With AirAsia X, Now Even Penguins Can Fly

21 February 2011, Sepang, Malaysia – Azran Osman-Rani, CEO of AirAsiaX recently returned from his adventure in Antartica where he visited the American and New Zealand research bases at McMurdo and Scott Base to experience the climate and geology of the extremes – the unique climate of the coldest, driest […]

AirAsia X Lands In Paris On Valentine’s Day

14 February 2011, Paris, France – AirAsia X’s inaugural flight of over 85% passenger load on the Airbus A340 from Kuala Lumpur landed at Orly International Airport in Paris on Valentine’s Day at 1540 hours. With four weekly flights between Kuala Lumpur and Paris, guests may hop on to the […]

Garuda Indonesia moves to Changi’s Terminal 3

9 February 2011, Singapore – Come 22 February 2011, Indonesia’s national airline, Garuda Indonesia will move from Singapore Changi International Airport’s Terminal 1 to Terminal 3 which was operational on 9 January 2008. Garuda International currently operates eight daily direct flights from Singapore to Jakarta and Bali as well as […]

Thai AirAsia FD4111 inaugural flight - Dancers welcome passengers at Chiangmai Airport

AirAsia Flies the Singapore – Chiang Mai route

24 January 2011, Singapore – The inaugural flight for Thai AirAsia‘s FD4111 from Singapore to the Chiang Mai departed Changi at around 815pm today, slightly delayed from its scheduled departure timing at 745pm.   I was amongst the group of travel agents and media who were invited by AirAsia and Tourism […]

No More Hassle in LCCT with AirAsia’s Fly-Thru

17 January 2011, Singapore – AirAsia’s guests flying on multiple-flights from Singapore to their final destination (routes between Singapore and Gold Coast, Hangzhou, Mumbai, New Delhi, London, Christchurch) via Kuala Lumpur can do so without having to apply for a transit visa with Fly-Thru – A service that enables guests […]

Airline Update: Lufthansa Passenger Airlines in 2010

13 January 2011, Frankfurt (Press Release) – Deutsche Lufthansa AG today announced that it significantly improved its traffic performance in 2010 compared with the previous year, welcoming 90.2 million passengers on board their flights over the past twelve months. This represents an increase of 17.2 per cent over the previous […]

Jetstar Introduces Singapore-Melbourne Route

16 December 2010, Singapore – Budget carrier Jetstar elevated Singapore’s aviation hub status in launching long haul, low fare services for the first time from Melbourne to the Lion City. Jetstar started operating daily A330-200 service between Singapore and Melbourne as of today offering inbound passengers direct and convenient connections […]

AirAsia to Set Up Low Cost Airline in The Philippines

16 December 2010, Manila (Press Release) – Low-cost carrier AirAsia , announced today that its fully owned subsidiary AirAsia International Ltd has entered into a partnership agreement with Antonio O. Cojuangco Jr., Michael R Romero and Marianne B. Hontiveros to establish a low cost airline in the Philippines based on […]

Update on Boeing 787 Dreamliner ZA002 Incident

News Release Issued: November 11, 2010 7:55 PM EST Updated Boeing Statement on 787 Dreamliner ZA002 Incident EVERETT, Wash., Nov. 11, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing continues to investigate Monday’s incident on ZA002. We have determined that a failure in the P100 panel led to a fire involving an insulation blanket. […]

Eithad Guest Earns Miles At SWISSÔTEL

Etihad Airways and international hotel chain Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts entered into an important new partnership allowing members of the Etihad frequent flyer programme Etihad Guest to collect miles worldwide whenever they stay in one of the 28 Swissôtels throughout 16 countries.