HANOI, 22 December 2014: A USD645-million passenger terminal at Hanoi’s Noi Bai International Airport is due to open 25 December after three years of construction.
The terminal project management board head, Do Tat Binh, told local media that 99% of the construction has been completed and that the contractor has met both the progress and quality targets... [Read full story]
YANGON, 22 December 2014: Myanmar’s tourism officials says it is quite possible that the country could host as many as 20.4 million tourists by 2030, but there are conflicting estimates that suggest 7 million would make a more practical target.
At present, tourists arrivals have reached around 3 million a year and the country is straining to cater... [Read full story]
BANGKOK, 22 December 2014: Don Mueang International Airport says the low-cost carrier V Air from Taiwan will encourage more airlines to consider flying to Bangkok’s second airport.
Don Mueang International Airport general manager, Wing Commander, Songsak Tongtang said V Air commenced services using an A321 with 194 seats last Wednesday.
“The airline... [Read full story]
HANOI, 22 December 2014: Vietnam’s Civil Aviation Administration has suggested there should be drastic fare cuts on domestic routes, claiming the dramatic drop in fuel prices should have prompted airlines to lower fares.
It made the proposal to the Ministry of Transport.
CAAV’s petition is based on the latest Jet A1 fuel costs , airfares, which... [Read full story]
BANGKOK, 22 December 2014: Centara Hotels & Resorts group has won the Traveller’s Choice Awards, for its Grand Island Resort & Spa, which was recognised as Top All Inclusive Resort.
“We’ve worked hard to make the Grand Island Resort & Spa live up to visitor’s expectations when they come to the Maldives, and I’m... [Read full story]
BANGKOK, 22 December 2014: Thailand’s Ministry of Transport says it plans to rebuild airport efficiency, nationwide, for both service and safety standards once ASEAN Economic Community rules kick in January 2015.
Transport Minister Air Chief Marshal, Prajin Juntong, said he has ordered all aviation units under the supervision of the ministry to improve... [Read full story]
PARIS, 22 December 2014: Michelin-star food and vintage champagne; airlines are pulling out all the stops to cater to their first-class passengers.
“Business class has become the main battleground for all companies because the market in this very profitable sector is highly competitive and the clients very demanding,” said Bertrand Mouly-Aigrot,... [Read full story]
ABU DHABI, 22 December 2014: The maiden flight of Etihad Airways’ long-awaited Airbus A380 superjumbo will take place later this week, the Abu Dhabi carrier said over the weekend.
It also announced its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner route.
The rapidly growing airline said it has nine more A380s and 71 additional 787s on order, describing the delivery... [Read full story]
BEIJING, 22 December 2014: A Chinese court has jailed a pilot for three years for causing one of the worst plane crashes in Chinese history which killed 44 people in 2010, state-media reported late last week.
Qi Quanjun, the main pilot aboard the Henan Airlines flight which crashed in heavy fog in northeast China’s Heilongjiang province, was sentenced... [Read full story]
COLOMBO, 22 December 2014: Sri Lanka’s main opposition says it will withdraw generous tax concessions for controversial foreign-funded resorts aiming to make Colombo a gambling hotspot in South Asia if it wins next month’s elections.
President Mahinda Rajapakse’s government is facing an unexpectedly tough challenge in the national... [Read full story]
BANGKOK, 19 December 2014: Thailand’s Department of Land Transport is once more bracing for the annual slaughter on its highways during the travel peak Christmas through to New Year,
It hopes that its latest campaign, “Slow Down Save You Life,” will make drivers stop and think twice about speeding. Past data showed that speeding and drink driving... [Read full story]
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