For week ending 27 January 2017
It has been a big news week for the travel industry with some major announcements regarding USA entry requirements plus more from our airline and hotel partners. Read on to find out more about Hilton's new 'Tapestry' brand, Air New Zealand's new Perth lounge plus air travel updates from Sydney Airport, Qantas, Japan Airlines and Etihad.
All this and more in our weekly news round-up brought to you by FCM Travel Solutions.
New Air New Zealand Perth lounge
Air New Zealand plans to open a lounge at Perth Airport later this year. It will be the carrier’s first lounge in Perth and part of its continued lounge development program.
Sydney Airport BizTweet
Sydney Airport has launched a new BizTweet service. Travellers flying to or from Sydney Airport can tweet their flight number to @flySYD to keep up to date with the real time flight information via social media.
Qantas adds Beijing
Qantas has now commenced services on its new Sydney-Beijing Capital International Airport route. Flights operate on A330- 200 aircraft.
Japan Airlines Dreamliners to Sydney
Japan Airlines is planning an aircraft switch on its Tokyo Narita-Sydney route. From 26 March, B787-9 Dreamliners will replace the B777-300ER aircraft currently operating between the two cities. The change means that the carrier will no longer be offering a first class service on the route.
Hilton Tapestry debut
Hilton Worldwide has launched another new hotel brand. The Tapestry Collection by Hilton will be positioned as an upscale option with seven US properties set to join the collection. There include one property in Chicago, Nashville, Warren, Hampton and Syracuse, and two in Indianapolis.
Etihad boosts Dusseldorf
Etihad Airways plans to double the frequency of its Adu Dhabi-Dusseldorf route. The carrier will add a second daily service from 26 March.