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RENOWNED AUSTRALIAN chef and restaurateur Matt Moran is celebrating a 20-year partnership with Singapore Airlines.

Moran joined the airline’s International Culinary Panel (ICP) in 2003 and has since developed dishes that incorporate his signature style.

The airline has just unveiled a range of new dishes designed by Moran to be offered on flights from Australia across first and business classes from this month.

Guests can choose from soups including Blue Eye cod; fennel, lemon and cauliflower; and leek and porcini. Entrees include Mud Crab, apple and cucumber; burrata, baby beetroot and celeriac; and veal, artichoke, burnt chilli and cultured cream.

On the main menu are lobster linguini, saffron and tomato; turmeric fish curry, snake bean, lime and jasmine rice; lamb, sunchoke, grilled lettuce and mustard oil; or pasture-fed beef fillet, spinach, mushrooms and bordelaise sauce.

Strawberry tart with ripple cream, chocolate, cherry and candied macadamia and yuzu cheesecake, mango and mint are some of the options on the dessert menu.

“I’ve loved being more adventurous with the menu and introducing customers to dishes that speak to my philosophy,” said Moran.

“What has stayed the same is the airline’s commitment to showcasing premium dishes and a desire to give their customers the very best experience.”


BONZA HAS unveiled its latest destinations as the low-cost airline extends its Australian network.

The airline will add 12 new flights per week to and from the Northern Territory with three new routes – Sunshine Coast to Darwin, Gold Coast to Darwin and Melbourne to Alice Springs.

Bonza’s entrance to the Territory will add more than 116,000 seats per year to the Top End and Red Centre combined.

Bonza CEO Tim Jordan praised the Northern Territory Government’s Territory Aviation Attraction Scheme, which he said was pivotal in attracting Bonza to the region and would bring the NT closer to more Aussies than ever before.

“This initiative from the NT Government will increase airline competition, create local jobs and provide a purple jolt to the Territory’s tourism and associated industries,” Mr Jordan said.

“We welcome the game-changing move, which will mean more affordable travel options for Territorians to leisure destinations.”

The airline’s debut in the NT marks its fifth State or Territory and 20th and 21st destinations on its current route map.


EMIRATES HAS announced that it will be upgrading its services to Sydney to an all-A380 operation.

With all three of Emirates’ slots already in use at Sydney airport, the airline can commit to nearly 2,000 extra weekly seats with the upgrade to its double-decker aircraft on its third daily flight, starting November 4.

The Emirates A380 service, set in a three-class configuration offering 489 seats, will replace the Boeing 777-300ER currently being deployed on EK 416 and 417.

Each return flight adds more than 260 extra daily seats and more connection opportunities to and from Dubai, and global access to popular onwards destinations across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

The third A380 service will complement the two other Sydney A380 four-class services, which both offer Emirates’ latest Premium Economy cabin.

The airline is also in close discussions with Adelaide Airport to recommence nonstop services as part of its commitment to reconnect travellers from every corner of Australia to its network.

“Emirates’ addition of nonstop services to Adelaide is in lockstep with our commitment to Australia to expand and improve connectivity options for travellers,” said Barry Brown, Emirates Divisional Vice President Australasia.

“We can’t wait to be back in Adelaide and once again play a key role in South Australians’ international travel plans.”