Scoot flies to Osaka

Scoot will launch flights to Osaka this summer, its second destination in Japan. Commencing on 8 July 2015, the low-cost carrier will operate six weekly flights between Singapore and…

Marriott debuts in Osaka

Marriott Hotels & Resorts has opened its first hotel in Japan's second largest city, Osaka.  The Osaka Marriott Miyako Hotel, which has been developed in partnership with Miyako…

Jetstar adds Singapore-Osaka flights

Jetstar Asia will commence flights to Osaka this evening (Thursday 1 November 2012). The new service will become the low-cost carrier's fourth long-haul route from Singapore, following…

New InterCon to open in Osaka

Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) has announced plans to open a new hotel in Osaka. Located in the Umekita district of Japan’s second largest city, the InterContinental Osaka will form…

Agora opens new Osaka hotel

Japan's Agora Hospitality International has opened a new hotel in Osaka. The Agora Osaka Moriguchi is a 175-room property in the Moriguchi district of the city, and has been rebranded as an…

AirAsia launches Osaka flights

AirAsia X has launched flights to Osaka, Japan, from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Effective immediately, AirAsia X will fly four weekly flights on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. The…

ANA reviews Osaka routes

All Nippon Airways (ANA) is reviewing four routes from Osaka's Kansai airport due to a drop in demand. Bloomberg reported that the future of services to Kochi, Matsuyama, Kagoshima…

Cebu Pacific to Osaka

Cebu Pacific will launch direct flights from Manila to Osaka starting 20 November, the Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation has reported. The thrice-weekly services will use the carrier's…

West Air flies to Phuket

China’s West Air will launch its first service to Phuket from its home base of Chongqing. Starting from 22 November, the airline will offer a four-weekly service from Chongqing on…

NokScoot boosts 777 fleet

NokScoot, a joint venture between Thailand’s Nok Air and Singapore’s Scoot, took delivery of its sixth and seventh Boeing 777-200. The fleet expansion of the Bangkok-based…

Passenger traffic up 2% in APAC

s Passenger traffic in Asia-Pacific recorded moderate growth in March at 2.0% and a slight decline at -0.3% in the Middle East. This was revealed by the Airports Council International…

AirAsia arrives in the USA

AirAsia reached a major milestone this week when it touched down in the US for the first time. Flight D7001, operated by long-haul unit AirAsia X, landed at Honolulu International Airport…

香港航空开通大阪航线

7月15日,香港航空正式开通每天一班往来香港至日本大阪关西国际机场的直航服务,进一步加强香港航空的日本航线网络。为庆祝航线投入服务,香港航空特地于香港国际机场及关西国际机场举行庆祝活动。…

Scoot flies to Sapporo

Scoot, Singapore Airlines' long-haul low-cost carrier, has unveiled plans to launch a new service to Sapporo. Commencing on 1 October 2016, the new route will operate three times a…

大阪日本最高摩天轮将运营 高达123米

据悉,日本最高摩天轮将于7月1日在大阪的商业中心开始运营。据报道,日本最高的摩天轮(Redhorse Osaka Wheel)高约123米,将于7月1日在大阪府吹田市的万博纪念公园(Expocity)内开始运行。 高123米的REDHORSE OSAKA WHEEL摩天轮,是目前日本最高的摩天轮,也是世界第5高摩天轮。…

新西兰航空将重启大阪航线

今年,新西兰航空将重启奥克兰-大阪之间的航线。 新航线运营时间为今年11月至明年3月,一周执飞三次(周三、五、日),使用波音767-300飞机。 航班航行时间为11小时,去程航班当地时间10:25从奥克兰出发,于同日18:00抵达大阪关西国际机场。返程航班将于21:00从大阪出发,并将于次日12:05返回奥克兰。…

Hilton opens in Tokyo Bay

Hilton has announced the opening of a new hotel in Odaiba, overlooking Tokyo Bay. The 15-storey Hilton Tokyo Odaiba offers views of the bay and access to the rest of Tokyo via from…

Hyatt debuts in Okinawa

Hyatt has opened the Hyatt Regency Naha, its first hotel on the Japanese island of Okinawa. Located in central Naha, 20 minutes' drive from the airport, Hyatt Regency Naha offers 294…

国内两家航空新增至大阪航线

两家中国航空公司今日发布新计划,将增加更多航班飞往日本大阪市。 从今年3月29日起,基地位于上海的吉祥航空将新增第二条日航大阪的航线,航班往返于上海浦东国际机场和大阪关西国际机场。 也是从3月29日起,春秋航空也将新增多条飞往大阪的航线,分别从成都、郑州、西安和泉州出发。…

Qantas expands in Japan

Qantas will launch two new daily flights to Tokyo next year, in a major expansion of services into Japan. Commencing on 31 July 2015, the Australian carrier will operate a new daily…

