SAS Returns To Hong Kong

SAS Scandinavian Airlines returns to Hong Kong today with the arrival of its inaugural flight from Stockholm, as the resurgent carrier looks to longer intercontinental routes for growth. Touching down at Hong Kong International Airport this morning, the Airbus A330-300 jet was greeted with the traditional water cannon salute marking the city’s only nonstop Scandinavian … Continue reading

TAM To Leave Star Alliance And Join Oneworld

Brazilian carrier TAM has announced it will leave Star Alliance and join its sister carrier LAN in the rival Oneworld alliance. Both airlines were merged under the LATAM Airlines Group last summer and were consolidating its operations including membership in one alliance network.   In selecting Oneworld, LATAM cited benefits and connectivity for passengers, airline … Continue reading

British Airways Outlines Return To Seoul

British Airways has announced that it is to restart flights between London (Heathrow) and Seoul (Incheon) after 14 years away from the South Korean capital, citing improved demand from business and leisure travellers. The airline will operate a 4-class Boeing 777-200ER on the route, with flights timed to allow for a morning arrival on the outbound leg … Continue reading

Air Berlin To Join Oneworld In 2012

Germany’s Air Berlin has announced it is to join Oneworld, becoming the first low cost carrier in the world to be part of a major airline alliance. The airline is expected to start flying as a part of Oneworld in early 2012, coinciding with the opening of the new Berlin Brandenburg International Airport, which is being developed as … Continue reading

Finnair To Increase Helsinki – Hong Kong Frequencies

Helsinki-based Finnair has unveiled the latest step in its rejuvenated Asian business focus, with an announcement to increase flight frequencies on the popular Helsinki-Hong Kong route from daily to 12 times a week. The Finnish carrier and Oneworld member will add another 1,345 seats each week on the route, operated by its Airbus A340-300 aircraft.    Beginning 30 May … Continue reading