Vietnam Airlines Introduces Airbus A350

Vietnam Airlines has begun operating the new Airbus A350-900XWB, marking the arrival of its first next-generation aircraft and the start of an ambitious modernisation programme for its long-haul fleet.   Configured in a 3-class layout comprising 29 business, 45 premium economy and 231 economy class seats, the jet is currently flying between Hanoi and Ho … Continue reading

Garuda Indonesia Inducted Into Skyteam

Global airline alliance Skyteam, welcomed its 20th member today. Garuda Indonesia became the second Southeast Asia airline to join the grouping, boosting its ambitions as it seeks to spread its coverage beyond the region. The Indonesian carrier’s customers will now enjoy seamless access to Skyteam’s 1,064 destinations, the earning and redemption of miles on member-operated … Continue reading

Etihad Airways Begins Vietnam Flights

Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways expanded its network in Southeast Asia today with the launch of services to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.   Flight EY 441 departs Abu Dhabi daily at 0830 hrs, arriving in Ho Chi Minh City at 1900 hrs in the evening. The return flight, EY 440, takes off from Tan Son … Continue reading

Etihad Plans Sao Paulo Flights

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, has outlined plans to begin flights from Abu Dhabi to Sao Paulo, its first destination in South America. Scheduled to launch on 1 June 2013, the daily service will mark the airline’s entry into the exclusive club of carriers that fly to 6 continents.   Flight EY … Continue reading

Skyteam To Extend SkyPriority Across All Members

Global airline alliance Skyteam has announced it is to extend SkyPriority, a series of distinctively branded priority airport services offered to its Elite Plus and premium cabin customers, across its member airlines. The move is intended to align the alliance to a common and consistent service standard on the ground.   The SkyPriority services will be distinctively … Continue reading