AirAsia India Takes Off, Eyes Growth Amid Difficult Landscape

AirAsia India, the latest affiliate carrier to join the AirAsia Group, completed its maiden flight today with promises of more seats and low fares. Flight I5 1320 took off from Bangalore at 1510 hrs, arriving in Goa an hour later at 1625 hrs, with the bright red Airbus A320 cutting a striking figure at the … Continue reading

MSC Cruises To Foray East

MSC Cruises will bring one of its liners to Australia for the first time in 2015. The Italian cruise line has committed the 2,550-passenger MSC Orchestra for its debut down under. Launched in 2007, the Musica-class ship will fly the flag for MSC Cruises with an exclusive 33-day Grand Voyage from Dubai to Perth via Asia. … Continue reading

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

Tiger Airways Plans Return To Kochi

Low cost carrier Tiger Airways has announced plans to resume service between Singapore and Kochi, 4 years since it discontinued the route due to poor loads. Beginning 27 April 2012, the Singapore-based carrier will fly 4 times weekly to the bustling seaside city in southwest India, reflecting new confidence in business and leisure travel between … Continue reading

Tiger Airways To Launch Flights To Dhaka

Tiger Airways has announced it is to launch a new Singapore – Dhaka service, its first route to Bangladesh. Beginning 9 March 2012, the low cost carrier will fly 4 times a week between the Southeast Asian city-state and the Bangladeshi capital, joining Biman Bangladesh Airlines and Singapore Airlines.   Flight TR 2654 will depart Singapore … Continue reading