TOKYO - Japan Airlines will open its newly-renovated Sakura Lounge for domestic flights at Okinawa (Naha) Airport on February 28. The revamped lounge incorporates JA’s new lounge design concept introduced with upgrades of the airline's domestic lounges at Sapporo (New Chitose) Airport. www.jal.com (ATI).
HANOI - According to Vietnam National Administration of Tourism, Vietnam welcomed more than 10 million international visitors in 2016, a year-on-year increase of 26%. This was the best pace of growth in the region, withThailand estimated at 11% growth, Singapore 9%, Indonesia 8.5%, Cambodia 5% and Malaysia 4%).
SINGAPORE - Singapore Airlines has agreed to place firm orders with Boeing for 20 777-9s and 19 787-10s, for additional growth and fleet modernisation through the next decade.
ULAANBAATAR – Fancy a break – or a skiing experience - in Mongolia? Till March 31, the Shangri-La Ulaanbaatar is offering 50% off a second night, with rates starting at US$260, or an advance purchase with breakfast from US$230. A ski package comes at US$315 for one night.
SINGAPORE – From May 30, Stockholm will become the second Scandinavian city in SIA’s global network when the airline introduces flights to the Swedish capital via Moscow. SIA already services Copenhagen.
TOKYO – China Airlines and JAL have signed an MoU to expand strategic co-operation in both cargo and passenger transportation from the second half of February. Code-sharing will expand from 28 to 240 flights weekly on destinations n Taiwan and Japan.