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BAC NEWS

BNE March/April 2017 |

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BNEwelcomes

more travellers

New airlines, direct services, upgraded of aircraft and

increased flights between Brisbane and several global

destinations all boosted the number of international

passengers through Brisbane Airport (BNE) in the

past year. Numbers soared by almost 256,000 to

more than 5.4 million international travellers while

domestic passengers increased more than 280,000

to above 17.2 million. Total passengers through BNE

are now close to 22.7 million a year. New services that

helped boost traveller numbers through BNE include:

1. Air Canada’s daily services between BNE and Vancouver

2. China Eastern’s four times weekly services between BNE and

Shanghai

3. Qantas’ new daily services between BNE and Christchurch and BNE

and Port Moresby

4. Singapore Airlines, Philippine Airlines, EVA Air and China Airlines all

increased their services between BNE and their home ports

5. Etihad Airways upgraded to B789 aircraft

6. Regional Airline Fly Corporate launched new routes between BNE and

Coffs Harbour, Armidale, Narrabri, Moree and Tamworth while Jetgo

added Albury to its network from BNE.

Tigerair has added an extra A320 aircraft to its fleet based

in Brisbane to service new flights on key routes. The

airline will introduce four times weekly return services

between BNE and Whitsunday Coast starting

23 March and between BNE and Perth from 1

June. One way fares will range from $79 to

Whitsunday Coast to $189 to Perth.

See

www.tigerair.com.au

NEWLOOK FOR

AIR CANADA

Air Canada has unveiled a new livery designed by creative

agency Winkcreative under the direction of Tyler Brûlé who

also acted as design consultant on the bold redevelopment of

Brisbane Airport’s International Terminal. The striking black

and white design highlights Canada’s iconic red maple leaf in a

circle that returns to the tail of the carrier’s fleet after an absence

of 24 years. More than a simple logo, the design is said to reflect

Canada’s vastness and contrasting seasons, with references to its

wildlife and First Nations heritage. New uniforms have also been

designed for flight and cabin crew and new menus introduced

for flights from April.

Brisbane Airport has been named one of the world’s top 20 airports by

global aviation industry publication

International Airport Review

and it

is the only Australian airport to make the list. Brisbane is fast becoming

known as “the world’s most liveable airport” since a $45 million

makeover of its International Terminal which was completed more than

a year ago, and while a picnic between the palm trees or reclining on sun

lounges may not be what you’d expect to see at an airport, that’s exactly

what passengers can do while waiting for a flight at Brisbane Airport’s

International Terminal. New airline passenger lounges, a wellness spa

and cafés offering menus that showcase the best of Queensland’s local

produce are just some of the highlights that make travel through Brisbane

Airport International Terminal more pleasant. It joined the list alongside

Hong Kong International Airport, Korea’s Incheon International Airport,

Seoul, Singapore’s Changi Airport and Dubai International Airport – all

destinations accessible direct from Brisbane.

Air Canada operates daily direct flights between

Brisbane and Vancouver. See

www.aircanada.com

ORANGE

the new getaway

Regional airline Fly Corporate has introduced direct

flights between Brisbane and Orange in New South

Wales departing Monday to Friday. Just two hours

flight time from BNE, the new route not only provides

a practical alternative for Orange locals to access

domestic and international connections from Brisbane,

it also provides a link to the New South Wales country

towns of Bathurst, Cowra, Parkes, Canowindra,

Forbes, Lithgow and surrounds. But while the flights

are a boon for business, Orange is also becoming a

popular short break destination for its excellent cool

climate vineyards, colonial buildings and heritage

walks, a growing number of cafés and bars, as well as

surrounding farm gates and wilderness trails to explore

(read more about a getaway in Orange on page 18).

Fly direct between Brisbane and

Orange, NSW, with Fly Corporate.

See

wwwflycorporate.com.au

APPLICATIONSOPEN

for community grants

Each year Brisbane Airport Corporation distributes about

$1 million to specialty groups, schools and charities of all

sizes for community-based projects in the arts, education,

science, sports, health and more. Applications are now

open until 31 March for the next round of grants from the

airport’s Community Giving Fund. Find out how to apply at

www.bne.com.au/community-giving-fund

BNE JOINSWORLD TOP 20

EXTRA FLIGHTS FOR

TIGERAIR