SINGAPORE – From May 30, Stockholm will become the second Scandinavian city in SIA’s global network when the airline introduces flights to the Swedish capital via Moscow. SIA already services Copenhagen.
TOKYO – China Airlines and JAL have signed an MoU to expand strategic co-operation in both cargo and passenger transportation from the second half of February. Code-sharing will expand from 28 to 240 flights weekly on destinations n Taiwan and Japan.
SINGAPORE – Singapore will increase frequencies on its services to Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane during 2017, which marks its 50th year of operations in Australia.
TOKYO - Japan Airlines has upgraded its current 15-minute free Internet offering to totally free services on domestic aircraft fitted with inflight Wi-Fi. The free programme will run from February 1 until August 31. www.jal.com (ATI).
HARBIN – The 344-room Songbei Shangri-La has opened in China’s fabled city of ice, Harbin, 18 years after Shangri-La opened its first property there in 1999. Till February 20, the hotel has an introductory offer of RMB1,350 (plus service/tax) per night, including buffet breakfast.
SYDNEY - To coincide with Chinese New Year peak demand, Qantas has launched services to Beijing from Sydney, adding 3,300 seats weekly to the route and increasing its total capacity on routes into Asia by 7%.