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SINGAPORE AIRLINES Adds 5th Daily Perth Flight

Singapore Airlines has announced the launch of a FIFTH daily flight to Perth from Monday, 1 June 2020.

The new service will be operated by the airline’s medium-haul Airbus A350-900 aircraft, offering flyers the choice of Business or Economy Class aboard one of the world’s most modern aircraft.

The new inbound flight SQ229 will depart Singapore at 12:20 and arrive in Perth at 17:25, before returning as SQ230 from Perth at 18:40 and arriving into Singapore at 00:10 the next morning. See below for details of all five departures from Perth, effective 01 June.

“We’re delighted to learn of Singapore Airline’s new Perth services,” said Lisa Byers, General Manager of The Travel Authority Corporate & Resource in Fremantle, Western Australia.

“Having a fifth daily Singapore Airlines option from Perth is pretty astonishing. The service will improve connection times to a number of key destinations.”

Lisa Byers

Singapore Airlines Regional Vice President South West Pacific, Mr. Philip Goh, said the introduction of the fifth daily service to Perth reflected the Airline’s commitment to the West Australian market.

“Singapore Airlines has been operating to Perth since 1967 and has continued to invest, enhance, and grow our services to the city.”

Philip Goh

The A350-900 medium-haul aircraft is equipped with Singapore Airlines’ medium-haul Business Class and Economy Class cabin products, with 40 seats in Business Class and 263 seats in Economy Class.

The Business Class cabin boasts a 1-2-1 seat arrangement, providing every customer with direct aisle access, while the Economy Class cabin is arranged in a 3-3-3 configuration.

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SINGAPORE AIRLINES Deploys New Aircraft to Perth

From June 2019, Singapore Airlines will put its new Airbus A350-900 medium haul aircraft into service on one of its four daily flights to Perth.

The A350-900 features higher ceilings, larger windows, an extra wide body delivering more space and comfort as well as lighting designed to reduce jetlag.

SQ213 will arrive from Singapore at 12:50 on 3 June 2019.
SQ226 will depart Perth at 14:05 on the same day.

“We’re really excited about the June arrival of Singapore Airline’s new A350s into Perth. I recently flew from Singapore to New York aboard one of these fabulous aircraft—they’re brilliant”, said Lisa Byers, General Manager of The Travel Authority Corporate & Resource, Fremantle.

“The new regional business class cabin and experience will be extremely popular. We really look forward to seeing it in Perth”, adds Lisa.

Featuring the airline’s new regional Business and Economy Class, the A350-900 medium-haul Business Class cabin has 40 seats in a 1-2-1 arrangement with direct aisle access from every seat. The Economy Class cabin has 263 seats arranged in a comfortable 3-3-3 configuration.

New Business Class
The new medium-haul Business Class seats recline directly into a 76” fully-flat bed. Each seat measures up to 26” in width, with retractable armrests that can be raised and lowered.

Other features include ample stowage space, a business panel with in-seat power supply and USB ports, adjustable lighting and a personal 17” full high-definition touchscreen monitor.

New Economy Class
The new Economy Class seats have an ergonomically-designed contour backrest for greater relaxation, and a six-way adjustable headrest with foldable wings for more neck support.

Economy Class also features an enhanced entertainment experience with personal 11.6” full high-definition touchscreen monitors streaming myKrisWorld and its selection of more than 1,800 movies, TV shows and audio programs.

In addition, customers will have access to high-speed in-flight WiFi service on the new A350-900s.

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Emirates Chauffeur Drive update

Emirates has advised The Travel Authority Group of a change to the airline’s preferred chauffeur service provider in Sydney and Brisbane.

Emirates will now partner with Hughes Chauffeured Cars to offer its chauffeur service. Hughes operates professional ground transport services in several cities and at airports worldwide.

Along with the change in service provider, eligible Emirates flyers will also enjoy an increase in complimentary mileage radius in the following cities:

On 01 March 2019, the airline ceased its Complimentary Chauffeur Drive Service at Origin, Destination or in Dubai on:

  • First and Business Classic Reward Tickets
  • Upgraded Economy to Business class tickets, where frequent flyer points are utilised

Please note, however, that the Complimentary Chauffeur Drive service is still provided on all Business and First revenue tickets, and for those upgrading from Business to First utilising Skywards points.

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Exclusive ‘Upgrade Your Valentine’ Hawaii Offer!

This exclusive upgrade offer from our brilliant friends at Hawaiian Airlines has us brimming with Valentines Day ‘feels’.

So, whats the deal?

The first six passengers booked and ticketed to Honolulu in Economy Class by 15 February will receive a free one-way upgrade to Hawaiian Airlines’ Economy Comfort class!

Extra Comfort seats on Hawaiian Airlines’ Airbus A330 aircraft operating from Sydney offer more legroom, priority services and additional amenities to make your travel experience more comfortable.

