Month: September 2019

Lanseria switches drop off and pick up zone

Lanseria Airport has switched its drop-off and pick-up zone areas around. The entrance to the drop-off and pick-up zone will move to what was the exit – and the exit is now situated by the bridge of what used to be the entrance. The change has been necessitated by the need to alleviate congestion, says…
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V&A Waterfront completes first-phase extension

After 10 months of renovation, the V&A Waterfront has opened its R180m extension, adding 4 000sqm of retail space to the Victoria Wharf Shopping Centre. The renovations include adding a third lower level and a parking entrance to its now 88 647 sqm complex, which houses over 450 retail outlets, 80 eateries, five undercover parking garages…
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Qatar adds third destination in Malaysia

Qatar Airways will launch flights to Langkawi (LGK), Malaysia, on October 15. The flights will operate via Penang. This will be the airline’s third destination in Malaysia after Penang (PEN) and Kuala Lumpur. Initially, the service will run four times weekly, with an increase from October 27 to five weekly flights. The route will be…
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Delta continues to enhance corporate experience

DELTA Air Lines constantly looks to enhance the corporate travel experience, which is why the airline places emphasis on being on time and offering convenient connections via its US hubs for customers to reach their final destinations. According to Bobby Bryan, the airline’s commercial director – Africa, one new initiative this year in addition to introducing…
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Qantas ups international carry-on bag allowance

Qantas has increased the carry-on weight limit in first class, business class and premium economy on international flights. Passengers are now able to bring a cabin bag weighing up to 10kg, compared with the previous 7kg cap. The move brings Qantas’s international baggage policy in line with that of its domestic flights, which may aid…
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Virgin Atlantic, GOL announce codeshare

Virgin Atlantic and GOL have signed a codeshare agreement that allows customers better connections between Virgin Atlantic’s new London Heathrow-São Paulo service on to flights across Brazil. The agreement will offer connections via GOL’s extensive domestic network to 37 destinations across Brazil, including Brasilia, Rio de Janeiro and Recife. The two airlines plan to expand…
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Singapore introduces new wellness menus

Singapore Airlines has partnered with wellness brand COMO Shambhala to create new meals on selected flights from this month. The dishes have been created to alleviate travel-induced stresses such as fatigue, as well as promote good digestion and circulation. Offerings include spiced buckwheat and pumpkin pancakes for breakfast, coconut poached fish for dinner, and COMO…
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Radisson opens two properties in NYC

Radisson has opened two properties in New York, both in Manhattan. The Radisson Hotel New York Midtown-Fifth Avenue features 230 rooms and suites and offers WiFi, a gym and a 24-hour business centre as well as four meeting and function rooms. The property is close to Times Square, Central Park and the Rockefeller Center. Radisson…
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Brexit won’t affect UK-based airlines, says EU

UK-based airlines will be able to continue operations to EU destinations until at least October 2020, regardless of any decisions made about Brexit. In its 6th Brexit preparedness communication, the European Commission has proposed to extend legislation to allow UK-EU flights to continue flying until October 24, next year. The agreement had originally been until March…
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Virgin Atlantic takes flight with new logo

Virgin Atlantic recently unveiled its first “diverse” flying lady logo. The airline announced in April that its original pin-up, firmly out of fashion in her risque garb, would be replaced with men and women “representing modern Britain”. And so, leaping off the side of its new Airbus A350, is an icon of a black woman…
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