Singapore (TAN): Singapore Airlines’ regional wing SilkAir has announced the increase of flight frequency to the Australian city of Cairns, from June 2, 2019.
The number of SilkAir flights from Singapore to Cairns will go up from five to seven, with one flight on each day of the week. The new flights will be offered on Sundays and Tuesdays.
SilkAir will use Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft to fly to Cairns.
Talking about the raised frequency, Foo Chai Woo, chief executive, SilkAir, said, “we are proud to announce a daily service to Cairns, providing greater accessibility and connectivity for our customers.”
December 13 (TravelAndy): Perth Airport has introduced sleeping pods at its T1 zone, making it the first airport in Australia with this facility.
The airport has installed eight pods in collaboration with Smarte Carte and Finnish company GoSleep.
According to Perth Airport CEO Kevin Brown, the pods would be perfect for passengers who either arrived early or had some time between connecting flights, as they connected their flights in different ways, many with a short stopover. Continue reading Perth Airport introduces sleeping pods for passengers
September 21 (TravelAndy): Virgin Australia’s inaugural direct service from Perth in Western Australia to Hobart in Tasmania got under way earlier this week.
August 14 (TravelAndy): The popular Perth Festival is returning in February next year, with the free opening event – Boorna Waanginy: The Trees Speak – supported by the state government, through Tourism WA.
This amazing light and sound production will showcase Perth’s iconic Kings Park, and two streams of understanding about our land: Noongar knowledge and Western science, within the beauty of our unique natural environment.
Boorna Waanginy: The Trees Speak is exclusive to Perth and was a highlight of the 2017 Festival. Continue reading Perth Festival 2019 first shows revealed
July 6 (TravelAndy): A direct flight will start operating between Western Australia and Tasmania from September.
Virgin Australia will operate the flight.
The Perth to Hobart service will run three times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
According to the National Visitor Survey in Australia, around 41,300 Tasmanians visit WA each year and this figure is set to grow with the direct air link. Continue reading Perth-Hobart direct flight from September
March 1 (TravelAndy): A floating stainless steel rock sculpture, over two meters high and four meters long, will float off Perth’s Cottesloe Beach as part of the iconic Sculpture by the Sea event.
Created by this years invited international artist, leading Chinese sculptor Zhang Wang – famous for his stainless steel sculptures – it is set to be one of the key attractions at the event.
Sculpture by the Sea is one of Perth’s largest free public events, and sees Cottesloe beach transform into a sculpture park with more than 70 sculptures on display from Australia and the world, and will run from March 2 to 19. Continue reading Sculptures by the sea in Perth
October 20 (TravelAndy): Perth’s Swan River Seaplanes has expanded its operations to launch several new itineraries which commence this month in Australia.
Following a trial period of Margaret River day tours in early 2017, the company now offers three and four-day Margaret River Retreat packages.
Day trips to Rottnest Island, and the Pinnacles are two new offerings. Guests on the Rottnest Island tour will discover the island’s many beaches and bays, with time to capture a Quokka selfie, while guests on the Pinnacles – Taste of WA tour will be guided through the Pinnacles desert, have a crayfish lunch at the Lobster Shack, and meet koalas and kangaroos at Yanchep National Park. Continue reading New itineraries of Swan River Seaplanes