Bhutan’s Drukair Prepares Launch Of Singapore Flights

Drukair, the national airline of the Kingdom of Bhutan, made its debut in Singapore yesterday with a special inaugural flight from Paro. Carrying a delegation led by Her Royal Highness Princess Chimi Yangzom Wangchuck, the Airbus A319 jet touched down at Changi International Airport to kick start month-long festivities to commemorate the route’s commercial launch … Continue reading

Airlines Plan New Flights, Increased Frequencies To Yangon

Myanmar’s travel and tourism market is poised to enter a new period of growth following recent political developments in the country. Identifying near-term opportunities, airlines have rapidly announced the resumption of services and frequency increases to the country’s gateway, Yangon.   Bangkok Airways Thai boutique carrier Bangkok Airways announced the addition of a third daily flight on … Continue reading

Firefly Announces New Routes

Malaysian low cost carrier Firefly has announced 2 new routes set to launch in the coming months. Using its ATR72-500 aircraft, the airline will boost its network with Kota Bharu – Johor Bahru and Kuala Lumpur (Subang) – Hat Yai flights.   Kota Bharu – Johor Bahru Beginning 26 April 2012, Firefly will commence nonstop … Continue reading

Czech Airlines Jets Into Abu Dhabi

Eastern European carrier Czech Airlines returned to Abu Dhabi yesterday after pulling out in the mid-90s, heralding its expansion into the Middle East and the start of a strategic partnership with Etihad Airways. Its inaugural flight to the UAE capital arrived to a water cannon salute and a ribbon cutting ceremony attended by senior aviation officials, media and invited guests.   … Continue reading

Kingfisher Airlines To Join Oneworld

India’s Kingfisher Airlines has signed a memorandum of understanding to become a full member of the Oneworld airline alliance. Subject to regulatory approval, the airline is expected to complete the procedures to become a part of Oneworld by 2011.   The addition of Kingfisher will link the airline’s extensive domestic network in India to Oneworld’s global network of … Continue reading