Aviation roundup: Jetstar Asia, Lufthansa and more

Here’s our weekly roundup of new air routes.

Jetstar Asia adds 46 services over Lunar New Year
Jetstar Asia will add 46 return services between Singapore and five destinations – Kuala Lumpur and Penang in Malaysia, Yangon in Myanmar, Medan in Indonesia and Shantou in China – to meet the increased travel demand over the 2020 Lunar New Year holidays.

The expanded schedule will operate from now until February 13, 2020, in addition to the airline’s regular scheduled services.

There will be 24 additional services between Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, 14 between Singapore and Penang, two between Singapore and Yangon, four between Singapore and Medan, and two between Singapore and Shantou.

Lufthansa operates A380 to Thailand
Lufthansa Group has become the first European carrier to operate the A380 to Thailand as it looks to expand the capacity on its Bangkok to Frankfurt route.

Lufthansa initially increased capacity by going from the Boeing 747-400 to the Airbus A380 during the 2017/18 winter schedule. This is the third season Lufthansa is operating an A380 on the Frankfurt-Bangkok route.

PAL connects Clark to Quanzhou
Philippine Airlines (PAL) now offers travellers a wide array of flights to get to Quanzhou (Jinjiang), which is located in the southeastern part of Fujian Province, China.

PR350, the Clark-Quanzhou (Jinjiang) service, operates every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. The flight departs Clark at 13.50 and touches down in Quanzhou (Jinjiang) at 16.30, while the return flight leaves Quanzhou (Jinjiang) at 17.30 and arrives in Manila at 19.55.

Vietjet expands reach in Asia
Vietjet has launched five new routes linking Hanoi, Danang and Ho Chi Minh City to multiple destinations in Japan.

The new routes – Hanoi-Nagoya, Ho Chi Minh City-Nagoya, Da Nang-Nagoya, Hanoi-Fukuoka and Hanoi-Kagoshima – are expected to commence operations in 2020.

As well, Vietjet has also inaugurated its first two international services connecting Can Tho, the hub city of the Mekong Delta region, with Taipei and Seoul.

The Can Tho-Taipei route operates four times weekly. The flight departs Can Tho at 12.40 and arrives in Taipei at 17.10, while the return flight takes off from Taipei at 18.10 and lands in Can Tho at 20.55.

Meanwhile, the Can Tho-Seoul (Incheon) route will operate three times weekly. Flights will depart from Can Tho at 16.50 and arrive in Seoul (Incheon) at 23.55, while the return flight takes off from Seoul (Incheon) at 02.30 and lands in Can Tho at 06.20.

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