Slot shortage holds back Korean Air’s growth

When it comes to defining what makes the perfect airport partner, most airlines have a whole list of requirements, ranging from marketing support to comprehensive data analysis on the potential market for the new route. But when it comes to Korean Air, vice-president network planning team, passenger network and sales Hoyoon Jeong says there is only one, simple requirement to start the conversation: do you … Continue reading Slot shortage holds back Korean Air’s growth

Emirates New Country Manager For Malaysia

Emirates today officially announced the appointment of a new Country Manager in Malaysia. Effective 1 November 2019, Mohammad Al Attar was appointed Country Manager, Malaysia, Emirates Airline, and will lead growth efforts across the country. Incoming Country Manager Malaysia, Mohammad Al Attar joins Malaysia following his previous posting as Country Manager Cyprus since September 2018, while current outgoing Country Manager Malaysia, Abdalla Al Zamani will assume … Continue reading Emirates New Country Manager For Malaysia

Turkmenistan’s only airline to re-introduce flights to KLIA

KUALA LUMPUR: Turkmenistan Airlines, the national and the only air-carrier of Turkmenistan, is planning to resume its flight to Kuala Lumpur from December 22. The airline will re-introduce three times weekly direct flights from Turkmenistan’s capital, Ashgabat to Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) using the Boeing 777-200LR. Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd group chief executive officer Raja Azmi Raja Nazuddin told the New Straits Times today … Continue reading Turkmenistan’s only airline to re-introduce flights to KLIA

Sabre identifies top trends in travel

SINGAPORE, 18 October 2019: Five top trends emerge in the latest Sabre study that shows travel agents can still find a meaningful role cutting through the travel content clutter for their clients. Sabre Corporation released the results of an APAC-wide study that compiles insight from over 500 travel professionals earlier this week. There are five key trends revealed by leisure travel consultants from over 24 … Continue reading Sabre identifies top trends in travel

7 Reasons Why You Should Go on a Solo Journey

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of travel? Are you thinking about all the fun things you could do with your family and friends? If your answer is yes, perhaps you should consider venturing through a destination alone instead. Rest assured, embarking on a solo journey could be one of the best decisions you make for yourself. In case you’re … Continue reading 7 Reasons Why You Should Go on a Solo Journey

Malaysia Airlines Across The Miles

Malaysia Airlines (MAS) has launched its Fly Malaysia brand campaign in support of Visit Malaysia 2020. Malaysia Aviation Group chief executive officer Izham Ismail said Fly Malaysia served to reiterate Malaysia Airlines as the national icon and to remind Malaysians of its proud history of warm hospitality. “For tourists, the Fly Malaysia campaign will further enable the airline, via partnerships with relevant tourism bodies, to … Continue reading Malaysia Airlines Across The Miles

Qatar opens first class lounge to Platinum business class flyers

Qatar Airways’ flagship first class lounge is now open to Platinum-grade frequent flyers, as long as they’re in business class. Qatar Airways’ opulent Al Safwa first class lounge at Doha is now open to Platinum members of the airlines’s Privilege Club frequent flyer program, provided they’re travelling in business class with Qatar or a Oneworld member airline. Access to this lush lounge was originally restricted … Continue reading Qatar opens first class lounge to Platinum business class flyers

10 Things To Do In Saudi Arabia

As Saudi Arabia launches a new tourist visa that opens the country up to global travellers like never before, we select the 10 most amazing things to do on your visit to this surprisingly diverse destination – from diving some of the world’s most untouched reefs to soaking up authentic Arabian history in Jeddah. 1. EXPLORE A MARS-LIKE DESERT You don’t have to venture far … Continue reading 10 Things To Do In Saudi Arabia

Business travel costs to rise in 2020

SINGAPORE, 23 September 2019: Global hotel rates will increase by 1% to 3% and airfares by 1% to 2% in 2020, according to leading business travel management company BCD Travel’s newly released 2020 Industry Forecast. The increase in global hotel prices is being driven by solid demand, keeping occupancy high in most regions. Rate increases will be higher in Asia — particularly Japan, host of … Continue reading Business travel costs to rise in 2020

New route opens from Doha to Langkawi

Langkawi in Kedah is set to welcome even more tourists when multiple award-winning airline Qatar Airways launches its first flight to the island in October. The new service marks the airline’s third Malaysian destination, after Kuala Lumpur and Penang. The flight will run between Hamad International Airport in the Qatar capital city of Doha and Langkawi International Airport, with a short transit in Penang. There will be … Continue reading New route opens from Doha to Langkawi