SriLankan Airlines To Join Oneworld

SriLankan Airlines has announced it is to join Oneworld by the end of 2013. Based out of Colombo, the flag carrier of Sri Lanka will boost the alliance’s presence in South Asia following the deferment of troubled Indian carrier Kingfisher Airlines’ membership application.   Operating a fleet of 21 aircraft to 34 destinations in 22 … Continue reading

Malaysia Airlines To Join Oneworld

Airline alliance Oneworld strengthened its position in Asia today with the announcement that Malaysia Airlines is to join as its first Southeast Asian member. The Kuala Lumpur-based flag carrier was unanimously nominated by the CEOs of the alliance’s member airlines and will complete a formal membership agreement soon, with flights as part of Oneworld expected to commence by late 2012. … Continue reading

Higher Fuel Surcharges With Rising Oil Prices

Air travellers can expect higher air ticket prices with airlines seeking to pass rising fuel costs to passengers. Since May 2009, jet fuel prices have been rising steadily and now cost in excess of USD 100 per barrel, prompting fuel surcharge revisions from carriers. All Nippon Airways, Cathay Pacific, Dragonair, Lufthansa, SilkAir and Singapore Airlines become the latest … 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

Kingfisher Commences Delhi – Hong Kong Flights, To Launch New International Destinations

Kingfisher Airlines of India marked another milestone in its expansion plans earlier this week with the commencement of flight operations between Delhi and Hong Kong, its second international destination to be served from the Indian capital. The airline is also on course to introduce 3 new international destinations from Delhi and Mumbai in the upcoming weeks.   Delhi-Hong … Continue reading