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AirAsia adds Malaysian domestic connection

Where? Kuching to Langkawi (both Malaysia)
When? Four times a week, effective immediately
Who? AirAsia
Why? Low-cost carrier continues to boost connectivity across Malaysia, strengthening two of its regional hubs
Anything else? This becomes the first direct air link between Langkawi and Kuching

Jeju Air adds new Russia link

Where? Seoul Incheon (South Korea) to Vladivostok (Russia)
When? Four times a week, effective 29 September 2017
Who? Jeju Air
Why? Providing a new low-cost link for (mainly business) travellers in these two strategically important Far Eastern cities
Anything else? The distance between Seoul and Vladivostok is just 744km – about 100km less than between Bangkok and Phuket

Cambodia Angkor Air to launch Hong Kong flights

Where? Siem Reap (Cambodia) to Hong Kong
When? Twice a week, effective 29 October 2017
Who? Cambodia Angkor Air
Why? Providing a new inbound boost for Cambodia’s tourism industry, carrying Hong Kong residents to the temples of Angkor
Anything else? Cambodia Angkor Air will be the only Cambodian airline offering direct flights to Hong Kong

HK Express spreads wings in the Pacific

Where? Nagoya (Japan) to Guam (Micronesia)
When? Three times a week, effective 31 October 2017
Who? HK Express
Why? Asian low-cost carrier spreads wings to cater for Japanese outbound leisure market
Anything else? This will be the first HK Express flight not originating from Hong Kong

China Southern Airlines launches Wuhan-Manila

Where? Wuhan (China) to Manila (Philippines)
When? Four times a week, effective 6 November 2017
Who? China Southern Airlines
Why? Expanding bilateral trade and inbound tourist traffic from mainland China
Anything else? The capital of Hubei province, Wuhan is home to more than 10 million people

Qatar Airways expands in Vietnam

Where? Doha (Qatar) to Hanoi (Vietnam)
When? Daily, effective 1 January 2018
Who? Qatar Airways
Why? Expanding network in Southeast Asia, along with addition of more flights to Ho Chi Minh City
Anything else? This new non-stop service will operate alongside the airline’s existing daily flight to Hanoi, which operates via Bangkok




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