Cebu Pacific includes tax in fares

September 29, 2017 by  
Filed under Aviation, News, Philippines

SINGAPORE, 29 September 2017: The Philippines’ low-cost airline, Cebu Pacific, is now including the cost of the Domestic Passenger Service Charge (DPSC) in all ticket quotes.

Commonly known as the “Terminal Fee” the inclusion is for domestic flights operating out of airports managed by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP).

It became effective across the airline’s booking system for domestic flight sectors, 15 September. CAAP was the last airports operator to allow airlines to collect the tax. Previously, passengers had to queue at tax counters to pay the fee prior to boarding. Read more

Singapore’s cruise centre promotes islands

September 13, 2017 by  
Filed under cruises, News, Singapore

SINGAPAORE, 13 September 2017 – Singapore Cruise Centre and PT Nongsa Terminal Bahari (NTB) have entered into a marketing collaboration agreement to promote tourism to Batam and Riau Islands.

Under the agreement, SCC and NTB will jointly work on marketing and promotional activities to increase tourism to three islands.

They will pursue goals to achieve sustainable and continual growth in passenger traffic at NTB’s Nongsapura Ferry Terminal to draw more visitors to Nongsa, Batam and the Riau Islands. Read more

Changi’s Terminal 4 opens 31 Oct

September 8, 2017 by  
Filed under Aviation, News, Singapore

SINGAPORE, 8 September 2017: Changi Airport Group confirmed its brand new Terminal 4 will open for business 31 October.

Major trials, checks and reviews are almost complete enabling the group to confirm an official opening day to both airline customers and passengers.

Nine airlines assigned to T4 have been given moving schedules in advance of the opening day. The moves will be staggered over one week, starting on the official opening day and should be completed by 7 November. Read more

Hat Yai airport outlines expansion

August 30, 2017 by  
Filed under Aviation, Thailand

BANGKOK, 30 August Hat Yai Airport celebrated 29 years of service 26 August outlining a raft of improvements due to be completed  during it upcoming 30th anniversary year.

The main challenge is to deal with terminal congestion as the airport will next year exceed its 2.5 million passenger ceiling by more than 1 million.

Hat Yai airport transferred to Airports of Thailand from the Department of Commercial Aviation in 1988. Read more

Cat Bi eyes expansion

June 20, 2017 by  
Filed under Aviation, News, Vietnam

HAI PHONG, 20 June 2017: Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam is supporting Hai Phong authorities to accelerate the second phase of the Cat Bi International Airport expansion project.

Local media reported that part of the runway of Cat Bi International Airport has been seriously damaged, forcing airlines to cut flights to the airport.

The runway in question was built in 1996 and after 20 years needs urgent repairs. Read more

Cat Bai poised for expansion

May 17, 2017 by  
Filed under Aviation, News

HAI PHONG, 17 May 2017: The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam has approved a project to construct a second terminal at Cat Bi International Airport in Hai Phong province.

Local media reported the plan would help to meet growing passenger traffic at the airport, which is expected to reach 8 million a year by 2025.

The CAAV said initial procedures to commence Terminal 2 construction could begin as soon and involve an investment plan presented by Vietjet that is pending final approval. Read more

Danang airport opens new terminal

May 12, 2017 by  
Filed under Aviation, News

DANANG, 12 May 2017: Danang International Airport has opened a new international terminal capable of handling 6 million passengers per year.

Local media reported several airlines in Vietnam have begun operating flights to and from the new T2 terminal, effective Tuesday.

The new facility includes 40 check-in counters, 42 immigration counters and 10 additional departure gates. Read more

One queue less at Phuket airport

March 30, 2017 by  
Filed under Aviation, News, Thailand

PHUKET, 30 March 2017: Phuket Airport will use an in-line screening system for hold baggage checks, effective 1 April, to end long queues at the terminal entrance where passengers currently have their bags screened.

The security screening at the terminal entrance works fine for small airports, but despite an expansion of the terminal building,  the baggage check at the entrance continued and is now a major bottleneck causing long queues and complaints.

Airport director, Monrudee Gettuphan, said that effective 1 April, Phuket Airport would do away with terminal entrance screening, for the more efficient in-line screening system where baggage is checked on the belts as it moves from the check-in counters to the baggage handling area. Read more

Ferry terminal adopts solar

March 2, 2017 by  
Filed under News, Singapore, Technology

SINGAPORE, 2 March 2017: Singapore Cruise Centre’s Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal will soon become the city state’s first solar-powered ferry terminal.

Under an agreement with Sunseap Group, SCC will buy 100% of the terminal’s energy requirements via a hybrid offer that allows SCC to use solar power and supply from the grid.

The hybrid offer is structured around Sunseap’s capabilities as a licensed wholesaler (generation) and an electricity retailer. Read more

Work progresses on Vientiane airport

February 6, 2017 by  
Filed under Aviation, Laos PDR, News

VIENTIANE, 6 February 2017: Vientiane airport’s expansion project is progressing as scheduled with officials saying it should be completed by early 2018.

So far, construction teams have completed  11% of the work.

Vientiane Times quoted the project update released by the  Embassy of Japan to Laos and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). Read more

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