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Tigerair Australia expands Queensland footprint

Tigerair Australia has announced that a third A320 aircraft will be based in Brisbane from late March 2017 to facilitate a number of additional and new services from the airline’s Queensland base and in the process create over 50 additional jobs in Brisbane.

Two new routes announced today between Brisbane and Perth and between Brisbane and Whitsunday Coast go on sale at 1.00pm AEDT in a special Brisbane themed sale to celebrate the new services.

From 1 June 2017, Tigerair will operate the only low cost services between Brisbane and Perth with a standard schedule of four weekly return services, increasing up to six times weekly in peak periods such as school holidays.

Four weekly return services between Brisbane and the Whitsunday Coast will commence from 23 March 2017.

On top of the new routes, Tigerair is also adding services to a number of Tigerair’s existing popular Queensland routes, including four additional weekly return services between Brisbane and Cairns, two additional return services between Sydney and Whitsunday Coast Airport and a weekly return service between Brisbane and Adelaide all commencing from late March 2017.

 

Malaysia Airlines Announces New Routes to Kota Kinabalu and Kuching from Penang

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In a bid to serve passenger demands, Malaysia Airlines will be operating flights between Penang, Kota Kinabalu and Kuching from 18 November 2016. The national carrier will be operating this route seasonally to coincide with the peak holiday period until December 2016. The service resumes again during the Chinese New Year period.

Both Penang – Kuching and Penang – Kota Kinabalu services will be operated four times weekly. Schedule is as follows:
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MH2725 Kuching to Penang 9.20am/ 11.30am on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays
MH2724 Penang to Kuching 12pm/ 3pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays

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MH2732 Penang to Kota Kinabalu 12.05pm/ 3.05pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays
MH2733 Kota Kinabalu to Penang 3.40pm/ 6.30pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays

 

Cebu Pacific launches Beach Bum Academy competition

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The region’s leading low-cost carrier, Cebu Pacific is now accepting enrolment applications for the founding class of its Beach Bum Academy. This is the opportunity of a lifetime for 18-24 year old Aussie residents currently planning their next summer uni break or eager to go on an all-expenses paid holiday by the beach.

Interested beach bums can register through www.cebupacificbeachbums.com until November 20, 2016. At the competition’s conclusion, three lucky Aussies will be chosen to travel to the Philippines with a friend from February 5 to 11, 2017.

The prize includes three days at the Cebu island “campus” and three days at the Siargao island “campus,” where winners will learn the key skills needed to be awarded their degrees in beach bumming: surfing, exploring, socialising and of course relaxing!

 

Emirates Skywards partners with Dubai Duty Free for Miles redemption at Dubai Airports

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Emirates Skywards, the award-winning frequent flyer programme of Emirates airline has partnered with Dubai Duty Free, one of the leading airport retailers in the world, for instant Miles redemption at participating stores. Emirates Skywards members can spend their Miles at Dubai Duty Free stores at Dubai International Airport and Al Maktoum International at Dubai South.

Emirates customers travelling from its hub at Dubai International Airport or passing through on transit or direct connections to over 150 destinations in its global network, can look forward to 34,000 square metres of shopping at Dubai Duty Free. Emirates Skywards members will enjoy a new payment method using Miles to redeem for over 35,000 products from international and luxury brands including fashion accessories, perfumes, electronics and more. Customers simply need to present their Emirates Skywards membership card or provide their membership number, along with their passport and boarding pass at the check-out counters.

 

Global Exchange has been named as Sydney Airport’s new foreign exchange partner

Leading international foreign exchange group Global Exchange is the new foreign exchange provider for Sydney Airport, providing passengers at the T1 International terminal with a new and innovative service.

It won the tender over Travelex after Sydney Airport invited expressions of interest from a number of global financial institutions to explore, redefine and revolutionise the current financial services offering at the airport.

New, contemporary currency exchange bureaus have been unveiled within 21 strategic locations throughout T1.

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