Here's our weekly roundup of new air routes in Asia
Garuda to link Bali and Mumbai
Garuda Indonesia will launch its Denpasar-Mumbai service from April 24. The frequency will initially be twice-weekly (Monday and Thursday) before being increased to thrice-weekly in May. Flight GA814 will leave Denpasar at 15.40, arriving in Mumbai at 20.25. On the return GA 815 will leave Mumbai at 21.50 to arrive in Denpasar at 07.55 the next morning. The route will be served using Airbus 330-200 with 36 business class seats and 186 economy. With this service, Garuda will have six flights to Mumbai, from Jakarta and Bali.
Jetstar Asia inaugurates flights between Clark and Osaka
Jetstar Asia now operates a thrice-weekly flights between Clark (Philippines) and Osaka. Served with its 180-seat Airbus A320, flight 3K777 departs Clark every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 07.00, arriving in Osaka at 11.55. Flight 3K778 leaves Osaka at 12.55 to arrive back in Clark at 16.15.
Air Belgium to begin Hong Kong-Brussels service
The newly launched Air Belgium will introduce flights between Hong Kong and Belgium’s Brussels South Charleroi Airport, tentatively scheduled for commencement in the second half of April 2018. Every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday, flights leave at 14.00 for arrival in Hong Kong at 07.30. On the return, flights depart Hong Kong on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 11.30 and arrive in Brussels South by 18.30. The route is operated with the Airbus A340.
Myanmar National Airlines launches Yangon-Phuket service
Myanmar National Airlines on March 25 launched twice-weekly flights between Yangon and Phuket. Utilising a 100-seat Embraer E190 aircraft/ Boeing 737 – 800 NG, flight UB- 031 departs Yangon at 17.55 on Fridays and Saturdays for arrival in Phuket at 20.15. Flight UB-032 then leaves Phuket at 21.15, arriving in Yangon at 22.35.
Hainan Airlines takes off for Madrid from Shenzhen
Hainan Airlines has launched its Shenzhen-Madrid service, its first direct route between mainland China and Spain. Operated with a Boeing 787 aircraft, flight HU7983 leaves Shenzhen at 15.00 on Thursdays and Sundays, landing in Madrid at 22.55. HU7984 departs Madrid the following day at 00.50 and arrives in Shenzhen at 20.25.