Category: Asia & Pacific

Melbourne To Receive First International Flights Since Mid-Summer

Reading Time: < 1 minute On December 7th, Melbourne will welcome the first international flights in 5 months. The decision to relieve the constraints has been made as 37 consecutive days without any new COVID-19 cases were recorded. The resurgence of COVID-19 took place last summer at two hotels hosting quarantining individuals and resulted in Melbourne airports ceasing to accept […]

The “travel bubble” between Singapore and Hong Kong is postponed

Reading Time: < 1 minute Singapore and Hong Kong have deferred their “travel bubble” agreement by two weeks due to a rise in new coronavirus cases in Hong Kong. The agreement that would have allowed quarantine-free travel between the two regions was set to come into force on Sunday. Although the travel authorities from both sides confirmed they would be […]

Korean Air Is Acquiring Asiana Airlines For $1.62 Billion

Reading Time: < 1 minute Hanjin Group owned Korean Air has stated it is buying the rival airline Asiana Airlines for KRW1.8 trillion ($1.62 billion). As a result of this acquisition, which is said to “stabilize the Korean aviation industry”, Korean Air will become the 15th world’s biggest carrier by distance flown. Asiana has been looking for a potential buyer […]

QANTAS Celebrates 100th Anniversary

Reading Time: 2 minutes Precisely 100 years ago, on this day (November 16th, 1920), the flagship Australian carrier was established by two veterans of the Australian Flying Corps, Hudson Fysh and Paul McGinness, together with local rancher Fergus McMaster. QANTAS (Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services) appeared 17 years after the Wright Brothers’ first flight, two years after World War […]

Thai Airways Launches “A Flight To Nowhere” For Religious Worshippers

Reading Time: < 1 minute Thai Airways International has launched a special flight for those who would like to pray on board. The idea is to complete a one-off flight as a part of the “Thai Magical Flying Experience” Campaign to over 99 of the holiest Buddhist religious sites. This flight, which is taking place on November 30, is also […]

Domestic Fare Cap Extended by the Indian Aviation Minister

Reading Time: < 1 minute Price capping on domestic flights extended by India’s Civil Aviation Ministry for another 3 Months. India’s Civil Aviation Minister, Hardeep Singh Puri, informed that domestic fare caps will remain in place until February 2021. The government also mentioned that the fare caps could be removed if passenger levels reach pre-COVID levels before February. The ministry […]

Singapore and Hong Kong Agree to Establish a Travel Bubble

Reading Time: < 1 minute Singapore and Hong Kong have reached an in-principle agreement to establish a first-in-Asia bilateral air travel bubble, which will exempt travelers from quarantines or stay-home notices. Those traveling under the bubble will have no restrictions on their travel purpose and will not need to have a controlled itinerary. Travelers will also not be subject to […]

Malaysia Airlines is Prepared to Shut Down

Reading Time: < 1 minute Malaysia Airlines is prepared to shut down if ongoing talks with lessors about a restructuring plan fail, The Edge Malaysia cited the national carrier’s chief executive officer as saying, according to Bloomberg. Reuters reported on Friday that a group of lessors rejected the restructuring plan put forward by Malaysia Airlines, citing people familiar with the […]

AirAsia Group to Stop AirAsia Japan Operations

Reading Time: < 1 minute AirAsia Group has decided to cease AirAsia Japan operations effective 5 October 2020. Since its incorporation in July 2014, AirAsia Japan airlines have been operating domestic and international flights from its base in Chubu Centrair International Airport. The COVID-19 pandemic with the travel restrictions and the uncertainties it created have severely curtailed demand for business […]

Australia is Establishing a Travel Bubble with New Zealand

Reading Time: < 1 minute Australia and New Zealand have worked closely together since the COVID-19 pandemic began, and now Australia is establishing the Safe Travel Zone with New Zealand. This is the next step for a COVID-safe Australia that will reunite families and friends, offer opportunities for businesses looking for workers, and back the communities that depend on tourism. […]