Dubai Airport wows with fastest wifi

Dubai Airports has unleashed the world’s fastest free wi-fi connection at an airport to millions of passengers who travel through DXB each month. Aptly named WOW-Fi, the service provides internet connection up to a staggering 100mbps, surpassing all other airports. This follows Dubai Airports’ launch of an upgraded free unlimited high-speed Wi-Fi connection across Dubai International […]

The value of kiosks to airports & travellers

Airports have been making the most of interactive kiosks for a number of years now; from streamlining the check-in process to upselling with digital signage, but as the technology evolves more and more value is being identified and that has made travelling much more easier and convenient for everyone involved in the process. Given we […]

Cathay predictions for 2017

Cathay Pacific has consulted its heavenly scholars and have divined you a forecast for the new year which officially begins on Saturday 28 January according to the traditional Chinese calendar. According to the Chinese zodiac, 2017 is the year of the fire Rooster. The Rooster is associated with dependability and confidence suggesting a good year […]

Hainan Airlines – Shenzhen-Auckland Non-stop

The maiden inaugural of Hainan Airlines’ new non-stop service took off from Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport in China and landed at Auckland Airport in New Zealand on December 30, 2016, following an 11-hour journey. The flight, operated by an Airbus A330, served as the announcement of Hainan Airlines’ formal launch of non-stop service between Shenzhen […]

Latam – direct Melbourne to Santiago

LATAM Airlines has announced the launch of its new, non-stop service between Melbourne and Santiago, Chile.  Melbourne, Australia, 5 December 2016 – LATAM Airlines Group today signed an unprecedented agreement with Tourism Australia and the Victoria Government to further boost tourism and trade between Australia and Latin America as well as increase its brand awareness.  The […]

Virgin ditching the ticks

CHOICE WELCOMES VIRGIN’S DECISION TO DITCH THE TICKS CHOICE calls on Jetstar and Tiger to follow Virgin’s lead and stop preselecting optional extras on bookings  Consumer group CHOICE has welcomed Virgin Australia’s decision to stop forcing consumers to opt out of pricey pre-ticked travel insurance when they’re purchasing a flight online and is calling on […]

Cathay adds Tel Aviv

Cathay Pacific Airways have announced that it will expand its global network with the launch of a new four-times weekly service between Hong Kong and Tel Aviv, the international gateway to Israel, from 26 March 2017 (subject to government approval).   New Zealand passengers can conveniently connect with the flight via CX198 from Auckland to Hong […]

Air NZ – new lounge at Nadi, Fiji

Air New Zealand opens new International Lounge at Nadi Airport Air New Zealand has unveiled a new expanded lounge at Nadi International Airport in Fiji. The airline’s Chief Marketing and Customer Officer Mike Tod says the new look lounge was designed with feedback from customers in mind and offers a mix of spaces to meet […]

Air China – Sydney / Chengdu

Air China to Start Sydney-Chengdu Service Air China will start Chengdu–Sydney service on November 11, 2016 . It will be Air China’s first nonstop route linking a city in west China to Australia , providing more flexible travel options for travelers in southwest China to Australia , and promoting the development of economy and tourism of, as well as trade and industrial cooperation between, Sichuan and China’s western regions and Oceania. Chengdu is China’s famed “Land […]

New Zealand travel companies win big with Sustainability

Air New Zealand supercharges its way to win New Zealand’s top sustainability award  Air New Zealand has been named the overall Supreme winner of the 2016 NZI Sustainable Business Network Awards.   Judges said the company had demonstrated true corporate leadership in sustainability since launching its Sustainability Framework a year ago.   The framework sets out social, […]