Here's our weekly roundup of new air routes and updated frequencies.
India gets new connection from Ukraine
Ukraine International Airlines has commenced direct flights from Kiev in Ukraine to New Delhi in India, the fifth route that was added to its longhaul network.
PS391 departs Kiev at 20.55 and arrives in New Delhi at 06.20 the following day. The return leg will depart New Delhi at 10.00 and land in Kiev at 15.20.
Flights will be operated thrice weekly utilising the Boeing 767-300 with a three-class cabin configuration. A fourth frequency will be added on June 7.
Thai AirAsia increases domestic flight frequency
Thai AirAsia is stepping up the frequency of several domestic flights from May 25.
The Bangkok-Udon Thani route will be increased from five daily flights to six, while the Bangkok-Phitsanulok route will be upped from two flights a day to three.
Vietjet opens two more international routes
Vietjet will begin flights from Hanoi to Taichung in Taiwan, and from Danang to Daegu in South Korea this June.
The Hanoi-Taichung route will be operated with five return flights per week on every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from June 22, with flight time per leg taking 2.5 hours. Flights will depart Hanoi at 13.00 and arrive in Taichung at 16.30. Return flights will take off at 17.30 in Taichung and land in Hanoi at 19.20.
Meanwhile, the Danang-Daegu route will be operated on a daily basis from July 19, with flight time per leg taking approximately four hours and 15 minutes. Flights will depart Danang at 00.15 and arrive in Daegu at 06.30. Return flights will depart Daegu at 07.30 and land in Danang at 10.00.
Thai Airways to serve new Islamabad International Airport
With the closure of Pakistan’s Benazir Bhutto International Airport, Thai Airways has begun landing in the newly-constructed Islamabad International Airport.
The airline currently operates four round-trip flights weekly on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. TG349 will depart from Bangkok at 19.00 and arrive in Islamabad at 22.10 hours, and TG350 will depart Islamabad at 23.20 and arrive in Bangkok at 06.25.