Corporate Traveller

Industry News - May

Google Maps at Sydney Airport  

Sydney Airport has a new indoor Google Maps feature to help travellers navigate the airport. Up-to-date terminal location information via indoor Google Maps will allow passengers to travel through the airport with ease. The maps feature all facilities including gates, check-in counters, retailers and more across multiple floors in the T1 International and T2 Domestic terminals. There are plans to add Terminal 3 in the near future. Meanwhile, the airport has also introduced a real-time queue measurement system to advise travellers how long it will take them to pass through security and passport control.­­


Grand Mercure Wellington

The Mercure Wellington has been rebranded as the Grand Mercure Wellington. The move follows a NZ$12 million revamp of all guest rooms and suites as well as the addition of three executive guests rooms, which raised the properties room count to 114.


Air New Zealand boosts Americas

Air New Zealand is boosting capacity on Houston and Buenos Aires routes. From December, the carrier will switch from a five-times weekly B777 service from Auckland to Houston to a daily B787-9 Dreamliner operation. The move adds more premium economy and business class seats. Meanwhile, the airline will also raise frequency on its Buenos Aires route from four-times weekly to five-times weekly from November.


New Air New Zealand lounge in Melbourne

Air New Zealand has opened its new International lounge at Melbourne Airport. Located on the ground floor, it offers 50% more seating than the old lounge, with capacity for nearly 250 guests. The facility includes a self-service food buffet and barista station. The carrier also confirmed plans for a new Perth lounge in the near future.


Hertz Christchurch

Hertz’s new Christchurch City location is set to open in August this year, with the company now accepting bookings for this location.