Aviation roundup: Thai Airways, Korean Air and more

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

THAI unveils flights to Sendai
Beginning October 29, 2019, Thai Airways International (THAI) will operate direct flights from Bangkok to Sendai, Japan three times a week.

The route will utilise a Boeing 777-200 aircraft with 30 seats in Royal Silk Class and 279 seats in Economy Class.

TG626 will depart Bangkok on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays at 23.50, and arrive in Sendai at 07.30 the following day. The return flight, TG627 will depart Sendai on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays at 11.15, and land in Bangkok at 16.05.

Korean Air adds China and Philippines to network
Korean Air will launch three new routes to cities in China and one to the Philippines.

The new China routes of Korean Air will be Incheon-Nanjing, Zhangjiajie and Hangzhou. Meanwhile, the carrier will begin services between Incheon and Clark with seven flights a week beginning in end October.

The airline will also increase its frequency of the Incheon-Delhi to seven flights a week from September 1, and up the Incheon-Beijing route from 14 flights a week to 18 flights a week from end October.

As well, the airline will suspend the Incheon-Nadi (Fiji) flight from October 1.

Thai AirAsia X now flies to Brisbane
Thai AirAsia X is the first in the AirAsia Group to start direct flights from Bangkok’s Don Mueang Airport to Brisbane. The four-times weekly scheduled flights will be operated on an Airbus A330-300.

Flight XJ310 will Don Mueang at 23.40 on Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, and arrive in Brisbane at 11.35 the following day. Return flight XJ311 will depart Brisbane on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 12.50, and arrive in Bangkok at 19.10.

United adds second daily service between San Francisco and Hong Kong
United Airlines has added a second daily nonstop flight between San Francisco and Hong Kong from October 26. This will give customers the choice of midday or late-night departures from both airports.

Qatar Airways bring Qsuite onboard its Bangkok Route
Qatar Airways will launch its business class seat, Qsuite, on board flights from Bangkok starting July 15.

QSuite features the industry’s first-ever double bed available in business class, with privacy panels that stow away, allowing passengers in adjoining seats to create their own private cabin. Adjustable panels and movable TV monitors in the centre of four seats allow people travelling together to transform the space into a private suite.

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