Hyatt to enter Okinawa

Hyatt has announced plans to launch its first hotel in Okinawa. The company has entered into a franchise agreement for a Hyatt Regency hotel in Naha. Expected to open in late 2015,…

PAL adds Japanese routes

Philippine Airlines (PAL) will expand its Japanese operations later this year, with the launch of flights connecting Cebu with Osaka and Nagoya. Commencing on 19 December 2014, the…

Cebu Pacific boosts Japan

Cebu Pacific Air (CEB) will continue its international expansion next year, with the launch of the first ever direct connection between Cebu and Tokyo. Commencing on 26 March 2015,…

THAI flies to Sendai

Thai Airways International (THAI) will launch its first direct flights to the Japanese city of Sendai next week. Commencing on 3 December 2013, the Bangkok-based national carrier will…

Asian hotels boost IHG

InterContinental Hotel Group (IHG) posted a positive set of results for the first half of the year, driven by its hotels in Asia. The hotel company's operating profits jumped 20% to…

Hilton expands in Okinawa

Hilton has signed an agreement to manage a new property in Okinawa. Scheduled to open in 2016, the Hilton Okinawa Kin will be set on beachfront site in the town of Kin, on the east…

Hawaiian flies to Sendai

Hawaiian Airlines has commenced flights to the Japanese city of Sendai. The hub, in northeast Japan, becomes Hawaiian's fifth gateway in the country and will be served three times a…

Azamara Journey debuts in Kobe

The Azamara Journey cruise ship, which recently underwent a refurbishment, arrived in the Japanese port city of Kobe for the first time today. The overnight stop in Kobe is part of…

Hawaiian to launch Sendai flights

Hawaiian Airlines will launch flights to the Japanese city of Sendai this summer. Commencing on 25 June 2013, the northeast Japanese city will become Hawaiian's fifth destination in…

Emirates to launch Haneda flights

Emirates has announced plans to launch a new service to Tokyo Haneda airport later this year. Commencing on 3 June 2013, the Dubai-based airline will offer direct daily flights to Japan’s…

ANA to launch new domestic routes

All Nippon Airways (ANA) will launch two new domestic routes this summer, as well as resuming and increasing services on several other sectors. From the onset of the northern summer…

SIA boosts Australia and Japan

Singapore Airlines (SIA) will be increasing the frequency of flights to Australia and Japan next year. From the start of its summer season on 31 March 2013, the national carrier will add a…

MAS returns to profit

Malaysia Airlines (MAS) recorded a profit for three months ending 30 September 2012, ending six consecutive quarterly losses. The airline posted a net profit of MYR37 million (US$12.1m) for…

Finnair to add Vietnam flights

Finnair has announced that it will commence flights to Vietnam next year. From 14 June 2103, the European airline will offer three direct weekly flights between Helsinki and Hanoi,…

Hawaiian launches Sapporo flights

Hawaiian Airlines today launched its inaugural flight from Honolulu to Sapporo, marking the first direct connection between the two cities for almost a decade. The airline will operate…

MAS to boost Kota Kinabalu

Malaysia Airlines (MAS) is increasing its connections from Kota Kinabalu, with the launch of direct services to Perth and Osaka and extra flights to Hong Kong. The national carrier will…

THAI takes delivery of first A380

Thai Airways International (THAI) has taken delivery of its first Airbus A380 at a delivery ceremony in Toulouse, France. The national carrier’s Vice President of Technical, Captain Montree…

THAI to fly A380 to Sydney

Thai Airways International (THAI) will launch Airbus A380 flights to Sydney next year. The new superjumbo will be flown daily to the Australian city from 16 September 2013, becoming the…

TAT woos Japanese visitors

With Japanese outbound travel increasing following the impact of the March 2011 disasters, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is targeting these high yield tourists. According to the…

THAI to launch Sapporo flights

Thai Airways International (THAI) has announced plans to launch flights to Sapporo. Commencing 30 October 2012, the national carrier will offer direct flights to the northern Japanese city…

AirAsia Japan takes to the skies

AirAsia Japan launched its first ever flights today (Wednesday 1 August), connecting to three destinations in Japan from Tokyo's Narita airport. The new low-cost carrier's inaugural flight…

Jetstar adds new Japanese route

Jetstar has opened a new international route connecting Australia to Japan, via Singapore. From 1 November this year, the low-cost carrier's existing Darwin-Singapore service will continue…

Jetstar Japan leases 24 aircraft

Jetstar Japan has finalised arrangements to lease 24 new Airbus A320 aircraft. The deals, which have been agreed with five aircraft leasing companies, will see the new single-aisle jets…

Peach launches Hong Kong flights

New Japanese low-cost carrier Peach Aviation has launched flights to Hong Kong. The new direct service between Peach's home base at Osaka Kansai International Airport and Hong Kong…

Jetstar Japan launches in Tokyo

Jetstar Japan’s first ever flight has taken off at Tokyo's Narita International Airport. The inaugural service saw an Airbus A320 carry 180 passengers from Narita to Sapporo's New Chitose…

