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Kate Webster

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Etihad Airways’ luxurious dreamliner commences services to Shanghai

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A state-of-the-art Etihad Airways Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner today touched down in Shanghai from Abu Dhabi on its first flight into China. The new Dreamliner features the airline’s next-generation Business and Economy Class cabins, with 299 seats – 28 in Business Class and 271 in Economy – representing a 14 per cent capacity increase on the route.

Flight EY862 from Abu Dhabi departed at 10.25pm yesterday arriving in Shanghai at 11.10am today. The inaugural flight from Shanghai (EY867) will depart again on 3 August at 00.30am, arriving in Abu Dhabi at 6.15am the same day.

To mark the event, guests were presented with commemorative certificates in Chinese and English, featuring Shanghai’s iconic landmark, the Oriental Pearl Tower.

 

A record-breaking year for Sunshine Coast Airport

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Sunshine Coast Airport has finished an incredible year of achievements on a high, once again breaking passenger number records and topping national growth charts.

The 12 months from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016 saw 964,362 passengers use Sunshine Coast Airport – a 13% increase year on year and the highest recorded passenger numbers for a 12-month period.

The 2015-16 year saw the introduction of Qantas services to the Sunshine Coast, increased capacity by Jetstar and Virgin Australia on Sydney and Melbourne routes, and the operation of direct summer services to Auckland by Air New Zealand.

Sunshine Coast Airport General Manager Peter Pallot said it had been an amazing 12 months.

“We are incredibly proud of our results this year and would like to thank our supporters for continuing to ‘Fly Local’ and recognise the fantastic efforts of Visit Sunshine Coast in continuing to increase visitation to the region,” Mr Pallot said.

“Our Melbourne route grew 13%, Sydney 12% and Auckland was up 65% year-on-year, these are incredible results given we our average load factor has remained high at 83%.

“Not only have we broken passenger records but we have sat atop the BITRE charts each month since July 2015. That’s 11 months as the fastest growing airport in the country.”

Growth at Sunshine Coast Airport is expected to continue with the commencement of direct Adelaide services by Jetstar from September 30 this year, and Qantas tapping into the Melbourne premium leisure market with the introduction of services for the peak summer period.

 

Emirates launches second daily A380 flight to Perth

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West Australian travellers now have twice the opportunity to experience the Emirates A380, with the airline now flying its flagship aircraft daily on its EK425 early morning Perth to Dubai flight and the inbound EK424 flight.

The second daily A380 to Perth will increase capacity on the route by almost 100,000 additional seats per year, inbound and outbound between Perth and Emirates’ hub, Dubai. Additionally, the early morning flight will give travellers the added benefit of a same-day arrival to 23 of Emirates 39 European destinations and 9 Middle East destinations, via Dubai.

While travelling on board the Emirates A380, passengers in all three cabins can enjoy more than 2,500 channels of the latest movies, TV shows, music and games on the award-winning ice inflight entertainment system, while staying connected throughout the flight with Wi-Fi access.

First and Business Class passengers will also be able to enjoy the unique features of the Emirates A380. First Class customers can freshen up in the two onboard Shower Spas, while both First and Business Class travellers can socialise at 40,000 feet in the popular Onboard Lounge.

 

The AirAsia Big Bali Bonanza is back

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The AirAsia Big Bali Bonanza is back! AirAsia is offering a 50% discount on the return sector for outbound flights from Darwin or Perth to Bali with the flight code QZ (AirAsia Indonesia). This limited time promo is available at airasia.com from 1 to 7 August 2016 for immediate travel from 8 August to 24 November 2016.

Andy Adrian Febryanto, Commercial Director for AirAsia Indonesia said, “We’re pleased to offer AirAsia guests travelling from Darwin or Perth to Bali a 50% discount on the return leg of their journey. Australia’s love affair with Bali is stronger than ever, with a 16.3 per cent increase in Aussies flying to Bali this year compared to last year. With 50% off the return leg, now is the time to escape winter and book a Bali getaway.”

 

Fly from Australia to America via Paradise with Air Tahiti Nui’s Pacific Loop

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Air Tahiti Nui has released a new combination fare offering Australian travellers the ultimate way to travel to the United States with a stopover in Tahiti one way and a seamless non-stop flight home.

The exciting new Pacific Loop allows guests to make a stopover in Papeete en route to Los Angeles with the convenience and value of one airfare. The return journey is a swift non-stop flight from Los Angeles to Sydney with American Airlines. The journey can also be reversed.

For the ultimate Pacific exploration, guests can also take advantage of a stopover in Auckland to combine three countries for the price of one.

The Pacific Loop from Sydney to Los Angeles via Auckland and Papeete is priced from $1599* in economy class and from $7999* in business class.

Air Tahiti Nui General Manager Australia New Zealand Alan Roman said the combination fare was a great way for Australians to explore the region.

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