Good on Nok for taking the lead

January 18, 2018 by  
Filed under Aviation, News, Thailand

BANGKOK, 18 January 2018: The good news for residents in northeast Thailand is travel between the region’s two big towns got easier now that Nok Air flies a direct service.

In the past, travelling between Udon Thani, near the border with Laos in upper northeast Thailand and Ubon Ratchathani, in the lower northeast, required a roundabout routing via Bangkok.

The two-sector fare trip increased the travel cost and often extended what should have been a one-hour flight direct to around five hours with a change of plane in Bangkok. Read more

Best time to buy fares

January 15, 2018 by  
Filed under Aviation, Thailand, TRENDING

BANGKOK, 15 January 2018 – Singapore and Bangkok are among the top five air travel hubs for both economy and premium air travel according to the latest Expedia ARC Air Travel Outlook Report.

The report also identifies the best months and days of the week to book air travel, while five air travel hubs –

Bangkok, Hong Kong, Seoul, Singapore and Taipei – dominate the economy air travel market outside of China. Read more

Amadeus pilots flight bot with Thai agents

January 10, 2018 by  
Filed under Aviation, News, Thailand

BANGKOK, Thailand, 9 January 2018: Amadeus Asia Pacific will use Thai travel agents as a  test ground to introduce a new  bot for LINE users that will connect them with their travel agents to book and buy airfares.

Whether it will give travel agents a tool to compete and reverse the trend that sees travellers buying fares direct from online booking or airline sites remains to be seen.

Amadeus tells us the obvious; the use of mobile messaging has been on the rise amongst travellers with  six out of the top 10 most used mobile apps being messaging apps[ 1]. Read more

NokScoot beefs up China services

December 18, 2017 by  
Filed under Aviation, News, North Asia, Thailand

BANGKOK, 18 December 2017: NokScoot is planning more flights to destinations in China during the first quarter of 2018.

The additional services will cater to Chinese tour group demand  during the early part of the year.

The airline will add a fifth weekly flight to Qingdao and Shenyang both currently served with four weekly services from its base in Don Mueang Airport Bangkok. Read more

SQ group revamps fare categories

December 18, 2017 by  
Filed under Aviation, News, Singapore

SINGAPORE, 18 December 2017:Singapore Airlines and SilkAir are taking a leaf out of the low-cost airlines’ manual by introducing a new fare structure, next month, that links fares to frills and services offered.

The fare category revisions take into account such items as advance seat selection, frequent flyer programme mileage accrual rates, baggage allowance, and change and refund flexibility.

The new fare types will be introduced 20 January 2018 for all tickets sold worldwide. Read more

Best days to book flights?

December 14, 2017 by  
Filed under Aviation, TRENDING

BELLEVUE, Washington, 14 December 2017: Expedia and ARC unlock tips on how to save money on travel even including the best days to book flights.

Expedia and ARC, an air travel intelligence and commerce platform, released the findings of the fourth annual ARC Air Travel Outlook Report, Wednesday.

Expedia and ARC experts analyzed flight data, drawing on billions of data points for domestic and international air travel globally to identify patterns travellers can use to secure airfare savings in 2018. Read more

Emirates cuts business fares

December 13, 2017 by  
Filed under Singapore, Travel Deals

SINGAPORE, 13 December 2017: Emirates is offering deals on business class fares for bookings made by 25 December.

The special business class fares are valid for for travel between 1 January and 30 June 2018.

All-inclusive business class fares from Singapore to select destinations start at SGD2,859 to Dubai. Read more

Jetstar taps Travelport’s agents

December 13, 2017 by  
Filed under Aviation, News, Travel Companies

SINGAPORE, 13 December 2017: Travelport has signed a multi-year agreement with Jetstar Group, that will allow the airline to tap a network of 68,000 travel agencies globally.

The deal covers four airlines within the group – Jetstar Airways, Jetstar Asia, Jetstar Pacific and Jetstar Japan.

Under this agreement, Jetstar Group, will deploy Travelport’s Rich Content and Branding merchandising solution, allowing the four airlines to display their branded fares and ancillary content in a graphically rich and visual way. Read more

Christmas cheer from Qantas

December 12, 2017 by  
Filed under Travel Deals

SINGAPORE, 12 December 2017 – Qantas is celebrating the holiday season with 12 festive fares over 12 days, kicking off today, 12 December, with an all-in return fare to Sydney from SGD499*.

Festive fares offer Singapore residents the chance to book their next trip to some of Qantas’ most popular destinations worldwide.

A new flight offer will be unveiled daily, so customers can start planning their getaway for 2018, or choose the fare as a gift for a family member or loved one. Read more

Singapore airfares fall

November 17, 2017 by  
Filed under News, Singapore, trends

SINGAPORE 17 November 2017: CWT Solutions Group, the consulting division of Carlson Wagonlit Travel, and CAPA identified that the Average Ticket Price (ATP) for Singapore on several key business routes has decreased over the past year.

Airfares between Singapore and destinations such as Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Shanghai and New York fell more than 5% year-on-year.

These findings were published in Business Travel Pulse, a recent report focusing on Singapore one of Asia’s major aviation gateways. Read more

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