2013 World Airlines Awards

Emirates wins the prestigious title as the World’s Best Airline in the 2013 World Airline Awards at the Paris Air Show   The World’s Best Airline-Airline of the Year 1 Emirates 2 Qatar Airways 3 Singapore Airlines 4 ANA All Nippon Airways 5 Asiana Airlines 6 Cathay Pacific Airways 7 Etihad Airways 8 Garuda Indonesia 9 Turkish Airlines 10 Qantas Airways AirAsia enjoys a repeat success after being named the…

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Tiger Airways launches new services to Yogyakarta

Tiger Airways will launch seven weekly services to Yogyakarta and Bandung from July 1st and August 1st 2013 respectively. Ho Yuen Sang, managing director, Tiger Airways Singapore, said: “Indonesia is the fourth most populous country in the world, and is one of the world’s fastest-growing aviation markets. “Jakarta airport is currently experiencing some air traffic congestion, with more than 40 airlines operating out of its grounds, ferrying over 57 million…

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Emirates to trial shisha lounge on Airbus A380

Dubai-based airline Emirates has revealed plans to trial a new shisha lounge on its fleet of Airbus A380 aircraft. The carrier said the lounges would be available to business and first class passengers on several of superjumbos from next month. “Alongside unique offerings such as our Signature Spa and Onboard Lounges, with our new Signature Shisha Rooms premium customers will be now be able to relax amid luxurious surroundings with…

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AirAsia X to launch Saudi Arabia flights

AirAsia X is to launch flights between its hub in Kuala Lumpur and Jeddah in Saudi Arabia. The flights from Kuala Lumpur to King Abdul Aziz International Airport, Jeddah, will commence on February 16th 2013. The route will initially operate three flights weekly from February 16th to April 30th 2013, increasing to four flights weekly from May 1st 2013 onwards. “With Jeddah being the gateway to Holy cities of Madinah…

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AirAsia X Eyes USD$300 Million IPO

Malaysian long-haul budget carrier AirAsia X said it is looking to raise USD$300 million in an IPO, throwing its hat into an expanding fundraising ring as Southeast Asian airlines seek to build up their fleets and ride a boom in regional passenger traffic. The funds will help AirAsia to repay debt as well as pay for existing planes and aircraft on order. The airline is keen to set up a…

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SilkAir to Fly to Semarang and Makassar

SilkAir, the regional wing of Singapore Airlines, will soon fly to two more cities in Indonesia, increasing its Indonesian network to 11 destinations. Subject to regulatory approvals, SilkAir will offer thrice-weekly flights between Singapore and Semarang, the provincial capital of Central Java, from 29 July 2013, and thrice-weekly flights between Singapore and Makassar, the provincial capital of South Sulawesi, from 1 August 2013. The new services will be operated with…

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