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Australian legends add celebrity star power to Brisbane Airport campaign

Rugby League legend Cameron Smith with Lucas and Tambo Teddy

What do Queensland rugby league legend Cameron Smith, singer songwriter Pete Murray, and travel expert Catriona Rowntree have in common?

They’re the stars of Brisbane Airport’s (BNE) first ever consumer marketing campaign.

The campaign, the first of its type for an airport in Australia, will launch to local Queensland audiences with a television commercial (TVC) in the pre-match broadcast of the 2018 NRL Grand Final. It will then roll out across Queensland and Northern NSW, reminding locals that Brisbane Airport is their best choice for overseas travel.

The TVC follows a uniquely Queensland icon, the ‘Tambo Teddy’, which gets left behind at the terminal kerb as his family arrive at BNE. The BNE Champions work together to return the lost Teddy to its owner, Lucas, before he departs on his flight direct from Brisbane to Vancouver.

Emirates to introduce additional flights to Stockholm

Emirates today announced that it will introduce three additional flights per week to the Swedish capital, complementing Emirates’ existing schedule and providing more choice to travellers from 8th December 2017.

The new scheduled flights will be added to meet the growing demand for travel on the route, particularly during the winter season. Since launching its current daily scheduled service in September 2013, Emirates has continued to grow demand for both inbound and outbound travel. The introduction of the three additional flights on every Friday, Saturday and Sunday is in response to the increased demand.

The three new weekly flights will enhance Sweden’s global long-haul connectivity, offering passengers travelling from Stockholm the chance to reach over 70 Emirates destinations in Asia, Australasia, Africa and the Middle East.

Qatar Airways Announces $2.16 billion Boeing order

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Qatar Airways has announced an order for two Boeing 747-8 Freighters and four 777-300ERs, valued at $2.16 billion at list prices. The order, a sign of the airline’s continued expansion and contribution to the US economy, adds to the airline’s current fleet of nearly 100 Boeing widebody airplanes and its more than 100 additional Boeing aircraft on order.

The announcement was made at a delivery ceremony in Everett, Washington, where the airline also received the first of its 747-8 Freighters. The ceremony was attended by Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Akbar Al Baker, Boeing Vice Chairman, Ray Conner, and Boeing Commercial Airplanes Chief Executive Officer, Kevin McAllister.

There have been many milestones in Qatar Airways’ relationship with Boeing, and this announcement is the latest development in this strong relationship. Qatar Airways was the first airline to operate the 787 in the Middle East, is a launch customer for the 777X, and has twenty 737 MAX airplanes on order.

Qatar Airways has a host of exciting new destinations planned for the remainder of this year and 2018, including Canberra, Australia; Chiang Mai, Thailand and Mombasa, Kenya, to name just a few.

Ethiad Airways offers early bird travel deals for 2018

Etihad Airways has launched an Economy and Business Class offer for travelers looking to book their holidays for next year.

The offers are available for departures out of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth, meaning there is no better time to book a 2018 European holiday and to enjoy Etihad Airways’ acclaimed service and hospitality.

With connections via Abu Dhabi, travelers have a host of European destinations to choose from, including London, Paris, Rome, Dublin and Athens. The promotion is available for bookings until 6 October, for travel from 1 February – 26 September 2018. 

Those wishing to take advantage of the stopover programme can book a two-night stay from a choice of over 60 participating hotels in Abu Dhabi, and will receive the second night free. Business Class guests receive a complimentary night’s stay, while First Class guests receive two free nights.

Emirates and flydubai partnership announces first codeshare routes

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Following the commencement of their partnership, Emirates and flydubai this week announced that Emirates will expand its network to 29 flydubai destinations across three continents.

The new partner network, through its codeshare, will offer greater frequency and easier access to more global destinations with the advantage of connecting baggage to the final destination.  Passengers can book from 03 October on Emirates.com, through the Emirates Contact Centres or the travel agents network with travel commencing from 29 October 2017.

Throughout the customer journey Emirates and flydubai will deliver a product experience reflective of their unique brand characteristics.  When booked together, as part of the codeshare, Emirates passengers will receive complimentary meals and the Emirates checked baggage allowance on flights operated by flydubai in both Business and Economy Classes.

Connecting in Dubai’s aviation hub offers a smooth transfer experience and under the new partnership passengers will benefit from a reduced minimum connection time (MCT) between Emirates’ home in Terminal 3 and flydubai’s in Terminal 2 of 120 minutes.

Malindo Air and Turkish Airlines sign a Codeshare Agreement 

Malindo Air and Turkish Airlines have announced the start of a code-sharing partnership that enables both carriers to tap into new markets and offer their passengers more travel options.

Two esteemed airlines have decided to take their prospering commercial relations one step further. Within the scope of this codeshare cooperation, Turkish Airlines will place its marketing code and flight number on Malindo Air’s Denpasar, Perth, Langkawi, Penang, Kuching and Kota Kinabalu  flights from Kuala Lumpur while Malindo Air will place its marketing code and flight number on routes from Kuala Lumpur to Istanbul and Istanbul to various European cities, operated by Turkish Airlines.

In this regard, the Codeshare Agreement will provide more comfortable travel opportunities to the passengers who have already been transported under the existing commercial cooperation between two airlines since 2016. The passengers will be provided with seamless service to South East Asia and Malaysian domestic routes with this Codeshare.

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