This post is an abridged version of an article on Australian Business Traveller published on the 18th September 2014.
Being put to pasture by the end of the year, it is final call for the Boeing 767 fleet as Qantas maps out a retirement plan for its nine remaining aged jets.
According to a Qantas spokesperson, the QF490 from
Airbus has launched their newest aircraft program, the A330neo, with two variants of this wide-body craft.
The A330neo will be equipped with the latest in jet engine technology – the Rolls Royce Trent 7000, cabin enhancements and improvements to aerodynamics.
The craft represents an upgrade to the successful A330. The Trent engines reduce fuel consumption by 14 per cent compared
Helsinki Airport is trialling yoga and pilates at the departure gates as part of a spate of new airport services tests.
Finavia, the airport’s operator, is testing airport yoga, a coffee-vending bicycle, information screens on airport buses, stickers guiding children to play areas and a summertime festival.
The prototype that was most successful was the festival, with travellers taking part
Gatwick Airport has launched a free baggage delivery service in response to a chronic shortage of baggage handlers.
Baggage handler firm Swissport are critically low on handlers, meaning travellers flying into Gatwick have been facing lengthy luggage collection delays.
Some airlines have cancelled contracts with Swissport over the shortage, with some saying there are not even enough employees to load