Aviation roundup: Vietjet, China Southern and more

Here’s our weekly roundup of new air routes and frequency updates

Vietjet adds two new North Asian routes, plus Nha Trang-Siem Reap flights
Vietjet has launched Hanoi-Taichung flights, with plans to introduce Hanoi-Osaka flights in November this year.

The Hanoi to Taichung route will operate a return flight every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The flight departs from Hanoi at 13.00 and arrives in Taichung at 16.30. The return flight takes off from Taichung at 17.30 and lands in Hanoi at 19.20.

In September, the airline will launch its Nha Trang-Siem Reap service. The flight will depart from Nha Trang at 07.25 and arrive at Siem Reap at 08.45. The return leg will depart at 09.25 and arrive at Nha Trang.

And come November, Vietjet will also commence daily flights between Hanoi and Osaka. The flight will depart from Hanoi at 01.40 and arrive at Osaka at 07.50. The return leg will depart from Osaka at 09.20 and arrive in Hanoi at 13.05.

China Southern inaugurates Sanya-London route
China Southern Airlines will launch the first scheduled nonstop flight from Sanya to London on July 12. Operated with the Airbus A330-200 widebody aircraft, the Sanya-London service will operate on Thursdays and Sundays with flights departing Sanya at 13.15, arriving in London at 18.45. Flights depart London at 22.10, arriving in Sanya at 16.00 the next day.

Philippine Airlines commences Manila-Nanning service
Philippine Airlines is now serving the Manila-Nanning (China) route. Flights depart Manila at 17.50 on Thursdays and Sundays, arriving in Nanning at 21.00. The return flight leaves Nanning at 22.00 and touches down in Manila at 00.55 the following day.

Among regional flights in PAL’s pipeline for the year are Manila-Chitose (Japan) and Puerto Princesa-Beijing.

JAL to continue twice-daily service between Narita and Guam
After adding a second flight on its Tokyo (Narita)-Guam route in March with marketing support from the Guam Visitors Bureau, Japan Airlines (JAL) has announced that it will continue operating twice-daily flights through to March 30, 2019. The route will be operated with the JAL Sky Suite E767-300ER aircraft.

From October 28, 2018 to March 30, 2019, flight JL8943 will depart Narita at 09.25 and arrive in Guam at 14.05. Flight JL8944 will leave Guam at 16.40 for arrival in Narita at 19.25.

Reservations and ticket sales will begin June 27, 2018.

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