Business Travel

SriLankan Airlines to join oneworld alliance on May 1

April 9, 2014

TOKYO - SriLankan Airlines will become a full member of oneworld from Thursday May 1 - the first carrier from the Indian subcontinent to become part of any global airline alliance. The national airline of Sri Lanka has received clearance to board oneworld after successfully completing a review of its readiness conducted by Cathay Pacific Airways, which is sponsoring its entry into the alliance.

JAL to expand inflight internet service on Southeast Asia routes

March 28, 2014

TOKYO - Japan Airlines and Panasonic are collaborating to extend inflight internet service - JAL SKY Wi-Fi – from JAL’S North America and Europe routes to Southeast Asian and other international routes. Passengers in all classes are able to send and receive emails, and to update and navigate their social networking service (SNS) utilising their wireless LAN devices during the flight.

Ritz-Carlton hotel, residential complex planned for Perth

March 28, 2014

PERTH - Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. and Far East Consortium, a leading Asian residential apartment developer, have signed an agreement for development of The Ritz-Carlton, Perth, heralding the much-anticipated return of the luxury hotel operator to Australia. The 204-room property, with additional one, two and three-bedroom residential apartments, is due to open in 2018.