  • More legroom
  • Priority security line in Honolulu
  • Priority boarding
  • Personal electrical power outlet
  • Complimentary “Unlimited TV & More” entertainment pack
  • Amenity kit

Hawaiian Airlines ‘Extra Comfort’ cabin.

Our exclusive upgrade offer applies to any Hawaiian Airlines Economy Class booking made on 14 & 15 February 2019 travelling before 30 November, 2019.

The Travel Authority Group has Hawaiian Airlines airfares to Honolulu from as little as AU$729.00* return from Sydney, and just AU$735.00* return from Brisbane including taxes, fees and surcharges.

“There’s almost nothing more romantic than a cheeky getaway to Hawaii with your special other”, says The Travel Authority Group’s Managing Director, Peter Hosper.

“We’re delighted that Hawaiian Airlines is helping the Travel Authority Group take that romance to another level with this fabulous upgrade offer and brilliant fares to Honolulu. If you haven’t been to Hawaii in a while, or are yet to tick it off your bucket-list, now is the time to take action. Low fares and upgrades…what’s not to love?”, adds Hosper.

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*Terms & Conditions
The upgrade offer is valid for the first six (6) customers who make their booking with the Travel Authority Group on 14th and 15th February 2019. The upgrade is valid for one (1) upgrade to extra comfort seating per guest on an Hawaiian Airlines operated flight, and is valid for one sector only e.g Sydney – Honolulu, subject to availability. Upgraded sector must be flown before 30 November, 2019. Pricing shown was correct at 12 February 2019, but is subject to change resulting from foreign currency fluctuations and changes to applicable fees and charges. Pricing applies to Hawaiian Airlines departures between 15FEB19 – 20JUN19; 15JUL19 – 12SEP19, and is subject to availability.

Qantas ‘Take Off Together’ Companion Sale!

Travel is always better when you share it with someone.

And there’s no better way to share than with this great value Companion Sale from our friends at Qantas.

How does it work?

Simply book two or more seats in any cabin on an international Qantas flight and take off for less around the world!

HURRY! Sale ends 11.59pm AEDT 15 February 2019, unless sold out prior.

Select travel dates and days apply, so contact us ASAP to discuss your specific requirements and to book!

Take a look at these sample Take Off Together Companion Sale fares!

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TRAVEL DATES: 5 Mar 19 – 4 Apr 19, 29 Apr 19 – 3 Jul 19, 10 Jul 19 – 26 Sep 19, 14 Oct 19 – 30 Nov 19


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HONG KONG TRAVEL DATES: 19 Feb 19 – 30 Mar 19, 1 May 19 – 13 Jun 19, 10 Jul 19 – 18 Sep 19, 11 Oct 19 – 14 Nov 19

BEIJING TRAVEL DATES: 16 Feb 19 – 29 Mar 19, 26 Apr 19 – 15 Jun 19, 10 Jul 19 – 18 Sep 19, 11 Oct 19 – 14 Nov 19


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TRAVEL DATES: 19 Feb 19 – 30 Mar 19, 1 May 19 – 13 Jun 19, 10 Jul 19 – 18 Sep 19, 11 Oct 19 – 14 Nov 19


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TRAVEL DATES: 1 – 31 Mar 19, 22 Apr 19 – 20 Jun 19, 14 Jul 19 – 11 Sep 19, 5 Oct 19 – 25 Nov 19


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TRAVEL DATES: 15 Feb 19 – 4 Apr 19, 17 Apr 19 – 26 Jun 19, 9 Jul 19 – 19 Sep 19, 2 Oct 19 – 11 Dec 19


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TRAVEL DATES: 10 Jul 19 – 7 Aug 19, 1 Oct 19 – 31 Dec 19


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TRAVEL DATES: 12 Jul 19 – 21 Aug 19, 1 Oct 19 – 31 Dec 19


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*Important Information
Sale fares apply when two or more adults travel together in the same class on the same itinerary. Prices shown are from, per adult in Australian Dollars. Selected travel dates and days apply and fares may not be available on all flights or days. Prices are correct as at 12 February 2019 but may fluctuate if fees, taxes, carrier charges or currency change. Offers are subject to availability. All Qantas schedules are subject to change, including last minute aircraft changes. Offer may be extended.

Cathay Pacific’s ‘Hong Kong Flavours’

Cathay Pacific believes there’s no taste like home and, to make the point, the airline has rolled out a new ‘Hong Kong Flavours’ dining concept in all classes.

What should hungry passengers expect?

How about wok-fried lobster in broth with crispy and steamed rice? Or fish ball and fish cake flat rice noodle soup? Soy-braised chicken with Chinese sausage on steamed jasmine rice?

Fish ball and fish cake flat rice noodle soup.

Yum.

Launched to celebrate the diversity and vibrancy of the city’s rich gastronomic traditions, Hong Kong Flavours features a variety of local specialities available in all cabin classes on long-haul routes from the airline’s home hub.

Braised brisket with flat rice noodles in special beef broth.

