Airlines

Getting ready to fly again

by Patricia Wee | May 19, 2020
SINGAPORE - Singapore Airlines has set up an internal task force to review all aspects of its operations to ensure that it is ready to ramp up services when air travel recovers.

Aviation experts debate the future of the industry

by Meetings and Conventions Asia | May 05, 2020
WORLDWIDE – An online broadcast event which brought together aviation leaders debated critical issues facing the airline industry last week.

Overhaul of the aviation sector expected

by Naomi Neoh | April 17, 2020
SINGAPORE – The airline industry is undergoing a major shift in how it conducts business as it aligns itself with the global mandate for stricter health safety rules and travel restrictions.

VistaJet offers repatriation service

by Patricia Wee | March 27, 2020
WORLDWIDE - VistaJet is providing repatriation service during the COVID-19 pandemic. It has created a website for governments and medical organisations to submit requests for free flights on empty leg flights for those with critical travel requirements. Its website can be located here.

Qatar Airways offers flexibility to change flight plans

by Meetings and Conventions Asia | March 27, 2020
Qatar Airways has issued a statement to reassure its clients that it will continue operations of more than 150 flights to over 70 cities. This makes it one of the few airlines with the greatest number of flights operating at this juncture.

Governments called upon to act to save aviation industry

by Naomi Neoh | March 17, 2020
WORLDWIDE – Global aviation has shrunk overnight due to efforts to contain the coronavirus outbreak that could see most international airlines facing bankruptcy by end of May. Many airlines are desperately asking for government bailouts within the upcoming weeks.

Smiling through crises

by Meetings and Conventions Asia | February 25, 2020
The former CEO of Thailand’s Nok Air has launched a tell-all autobiography, Smiling Through Turbulence. In his book, Mr Patee Sarasin, who is the founder of online travel agency, Really Really Cool, discussed the challenges and crises he experienced running the carrier.

Vietjet adds five direct routes to India

by Meetings and Conventions Asia | February 18, 2020
HO CHI MINH CITY – Vietjet has opened up five direct routes to India, linking its largest cities of Hanoi, Da Nang and Ho Chi Minh City with New Delhi and Mumbai starting this May.

Aeroflot adds Moscow-Singapore flights on A350

by Meetings and Conventions Asia | February 11, 2020
MOSCOW – Russia’s flagship carrier, Aeroflot, has launched ticket sales for their new Moscow to Singapore route, which will begin later this year on Oct 25.

Singapore Airlines and All Nippon Airways join hands

by Meetings and Conventions Asia | February 07, 2020
SINGAPORE – Singapore Airlines (SIA) and All Nippon Airways (ANA) have signed a joint venture, targeted at providing seamless connectivity between the two airlines and access to a wider network.

Emirates to launch daily service from Dubai to Penang in April

by Meetings and Conventions Asia | January 28, 2020
DUBAI – In an announcement on Jan 27, Emirates announced it will launch a new daily service from Dubai to Penang International Airport, via Singapore, from April 9.

Vietjet launches new routes from Vietnam to Japanese cities

by Meetings and Conventions Asia | January 14, 2020
HANOI – Vietnamese carrier Vietjet has unveiled a total of seven new routes, further expanding its international flight network.

Weekly Updates

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MEETINGS 2020 postponed

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