2017 Articles Archive

2017 Articles Archive

Direct flights launched between Pattaya, Phuket

Thailand's two major beach destinations, Pattaya and Phuket, will boast direct air connections when Thai AirAsia begins daily services between the two cities on...

Andrej Stein to helm Bhaya Group

Overnight cruise operator Bhaya Group has appointed Andrej Stein as general manager. In this role, Stein will be responsible for managing the group’s day-to-day operations...

Asia’s a growth market for Airbus

With its high population density, burgeoning passenger demand and fast-growing aviation sector, Asia-Pacific is outpacing other world regions to become a key growth engine...

Malaysia, Singapore once again top Muslim travel index

Malaysia and Singapore have topped the list of Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and non-OIC markets respectively for the third consecutive year, according to...

SWISS adds capacity on Singapore route with daily Boeing 777 flight

Swiss International Airlines (SWISS) has bolstered capacity on its Singapore-Zurich services as it deploys the Boeing 777-300ER on a daily basis between the two...

Making 70 the new 50

Best Western International turned 70 years last year. David Kong, who has helmed the chain since 2004, will navigate it through the fast-changing industry...

UK threat level raised to critical after Manchester attack

The Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre has raised the UK’s terror threat level from ‘severe’ to ‘critical’, the highest the nation has seen in a...

Vietjet launches Hanoi-Siem Reap route

Vietjet began a daily Hanoi-Siem Reap service on March 30, 2017. Operated with Airbus A320 aircraft, flights depart Hanoi's Noi Bai International Airport at 16.55...

AirAsia ups services from KL to three Indonesian cities

AirAsia planes at KLIA2 From January 26, 2017, AirAsia will increase its frequency from Kuala Lumpur (KL) to the Indonesian destinations of Yogyakarta, Lombok and...

Okinawa expects more growth next year from opening of third airport

An increase in air links is boosting arrivals to Okinawa, with the southernmost island chain in Japan looking at continued growth next year with...

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