Air Asia set to launch ‘affordable’ on-board wi-fi
Aug18

Air Asia set to launch ‘affordable’ on-board wi-fi

   Passengers to be part of product testing Air Asia is going its own way with on-board wi-fi. AirAsia’s group CEO Tony Fernandes said the wi-fi equipment introduced to AirAsia earlier “was just too expensive and we have decided to develop our own”. The low-cost carrier is currently testing on-board wi-fi in preparation of the product launch scheduled by year-end. “It has taken us five years to come to this stage, but in true...

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VietJet doubles frequency between BKK and HCMC
Aug16

VietJet doubles frequency between BKK and HCMC

  VietJet has announced plans to increase the frequency of its international route linking Ho Chi Minh City and Bangkok. VietJet Air operates a fleet of three Airbus A320s As of 12 September, the budget carrier will add an extra daily round trip to meet growing demand for low-cost air travel between the two South East Asian hubs. The new schedule will now see VietJet flights depart Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi...

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Suvarnabhumi Taxis – New kiosks means less queuing
Aug02

Suvarnabhumi Taxis – New kiosks means less queuing

Bangkok, 31 July 2014– The shake up of the taxi services at Suvarnabhumi Airport, recently started by the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), is nearly complete with eight state-of-the-art queue management queue-card kiosks to be installed over the next couple of weeks. The new kiosks will replace the current system where staff are required to manually write down passenger destinations on paper slips before a taxi is...

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More low cost competition on Sakon Nakhon from Bangkok
Jul28

More low cost competition on Sakon Nakhon from Bangkok

  BANGKOK – Isaan is getting increasingly popular for airlines with Thailand two main low cost carriers competiting increasingly on secondary destinations. After Nakhon Phanom and Khon Kaen opened a year ago, AirAsia is now going into Sakon Nakhon in competition to Nok Air. Asia largest low cost airline is preparing to launch two daily “Bangkok (Don Mueang)-Sakon Nakhon” flights, operating in the day and evening, starting on...

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PAL blazes new routes in Australia, China, Middle East
Mar21

PAL blazes new routes in Australia, China, Middle East

  PHILIPPINE Airlines (PAL) will roll out six new international flights over the next few months, upping its total number of international services to 34. The network expansion begins with the launch of four-times-weekly Manila-Kuala Lumpur flights on May 1. Thrice-weekly services to Darwin and Brisbane as well as four-times-weekly flights to Perth and Guangzhou are scheduled to begin on June 1. Finally, daily Abu Dhabi services...

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The Philippines opens its skies to more Thai traffic
Jan04

The Philippines opens its skies to more Thai traffic

  THE Philippines and Thailand have entered into an agreement to increase the number of flights between Manila and Bangkok, following talks in the Thai capital last week (TTG Asia e-Daily, October 31, 2012). According to the Philippines’ Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB), 1,480 seats will be added to the current 5,400 weekly seats connecting Manila and Bangkok, while both countries have given the green light to unlimited traffic...

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Cebu Pacific Launching Direct Manila-Bali Flights
Dec05

Cebu Pacific Launching Direct Manila-Bali Flights

  Indonesian Holiday Island Becoming 20th International Destination The Philippines’ largest national flag carrier Cebu Pacific (PSE:CEB) is launching direct flights between Manila and Bali. The twice-weekly service to Indonesia’s most popular tourism destination starts on March 16, 2013 – in time for peak summer travel in the Philippines. “Air fares introducing the new service will start from USD90, up to 38% lower than other...

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No passport? No problem. How smartphones are revolutionizing travel
Oct21

No passport? No problem. How smartphones are revolutionizing travel

   That funky little computer in your pocket could be your ticket to stress-free, paper-less flights, maybe with free coffee too. It’s the traveler’s nightmare — you left your passport at home, you’ve got no boarding pass, your flight’s delayed, the gate keeps changing and, worse, you haven’t got enough leftover shekels to buy a drink at the bar. No problem. Just pull out your phone. Apple’s Passbook app, recently launched...

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Asian travelers want aircraft ‘quiet zones’
Oct19

Asian travelers want aircraft ‘quiet zones’

  The majority of travelers in the Asia Pacific would like to see child-free ‘quiet zones’ on planes, according to a new study. A poll by travel search site Skyscanner found that 62% of air travelers in the region answered positively when asked if they thought it was fair to make the front row of an aircraft child-free. Twenty-one percent of respondents disagreed on the grounds that it was unfair to exclude families from front...

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Emirates increases flights to the Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia
Oct19

Emirates increases flights to the Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia

  Starting 1st January 2013, Emirates will introduce a third daily, non-stop flight to Manila; with a third daily, non-stop service beginning on 1st March 2013 to Jakarta.   DUBAI, U.A.E. – Emirates is increasing its services to three of its destinations in South East Asia, the Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia. From 3rd December 2012, there will be an increase in the number of flights on the Dubai to Kuala Lumpur...

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