Iran Air Enters New Era With First New Airbus

Iran Air celebrated a milestone today with the delivery of its first new aircraft in 24 years, heralding the start of a fleet renewal and modernisation of the airline. The jet, an Airbus A321 registered EP-IFA, was flown to Tehran’s Mehrabad International Airport from the Airbus headquarters in Toulouse, France.   The European planemaker held … Continue reading

airberlin To Introduce Short-Haul Business Class

German carrier and Oneworld member airberlin will introduce a new short-haul Business Class product, in a shift of its intra-European strategy.   The airline has long offered a premium product on long-haul flights, but an Economy-only product for its short-haul routes, resulting in an inconsistency for travellers connecting through its hubs in Berlin and Dusseldorf. … Continue reading

Jetstar Plans Sanya Flights

Low cost carrier Jetstar has announced a new service to Sanya, connecting the Southeast Asian city-state with a second point on Hainan Island.   From 2 August 2016, flight 3K 881 will operate twice weekly on Tuesdays and Saturdays, taking off from Changi International Airport at 0700 hrs and arriving at Sanya Phoenix International Airport … Continue reading

VietJet Adds Kuala Lumpur To Network

Fast-growing low cost carrier VietJet has launched flights between Ho Chi Minh City and Kuala Lumpur, adding the Malaysian capital to its network which now spans destinations in Myanmar, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.   Operating daily, flight VJ 825 departs Tan Son Nhat International Airport at 0930 hrs to arrive in Kuala … Continue reading

Asian LCCs Establish New Airline Alliance

8 Asian low cost carriers (LCCs) have come together to form a new grouping promising greater value, connectivity and choice for the region’s air travellers.   The Value Alliance is touted as the world’s largest LCC alliance, founded by Cebu Pacific Air, Jeju Air, Nok Air, NokScoot, Scoot, Tigerair Singapore, Tigerair Australia and Vanilla Air. … Continue reading