BEIJING - China's civil aviation authority said this week it will lift its ban on the use of portable electronic devices on aircraft, and that airlines will make the decision themselves, the China Daily reported.
BEIJING – Air China is to launch non-stop flights between Beijing and Athens from September 30, initially offering two return services weekly.
BEIJING - Air China will launch a new non-stop route between Beijing and Jakarta on September 26. The current service transits in Xiamen, with a total flight time of 9.5 hours. The new non-stop route, operated by Airbus A330-300 aircraft, will reduce the journey time to seven hours.
BEIJING - The cities of Beijing and Tianjin, along with Hebei province, will allow 144-hour visa-free entry for nationals from certain countries and regions by the end of 2017.
SINGAPORE - To celebrate ASEAN’s 50th anniversary, Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts and Singapore Airlines have partnered to launch a regional travel campaign, “ASEAN Is More – First Stop Singapore.” The campaign will showcase Southeast Asia’s diverse destinations with specially curated leisure travel offers, which can be reserved until October 31 at http://www.rediscovernew.shangri-la.com/asean-50/about/, for stays until December 31, 2017. For flight offers, visit www.infinitejourneys.com
SYDNEY - Hilton today announced the signing of its first Hilton Hotels & Resorts branded hotel in Timor-Leste. Under a management agreement with The Lay Group, Hilton will manage Hilton Dili Palm Springs in the capital city of Dili. Construction of the 150-room hotel is due for completion by late 2018.