Archive for the ‘Asia’ Category

New Year’s update – new routes and services

January 3rd, 2012

Welcome to this year’s first post on the latest development in the world of aviation – as usually, we bring you the latest news concerning new routes and services from both low-cost airlines and traditional carriers.

We begin with a couple of new ski routes.

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Airlines, Asia, bmibaby, Condor, easyJet, Etihad Airways, Europe, News by Continent, The Middle East

New routes and services – update

September 20th, 2011

Hi flyers and aviation enthusiasts. Let us find out how things are shaping up in the world of aviation – in today’s highlights a handful of new routes from traditional carriers as well as low-cost airlines.

We begin with Brussels Airlines. This popular Belgian carrier strengthened its African network by adding a new route from Brussels to Bamako, the capital of Mali in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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Airlines, Asia, Brussels Airlines, Delta Airlines, Europe, LOT Polish Airlines, News by Continent, North America, WizzAir

Ryanair in Ljubljana & new Asian low-budget carrier

August 30th, 2011

After Adria Airways revealed its reduction plans which will impact the traffic to and from Ljubljana Airport, the airport’s authorities spotted an opportunity to keep the passenger numbers on the current level by attracting the Irish low-cost airlines Ryanair.

As some of you may remember, Ryanair has already entered the Slovenian market once but withdrew after some months. The talks may not only help the airport but also result in cheap flights to Ljubljana for UK travellers.

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Airlines, Asia, Europe, News by Continent, Ryanair, Singapore Airlines

Qantas to start two Asian airlines

August 16th, 2011

The competition on the Asian low-cost market is growing healthy to say the least and Qantas Airways newly announced plans to launch two new Asian airlines are just a part of the ever intensifying rivalry.

The recent times have seen a major investment by All Nippon Airways in two low-budget carriers, one of them being a joint-venture with Air Asia and the latter being a new carrier Peach Aviation Ltd. Moreover, AirAsia X opened new routes to Japan as well. Another player present on the Asian market is the Shanghai-based Spring Airlines.

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AirAsia, Asia, Australia, New Zealand etc., Jetstar, News by Continent, Qantas Airways

Tokyo Airports hit by Japan Earthquake

March 14th, 2011


The last couple of days the entire world has been following the recent earthquake in Japan in shock and disbelief. With the death toll increasing, and the nuclear crisis looming over the country, the overall picture of the situation is still unclear.

The population is struggling with power cuts and experiencing the worst crisis since the second world war while the economic activities are seriously disrupted the world’s third largest economy with the biggest companies temporarily closing its sites.

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Asia, British Airways, Natural disasters, News by Continent

China to build 45 new airports by 2015

March 1st, 2011


Some say that the centre of gravity in the world aviation is bound to move eastwards as flying is becoming ever more popular in Asia and as there are more and more low-cost airlines in this region. A recent announcement by the head of the Chinese Civil Aviation Administration appear to confirm this prediction.

Li Jiaxing – who is a former CEO of Air China – broke the news that this powerful country will have build 45 new airports by the year 2015. Now, the China is widely-known for building projects of epic proportions but this announcement still makes impression.

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Air China, Airlines, Airports, Asia, Other

Monday’s update: New routes and services

February 28th, 2011

Traditionally we start off the week with updates on new routes and services from low-cost airlines as well as traditional carriers. Read thepost and stay updated. Let us begin with the Old Continent.

The Luton-based low-cost carrier easyJet strengthens its position in Edinburgh by setting up three direct routes: Ediburgh – Athens, Ediburgh – Tenerife and Ediburgh – Grenoble. The keywords are city getaways, skiing and sunbathing. The flights will be in operation in September.

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Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Asia, Australia, New Zealand etc., British Airways, easyJet, Europe, Jet2, New Routes, News by Continent, North America, Qatar Airways, V Australia

New routes. The latest updates from the world of aviation

February 21st, 2011

We begin this week with an update on what is new the schedules of various carriers worldwide – both low-cost airlines and traditional carriers – so that you are well-informed.

We start off with the Luton-based easyJet and its new route from London Gatwick to Zagreb. The new route will connect London and the Croatian capitol five times a week. Fares start at £25.99 one-way. There is more news from easyJet – another new route will carry all Sun-loving travellers from Belfast to Malta twice a week. Malta will thereby become the carrier’s 25th destination available from Belfast. The cheapest February fare at the time of writing is £55.99.

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Airlines, AirTran, Asia, easyJet, Europe, Hawaiian Airlines, JetBlue, New Routes, News by Continent, North America, Qatar Airways, WizzAir

Volcanic ash causes disruptions again

January 28th, 2011


It seems as though mother nature is getting ever more relentless and decided not to cease to cause troubles. This time it is the airlines operating to the popular leisure destination Bali and their passengers that have suffered from the whims of an Indonesian volcano Mount Bromo.

Among the affected airlines which had to cancel a number of flights to Bali are Jetstar, Virgin Blue and Cathay Pacific.

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Airlines, Asia, Australia, New Zealand etc., Cathay Pacific, Jetstar, News by Continent, Tips and hints, Virgin Blue

New service from Dubai to Copenhagen

January 21st, 2011


The Dubai-based carrier Emirates announced the opening of a new route from Dubai to Copenhagen. The launch of the new service will expand Emirates’ already extensive route network with one more country.

Denmark becomes thereby the 67th country served by Emirates whereas the capitol of this Scandinavian country is among the 27 European destinations and 112 international destinations included in Emirates offer.

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Airlines, Asia, Emirates, Europe, New Routes, News by Continent