UN warns of acute pilot shortage

MONTREAL, 15 February 2018: Hundreds of thousands of pilots will need to be trained to meet growing demand for air transport around the world by 2036, the UN aviation agency said Tuesday. International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) secretary general Fang...
KUALA LUMPUR, 19 February 2018:  Firefly will increase flights from Penang to Phuket to daily this March, up from the current four weekly services. Owned by Malaysia Airlines, the small regional airline uses an ATR 72 with 70 seats on the...
SINGAPORE, 6 March 2018: Erawan Group PCL will invest in the build of a 180-room hotel in Cebu Philippines, a property that will be managed by InterContinental Hotels Group under its Holiday Inn brand. Set to open at the end...
PHNOM PENH, 8 February 2018: Phoenix Voyages Group president Edouard George, together with Cambodia’s Minister of Tourism, Thong Khon, officiated at the opening of the first Vocational School in Baray, Kampong Thom Province, Cambodia. The Phoenix Voyages Foundation provided funding...

Elephant kills UK tourist

BANGKOK, 3 February 2016: A British tourist has been trampled to death by an elephant on the Thai tourist island of Koh Samui, police said Tuesday, the latest deadly attack by animals used to entertain holidaymakers. The man, identified by...
SINGAPORE 9 February 2018 The International Air Transport Association and the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore will establish a Global Safety Predictive Analytics Research Center (SPARC) in Singapore. SPARC will use predictive analytics to identify potential aviation safety hazards and...
PENANG, 5 APRIL 2018: AirAsia confirmed Wednesday it will fly a direct service from Penang to Hanoi, Vietnam and Phuket, Thailand, effective 1 July. Operated exclusively by AirAsia Berhad (AK), the direct flights to Hanoi and Phuket mark the airline’s...

Tool kit to save wildlife

BANGKOK, 9 February 2018: Freeland.org, a frontline counter trafficking organisation, released its latest online took kit to protect wildlife at a presentation in Bangkok, Thursday. The official launch held at the Bangkok-based Foreign Correspondents Club of Thailand attracted media and...
BANGKOK, 2 June 2017: Tougher measures to combat drink driving came into force in Thailand, Thursday, that will  invalidate a drunk driver’s insurance cover if they are involved in an accident and cracks down on under age drunk drivers. Announced...
NEW DELHI, 9 February 2018: Marriott International signed a five-hotel conversion deal with India’s SAMHI Hotels that will incorporate the company’s properties under the Fairfield by Marriott brand. The Marriott brand gains 583 new rooms to its existing portfolio, making Fairfield...