Thai Lion Air Launches First International Routes

New low cost carrier Thai Lion Air commenced international operations this week, flying from Bangkok’s Don Mueang International Airport to Jakarta and Kuala Lumpur. The former operates twice daily while the Malaysian capital is served daily, with both routes being operated by the airline’s 215-seat B737-900ER in an all-economy configuration.   Bangkok (Don Mueang) – … 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

Tune Hotels Readies To Enter Thailand

Malaysian budget hotel brand Tune Hotels is preparing to make its foray into Thailand tomorrow with the opening of a new property in the southern city of Hat Yai. Located in the heart of town within the main shopping and entertainment district, the 148-room Tune Hotel Hat Yai is a short 5-minute walk from the railway station and … Continue reading

Air Astana Begins Almaty – Kuala Lumpur, Tiger Airways Resumes Singapore – Hat Yai

Air travellers in Southeast Asia now have greater options when flying beyond and within the region. Kazakh national carrier Air Astana has commenced flights from Almaty to Kuala Lumpur, while low cost carrier Tiger Airways returns to the southern Thai city of Hat Yai.   Air Astana Links Malaysia With Kazakhstan Travellers now have a … Continue reading

Pattaya Gets First Themed Resort

Thailand’s Centara Hotels and Resorts has soft opened the 5-star Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort in Pattaya. Located on Wong Amat beach and Naklua beach, the 18-floor resort is designed to be the first themed hotel in the country and features a Lost World concept.   Decorated in a contemporary style, the 555 guestrooms and … Continue reading