Aviation roundup: Air Italy, Sriwijaya Air and more

Here's our weekly roundup of new air routes and other aviation updates in Asia

Photo by Simone Previdi under CC BY-SA 4.0
Photo by Simone Previdi under CC BY-SA 4.0

Air Italy launches Milan-Bangkok service
Air Italy has launched flights between Milan Malpensa and Bangkok, operated with Air Italy’s new longhaul Airbus A330-200, which offers up to 24 seats in Business Class and 228 in Economy Class. Flights depart Bangkok on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, with a Sunday flight to be added from October 28. From Milan, flights depart on Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, with a Saturday flight to be added starting October 28.

Vietjet to connect Seoul to Phu Quoc, Nha Trang to Danang
After recently welcoming its first passengers on the Nha Trang-Danang route, Vietjet will in December launch flights between Phu Quoc and Seoul.

The Nha Trang to Danang route operates daily with a flight time of one hour. The flight departs from Nha Trang at 11.45 and arrives in Danang at 12.45. The return leg leaves Danang at 13.20 and lands in Nha Trang at 14.20.

Starting December 22, flights will depart Phu Quoc daily at 15.30 and arrive in Seoul at 22.45. The return leg will depart from Seoul at 01.45 and land in Phu Quoc at 05.35.

Lac Hong Voyages named Vietnam GSA for Sriwijaya Air Group
Ho Chi Minh City-based Lac Hong Voyages has been appointed the Vietnam GSA for Sriwijaya Air and Nam Air. With a fleet of 53, Indonesia’s Sriwijaya Air Group services more than 64 domestic destinations – including those in Sumatra, Java, Kalimantan, Bali, Sulawesi and Papua – and 11 international such as Penang and China’s Guangzhou, Wuhan and Haikou.

Aeromexico reappoints Discover The World in Indonesia and Thailand
After an absence of nearly two years, Aeromexico, Mexico’s flag carrier, has reappointed Discover the World for sales and marketing representation in Indonesia and Thailand.

According to Carolina Garcia Posada, Aeromexico’s regional director Asia, “We needed to partner with Discover the World to reactivate our brand in these two markets. Discover will help us feed our 15 weekly flights from Tokyo-Narita, Shanghai-Pudong and Seoul-Incheon airports to Mexico City and beyond.”

Aeromexico operates more than 600 scheduled flights per day, with service to 43 destinations in Mexico and 49 international destinations from Mexico, including 22 in the US, 10 in Central America and the Caribbean, seven in South America, four in Europe, three in Canada and three in Asia.

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