Australian Carriers Expand In Asia

Australian carriers Qantas and Jetstar continue their Asian expansion with new connections between Australia, China and Vietnam. The Flying Kangaroo has relaunched direct services to Beijing, while its low cost affiliate is to fly to Ho Chi Minh City for the first time.   Qantas Launches Sydney – Beijing After a hiatus of 8 years, … Continue reading

Iberia Launches Far East Expansion With Shanghai Service

Spanish airline Iberia has launched its expansion to the Far East with thrice weekly flights to Shanghai. The Oneworld member touched down in Asia for the first time in over a decade earlier this week after a transcontinental flight from Madrid.   Operating every Tuesday, Friday and Sunday, flight IB 6889 departs Madrid Barajas International … Continue reading

Air Serbia Gets First A330 For Intercontinental Service

Air Serbia welcomed the arrival of its first widebody jet at Belgrade’s Nikola Tesla Airport, as the airline looks to a new era of intercontinental flying from the Balkans. The jet, an Airbus A330-200, was greeted with a customary water cannon salute and will be used to launch a 5 times weekly Belgrade – New York … Continue reading

Fiji Airways Commences Singapore Service

South Pacific carrier Fiji Airways has commenced services on its Nadi-Singapore route, the first direct connection between Fiji and Southeast Asia. The inaugural flight was welcomed by officials from the government and aviation sectors of both countries on touchdown at Changi Airport.   Outbound flight FJ 361 departs Nadi at 2300 hrs every Tuesday and … Continue reading

Oman Air To Grow In Far East With Jakarta, Manila Flights

Oman Air is embarking on growth in the Far East with the announcement of plans to launch services to Jakarta and Manila from December 2014. The Muscat-based carrier is set to receive the first of 24 new aircraft on-order, boosting its flight operations and ambitions to become a significant player in the competitive Gulf region. … Continue reading