SINGAPORE - SIA will launch non-stop flights between Singapore and Los Angeles using the new Airbus A350-900ULR (ultra-long-range) aircraft in November. In addition, SIA will step up existing daily non-stop Singapore-San Francisco services to 10 weekly. Together with the earlier announced non-stop Singapore-New York services, SIA will link Singapore and the US with 27 weekly non-stop flights by the end of 2018.
SINGAPORE - SIA will add a fourth daily service to Tokyo’s Haneda Airport in December to meet growing travel demand between Singapore and Japan. The additional flight will increase SIA’s daily services to the Japanese capital, including two daily flights to Narita Airport, to six.
TAIPEI - A trial programme offering passport holders from Brunei, the Philippines and Thailand visa-free entry to Taiwan for up to 14 days is to be extended for another year.
SYDNEY - Virgin Australia and Hainan Airlines have announced a new codeshare agreement to provide travellers from China with access to an expanded network of Virgin Australia domestic connections within Australia and across trans-Tasman, including Cairns, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne, Hobart, Adelaide, Perth and Auckland.
SYDNEY – Vietnam Airlines and Sabre Corporation have used the backdrop of the annual global meeting of IATA in Sydney to announce expansion of their existing agreement which see VN leverage SabreSonic, Sabre’s passenger service system, is now operating on, to improve its retailing, distribution and fulfilment capabilities. Vietnam Airlines already operates on SabreSonic.
SYDNEY - Amadeus, a leading technology provider for the global travel industry, has released new data on ‘What Asia Pacific Millennial Travellers want’ in the latest series of Journey of Me reports first launched by Amadeus in August 2017.
Conducted in collaboration with YouGov across 14 markets in Asia Pacific including Australia, New Zealand and Japan, the research surveyed 6,870 respondents, 45% of whom were millennials at the time the data was collected.
Key findings included: