The Appointment Group Singapore office closed 16th February 2018

Written on February 15th, 2018

The Appointment Group Singapore office will be closed on Friday 16th February 2018, in observance of Chinese New Year. If you require any urgent assistance whilst our offices are closed, please contact TAG’s 24 Hours Emergency Team. TAG Singapore 24 Hours Emergency Team +65 3109 0256 or emergency@appointmentgroup.com Please contact your dedicated Travel Executive for any…

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Cathay Dragon to launch new service to Jinan in March

Written on February 15th, 2018

The Cathay Pacific Group’s expansion across mainland China continues apace, with the announcement that Cathay Dragon will commence a new four-times-weekly service between Hong Kong and Jinan, the capital of Shandong province, from 26th March 2018. The new service, which will complement the airline’s existing flights to Qingdao, will be operated by the airline’s fleet…

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Qantas unveils special indigenous aircraft livery

Written on February 15th, 2018

Qantas has unveiled a special livery honouring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians on its latest Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. The new livery features the work of the late Northern Territory artist and senior Anmatyerre woman, Emily Kame Kngwarreye. It is based on her 1991 painting, Yam Dreaming and has been adapted for the aircraft by leading Indigenous…

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Delta drives improved reliability with real-time bag tracking at London Heathrow

Written on February 15th, 2018

Delta’s focus on innovation has moved up a gear with the roll out of a new industry-leading service which allows customers to keep track of their checked bags on its flights between London Heathrow to the United States via their mobile phones. Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) bag tags are added to all checked luggage enabling…

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Austin airport welcomes new Delta Sky Club opening in 2019

Written on February 15th, 2018

Delta Sky Club is coming to the Capitol City. Delta announced that it will open a new Delta Sky Club at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport in spring 2019. This 9,000 sq. ft. circular Delta Sky Club, conveniently located near the Delta gates, will feature: Local brews and bites, inspired by Austin’s foodie scene A full-service, complimentary…

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Air France delights your taste buds all year round

Written on February 15th, 2018

As an ambassador for French cuisine in the sky, in 2018 the company has entrusted its La Première and Business menus to six renowned Michelin-starred chefs. In collaboration with Servair, they help to create the menus, choose the products and design the dishes that make up the Air France menus available to customers. In the…

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Eurostar announces the launch of its new London-Amsterdam service

Written on February 15th, 2018

Eurostar, the cross channel high speed rail service linking the UK with mainland Europe, announced that its new direct route from London to Amsterdam will launch on Wednesday 4th April. Tickets will go on sale from 20th February when the inaugural service will take place. The launch of the London to Amsterdam service marks a historic…

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London City Airport Closed

Written on February 12th, 2018

London City Airport has been closed after a World War Two bomb was found in the River Thames nearby. Flights have been cancelled, with passengers advised not to travel to the airport and to contact their airline. The bomb was discovered at about 05:00 GMT on Sunday at George V Dock during pre-planned work at…

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Amsterdam winter weather affecting travel

Written on February 8th, 2018

Due to winter weather, a number of flights have been delayed or cancelled at Amsterdam Airport. Please contact your dedicated Travel Executive for any further information regarding this matter. The Appointment Group

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Hong Kong Airlines partners with local chef Gabriel Choy for new Business Class inflight menu

Written on February 8th, 2018

Hong Kong Airlines has collaborated with home grown chef Gabriel Choy to offer a range of Western dishes with an Asian twist to its Business Class passengers on all flights departing from Hong Kong.* Born in Hong Kong, Chef Gabriel was the first Asian winner of the Gordon Ramsay Scholar competition back in 2005. He…

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Qantas announces daily Melbourne – Bali service   

Written on February 8th, 2018

Qantas has announced it will begin a new daily Melbourne – Denpasar (Bali) service from 23rd June 2018.* Operated by a Boeing 737-800 aircraft, the new Qantas route comes as Jetstar increases its Melbourne-Bali flights from ten per week to twice daily. The announcement complements Qantas’ year round daily Sydney – Denpasar service and reflects strong demand from customers…

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American Airlines introduces shuttle service between Chicago O’Hare and New York LaGuardia

Written on February 8th, 2018

Beginning April 4th, business travelers looking for a consistent, convenient and easy commute will have a new Shuttle product to fly them between New York LaGuardia (LGA) and Chicago O’Hare ORD. American’s Shuttle will offer hourly flights between the two business centers, giving customers additional flexibility and choice, as well as unique travel benefits such…

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Delta takeaway: Asian chef all-stars inspire traditional, local fare in flight

Written on February 8th, 2018

Delta travelers out of Asia with an eye for the authentic will soon feast on staples-turned-standouts like oven-baked sesame dumplings, kuro-buta pork and Bibimbap alongside other regionally sourced culinary centerpieces on select Delta flights. Beginning March 1st, regionally inspired meals designed by Delta’s new, exclusive culinary consulting partners and chefs Jereme Leung and Norio Ueno…

