Cathay Pacific Welcomes First A350, Launches Enhanced Cabins

Cathay Pacific Airways today welcomed the arrival of its first Airbus A350-900 jet in Hong Kong. Registered B-LRA, the sleek composite jet touched down at Hong Kong International Airport at 0753 hrs following its delivery flight from the Airbus factory in Toulouse, France.   The Oneworld member becomes the third Asian airline to operate the … Continue reading

Scoot To Add Sapporo To Network

Singapore-based low cost carrier Scoot today announced the addition of Sapporo to its flying network, with flights to begin in October 2016. Hokkaido’s biggest city becomes the airline’s third Japanese destination after Tokyo (Narita) and Osaka.   Operating 3 times weekly on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, flight TZ 216 departs Singapore at 0615 hrs, arriving … Continue reading

Eva Air Plans Istanbul Flights

Taiwanese airline Eva Air is preparing to launch direct service between Taipei and Istanbul, as it looks to capitalize on growing demand from leisure travellers to Turkey.   From 5 March 2016, the Star Alliance member will fly the route 4 times weekly on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Outbound flight BR 079 will depart … Continue reading

Guangzhou To Host Star Cruises’ SuperStar Virgo In 2016

Asian cruise operator Star Cruises has announced the year-round deployment of its flagship SuperStar Virgo to Guangzhou’s Nansha port in 2016. The 75,338-GRT ship will offer 2 sailings per week from southern China’s largest city. She will depart on Fridays for a 2-night weekend cruise to Hong Kong, while a longer 5-night voyage ventures further … Continue reading

Tigerair Taiwan Adds Zhangjiajie, Tokyo (Haneda) Flights

Tigerair Taiwan, the low-cost carrier joint venture between China Airlines and Singapore’s Tiger Airways Holdings, has added Zhangjiajie and Tokyo (Haneda) to its fast-growing network.   Taipei (Taoyuan) – Zhangjiajie The Taipei-based airline flew its inaugural cross-strait service earlier this month on 12 December, when flight IT 109 landed at Zhangjiajie Huhua Airport in central China’s … Continue reading