Changi T4 a snapshot of the future

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

SINGAPORE, 17 November 2017: Singapore’s Changi Airport Terminal 4 is the model airport of the future for low-cost carriers, according to AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes.

The founder and CEO of the airline said AirAsia would use data from its operations at Changi T4, which boasts the Fast and Seamless Travel (FAST) system, as an ongoing case study on how to improve LCC airport processes through greater digitalisation, Read more

AirAsia adds Kuching-Singapore flights

November 13, 2017 by  
Filed under Aviation, Malaysia, News

KUCHING, 13 November 2017: Low-cost airline, AirAsia, will increase services on the Kuching-Singapore route to 16 flights weekly, effective 26 December.

Presently, the airline services the route with nine flights weekly.

Bookings have already opened for the new service. Read more

Thai Lion delays Kochi launch

November 13, 2017 by  
Filed under India, News, Thailand

BANGKOK, 13 November 2017: Thai Lion Air, home-based in Bangkok, has delayed the launch of its planned service to Kochi, a popular tourist destination in India.

The new service from Don Mueang Airport (DMK) was supposed to start 1 December, according to its provisional timetable as stated by Airlineroute.

The latest information suggest the airline will now start the service, 1 February. Read more

New flight links India and Singapore

November 10, 2017 by  
Filed under News, Singapore, South Asia

SINGAPORE, 10 November 2017: Air India Express will launch a new service linking Coimbatore and Singapore, 18 November.

The airline is the low-cost subsidiary of the national airline Air India flying a fleet of 23 Boeing 737-800s.

It will introduce three weekly services to Coimbatore departing Singapore at 1040 on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. Read more

AirAsia expands Phuket hub

November 2, 2017 by  
Filed under Aviation, News, Thailand

PHUKET, 2 November 2017: Low-cost airline, Thai AirAsia, is strengthening its Phuket hub with a new route to Khon Kaen in Northeast Thailand, this December.

It will also introduce a direct flight from Phuket to Macau, Asia’s gambling capital in January 2018.

Khon Kaen will be served by four weekly services (Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday) initially and will appeal to residents in the northeast city who want to cut the travelling time to reach Thailand’s most popular beach destination. 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

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

Scoot hands flights to Silk

October 10, 2017 by  
Filed under Aviation, News

SINGAPORE, 10 October 2017:  Silk Air will take over five weekly services to Yangon, Myanmar, currently operated by the SIA Group’s low-cost subsidiary Scoot, effective, 29 October.

SilkAir already operates 10 nonstop flights a week to Yangon and three services a week via Mandalay in Myanmar.

With the transfer of Scoot’s Yangon services, Silk Air will boost its Yangon operations to 15 nonstop services a week. Parent company Singapore Airlines also operates daily services to Yangon. Read more

Singapore shines as Asia’s Megahub

September 27, 2017 by  
Filed under Aviation, News, Singapore

SINGAPORE, 27 September 2017: Based on connections and destinations served, Singapore’s Changi gains the megahub title in Asia, according to the latest OAG Megahubs International Index 2017.

If you are looking for an airport that offers the maximum connections and destinations, then of all the 16 airports in Asia that figured in the OAG top-50 annual index, Singapore led the way.

Singapore was the top ranked Asian airport and in the global-50 list it was placed 6th with a connectivity index of 257. Read more

Citilink takes shortcut to GDS sales

September 27, 2017 by  
Filed under Aviation, EUROPE, Indonesia, News

JAKARTA, 27 September 2017: Hahn Air Systems announced that it has signed a sales and distribution agreement with the Indonesian low-cost airline, Citilink Indonesia.

The agreement with the global consolidation service that connects air, rail and shuttle partners to all major global distribution systems (GDSs) enables Citilink Indonesia to offer its flights to travel agencies worldwide.

The flights will be available in all major GDSs under the reservation code H1 without the airline needing to have its own direct GDS interface. Read more

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