Here's our weekly roundup of new air routes and other aviation updates.
Vietjet’s JAL codeshare kicks off with Hanoi-Osaka service
Vietjet has commenced daily Hanoi-Osaka flights, its first codeshare services with Japan Airlines. The flight departs from Hanoi at 01.40 and arrives in Osaka at 07.50. The return flight takes off at 09.20 and lands in Hanoi at 13.05.
Air Canada ups frequencies across the globe
Air Canada has announced frequency additions, all operated with Boeing 787 Dreamliners.
From Vancouver, the airline is increasing service to Delhi with daily flights on a year-round basis starting June 2, 2019, as well as increasing its non-stop Melbourne service to four times weekly year-round, and summer seasonal service to Zurich will increase to five flights a week.
Vancouver International Airport-Osaka (Kansai) flights will be bumped up to a five-times weekly frequency from June to October next summer.
NokScoot ramps up Bangkok-Osaka frequencies
NokScoot will be increasing its Bangkok-Osaka flights to six-times weekly, up from four-times weekly, beginning February 2, 2019.
XW112 will depart Bangkok at 23.50, and arrive in Osaka at 07.10 the following day on all days except Tuesday. The return leg, XW111, will depart Osaka at 08.30, and arrive in Bangkok at 12.45, on all days except Wednesday.
The two additional Bangkok-Osaka flights are on Thursday and Saturday and will continue to be served by Boeing 777-200 wide-body jet, configured with 415 seats.
NokScoot also intends to boost the frequencies on the route to a daily basis later next year once regulatory approval is secured.
AirAsia launches Khon Kaen-Pattaya (U-Tapao)
Starting December 21, Thai AirAsia will launch four-times-weekly flights between Pattaya (U-Tapao) and Khon Kaen. On Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, flight FD442 takes off from Pattaya at 07.00 and lands in Khon Kaen at 08.00. FD443 leaves Khon Kaen at 08.25 the same day for arrival in Pattaya at 09.25.