Thai Smile flies to Mumbai

October 18, 2017 by  
Filed under News

BANGKOK, 18 October Thai Smile will fly the Bangkok – Mumbai route, effective 19 October according to the latest updated timetable schedule.

Using an Airbus A320 it will offer three weekly services through to 5 November replacing three of Thai Airways International’s 10 weekly flights to Mumbai.

According to Airlineroute, WE 335 will depart Bangkok at 2230 and arrive in Bombay at 0130 on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Read more

Qantas takes deliver of a Dreamliner

October 18, 2017 by  
Filed under Aviation, News

BANGKOK, 18 October 2017: Qantas has unveiled its first Boeing Dreamliner, that will be used to open new routes.

The new 787-9 Dreamliner features the latest in seating across all classes with the airline claiming it offers more space and a lower passenger count than most of its competitors today.

At a ceremony at the Boeing factory in Seattle, Qantas Group CEO, Alan Joyce, said the first Dreamliner signalled the start of an exciting new era for the national carrier and for the travelling public. Read more

Hanoi: Walking street gains popularity

October 18, 2017 by  
Filed under News, Vietnam

HANOI, 18 October 2017: Hanoi’s Department of Transportation has made adjustments to traffic and transportation in several areas around Hoan Kiem Lake to improve pedestrian street space during weekends as more travellers and residents visit the lakeside attraction.

According to the latest regulations,  all vehicle transport is banned 1900 to 2400 on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, on Hang Gai and Cau Go streets (from Luong Van Can street to Dinh Liet street).

On Hang Bai street, cars are prohibited from Ly Thuong Kiet street to Hai Ba Trung street; and taxis are banned from Tran Hung Dao street to Ly Thuong Kiet street. Read more

UK flies holiday-makers home

October 18, 2017 by  
Filed under EUROPE, News

LONDON, 18 October 2017: UK authorities on Monday said they had completed a programme to fly back to Britain tens of thousands of passengers stranded following the collapse of Monarch Airlines a fortnight ago.

“This has been a phenomenal challenge and one that has required the cooperation and support of many businesses, government departments and individuals,” Andrew Haines, chief executive of the Civil Aviation Authority regulator, said in a statement.

The CAA said it had flown back to Britain a total of 83,875 passengers. Read more

Buyers will strip Alitalia assets

October 18, 2017 by  
Filed under Aviation, EUROPE, News

ROME, 18 October 2017: British budget airline easyJet and German carrier Lufthansa both said Monday they have submitted offers for parts of Italy’s ailing Alitalia.

The stricken carrier said that it had received seven binding offers in all, without providing details.

The easyJet and Lufthansa proposals will spark disappointment in Italy, which wants to sell Alitalia in one package to avoid mass job losses. Read more

Companies line up to resume MH370 search

October 18, 2017 by  
Filed under Malaysia, News

KUALA LUMPUR 18 October 2017: Three companies have offered to resume the search for flight MH370, but no decision has been reached on whether to take up any of the proposals, a Malaysian minister said Tuesday.

US seabed exploration firm Ocean Infinity, Dutch company Fugro — which was involved in the original hunt — and a Malaysian company have made offers, Transport Minister, Liow Tiong Lai, told AFP.

He did not disclose the name of the Malaysian company. Read more

Macau air link to Phuket

October 17, 2017 by  
Filed under Aviation, News, Thailand

MACAU, 16 October 2017: AirAsia’s newest route will link Macau, Asia’s top gambling destination with Thailand’s holiday island Phuket.

Scheduled for launch 8 January, 2018, the service is already open for bookings with a special fare starting at at THB 1,590 per sector.

Bookings are open from now until -29 October for travel, 8 January through to 21 November 2018. Read more

Tour firms boost bus fleets

October 17, 2017 by  
Filed under News, Singapore

SINGAPORE , 16 October 2017: Scania Singapore handed over its largest-ever, one-time delivery of 20 upscale buses to two customers – Transtar Travel & Tours and WTS Travel & Tours – at the Travel Malaysia 2017 event in Singapore, last week.

At the handover ceremony, each customer took delivery of 10 Scania K-series coaches that claim to have superior fuel economy.

The acquisition of the new coaches will allow the two companies to introduce new routes to promote cross-border travel between Singapore and Malaysia. Read more

Vietjet inks deal with Qatar Airways

October 17, 2017 by  
Filed under Aviation, News, Vietnam

HO CHI MINH CITY, 17 October 2017: Vietjet and Qatar Airways have entered into a two-phase interline partnership that kicked off in September by allowing Qatar Airways’ passengers to travel to and from points in Vietnam and Taiwan using connecting services on Vietjet.

The second phase will extend the interline partnership to allow Vietjet’s passengers to connect with Qatar flights to  more than 150 points, worldwide, served by Qatar Airways using a single reservation across both of the airlines’ networks.

It will include passengers flying domestic services in Vietnam on Vietjet to connect with Qatar Airways’ services to Doha out of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. Read more

AirAsia makes comeback in Japan

October 17, 2017 by  
Filed under Aviation, East Asia, News

SEPANG, Malaysia, 16 October 2017 – AirAsia Japan will be back in business, 29 October when it launches its maiden service from Nagoya to Sapporo.

The twice-daily service will commence will connecy Nagoya – AirAsia Japan’s main hub – to the capital of northern Hokkaido prefecture.

To mark the launch, AirAsia is selling a special promotional fare starting t JPY5* from 17 October  (0001h GMT +9) to 22 October 2017 (2359h GMT +9) for travel between 29 October and 24 March 2018. Read more

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