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BNE May/June 2017 |

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Non-stop

toHong

Kong this summer

In response to growing demand for business and leisure

travel to Queensland, Cathay Pacific will increase capacity

and add more non-stop services between Hong Kong

and Brisbane next summer. From late October to March

the airline will operate 11 non-stop flights between the

two cities. The new flights will also provide even better

connectivity to onward destinations such as London. The

new services will operate from 29 October 2017 to 24

March 2018. For details see

www.cathaypacific.com.au

Helping hand

from currency

collection

Brisbane Airport’s foreign currency collection

globes, located within the International

Terminal, have raised funds to help Brisbane

man Johaan Kaa be fitted with new limbs

after he contracted a meningococcal infection

more than two years ago. Brisbane Airport

Corporation has donated $40,000 to Kaa which

will contribute to the cost of a new ‘bionic’ arm.

While he is still some way from being able to

meet the cost of the high tech arm, which can

be as high as $90,000, Kaa has a temporary

prosthetic and the keen golfer has been able to

swing a club again for the first time in more

than two years thanks to a local firm that has

made him a special club attachment. Paul

Hodgkinson from Coorparoo-based Model

Consultants International is also working on a

prototype hand (

pictured below

) for Kaa to trial.

Kaa travels throughout south east

Queensland as a public speaker – and helps

others raise funds for their own causes. In

September he plans to walk 10km alongside

Bill Tindall who will be running solo from

Melbourne to the Sunshine Coast to raise funds

for the Morcombe Foundation and already

hundreds of students have pledged to join him.

Top team at BNE

Travellers have voted Brisbane Airport (BNE) a

winner in the 2017 Skytrax World Airport Awards.

The airport won Best Airport in Australia/Pacific

Region and Best Airport Staff Service in Australia/

Pacific Region at the global awards announced

in Amsterdam. Brisbane Airport also rose higher

in the ranks of World’s Top 100 Airports, to

#16 in the world and to #5 in the category of

20-30 million passengers. It is the second time

Brisbane Airport has won each award and in his

congratulations Edward Plaisted, CEO of Skytrax,

said: “It underlines how much Brisbane Airport

continues to improve standards of customer

service to be recognised with these awards.” The

results were calculated from almost 14 million

survey responses received between July 2016 and

February 2017 from more than 100 different

nationalities about their experiences with airport

check-in, arrivals, transfers, shopping, security and

immigration through to departure at the gate.

Qantas has opened its new Domestic Business Lounge and Premium Lounge Entry at

Brisbane Airport as part of the airline’s multi-million dollar upgrade across both terminals.

It opened its new lounge at the International Terminal in October last year and the final

stage of the upgrade program will be complete when a refurbished Qantas Club and new

Chairman’s Lounge opens at the Domestic Terminal later this year. Valet facilities will also be

revamped to provide direct access to the terminal and Premium Lounge Entry.

The new Premium Lounge Entry is a first for Qantas and offers top tier Frequent Flyers

an exclusive check-in area, bag drop, security screening and escalator with direct access to

the new Lounge Precinct. The Domestic Business Lounge is bigger than before with a seating

capacity of more than 350 and dining options include a ‘cantina’ serving fresh Mexican dishes.

Barista coffee is served all day, a wine bar is open from midday and a new ‘Quench hydration

station’ offers non-alcoholic drinks such as a signature tisane blend and infused water.

Of course, there’s a work zone with wireless printing, power and data outlets throughout,

Wi-Fi, TVs with Foxtel and even shower suites.

Qantas

opens newlounge

BRISBANE AIRPORT NEWS