Aviation roundup: Vietjet, LOT Polish Airlines and more

Here’s our weekly roundup of new air routes and other aviation news.

Vietjet links up Danang with Singapore and Hong Kong

Vietjet will launch two international routes connecting Danang with Singapore and Hong Kong.

Launching on December 20, 2019, the Singapore-Danang route will operate daily return flights. The flight will depart Singapore at 10.50 and land in Danang at 12.30. The return flight will leave from Danang at 12.20 and arrive in Singapore at 15.55.

Also operating daily, the Hong Kong-Danang route will commence operations on December 12, 2019. The flight will depart Hong Kong at 17.20 and arrive in Danang at 18.05. Returning, the flight will depart from Danang at 12.45 and land in Hong Kong at 15.30.

LOT Polish to fly direct from Poland to Sri Lanka

LOT Polish Airlines has launched regular seasonal flights between Warsaw and Colombo. Using Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, the route will be operated three times weekly until March 28.

LO69 will depart Warsaw at 14.25 and arrive in Colombo at 16.15 on Fridays, Wednesdays and Sundays, while return flight LO70 will take off from Colombo at 08.05 and land in Warsaw at 14.00 on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

IndiGo, Qatar Airways to announce strategic deal

Indian LCC IndiGo and Qatar Airways will make a strategic business announcement on Thursday, which media reports said would involve a codeshare agreement.

IndiGo shares, which rose as much as five per cent early in the day, pared those gains to trade up one per cent on Tuesday afternoon.

Qatar Airways has in the past shown interest in investing in IndiGo but the Indian airline has resisted, according to a Reuters report. However, Qatar Airways chief executive Akbar al-Baker has said that the airline was not looking at a stake purchase in IndiGo.

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