positioning of A by Adina as a premium brand with the release of a new high-end marketing campaign designed to evoke an emotional connection with guests. The ‘And…breathe’ campaign – designed by We Are Unity in collaboration with TFE Hotels – launches… Read the full press release

dnata receives IATA’s CEIV Pharma and CEIV Live Animal certifications in Brussels at its facilities in Brussels Airport

Brussels, Belgium, 2022-Jan-25 — /Travel PR News/ — dnata, a leading global air and travel services provider, has been certified by the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) Center of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV) for its industry-leading pharma and live animal handling processes at its cargo facilities and the Animal Care & Inspection Centre at Brussels Airport (BRU). Stef Vanbinst, Managing Director of… Read the full press release

TFE Hotels announces the opening of the 124-room Travelodge Hurstville Sydney

Sydney, Australia, 2022-Jan-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Sydney’s busy southern corridor will boast a brand-new Travelodge Hotel today (17 Jan 2022), the very first international hotel chain to open in Hurstville’s bustling business district. Developed by the Illawarra Catholic Club and operated by TFE Hotels, the 124-room Travelodge which sits adjacent to the club,… Read the full press release

Emirates increases capacity on flights from Dubai to Brisbane

Emirates services to Brisbane open to fully vaccinated passengers who meet eligibility requirements Additional capacity set to meet high travel demand for flights from Dubai to Brisbane, effective today; capacity to return to 100 per cent on flights to Perth from 5 February 2022 Airline expects healthy demand for inbound travel to Brisbane and Perth… Read the full press release

British Airways and Qatar Airways to further extend their Joint Business

Carriers today announce that they have plans to further extend their Joint Business to offer customers a greater choice of destinations and routing options News follows British Airways’ return to Doha, with its first flight from Gatwick since the start of the pandemic This winter, the two airlines are operating up to six daily flights… Read the full press release

Qantas launches direct flights from Australia to Rome starting June 2022

Sydney, Australia, 2021-Dec-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas will reignite its love affair with Rome, adding direct flights from Australia to the eternal city from the middle of next year. From 22 June 2022, Qantas will operate the only direct service between Australia and continental Europe, flying three return Sydney-Perth-Rome flights per week to… Read the full press release

Qantas and Jetstar to operate flights to and from Queensland from Victoria and New South Wales as border reopens

Sydney, Australia, 2021-Dec-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas and Jetstar are set to reunite thousands of loved ones today (13TH DECEMBER 2021) as Queensland’s border reopens to Victoria and New South Wales for the first time in more than five months. Nearly 10,000 passengers will travel today on close to 100 Qantas and Jetstar… Read the full press release

Royal Caribbean announces new season of Australian domestic sailings on board Ovation of the Seas

As international travel restrictions remain in place, Royal Caribbean is hopeful that a pathway will soon be established to resume cruising locally SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA, 2021-Aug-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Royal Caribbean International today (Aug. 4, 2021) announced a new season of Australian domestic sailings on board returning favourite Ovation of the Seas. Ovation will sail from Sydney 13… Read the full press release

QantasLink launches direct flights from Brisbane to Proserpine

WHITSUNDAY COAST, AUSTRALIA, 2021-Jul-09 — /Travel PR News/ —Queenslanders will have more travel options to the world-famous Whitsundays with QantasLink launching direct flights from Brisbane to the Whitsunday Coast (Proserpine) for the first time in seven years. From 17 September 2021, QantasLink will operate up to seven weekly return flights between Proserpine and Brisbane with… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways the first airline to trial COVID-19 vaccine authentication through IATA Travel Pass ‘Digital Passport’ Mobile App

Expanded trial will enable travellers to Doha to share their Qatar issued vaccination certificate via their mobile with the airline and authorities in a more safe, seamless and secure way Trial will be rolled out in phases, beginning with cabin crew travelling from Kuwait, London, Los Angeles, New York, Paris  and Sydney DOHA, Qatar, 2021-Jul-06 —… Read the full press release

dnata and the Philippines’ largest carrier Cebu Pacific Air expand partnership in the Asia Pacific region

dnata awarded multi-year contracts in Melbourne, Sydney and Singapore Singapore/Melbourne, 2021-Mar-05 — /Travel PR News/ — dnata, a global leading air services provider, and Cebu Pacific Air (CEB), the Philippines’ largest carrier, have expanded their long-standing partnership in the Asia Pacific region. In addition to the multi-year extension of an existing contract at Sydney Airport… Read the full press release

IHG announces Hotel Indigo Sydney Centre scheduled to open in 2025

Denham, United Kingdom, 2021-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — The huge momentum behind IHG’s Hotel Indigo brand in Australasia continues with the signing of a new agreement with City Tattersalls Club (CTC) in Sydney. Scheduled to open in 2025, Hotel Indigo Sydney Centre will sit atop the iconic Club’s premises in a newly renovated, 49-story… Read the full press release

Swissport to handle ground services for Qantas in Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2020-Dec-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport has been appointed by Qantas as its preferred partner for ground services at Australia’s busiest airports in Sydney and Melbourne, as well as Canberra Airport, which serves the nation’s capital. The 5-year agreement was reached after a rigorous tender process and will cover up to 70,000… Read the full press release

Qantas launches three new routes between Tasmania and the mainland

Launceston, Australia, 2020-Dec-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas will today (4 DECEMBER 2020) begin flying three new routes between Tasmania and the mainland to meet strong demand for domestic travel. Flights from Hobart to Brisbane will operate up to five days per week. QF1576 to Brisbane will depart at 2.30pm this afternoon. Flights from Hobart to Canberra will operate three days per… Read the full press release

Conquest’s hotels in Burwood and Parramatta rebrand as Crowne Plaza Sydney Burwood and Holiday Inn & Suites Parramatta Marsden Street

Denham, United Kingdom, 2020-Dec-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Conquest’s hotels in Burwood and Parramatta join the rapidly-growing IHG® family today (01 DECEMBER 2020), rebranding and opening their doors under the world-class Crowne Plaza and Holiday Inn brands respectively. Conquest’s award-winning hotel in Burwood, which has been open for less than a year as an… Read the full press release