Bikini crew flies Vietjet balloon

October 11, 2017 by  
Filed under Lens Lines, Vietnam

ALBUQUERQUE, USA, 11 October 2017: Well-known for its tours and performances, Vietjet’s famous Bikini inflight attendants flew a hot-air balloon at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta 2017, touted as the largest balloon festival in the world.

Vietjet’s hot-air balloon, 25 metres high and 18 metres diameter, reached heights of 1,000 metres as it drifted aloft over the site of the October festival.

Festival visitors had he opportunity to watch the Vietjet balloon lift off into the sky with the airline’s friendly bikini clad models at the helm. Read more

THAI: A350 flight given a VIP send-off

October 6, 2017 by  
Filed under Lens Lines, Thailand

THAI Launches Airbus A350 XWB on Flights from London to Bangkok.

BANGKOK, 6 October 2017:  Thai Airways International recently introduced the Airbus A350 XWB on its nonstop, double-daily route. Bangkok-London. at a launch event hosted at London’s Heathrow Airport, Terminal 2.

His Excellency Pisanu Suvanajata (second row, seventh from left), Thai Ambassador to the United Kingdom, presided over the event alongside THAI’s general manager, United Kingdom and Ireland, Nonthakorn Trakulpa (second row, sixth from left).

THAI recently introduced the Airbus A350 XWB operating a twice daily between the two cities. Read more

THAI signs MoU on engineering skills

October 3, 2017 by  
Filed under Lens Lines, Thailand

TTHAI signs MOU with Office of the Vocational Education Commission.

BANGKOK, 3 October 2017: Thai Airways International and the Office of the Vocational Education Commission recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding to jointly build personnel and aircraft engineering skills.

The MoU also  extends to other related fields in aviation that are linked to ensuring compliance with international standards.

Seen here are  Surachai Piencharoensak (second from left), THAI vice president, heavy maintenance department, and Wanich Oumsri (third from left), deputy secretary-general of the Office of the Vocational Education Commission (OVEC). Read more

Flying with the RAF’s Red Arrows

October 2, 2017 by  
Filed under Lens Lines, Middle east

DOHA, 2 October 2017:  – Qatar Airways celebrated its 20th anniversary at the weekend as thousands of people watched a Qatar Airways aircraft fly over Doha escorted by the world-famous Red Arrows aerobatic display team.

The event was hosted by the British Ambassador to the State of Qatar, Ajay Sharma, and Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, Akbar Al Baker.

The thrilling display took place in the skies above Doha as the Qatar Airways Airbus A350, for which the airline was the global launch customer, flew in formation with the British Royal Air Force’s (RAF) iconic Red Arrows. Read more

Mandarin Oriental renovates London hotel

September 26, 2017 by  
Filed under EUROPE, Hospitality, Lens Lines

HONG KONG, 26 September 2017 : Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group’s European flagship, Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London, will embark on the first phase of a restoration that is due to be completed by the third quarter of 2018.

The hotel remains open throughout the renovation.

The first phase of the renovation includes the introduction of 95 new rooms and suites in the Knightsbridge wing. Read more

Super sails unfold at SALA

September 25, 2017 by  
Filed under Events, Lens Lines, Thailand

BANGKOK, THAILAND: Ten lucky guests staying at SALA Phuket Resort and Spa from 19 to 21 January 2018 will be invited to experience one of the island’s top yacht races and join the evening regatta event as VIP guests of honour.

The chance to experience the Asia Superyacht Rendezvous Cup, up close from one of the support vessels, is part of the hotel’s group sponsorship support for the prestigious regatta.

For the second year in a row, SALA Phuket Resort and Spa has committed its support for the  Asia Superyacht Rendezvous Cup, now in its 17th edition. Read more

AirAsia Treats Young Flyers

September 22, 2017 by  
Filed under Lens Lines, Malaysia

SEPANG, 21 September 2017 – AirAsia introduces a brand new inflight meal, Lil’ Star Combo, specially created to suit the taste buds of young flyers.

To celebrate the launch, all kids aged 2 to 12 flying with AirAsia, 28 September 2017 will receive a complimentary Lil’ Star Combo meal, while stocks last.

Guests travelling with their little ones on other dates are able to pre-book the meal for only MYR10 on Read more

Belhotel continues expansion in Indonesia

September 18, 2017 by  
Filed under Indonesia, Lens Lines

Local dignitaries and senior management from Swiss-Belhotel International cut the ribbon at the Grand Opening Ceremony of Swiss-Belinn Airport Surabaya.

JAKARTA, 18 September 2017: Swiss-Belhotel International opened its latest property the three-star Swiss-Belhotel Airport Surabaya earlier this month.

The grand opening  was marked by a ribbon-cutting and inscription signing by the Regent of Sidoarjo, Bapak H. Saiful Ilah S.H, M.Hum, accompanied by Matthew Faull, Swiss-Belinn International executive director, and Emmanuel Guillard, senior vice president of operations and development at Swiss-Belhotel International and general manager Nungrudin Sukmawati.

The property is located just 2 km from Djuanda International Airport. Read more

Hong Kong Airlines flies A350s

September 13, 2017 by  
Filed under Lens Lines

BANGKOK, 13 September 2017 – Hong Kong Airlines has taken delivery of its first A350-900, on lease from AerCap, making the carrier the 15th airline to operate the world’s newest twin aisle airliner.

Hong Kong Airlines will acquire 21 Airbus A350 XWB, including 15 purchased directly from Airbus and six on lease from third party lessors.

It has configured its A350-900 with a premium three-class layout with a total of 334 seats, comprising 33 in business class, convertible to fully lie-flat beds, 108 in the new cabin class “economy comfort” and 193 in economy class. Read more

TAT adds We Chat channel

September 7, 2017 by  
Filed under Lens Lines, Thailand

TAT’s deputy governor for marketing communications Chattan Kunjara Na Ayudhya, (Left) and Emporium and the EmQuartier shopping malls deputy managing director Manatase Annanwat (Right) announcing the launch of WeChat ‘Visit Thailand’ application 5 September at the EmQuartier.

BANGKOK, 7 September 2017:  We Chat for Chinese tourists visiting Thailand is up and running courtesy of the Tourism Authority of Thailand.

This week, TAT added the popular Mandarin Chinese social media platform to existing Thailand visitor information services available visitors from mainland China.

TAT’s information support network also includes  the Call Centre 1672 and the online TAT Contact Centre, available in Mandarin Chinese. Read more

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