Business Travel

KOREAN, ETIHAD TO CODE-SHARE ON ABU DHABI ROUTE

July 17, 2013

SEOUL - Korean Air is to code-share with Etihad Airways on the Incheon-Abu Dhabi route from July 22 (subject to regulatory approval). The code-share will apply to daily Etihad flights and complement Korean Air’s current routes from Incheon-Dubai (five flights a week) and Incheon-Riyadh/Jeddah (three flights a week). Korean says it plans to expand its partnership with Etihad to other destinations in the Middle-East and Africa in the future. www.koreanair.com (ATI).

AUSTRALIAN TRAVEL PROVIDERS EMBRACING CHINESE MARKET

July 13, 2013

SYDNEY – More Australian travel providers are widening their service offerings for visitors from China. Experience Oz (www.experienceoz.com.au) says it is the first Australian travel experience provider to launch a fully-functional Chinese-language site into which it has incorporated payment through the Chinese credit card system UnionPay. There is also Chinese-language phone support for information and booking help.

AIR TAHITI NUI INCREASING FREQUENCY TO PAPEETE

July 12, 2013

AUCKLAND – From December 10, Air Tahiti Nui will add a Tuesday service to existing Thursday and Sunday flights from Auckland to Papeete, linking with codeshare connections from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.  The airline is refurbishing cabins in its fleet of Airbus A340-300 aircraft to provide more comfortable seating and a ne inflight entertainment system. www.airtahitinui.com.au (ATI).

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