Cathay Pacific General Manager Customer Experience and Design, Vivian Lo, said that for Hong Kong people, the dishes convey a feeling of home, while also representing a tasty introduction of authentic local flavours for those visiting from abroad.

“It’s not an exaggeration to say that people from Hong Kong are crazy about food; and as Hong Kong’s home airline, it is important that our inflight dining reflects our heritage,” she said.

Stir fried pork and shallots in chilli tomato sauce on egg noodles.

Menu highlights in First Class include braised abalone with flower shiitake and choy sum-layered bean curd, while Business Class passengers can look forward to dishes such as roasted duck with lai fun rice noodles in soup and Hong Kong-style milk tea pudding with tapioca pearls.

Passengers in Premium Economy Class have the option of tasting, among other options, steamed halibut with Tai O preserved mustard greens and steamed jasmine rice as well as yin yang fried rice. Meanwhile, dishes served in Economy Class include Hong Kong-style seafood curry rice.

Traditional steamed pork and water chestnut patties on jasmine rice.

Enhancements have also been made to the airline’s in-flight beverage program with a premium range of Chinese teas including jasmine, oolong and pu’er from renowned local tea purveyor Fook Ming Tong being rolled out progressively in Economy Class.

Finally, to celebrate the Year of the Pig, Cathay Pacific will be serving a selection of auspicious dishes over the Chinese New Year period and throughout February. These special festive offerings include braised garoupa with bean curd and shiitake mushrooms and E fu noodle soup with crab meat sauce.

Hong Kong Flavours is Cathay Pacific’s newest inflight dining concept and follows on from the summer launch of the airline’s well-received restaurant-style Business Class service, which is being introduced on all long-haul flights.

For more information and to book your next (delicious) Cathay Pacific flight, simply leave us a note in the form below, or CALL US to discuss!

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EMIRATES ‘EXPLORE THE WORLD’ SALE

Book now and save for travel in 2019 to over 140 destinations across Europe, Middle East, Africa, the Americas, South Asian Sub Continent and many more across the Emirates network.

PRICES below are from Adelaide—please ask us for fares from other Australia departure ports.

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If you’re an Emirates Skywards member, you can earn DOUBLE Skywards miles if you book before 18th January 2019

ON SALE UNTIL 18th January 2019, or until sold out.
Travel Period: 13 January to 10 December 2019

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Terms and conditions
Fares shown are for Business and Economy Class return travel departing from Adelaide inclusive of taxes and surcharges, correct as of 11 December 2018, subject to currency fluctuation and availability. Offer ends 18 January 2019. Business Class fares are for travel commencing between 13 January and 10 December 2019. Economy Class fares to Europe and the United Kingdom are for travel commencing between 13 January and 3 April, 21 April and 31 May, and 30 September and 30 November 2019. Economy Class fares to the Indian Subcontinent are for travel commencing between 13 January and 31 March, 15 April and 31 May, 8 August and 18 September, and 30 September and 30 November 2019. Economy Class fares to Africa, North America and South America are for travel commencing between 13 January and 31 May, 8 August and 18 September, and 30 September and 30 November 2019. Economy Class fares to the Middle East are for travel commencing between 13 January and 31 March, and 01 October and 30 November 2019. Higher levels apply for other travel periods. Flight restrictions, day-of-week surcharges, inbound blackout periods, amendment and cancellation fees apply. Additional travel periods, destinations and fares are available from Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney. Further terms and conditions apply.

VIRGIN ATLANTIC FARES TO EUROPE via HONG KONG & USA

These very special fares enable travellers to create great value round-the-world itineraries by flying from Australia to the UK or Europe via Hong Kong in one direction, and via Los Angeles or San Francisco in the other.

SAMPLE ITINERARY
Sydney > Hong Kong > London > Los Angeles > Sydney
Economy Class: $1195
Upper Class (Business): $5875

Virgin Atlantic Upper Class (Business) cabin

Prices shown were correct at 02 November, but are subject to availability and may change if fees and surcharges change.

Premium Economy fares are also available.

Fares are available from Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne, and are ON SALE UNTIL 30 NOVEMBER 2018!

Virgin Atlantic Upper Class (Business) on-board bar

UK destinations include London, Manchester, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Belfast, Newcastle and more.

Europe destinations include Paris, Nice, Amsterdam, Brussels, Frankfurt, Madrid, Barcelona, Lisbon, Liman, Rome, Zurich, Vienna, Stockholm, Oslo, Copenhagen, Dublin, Athens, Venice, Dubrovnik, Budapest, Prague, Istanbul and more.

Maximum stay away is 12 months, and a total of two stops are permitted on your itinerary—effectively one in each direction.

Depending on your final itinerary and destinations, you may fly on a combination of airlines including Virgin Australia, Virgin Atlantic, Hongkong Airlines and British Airways.

Combinations are near endless and can be complicated, so be sure to call us to discuss your particular needs.

Fares are subject to seat availability in the appropriate class, and additional terms, conditions and charges may apply.

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