Melbourne

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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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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Air Canada expand international network from Vancouver

Air Canada will expand its international network from Vancouver with services to London Heathrow increased to twice-daily for summer 2018 and new services launching June 2018 to Paris and Zurich, and the start of year-round flights to Melbourne.

Air Canada's new routes will be operated on Boeing 787 Dreamliners featuring three cabins of service with enhanced definition individual on-demand personal entertainment offering a wide range of movies, short films, TV programs and audio selections at every seat throughout the aircraft.

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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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Emirates plan A380 exclusive Melbourne route

Emirates’ will provide an all-A380 service from 25th March next year when it upgrades its third daily flight from Dubai and Melbourne. The upgrade will add 945 seats a week to the route, representing a 10% increase in capacity and meaning Emirates passengers can enjoy even more seamless “A380 to A380” connections via its hub in Dubai to 18 points in the UK and Europe.

 In addition, together with partner airline Qantas’ new B787 London to Melbourne service via Perth, beginning on 24th March 2018, passengers now have even more options from the UK and Europe.

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Qatar Airways A380 service to Melbourne

Qatar Airways has marked its seventh anniversary in Melbourne, Australia, by announcing plans to introduce its superjumbo A380 aircraft on the route from Doha in order to meet rising passenger demand. From 30th June 2017 daily flights on board the world’s largest commercial aircraft will provide passengers with a unique, enhanced travel experience.

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Emirates announce new direct Melbourne services

Passengers travelling to Melbourne, Australia will now have another direct flight option with Emirates announcing that flights EK408 and EK409 will begin operating as non-stop services from Dubai from 30th October 2016. The service from Dubai to Melbourne currently operates via Kuala Lumpur and the change to a non-stop service will save passengers approximately two and half hours in each direction.

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Etihad Airways award-winning A380

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, will operate its award-winning Airbus A380 between Abu Dhabi and Mumbai from 1st May 2016, with India’s commercial capital joining the carrier’s other A380 destinations of London, New York, Sydney and, from June 2016, Melbourne. The industry-leading A380 aircraft offers unmatched luxury, comfort and convenience for guests traveling across every class of service.

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