Enterprise Journey Information: December 2021



Virgin Lounges vaccination requirement

With the opening of the Virgin Australia Melbourne and Sydney Lounges, the airline is reminding friends that in keeping with State authorities necessities, all friends over the age of 16 are required to supply proof that they’re totally vaccinated towards COVID-19, or present certification from a medical practitioner that they’re unable to obtain a dose.


Western Australia publicizes border opening date

Western Australia will ease its border restrictions from 12:01 am Saturday fifth February, that means interstate and worldwide travellers is not going to be required to quarantine on arrival, supplied they’re totally vaccinated. A unfavourable PCR check can be required 72 hours previous to journey and a second can be required on arrival.


Qantas to restart Sydney-London A380 flights in July

From July 2022, Qantas will restart its A380 flights between Sydney and London providing newly upgraded enterprise class and premium economic system seating. The A380 may also launch on the Sydney-Los Angeles route from March after practically two of hibernating in Mojave Desert, California.


Virgin to restart Sydney-Canberra

Virgin Australia has introduced the re-start of Sydney-Canberra flights from 30 January 2022. As much as 9 flights per weekday can be flown by VA’s regional companion, ACT-based Hyperlink Airways, on its fleet of Saab 340 B Plus plane. Whereas the flights will supply economy-only seating, eligible Velocity members will nonetheless achieve entry to VA’s Sydney and Canberra airport lounges.


New partnership between Virgin Australia & United Airways

The brand new partnership between Virgin Australia & United Airways will give friends entry to the 130 US airports that United operates to, in addition to quite a few international gateways, providing seamless journey by means of direct companies on United between Australia, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Houston. Each eligible Velocity Frequent Flyer and MileagePlus members can get pleasure from reciprocal advantages when flying, together with precedence check-in, precedence boarding, precedence safety clearance, further baggage allowances and Lounge entry.


Qantas and Accor loyalty providing

A brand new joint loyalty supply from Qantas and Accor will see members of each Qantas Frequent Flyer and Accor ALL rewards schemes earn factors in the direction of each memberships for flights and lodge stays. Accor ALL Gold, Platinum and Diamond standing members, or QF Platinum and Platinum One members will earn two Accor factors per $10 spent on Qantas flights whereas Qantas Frequent Flyer members obtain three QF factors per greenback spent on Accor property bookings within the Asia Pacific.


Emirates to revamp plane with Premium Economic system

Emirates can be refitting 105 plane with its new Premium Economic system product, with the rollout anticipated to start from the tip of 2022. The 52 A380s and 52 Boeing 777s fitted will supply passengers a extra comfy flying expertise with six-way adjustable headrests, calf rests and footrests.


Air New Zealand Sustainability Report

Air New Zealand has simply launched its newest Sustainability Report, taking purpose at local weather change and outlining the actions it’s going to take over the subsequent a long time to enhance its sustainability. The report lays out the airline’s path to net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, with 4 important levers to scale back gross emissions as a lot as know-how will permit earlier than utilising offsetting. View the report right here.


SQ opens SilverKris at Changi

On Tuesday 23 November, Singapore Airways unveiled its new SilverKris enterprise class lounge at Changi Terminal 3. The lounge will open to Gold-grade frequent flyers in economic system and premium economic system, enterprise class and first-class passengers.




Movenpick arrives in Melbourne

The 172-room Movenpick Lodge Melbourne has opened its doorways on Spencer Road, changing into the second of its sort in Australia after Hobart. Along with its iconic chocolate hour between 3:30 and 4:30pm daily, the property additionally gives a 25-metre swimming pool, sizzling tubs, a sauna and a gymnasium.


Hyatt to supply digital lodge keys in Apple Pockets

In an business first, Hyatt is providing friends the power to unlock their lodge room with a digital lodge key that may be saved of their Apple Pockets. The know-how, accessible at choose properties within the US, supplies a contactless expertise from check-in to check-out with friends in a position so as to add their room key to their Apple Pockets through the World of Hyatt app.


Data on this web page is sourced from third occasion sources. Whereas effort is taken to confirm the accuracy of this info, CTM recommends that travellers search impartial recommendation and/or info from their CTM journey guide, CTM journey instruments, or direct from their chosen journey suppliers referring to the standing of provider companies, schedules and reserving circumstances as info might change recurrently. 

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