Aviation roundup: AirAsia, United and Qantas

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

AirAsia launches Penang-Phuket route
AirAsia has inaugurated daily flights between Penang and Phuket. Flight AK1911 leaves Phuket at 21.00, arriving in Penang at 23.05. AK1910 then leaves Penang at 20.25, arriving in Phuket at 20.30.

United adds second daily flight between Singapore and San Francisco
United Airlines will introduce a second daily flight between Singapore and San Francisco effective October 27, 2018, citing “overwhelming response” since the service was launched in June 2016.

The additional flight will leave San Francisco at 10.55, arriving in Singapore at 20.15 (+1). From Singapore, flights depart at 22.20 for arrival in San Francisco at 20.55.

The existing flight UA1 departs San Francisco at 22.40 and arrives in Singapore at 08.00 (+2). From Singapore, UA2 leaves at 10.00 for arrival in San Francisco at 09.50.

Qantas announces temporary schedule changes
Qantas is making temporary schedule changes over the coming months to support its pilot training requirements.

From July 22, the Perth-Singapore service will operate daily using a larger A330-200 aircraft to feature the new Business Suite and refurbished cabin interiors. This will replace the twice-daily service operated by the smaller Boeing 737.

Domestically, some flights between Sydney and Perth will be operated by our 747 aircraft replacing the current A330 service.

Affected customers will be contacted by Qantas and rebooked onto an alternative service.

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