Tony South appointed chairman of Tourism Australia

Minister for Trade and Investment, Andrew Robb, who is also responsible for tourism, announced the appointment of Tony South as the new Chair of Tourism Australia. Mr Robb said Tony South has been... Read more »

Foreign tourists’ spending in Australia reach a record 33.4 billion dollars

Minister for Trade and Investment – with responsibility for tourism – Andrew Robb, welcomed the latest International Visitor Survey showing international visitor spend grew by 10 per cent to a record $33.4... Read more »
Virgin Australia’s new business class seats are manufactured by B/E Aerospace. (Seth Jaworski)

Virgin Australia unveils all new business class suites for its A330 fleet

Virgin Australia has unveiled its new Airbus A330 business class cabin which features the longest and widest lie-flat beds than any other domestic business class seat in the world. The new business offering... Read more »
Turkey to build comfy, serene Hobbit Homes in eastern Turkey

Turkey to build a real ‘Hobbit village’

Comfy, serene Hobbit Homes in Turkey attract locals and foreigners Whether you are a fan of Hobbit villages and homes or not, the beauty, comfort and serenity of these hobbit homes will... Read more »
Qatar Airways has been named the Best Airline in the World for 2015 by leading aviation consumer website Skytrax.

Qatar Airways voted as world’s best airline of 2015

Qatar Airways has been named the Best Airline in the World for 2015 by leading aviation consumer website Skytrax. The Gulf-based carrier was presented with the honor at Tuesday’s award ceremony at... Read more »

Qantas launches new sustainability initiatives to reduce carbon emissions

Qantas says it is installing energy-efficient LED lights in all operational areas as part of a package of new initiatives to reduce carbon emissions launched on World Environment Day. The use of... Read more »

Travel Tips: How not to behave in 15 countries around the world

Different countries have different customs. A hand gesture can be harmless in one country, but be highly offensive in another. In order to help you avoid any faux pas on your next... Read more »
Aussizz travel launched their first travel & tour bus service to Great Ocean Road in Melbourne, Victoria

Aussizz Travel launch their first South Asian Tour Guide Service in Australia

Australia has become home to thousands of people belonging to the Indian-subcontinent with growing number of South Asian students, tourists and family members of residents arriving to Australian shores. As the number... Read more »

Australia, New Zealand travelers boost Cathay Pacific Airways traffic

Japan, Korea, Thailand, Australia and New Zealand among most popular destinations for Festival holidays The latest combined traffic figures of Cathay Pacific and Dragonair show that the passenger traffic grew by 8.4% while capacity... Read more »

Air NZ to boost Perth-Auckland route to 10 times a week

Air New Zealand is adding extra flights to Perth to support the Kiwi flag carrier’s services to the Americas. The new three times a week Perth-Auckland offering, which starts on December 11 2015 and... Read more »

Australia, Philippines sign new air agreement

Australia has agreed to expand the number of seats available to Philippine carriers under a new air services agreement between the two countries. The new arrangements, which were struck during talks between the... Read more »

Aviation jobs in demand in Australia: survey

Almost half of all Australians are keen to take to the skies through a career in aviation, with jobs at Virgin Australia and Qantas among the most sought after, a survey says.... Read more »

Virgin Australia names Elizabeth Bryan as new chairman

Elizabeth Bryan succeeds Neil Chatfield as new Chairman Virgin Australia has selected Caltex Australia chairman and Westpac director Elizabeth Bryan as the successor to long-serving chairman Neil Chatfield. ​Australia’s second-largest airline has been... Read more »

Virgin Australia offers free food across all domestic flights

Virgin Australia will now offer free food and checked baggage to passengers on flights across the Australian domestic network. The roll out of free food and checked baggage on all domestic flights... Read more »

Is Aviation industry swiftly approaching the post-pilot era?

Pilotless aircraft aren’t a distant sci-fi concept nor the wishful dreams of big airlines as Aviation experts envision an end to the era of pilots – at least pilots in cockpits By Parl... Read more »

Brisbane Airport launches trial of Australia’s first digital departure card

BRISBANE (Australia) — Instead of hand writing their personal information on the paper cards, international passengers at Brisbane Airport will be able to fill out their departure cards electronically in a trial of what the... Read more »

Darwin International Airport wins Routes Asia Marketing Award

SYDNEY (Australia) — Australia’s Darwin International Airport (DIA) has been recognised for its work in attracting new airline services to the Northern Territory with a Routes Airport Marketing Award for the Asian region. Voted... Read more »

Cathay Pacific profit rises in 2014 despite loss on fuel hedges

HONG KONG— Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd., Asia’s largest international airline by passengers, reported profit that lagged analyst estimates as losses from fuel hedging masked gains in passenger numbers. Hong Kong’s Cathay Pacific... Read more »

Avalon Airport confident of a future even if Jetstar flights end

Avalon Airport chief executive Justin Giddings believes the airport will survive even if Jetstar pulls its five flights a day to the Lindsay Fox-owned facility. The current agreement between Jetstar and the... Read more »

Qantas first Airline to offer Virtual Reality In-flight entertainment

Qantas just made Virtual Reality In-flight entertainment a Reality Australian airline Qantas has paired up with Samsung to start offering the company’s Gear virtual reality (VR) headset to first-class passengers on long-haul... Read more »

Air China announces direct Melbourne-Beijing service

SYDNEY – Air China, the official carrier of the People’s Republic of China, recently announced that a direct service between Melbourne and Beijing will commence on June 1st, 2015. According to Chinese... Read more »

Japan set to open world’s first Robot-staffed futuristic Hotel

From porters to room cleaners to front desk officers, all the staff members at the new Japanese hotel will be Robots A new hotel opening this summer in Japan’s Huis Ten Bosch... Read more »

Sydney-Singapore first route for Singapore Airlines’ new premium economy class

Singapore Airlines has selected Singapore-Sydney as the first route for its new premium economy product to be installed on its fleet of Airbus A380s and Boeing 777-300ERs from August. The carrier joins... Read more »

Etihad Airways celebrates inaugural A380 flight

Etihad Airways’ kicked off its inaugural A380 flight Abu Dhabi International Airport to London Heathrow. Eng. Ahmad Al Haddabi, chief operations officer of Abu Dhabi Airports, said the addition of the A380... Read more »