Here’s our weekly roundup of new air routes and other aviation news
NokScoot zips off to Shanghai
NokScoot has expanded its route network in China with the launch of direct flights from Bangkok to Shanghai.
The inaugural flight will take off from Bangkok’s Don Mueang International Airport on February 25, 2019 with four flights a week, with the route set to become a daily service from March 4, 2019.
The airline will use a Boeing 777-200 jet with a total of 415 seats on this route. There will be 24 seats in Scootbiz and 391 seats in Economy.
Jetstar adds Xuzhou to route network
Jetstar Asia has launched a thrice-weekly service from Singapore to Xuzhou in China’s Jiangsu province, in partnership with Nanjing Oriental International Travel Agency.
The route is the only direct service between Singapore and Xuzhou, and will be operated using an A320 aircraft.
Flight 3K831 will depart Singapore on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 05.00, and land in Xuzhou at 10.20. Return flight 3K832 will depart on the same days at 11.20, and arrive in Singapore at 16.40.
AirAsia links Bangkok and Can Tho
Starting May 2, AirAsia will start flying between Bangkok’s Don Mueang airport and Can Tho, the largest city in southern Vietnam’s Mekong River Delta.
FD680 will depart Bangkok at 11.20, and arrive in Can Tho on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Return flight FD681 will depart on the same days at 13.30, and arrive in Bangkok at 15.00.