Middle East Growth For AirAsia Group

Southeast Asian low cost carrier giant AirAsia group has outlined its plans for expansion in the Middle East. Kuala Lumpur-based AirAsia X and Bangkok-based Thai AirAsia X have announced new routes from their respective hubs to Tehran, with the latter also introducing new flights to Muscat.   The Iranian Connection Following the easing of sanctions … Continue reading

Hyatt Place Debuts In Southeast Asia

Hyatt Place, the select-service brand offering from Hyatt Hotels Corporation, marked its debut in Thailand and Southeast Asia with the opening of a new property in Phuket. The 161-room Hyatt Place Phuket Patong occupies prime real estate in the heart of Phuket’s main tourism district. Located on the north end of Patong Beach, the hotel … 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

Viking Ocean Cruises Christens New Ship, Announces First World Cruise

A year after its debut with the Viking Star, Viking Ocean Cruises continues its aggressive expansion with the introduction of a second ship and the unveiling of details for the company’s first world cruise.   Viking Sea Named in London with Norwegian Flair The River Thames in Greenwich was the scene of maritime and Norwegian tradition … Continue reading

Royal Jordanian Plans New Guangzhou Service

Oneworld member Royal Jordanian is set to launch new flights between Amman and Guangzhou, as it looks to expand its route network in profitable markets.   Beginning 21 March 2016, flight RJ 180 will depart Amman 3 times a week at 0210 hrs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, arriving in Bangkok at 1555 hrs. Following … Continue reading