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British Airways adds lounge access to more destinations

Written on February 8th, 2018

British Airways’ customers travelling from Innsbruck, Ibiza and Seville will benefit from access to new lounges. The use of the partner* lounges, exclusively for the airline’s customers travelling in Club Europe and eligible cardholders, is part of the airlines multi-million pound investment to offer access to more lounges across the globe. After customers have checked…

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Lufthansa presents a new brand design

Written on February 8th, 2018

Lufthansa revealed its new, modernized brand image. The crane, designed exactly 100 years ago by graphic artist Otto Firle, a distinctive icon in the sky, remains the airline’s iconic symbol. In the future, it will be slimmer and fit for the digital world. A thinner ring makes the crane look more elegant, bringing it into…

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Lufthansa automatic check-in for a relaxed start your journey

Written on February 1st, 2018

Lufthansa customers will now automatically receive their boarding pass directly to their smartphone 23 hours before departure – without having to check-in themselves Lufthansa passengers will now be able to start their journey feeling more relaxed: From now on, they will benefit from an automatic check-in procedure for all flights within Germany and to destinations…

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Singapore Airlines forges ahead with Digital Innovation Blueprint

Written on February 1st, 2018

Singapore Airlines (SIA) announced the launch of its Digital Innovation Blueprint through the unveiling of key bilateral partnerships with the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS), Economic Development Board (EDB) and National University of Singapore (NUS). The Digital Innovation Blueprint is part of SIA’s ongoing transformation programme under…

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Qantas’ Dreamliner to operate Brisbane – Los Angeles from 1st September 2018

Written on February 1st, 2018

Qantas has announced the start date of 1st September 2018 for a daily Dreamliner service between Brisbane and Los Angeles. It will replace the Boeing 747-400 currently operating this route. The Dreamliner will then continue on as QF11/12, Qantas’ connecting service between Los Angeles and New York (JFK), carrying passengers connecting from Sydney and Melbourne…

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New Delta nonstop service connects Pittsburgh to Salt Lake City

Written on February 1st, 2018

Delta is linking the Steel City with Utah’s capital and its Salt Lake City hub with nonstop service beginning July 9.  Departs Arrives Aircraft PIT at 8 a.m. SLC at 10:15 a.m. Airbus A319 SLC at 5 p.m. PIT at 10:55 p.m. Airbus A319​ For customers, the onboard Delta experience will be on Airbus A319 aircraft, with seating…

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Brazilian e-Visas now available for U.S. Passport holders

Written on February 1st, 2018

Brazil has opened an electronic visa program (e-Visa) program for U.S. Passport holders. Eligible travelers are able to complete their application online for e-Visas by visiting: http://vfsglobal.com/brazil-evisa/. The Brazil e-Visa, at present, is available for nationals of Australia, Canada, Japan and now the United States. Application and approval process: Apply at: http://vfsglobal.com/brazil-evisa/. Once approved (approval…

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British Airways invests in substantial new catering for World Traveller customers

Written on February 1st, 2018

British Airways is announcing a multi-million pound investment in its World Traveller (long-haul economy cabin) catering, introducing an exciting and expanded new menu, which provides more quantity and quality to both meals and great snacking options throughout the flight. Options now include: Pretzels with the welcome drink Four-course meal with starter, main, dessert, cheese and…

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Etihad Airways introduces new baggage policy

Written on February 1st, 2018

Etihad Airways has introduced a new baggage policy tailored to varying customer requirements in the international markets it serves. The changes allow for a simpler baggage structure as the allowance for all markets, excluding the US and Canada, is now based on total weight rather than the number of bags checked in. With the switch…

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TAG Australia offices closed Friday, 26th January 2018

Written on January 24th, 2018

Please be advised that all TAG Australia offices will be closed on Friday, 26th January 2018 in observance of Australia Day. If you need assistance please contact our dedicated 24 Hours Emergency team at +61 3 8888 8955 or e-mail emergency@appointmentgroup.com. The Appointment Group

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More flights to Tokyo with Iberia

Written on January 24th, 2018

Starting next October, Iberia will be flying five times a week between Madrid and Tokyo. The two additional flights scheduled between Madrid and Tokyo every week from next 20th October are now on sale. As from that date, Iberia will be operating five flights a week between the two cities instead of the three it…

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Singapore Airlines to launch Melbourne-Wellington services and daily flights to Canberra

Written on January 24th, 2018

Singapore Airlines (SIA) announced that it will introduce a new service that will connect Singapore and Melbourne to New Zealand’s capital city, Wellington. The new service will be introduced as part of a restructuring of existing Singapore-Canberra-Wellington flights, which will see the Canberra-Wellington flights de-linked and Canberra served on a daily basis, up from the…

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