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Qantas Airways Rolls out Free Wi-Fi in Its Australian Airport Terminals


Business Travel Management, a corporate travel management firm, interprets Qantas Airways' news announcements and their effects on travellers. It also interprets news from Qatar Airways.

Melbourne, Au (PRWEB) October 29, 2012

In its weekly news update, Business Travel Management goes over recent announcements from the air travel industry. The news roundup includes updates from Qatar Airways and Qantas Airways.

Qatar Airways announces that they will be joining the OneWorld Alliance. This will take place in about 12 to 18 months. This will give Australian travelers more options for traveling to Europe. Right now, Cathay Pacific has reasonable amount of flights to Europe, but Qatar has flights to about 28 different European destinations. “Qatar has a really extensive network. It's the first major Middle Eastern carrier to join one of the two main alliances. It's going to be great if you're a OneWorld frequent flyer,” explained Jake Hower, Managing Director of Business Travel Management.

There is great news for passengers who spend a lot of time at Australian airports, but do not have access to an airport lounge. Qantas Airways announces that they will be rolling out free Wi-Fi in their airport terminals in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth. Even passengers not flying with Qantas can take advantage of the free Wi-Fi at the Qantas terminal. “Take advantage of the free airport Wi-Fi,” advises Mr. Hower, “It's better than the poor connection you generally get at airports on your phones. I'd also expect Virgin Australia to offer something similar in the coming future. I'd imagine they would want to be keeping pace with Qantas here. That should be announced in the next few months.”

Qantas also announces that they will be upgrading their business class cabins with new amenities and some new features. Passengers can expect new onboard mattresses, duvets, and amenity kits. This helps them keep pace with Emirates and will ensure consistency across the two airlines since they will be major partners. Passengers flying Emirates or Qantas in the next couple of months can expect to see the upgraded service.

About Business Travel Management

Business Travel Management is a division of Pan Australian Travel Pty Ltd, which has been in operation since the late 1950s. It is 100% owned and operated by two Australian directors, Chris Daniels and Jake Hower.

Chris and Jake came up with the idea for Business Travel Management after they realized that existing travel companies did not cater well to small and medium enterprises. Meanwhile, Pan Australian Travel was already servicing an existing “core” of SME clients, so it already had deep expertise in this market segment.

Therefore, Chris and Jake formed Business Travel Management in 2012 to cater to SME business travelers.

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