Aviation roundup: Eva Air, Vietjet, and more

Eva Air to fly to Phuket

Taiwan’s EVA Air will launch a new service between Taipei and Phuket, starting from April 2, 2020, the only airline to offer a direct service to connect the two destinations.

The route will be served with an Airbus A330-200 aircraft, configured for 252 passengers, with 24 in Royal Laurel Class business and 228 in Economy.

The Taipei-Phuket route will be available thrice-weekly on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. BR241 will depart Taipei at 11.05 and arrive in Phuket at 14.20, while return flight BR242 will depart Phuket at 15.30 and arrive in Taipei at 21.00.

Jetstar Group and Tigerair Taiwan enter interline agreement

Australian airline Jetstar Group and Tigerair Taiwan have signed an interline partnership agreement that will allow passengers to book flights on both LCCs through their respective branded platforms.

The integrated booking engine will allow customers to select flights and purchase both bundled and unbundled ancillary products, while customers connecting between international flights will be provided with passenger and baggage transfer.

Vietjet connects Ho Chi Minh City to Pattaya

Vietjet will start daily flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Pattaya and Rayong, via U-Tapao International Airport, from December 23, 2019.

With a flight time of 1.5 hours, the flight will depart from Ho Chi Minh City at 13.25 and arrive in U-Tapao at 14.40. The return flight from U-Tapao will depart at 11.25 and arrive in Ho Chi Minh City at 12.55.

Emirates and SpiceJet seal codeshare deal

Emirates has signed a codeshare and interline agreement with Indian airline SpiceJet that will give travellers to and from India seamless access to a wider and a stronger route network. This is the first-ever codeshare agreement signed by SpiceJet.

From early 2020, customers travelling to India can take advantage of many more flight options on routes common to both airlines – Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Cochin and Delhi.

Emirates’ customers can conveniently book and connect seamlessly in Dubai on direct services to Amritsar, Calicut, Mangalore, Madurai, Jaipur and Pune – routes served by SpiceJet.

In the first phase of the interline agreement, customers can start booking flights from November 25, for travel starting December 15, 2019.

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