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

Scoot To Add Sapporo To Network

Singapore-based low cost carrier Scoot today announced the addition of Sapporo to its flying network, with flights to begin in October 2016. Hokkaido’s biggest city becomes the airline’s third Japanese destination after Tokyo (Narita) and Osaka.   Operating 3 times weekly on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, flight TZ 216 departs Singapore at 0615 hrs, arriving … Continue reading

Norwegian To Fly Transatlantic From Paris

Norwegian has announced plans for 3 new transatlantic routes from Paris (Charles de Gaulle) to New York, (John F. Kennedy), Los Angeles and Fort Lauderdale, bolstering its position as one of Europe’s leading low cost carriers.   Paris (Charles de Gaulle) – New York (John F. Kennedy) Beginning 29 July 2016, the airline will fly 4 … Continue reading

British Airways Refreshes Boeing 747s

The iconic Boeing 747 is set to continue in British Airways service, with the airline earmarking 18 aircraft to receive onboard products similar to its latest Boeing 787 and Airbus A380 jets.   To-date, the Oneworld member has refitted 6 jets with to feature new interiors. Each 4-class aircraft gains an additional 16 Club World business … Continue reading

Vietnam Airlines Introduces Airbus A350

Vietnam Airlines has begun operating the new Airbus A350-900XWB, marking the arrival of its first next-generation aircraft and the start of an ambitious modernisation programme for its long-haul fleet.   Configured in a 3-class layout comprising 29 business, 45 premium economy and 231 economy class seats, the jet is currently flying between Hanoi and Ho … Continue reading