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ANA will support the first Japanese US Open Champion

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All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan’s largest and 5-star airline for six consecutive years, has finalized a sponsorship agreement with 2018 US Open champion, Naomi Osaka.

ANA seeks to partner with individuals and organizations that embody its core values of dedication to excellence and a willingness to take on new challenges. These are the principals that drive ANA’s employees worldwide and inspire them to go above and beyond what is expected.

In return of supporting Osaka, she will be wearing the ANA logo on her tennis gear starting at the Australian Open in January 2019.

Fiji Airways announces “The Great Companion Getaway”

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Fiji Airways, Fiji’s National Airline, has launched its most exciting promotional campaign yet. “The Great Companion Getaway” is a two-for-one deal sold only between 12th and 19th January.

With travel on selected days of the week from 21st January to 31st March 2019, travellers, adventurers, wanderlusters and flop-and-droppers alike in Australia, New Zealand and the United States can enjoy a fabulous Fijian holiday to kick off the New Year. Buy an all-inclusive fare for one and take a partner, friend or loved one with you, by just paying the taxes*! This offer is for selected Fiji Airways flights from Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Melbourne, Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch, and across Los Angeles, San Francisco or Honolulu to Nadi or Suva.

Now there’s a happy start to 2019! The all-inclusive fare for 2 adults are as follows:

  • Sydney, Brisbane or Adelaide to Nadi from AU$999 return
  • Sydney to Suva from AU$1099 return
  • Melbourne to Nadi from AU$1199 return
  • Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch to Nadi from NZ$999 return
  • Auckland to Suva from NZ$1099 return
  • Los Angeles, San Francisco or Honolulu to Nadi from US$1099 return

These fares are available at our 24/7 Call Centre or at a preferred travel partner.

Call our toll free contact numbers as follows:

AU – 1 800 230 150

NZ – 0 800 800 178

US – 1 800 227 4446

2019 Hot lister Laos – “Scoot’s New Route” hot launch fares

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Mystical, landlocked Laos is shortlisted as a “must see country” for 2019, and “Scoot’s New Route” launch fare sale starts Wednesday January 9th at 10am (Perth/Sin time) with hot deals on offer until 2359 (Perth/Sin time) on Tuesday 22nd January, 2019.*

Fly from Perth ((via Singapore) to Luang Prabang and Vientiane from a laughable $189, $199 from Gold Coast, and $209 from Sydney and Melbourne, (Fly fare, with bags and food extra) per way, and this includes all taxes.  For travel before October 26, 2019.

The thrice weekly flights (TR 350) depart Singapore at 0900 on Monday, Thursday and Saturday, arrive into Luang Prabang at 1110, and then on to Vientiane by 1300, and depart Vientiane at 1350 to arrive back in Singapore at 1800 (all local times – with no domestic flight available between Luang Prabang and Vientiane)

Scoot has timed its launch flight for April 1, just in time for an arrival for Lao New Year – or as the locals know it – Pi Mai. This two day celebration at the hottest time of the year is a fun, water drenched festival, that sees locals and tourists battle it out with water pistols, buckets of cooling water and hoses, cups, bottles, and a surprise saturating can occur, inside or out, on your bike, on foot or while relaxing! All in the name of fun, young and old get into the spirt, so be warned to cover your phone and cameras!

Book your tickets at https://www.flyscoot.com  or download the snappy new app and book on the app.

Etihad encourages Aussies to start the New Year right with global sale 

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Sydney, Australia – Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, is encouraging Aussies to start 2019 right and travel in style with the launch of its unprecedented Global Sale.

With the opportunity to explore anywhere in the world, local travellers can now grab a getaway from 1 February to 31 October 2019 for less, with fares from Sydney to Dublin starting from just $1,033 economy return via Abu Dhabi.

Aussies can also take on their new year’s resolutions in Paris from $1,099 return, revel in the romance of Rome for as little as $1,082 return, or indulge their love of London from $1,192 return.

Travellers who want to head to Manchester can get there for $1,185 return or cross the Mediterranean to arrive in Athens for only $1,240 return. The sale extends across all of Etihad’s cabins, with return Business fares starting from $5,900 return out of Sydney to Rome.

For those travellers looking for a stopover en route to their chosen destination, Etihad offers one free night of accommodation for Economy passengers in Abu Dhabi when they book a two-night stay. Business guests receive a free night in a five-star hotel.

Etihad’s sale fares are available until 12:00am 24 January 2019 at etihad.com or via Travel Agents.

South African Airways and Emirates to Expand Commercial Relationship with Enhanced Codeshare Agreement

South African Airways (SAA), the South African flag carrier and Emirates, the world’s largest international airline are expanding their commercial relationship with enhancements to a codeshare agreement, opening up new destinations for both SAA and Emirates customers.

SAA and Emirates have signed an enhanced commercial partnership, which will see the relationship between the two carriers grow and strengthen their already successful codeshare agreement signed in 1997, across a wide spectrum of commercial and customer touch points.

Emirates invites Australians to Fly Better this New Year

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Emirates is inviting Australian travellers to fly better for less in 2019, with competitive fares on Economy, Business and First Class flights, available when booked between 21 December 2018 and 18 January 2019.

Connecting Australians to over 150 destinations from Emirates’ global route network, passengers can fly better with Emirates, experiencing the superior onboard service and world class hospitality the airline has become synonymous with.

Economy Class passengers can enjoy fares starting from $969 to the Indian Subcontinent, $1,059 to The Middle East, $1,199 to Western Europe, $1,239 to The United Kingdom, $1,269 to Eastern Europe, $1,549 to North America, $1,689 to Africa and $1,789 to South America^.

While Business Class passengers can enjoy fares starting from $5,979 to the Indian Subcontinent, $6,299 to Western Europe, $6,349 to The Middle East, $6,399 to Eastern Europe, $6,489 to The United Kingdom, $7,189 to Africa $7,349 to North America and $8,239 to South America .

Emirates provides its customers with superior inflight or on the ground service and hospitality across all classes. Passengers can enjoy up to 3,500 channels on Emirates’ award-winning inflight entertainment system ice, featuring the latest movies, TV shows, music, audio books and games, as well as up to 20MB of complimentary onboard Wi-Fi, gourmet food and wine, and a generous baggage allowance.

This month, Emirates also celebrates 15 years of flying directly to Sydney, Australia’s largest city and arguably most vibrant city. The airline now operates four daily services to Emirates’ hub in Dubai, highlighting its continued commitment to connecting Sydney to the world.

Emirates operates 91 flights a week to Dubai from Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth, including daily A380 services.

Fares are available for bookings made between 21 December 2018 and 18 January 2019, and are for select travel times and locations.

For more information on Emirates, including how to book flights and a complete list of terms and conditions, visit emirates.com/au, contact your local travel agent or call Emirates on 1300 303 777.

Solomon Airlines commences services to Lomlom

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Solomon Airlines has commenced direct services into far-flung Lomlom Island, the largest of the 18 Reef islands located in Temotu Province in the eastern region of the Solomon Islands archipelago.

The inaugural service to Lomlom, a one hour and 45-minute flight from Honiara, took place on 27 December when Solomon Airlines’ Dash-8 (H4-SOL) took off from Henderson Airport carrying 19 passengers and four crew.

Solomon Airlines manager – commercial, Colin Sigimanu said while the new service will initially operate on a weekly basis the airline had plans to increase flight frequency going forward.

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