DUBAI, UAE, 19 December 2018: Emirates and South African Airways (SAA) are expanding cooperation with enhancements to its codeshare agreement, opening up new destinations for both Emirates and SAA customers. Pending government approval, SAA and Emirates have signed an enhanced...

Chopper scam thrives in Nepal

KATHMANDU, 30 November 2018: Nepal's pledge to crack down on fraudulent helicopter evacuations has failed to curb the scam, with tourists still being unnecessarily airlifted from the Himalayas so middlemen can profit on the insurance payouts, industry sources say. An...

Qatar expands flights to Iran

DOHA, 28 November 2018: Qatar Airways announced Monday it will expand operations in Iran, despite US sanctions on the Islamic republic and a Gulf diplomatic rift over accusations Doha was too close to Tehran. The carrier will begin twice-weekly flights...
ANDONG, South Korea, 26 November 2018: North and South Korea have long grappled over their joint symbols at the United Nations culture organisation UNESCO, but they could share the honours this week when twin applications for traditional Korean wrestling...
MALE, Maldives, 26 November 2018: Travel professionals in the Maldives have pledged to make the Maldives plastic bag free by 2020. Usually associated with idyllic seaside villas and bleached white sand, the Maldives' Association of Tourism Professionals (ATP) admits the...

Jeju splurges on Boeing planes

SEOUL, 21 November 2018: South Korean budget carrier Jeju Air has ordered 40 airplanes from US manufacturer Boeing for USD4.4 billion, the airline said on Tuesday, one of the country's largest-ever aircraft purchases. Jeju Air is placing firm orders for...
DOHA, 20 November 2018:  Qatar Airways will assign an A380 to one of its two daily services from Doha to Frankfurt effective 31 March 2019. The move will increase the airline’s current daily seat capacity on the Doha to Frankfurt route...

The other side of Hong Kong

HONG KONG, 19 November 2018: The Hong Kong Tourism Board is joining hands with National Geographic to promote its annual Great Outdoors campaign. The campaign 'One Place, Two Perspectives' features 13 landscapes in the city and attempts to present Hong...

CX data breach lasted months

HONG KONG, 14 November 2018: The world's biggest airline data breach, affecting millions of Cathay Pacific customers, was the result of a sustained cyber attack that lasted for three months, the carrier admitted, while insisting it was on alert...
TAIPEI, 13 November 2018: Agoda, a leading online accommodation booking platform, announced last week a partnership with LINE Travel, a prominent online travel metasearch and media app. Under the agreement, Agoda will be the sole travel accommodation supplier for LINE...