SINGAPORE - Singapore Airlines (SIA) has added a second Scandinavian city, Stockholm, to its route network, operating five flights weekly from Changi Airport via Moscow. The new service complements SIA’s existing flights to Copenhagen. Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) is code-sharing on the new services, operated by SIA’s latest-generation aircraft, the Airbus A350-900. www.singaoreair.com (ATI).
TOKYO - Japan Airlines will launch new daily nonstop services between Tokyo (Narita) and Melbourne starting September 1, and between Tokyo (Narita) and Kona, the gateway to Hawaii Island, from September 15.
Melbourne will become the second destination in Australia. It currently operates daiy flights to Sydney.
SINGAPORE – Singapore Airlines has reported a 9% fall to S$623 million in full-year operating profit for its 2016-17 financial year, Intense competition, it says, continues to put pressure on yields.
SHANGHAI - Chinese tourists are increasingly going on road trips overseas as they soak in different sights and cultures. The China Daily names the top source five cities for outbound Chinese tourists taking road trips as Shanghai, Nanjing, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, and Beijing.
GENEVA - International Air Transport Association (IATA) global passenger numbers for March show demand (measured in revenue passenger kilometres (RPKs) ncreasing 6.8%, on the same month a year ago. Capacity grew 6.1% and the load factor climbed by 0.5% to 80.4%, a record for the month.