Australia

More connections to Australia with Virgin

Virgin Atlantic has announced their new codeshare agreement with Virgin Australia, which will create more fantastic travel options between the UK and Australia. From the end of January, you will have the opportunity to experience all the destinations you want to travel to more seamlessly, in one booking and with the ease of a single check-in and bag drop. You can fly daily from London Heathrow to Melbourne, via Hong Kong or Los Angeles, and then connect onto a Virgin Australia flight straight to Melbourne.

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Qatar Airways continue global expansion

Qatar Airways have begun the New Year with a myriad of new route announcements to Australia, Malaysia, Thailand, Greece and the UK. Qatar Airways began a new service to Vietnam’s Hanoi on 1st January and will fly to Pattaya, Thailand, from 28th January; Penang, Malaysia from 6th Feburary: Canberra, Australia, from 12th February; Thessalonki, Greece from 28th March; and Cardiff, Wales from 1st May. There are also plans to increase capacity to Perth, Australia, from 1st May with the introduction of the flagship A380 on the route.

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Etihad Airways partner with Team England for 2018 Commonwealth Games

Team England have signed a deal with Etihad Airways to transport their 650 athletes and officials to the 2018 Commonwealth Games on Australia’s Gold Coast. Team England preparations begin in Brisbane with a holding camp from 19th March and the games themselves get underway on 4th April. There will be plenty of travel options for spectators with Etihad currently operating 33 connecting flights weekly to the Australian destinations of Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth from London, Manchester and Edinburgh.

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China Airlines launch Gatwick service

China Airlines are launching a new non-stop service between London Gatwick and Taipei's Taoyuan International from 1st December 2017. The new A350 fleet will be deployed to offer four flights a week departing every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, making China Airlines the only airline in Taiwan to offer non-stop flights to London. Plus, China Airlines plan to demonstrate their ambition and commitment to the service by increasing the service from four to five flights per week on 25th March 2018, with an additional Tuesday flight.

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Explore Australia with Singapore Airlines

Discover a better way to travel by flying with Singapore Airlines through Singapore Changi Airport. Enjoy a stopover in the vibrant Singapore, or enjoy the world's best airport as you connect seamlessly to your choice of eight cities in Australia. Enjoy a new level of comfort and service, leaving you feeling refreshed and ready to make the most of your Australian adventure from the moment you touch down.

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Complimentary Qantas Chauffeur Drive Service

The Qantas Chauffeur Drive service is available for all customers travelling in First and Business class on flights between Australia, London, Dubai, and on selected Australian domestic routes. The service is also available at great rates to other travellers to and from Australian airports.

You will be met by a luxury chauffeured vehicle and driven to the airport to meet your flight. On arrival at your destination, you will be met by another chauffeur service and driven to your hotel, office or home.

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G'day all the way to Australia - Qantas' new direct UK to Australia service on sale now.

We are pleased to announce that customers can now book non-stop flights from the UK to Australia for the first time, with tickets for Qantas' London Heathrow-Perth route (nicknamed the Kangaroo route) now on sale.

The daily flights will begin on 25 March 2018 and form part of a new London-Perth-Melbourne return service. Customers travelling from the UK and Europe will also be able to connect to other Australian cities via Perth.
Services will be operated on the new Boeing 787-Dreamliner, designed specifically for comfort on long-haul sectors, offering:

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Eight new 2017 destinations for Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways, the award-winning and fastest growing airline in the world, have announced eight more destinations for their 2017-18 schedules, in addition to seven previously announced new cities for a total of 15 new gateways.

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Enjoy two holidays in one with Emirates stopover offer

Pack more into your trip to Australia with a complimentary hotel stay in Dubai on the way to Adelaide, Brisbane or Perth. Experience the best of Emirates' home city and then connect to these inspiring destinations in Australia.

Economy Class passengers will enjoy one free night at the Rove Hotel Downtown Dubai in a standard room including transfers from and to the airport provided by Arabian Adventures.

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Will Qantas operate the first ever non-stop flight from UK to Australia?

Qantas will publish its first scheduled Dreamliner routes by the end of the year, with a direct service between London and Perth a distinct possibility.

The Australian national carrier is set to receive its first Boeing 787 – also known as the Dreamliner – in 2017, and will announce new routes for the plane later this year.
If the London to Perth service is given the go-ahead, it would rival the current longest flight in the world! (Emirates Dubai to Auckland service) which clocks up 8,819 miles, taking 17 hours and 15 minutes.

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