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BNE January/February 2017 |



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Pedal power

your device

Here’s a way to do a little last minute exercise before boarding

that long haul flight overseas – and download your

inflight entertainment on to a smart device at the

same time. Brisbane Airport is the first in

Australia to install a pedal power kiosk

at the International Terminal (Level

4 Departures) where travellers can

recharge their multimedia device prior

to flying or watch their favourite

Netflix programs without an

internet connection or using their

data. The kiosks have been a big

hit in Europe where they have been

installed in airports, train stations,

hotels, conference centres, corporate

offices and even libraries. Brisbane

Airport has partnered with Belgian-based

WeWatt, the company that developed the

concept, and provides the fastest uncapped

WiFi in Australia for quick and easy downloads.

Newflights to Shanghai

The first of China Eastern Airlines’ new direct flights between

Shanghai and Brisbane was welcomed in the traditional manner,

under a huge burst of water cannon, when it touched down at

Brisbane Airport. The new flights operate four times weekly

on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday and provide a

key link between Queensland’s international gateway city and

China’s biggest city and global financial hub.

The Chinese visitor market is currently the second largest for

Brisbane Airport and grew 19 per cent in the last financial year

alone. China Eastern’s new flights are expected to bring 18,000

additional Chinese visitors to Queensland each year which will

have flow on benefits for the state’s economy, from business and

investment to tourism, trade and education.




Brisbane’s fastest growing regional

carrier Jetgo will launch new

flights direct between Brisbane

Airport and Wagga Wagga in

NSW from 13 February. Initially

there will be three departures per week on Monday, Wednesday and

Friday to cater for weekend leisure travellers, provide a connection

to international departures and a convenient commute for business

travellers with a flight time under two hours. Jetgo’s new route is a

milestone for Wagga Wagga bringing jet services back to the city for the

first time in 15 years. Launch flights start from $197 per person, one

way. For details and bookings see

Airport releases first



Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) has released its first

Sustainability Report which outlines its initiatives in the responsible

operation and development of the airport for positive economic,

environmental and community outcomes for the future.

With more than $3 billion invested in infrastructure, including a

New Parallel Runway to be completed by 2020, the airport is in the

most critical period of development in its history. “With our vision to

become the gateway to Australia, it is important that we continue to

grow and provide economic benefit to the city, state and the nation

without adverse impacts on the environment or the community,” says

BAC CEO and managing director, Julieanne Alroe.

In one year BAC reduced its carbon emissions by 5 per cent,

putting it 40 per cent lower than the Asia-Pacific average; quarterly

passenger surveys have shown a significant increase in customer

satisfaction in the last financial year and almost $1.5 million has been

distributed to community groups from a Community Giving Fund.

For more information view the full report at

Cathay Pacific is the first airline to

bring the world’s newest aircraft –

the Airbus A350-900 – to Brisbane,

adding it to its daily services from

March. The A350 is not only a larger

plane, increasing the number of passengers per flight to 280, it is

lighter, making it more fuel-efficient, and its Rolls Royce engines make it

the quietest long-haul aircraft serving Brisbane.

The advanced technology extends to the cabin and even economy

class seats have dedicated tablet holders, in-seat power outlets, USB

ports, inflight WiFi and the latest high-definition touchscreen personal

TVs. Ergonomically-designed seats allow more flexibility to adjust for

comfort, have a fully integrated leg rest and a six-way headrest for

better support – and the effects may be felt long after landing, with

subtle changes in cabin humidity helping to minimise jet-lag after a flight.

Cathay Pacific has been flying to Brisbane for 30 years and connects

travellers to more than 170 destinations around the world from its hub

in Hong Kong.

Fly direct between Brisbane and Shanghai with China

Eastern which operates services four times weekly.


Fly direct between Brisbane and Hong Kong and on to

more than 170 destinations around the world with

Cathay Pacific. See