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Adelaide Airport Set for Enhanced Qantas Lounge Experience

Qantas announces plans to enhance the airport experience for travelers passing through Adelaide with the construction of a new lounge precinct, featuring a Domestic Business Lounge inspired by Kangaroo Island’s Flinders Chase National Park, alongside a refurbishment of the current Qantas Club and Chairmans Lounge. The first phase of construction, focusing on the Qantas Club, is expected to open in mid-November, with the Domestic Business Lounge set to welcome guests by mid-2025.

Airlines might finally start selling personalised products soon

In the airline industry there’s been serious talk of ‘offer and order management’ for some years now. In fact this was a key topic for delegates at the IATA World Financial & Passenger Symposium in Chicago late last year, where it became clear that offer/order was finally gathering pace

oneworld® alliance celebrates 25 years of excellence and outlines enhanced customer focus

As oneworld®, the premier global airline alliance, celebrates its 25th anniversary, oneworld’s Chairman, its member airline CEOs and the alliance’s new CEO praised oneworld’s incredible growth and increasing customer relevance at a press briefing this morning during the IATA AGM in Dubai.

Preparing for the A321XLR’s entry into service

The A321XLR’s ongoing certification and flight-test campaign is now in its final stages. As well as debriefing after the airlines’ recent route-proving flights, attention is also being focussed on ensuring that the first operators will have everything that they will need in terms of airworthiness compliance and operational support on day-one. This includes especially the technical documentation and the strategic spares and on-site expert support – to enable the airlines’ smooth operations with the longest-range Airbus Single-Aisle airliner.

oneworld says “Bula” to Fiji Airways as its 15th full member airline

oneworld®, the world’s leading airline alliance, has announced that Fiji Airways is to become its 15th full member airline.

Fiji Airways, the flag carrier of Fiji and the South Pacific, has been a valuable presence in the oneworld alliance for the past five years as a oneworld connect partner. During this time, the airline has developed cooperative links with all oneworld member airlines, paving its way to a more seamless integration as a full oneworld member. Fiji Airways’ transition to full membership will commence immediately and will be completed within the next 12 months.

Qatar Airways Touches Down for the First time in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Qatar Airways has opened up a new gateway in Africa, connecting the DRC with Europe, the Middle East and Asia. The inaugural flight from Doha to Kinshasa landed at N’djili International Airport on Saturday, 1 June 2024, bringing the total number of African destinations served by the airline to 29.

Passenger Demand Up 11% in April

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for April 2024 global passenger demand with the following highlights:
Total demand, measured in revenue passenger kilometers (RPKs), was up 11.0% compared to April 2023. Total capacity, measured in available seat kilometers (ASK), was up 9.6% year-on-year. The April load factor was 82.4% (+1.0ppt compared to April 2023).

Qantas and Perth Airport Forge Groundbreaking Agreement for Multi-Billion Dollar Expansion

Qantas and Perth Airport have struck an unprecedented 12-year commercial deal, marking a significant milestone in aviation history for Western Australia. The agreement entails Perth Airport’s investment of approximately $3 billion in new terminal facilities and a parallel runway, facilitating a surge in domestic and international flights.


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