Virgin Blue Reveals Domestic Business Class Product, Plans New Lounges

Australian carrier Virgin Blue has unveiled a trio of product and image upgrades aimed at attracting more corporate travellers. The airline released details of its upcoming domestic Business Class product due to be launched in May 2011 and announced plans to add airport lounges in Gold Coast and 2 other destinations.   Leather Sleeper Seats, Personal Screens in Business Class Fitted onboard its … Continue reading

Embraer E170 Jets Enter Service With Gulf Air

Bahrain’s Gulf Air has introduced a new aircraft type to its fleet. The Brazilian-manufactured Embraer E170 regional jet took off on its inaugural flight in the airline’s colours today from Bahrain to Larnaca, Cyprus, as flight GF 941 at 1203 hrs. A special ceremony was held at Bahrain International Airport before departure to mark the occasion, attended by passengers, VIPs, executives from the … Continue reading

Airlines Begin Flights To Shizuoka

Japan’s newest air hub, Mount Fuji Shizuoka Airport, has opened for operations. Located 80 kilometers from Mount Fuji, the facility is intended to serve as an alternative airport to Tokyo’s crowded Narita and Haneda Airports for air travellers.   5 airlines currently operate scheduled services to Shizuoka. South Korea’s Asiana Airlines and Korean Air fly daily to … Continue reading

Japan Airlines To Increase Domestic Flights From Tokyo (Haneda)

Utilizing the recent increase in slots at Tokyo (Haneda) Airport, Japan Airlines will be increasing flight frequencies to domestic destinations, beginning with Hiroshima in May 2009, Fukuoka in June 2009 and Naha, Okinawa in July 2009.   Tokyo (Haneda) – Hiroshima From 8 May to 31 May 2009, Japan Airlines will operate an additional daily flight between … Continue reading

Japan Airlines Adjusts Routes, Flight Frequencies

Responding to weak demand, especially on international routes, resulting from the global economic slowdown, Japan Airlines (JAL) announced route, flight frequency and equipment adjustments to its summer schedule for its international and domestic passenger operations. The airline will also increase the role of its 2 subsidiaries, JAL Express and J-AIR, with the former beginning international … Continue reading