Unveiled: World’s First Low Cost Carrier Alliance

HKExpress, Lucky Air, Urumqi Air and West Air have come together to form the world’s first low cost carrier alliance, with ambitions to revolutionize the air travel industry. The new U-FLY Alliance was formally announced in January 2016 by the 4 airlines and offers travellers 85 destinations with 168 city pairings at its inception.   Promising … Continue reading

Air Arabia To Launch Chinese Connection

Air Arabia is set to enter the Chinese market when it begins flights to Urumqi next month, becoming the first Middle Eastern low cost carrier to do so. The Sharjah-based airline confirmed regular nonstop services to western China’s largest city will begin on 10 February 2015.   Flight G9 800 will depart Sharjah International Airport on … Continue reading

China Connects Beijing And Guangzhou By High-Speed Rail

China’s high-speed rail ambitions took another leap forward today with the completion of the final link of a 2,298-kilometer trunk route connecting Beijing with the southern metropolis of Guangzhou, the world’s longest continuous high-speed rail line. The first trains departed Beijing and Guangzhou at 0900 hrs and 1000 hrs respectively, making the journey in approximately … 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

Hainan Airlines Inaugurates Beijing-Dubai-Luanda Route

China’s Hainan Airlines has begun flights from Beijing to Angola’s capital city Luanda via Dubai. The airline is the first Chinese airline to operate flights to Angola and joins fellow carriers Air China and China Southern Airlines on the Beijing-Dubai route.   Flight HU 7923 departs Beijing Capital Airport every Monday and Thursday at 1910 hrs, arriving in … Continue reading