Hawaiian adds another new A330

Hawaiian Airlines has taken delivery of another new Airbus A330-200. The new wide-body aircraft, which becomes the fourth A330 to join the airline's fleet this year and the ninth since June…

AirAsia X touches down in Beijing

AirAsia X has launched its inaugural flight to Beijing. The low-cost carrier touched down in the Chinese capital on Saturday (23 June), following a flight from Kuala Lumpur. The airline…

Asian aviation briefs

Batavia Air plans further China expansion  Indonesia's Batavia Air is planning extend its reach into China with the launch of flights between Bali and Hangzhou. Local news portal NusaBali…

The Ritz Carlton opens in Okinawa

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company has opened its first Japanese property on the island of Okinawa. “We are delighted to be able to bring our first true luxury resort hotel to Japan to…

DoubleTree by Hilton debuts in Japan

Hilton has opened its first DoubleTree property in Japan.  The new DoubleTree by Hilton Naha, on the Japanese resort island of Okinawa, becomes the 10th Hilton hotel in Japan. The 227-room…

Asian hotel revPAR continues to climb

Hotels in the Asia Pacific region continued to see strong growth in April 2012. According to the latest data from STR Global, the region's average hotel occupancy climbed 3.8% year-on-year…

Peach to boost Seoul flights

Peach Aviation will increase the frequency of its flights between Osaka and Seoul next month.  From 23 June, the new Japanese low-cost carrier will add two extra daily flights on the route…

Asian aviation briefs

ANA’s international traffic surges  All Nippon Airways (ANA) managed to achieve double-digit growth in terms of international passenger traffic in the full-tear 2011-12, despite the…

Hawaiian to launch Sapporo flights

Hawaiian Airlines has revealed that the northern Japanese city of Sapporo will join its route network later this year. The airline is set to begin services between Honolulu International…

Crystal boosts Hong Kong cruises

Crystal Cruises has increased its voyages to Hong Kong for 2013 and 2014. The luxury cruise line's Crystal Serenity and Crystal Symphony liners will offer a range of 10-, 12-, 14- and…

THAI boosts Asian routes

Thai Airways International (THAI) will boost frequencies on a series of Asian routes for its forthcoming winter schedules, commencing 30 October. The emerging markets of India and China…

JAL boosts Delhi flights

Japan Airlines (JAL) will increase its services to New Delhi from four to five flights a week from 30 October 2011. The carrier will add a new Thursday service from Tokyo's Narita airport,…

Japan traffic looking up

Tourism from Japan to India, which suffered after the natural calamity earlier this year, is now picking up again.Lajpat Rai, president, Lotus Travels, one of the major players in the…

Costa resumes Japan sailings

Costa Cruises has announced the resumption of its Japan itineraries from August to October 2011. The 1,680-passenger capacity Costa Classica, which is home-ported in Shanghai, will operate…

SIA boosts Asian schedules

Singapore Airlines (SIA) is increasing the frequency of services to several points in Southeast Asia, North Asia, the Indian subcontinent during the Northern Winter operating season (30…

Cebu launches ZERO sale

The Philippines' national flag carrier, Cebu Pacific has launched its trademark ZERO fare seat sale to all its 33 domestic and 16 international destinations. Tickets available for sale must…

JAL cuts domestic capacity

Japan Airlines (JAL) has continued reducing its capacity in the wake of the 11 March disasters, which have severely impacted demand. Following the announcement last week that a series of…

Tsunami warning lifted

A tsunami warning on north eastern Japan has been lifted following initial concerns. A 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck 40 kilometres offshore and it was predicted that a tsunami was on its…

JAL offers unpaid leave

Following the reduction in capacity in the wake of the recent disasters in Japan, the country's national carrier, Japan Airlines (JAL) has announced that it will offer unpaid leave to…

Air NZ’s B747 returns to Tokyo

Increasing Japanese visitor numbers have led Air New Zealand to operate Boeing 747-400 aircraft on the Tokyo route following a five-year absence.Visitor numbers declined from a high of…

ANA finalises LCC plan

All Nippon Airways (ANA) and Hong Kong's First Eastern Investment Group have finalised their joint venture agreement which will see the creation of a new low-cost carrier (LCC) based at…

Hilton signs new hotel in Danang

Hilton Worldwide has announced the signing of a management agreement with local property developer, Bach Dang Hotel Complex Trading Service Company, for a new Hilton Hotels & Resorts…

St Regis launches jewellery collection

St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. has announced a collaboration with Alexis Bittar, one of today's most innovative and admired jewelry…

JAL extends BKK route cuts

Japan Airlines (JAL) will extend the period of round-trip flight frequency reductions on routes from Osaka (Kansai) and Nagoya (Chubu) to Bangkok until July 15, 2010. The antigovernment…