BANGKOK, 21 May 2013: THAI Airways International has increased flights in response to rising tourist traffic during what was always the traditional off peak months for tourism to Thailand.
THAI president, Sorajak Kasemsuvan, said according to the airline summer traffic programme THAI has adjusted its flight schedules to meet higher traffic demand evident in advance bookings, 31 March to 26 October.
According to the latest adjustments, 1 July to 18 August, TG952/953 routed Bangkok-Copenhagen-Phuket-Bangkok will be rerouted Bangkok-Copenhagen, but will increase from two flights weekly to daily using a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft.
BANGKOK, 21 May 2013: Bangkok Airways will offers cheap fares to introduce its Bangkok-Mandalay route 16 September to 31 October 2013.
Effective 15 September, the airline will serve the route with four flights weekly (Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday) using an Airbus A319 aircraft.
The flight will depart Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport at 1200 and return from Mandalay at 1410. Flight time is one hour and 50 minutes.
DUBLIN, 21 May 2013: Irish no-frills airline Ryanair said Monday that annual profits rose slightly last year, aided by higher revenues, and hiked its traffic forecast for the current financial year.
Earnings after taxation grew 1.5% to 569.3 million euros (US$731.2 million) in the 12 months to the end of March, the Dublin-based carrier said in a results statement.
That marked a record high, according to Ryanair, and compared with net profit of 560.4 million euros in 2011 to 2012.
BANGKOK, 20 May 2013: Just two days remain to grab Etihad Airways latest discounts on fares to Europe and the US.
Fares to Ireland’s Dublin sell as low as Bt23,750 and to Manchester in the UK at Bt27,605. The fares must be purchased by 22 May and travel has to be completed by 31 July.
Those are just two of the fare bargains that cut fares to Europe and some points in the US by approximately Bt5,000.
SAN FRANCISCO, 20 May 2013: TripIt, a mobile trip organiser from Concur , now features Seat Tracker, which alerts travellers when a better seat may be available on their flight. With Seat Tracker, flyers can define their preferred seats and be the first to know when the seat they want can be claimed.
TripIt Pro, Seat Tracker helps travellers to get their preferred seats by the following features:
• Pick window, aisle or either;
BEIJING, 20 May 2013: China will not pay allow its airlines to pay CO2 emissions on flights within Europe, a top civil aviation official reportedly said after the European Commission warned eight Chinese firms face fines for non-payment.
The world’s second largest economy “will not accept any unilateral and compulsory market measures”, Yan Mingchi, deputy director-general of the legal and regulation department at the Civil Aviation Administration of China, told an aviation forum in Beijing Friday, the China Daily newspaper reported.
He said “airlines in developing countries should be provided with financial and technological support in their efforts at coping with the effects of climate change”.
BANGKOK, 17 May 2013: Low-cost carriers are dumping their saver fares for travel show goers who book and pay for the fares at the show no later than this Sunday, 19 May.
The fare specials are the most interesting incentives at a show called “Wanthamada Thi Mai Thammada” (An ordinary day turns special) hosted at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre over the weekend .
Nok Air sells fares to show visitors who book at the airline’s booth at Bt1,000 all ex-Bangkok to Udon Thani, Ubon Ratchathani, Nakhon Phanom, Phitsanulok, Chumporn, Ranong, Chiang Mai-Mai Hong Son, and Chiang Mai-Mae Sot. Other domestic routes sell at Bt1,100 to show goers.
SINGAPORE, 17 May 2013: Singapore Airlines said Thursday its net profit in the year ending March rose 12.8%, boosted by surplus from the sale of aircraft, spares and spare engines, but warned the outlook remained bleak.
Net profit was S$379 million (US$302.6 million) on revenue of S$15.10 billion, up 1.62%, the carrier said in a statement.
For the fourth quarter, net profit was at S$68.3 million, swinging back from a S$38.2 million loss in the same period last year.
KATHMANDU, 17 May 2013: Twenty-one people were hurt, including eight Japanese tourists, when a small plane skidded off an airport runway in northwest Nepal on Thursday and plunged into a river, police said.
All 21 people aboard the Nepal Airlines Twin Otter aircraft were injured, five seriously, police spokesman Keshav Adhikari said.
The plane’s brakes failed and it crashed into the Kali Gandaki river in the Annapurna mountain range in Nepal’s northwest, Adhikari said.
BRUSSELS, 17 May 2013: EU greenhouse gas emissions, blamed for global warming, dropped slightly last year, but the much-vaunted system for cutting such pollution ran into even more trouble, the European Commission said on Thursday.
It said that total carbon dioxide output from industrial installations covered by the EU’s Emissions Trading System (ETS) was down 2.0% in 2012, reflecting the economic slowdown.
At the same time, a massive surplus of ETS pollution credits was building up, depressing prices.