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Scoot to resume Singapore-Gold Coast service

21 January, 2022

Gold Coast Airport announced (20-Jan-2022) Scoot plans to resume three times weekly Singapore-Gold Coast service from 14-Feb-2022. [more - original PR]

Visitor arrivals to South Korea up 53% in Nov-2021

21 January, 2022

Korea Tourism Organisation reported (31-Dec-2021) the following tourism highlights to South Korea for Nov-2021:

  • Visitor arrivals: 94,358, +52.8% year-on-year;
    • US: 20,123, +53.6%;
    • China: 12,472, +35.9%;
    • Philippines: 11,187, +15.3%;
    • Canada: 4239, +227.6%;
    • Indonesia: 3929, +5.5%. [more - original PR - Korean]

Visitor arrivals to Macau up 30.7% to 7.7m in 2021

21 January, 2022

Macau's Statistics and Census Service reported (21-Jan-2022) visitor arrivals to Macau for Dec-2021 and for the 12 months ended Dec-2021. Details include:

  • Dec-2021:
    • Visitor arrivals: 820,870, +24.5% year-on-year;
      • Mainland China: 762,554, +25.7%;
      • Hong Kong: 50,768, +8.5%;
      • Taiwan: 7306, +28.5%;
  • 12 months ended Dec-2021:
    • Visitor arrivals: 7.7 million, +30.7%;
      • Mainland China: 7.0 million, +48.2%;
      • Hong Kong: 589,014, -30.1%;
      • Taiwan: 70,950, -31.9%;
      • US: 171, -98.7%;
      • Canada: 125, -98.0%;
      • Australia: 72, -99.1%;
      • Japan: 64, -99.6%. [more - original PR]

Thailand approves resumption of Test & Go scheme

21 January, 2022

Thailand's Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration approved (20-Jan-2022) the resumption of the exemption from quarantine (Test & Gp) entry scheme. From 01-Feb-2022, fully vaccinated travellers from any country can apply for a Test & Go Thailand Pass 60 days in advance. [more - original PR]

Thailand approves resumption of Pattaya and Ko Chang Sandbox destinations

21 January, 2022

Thailand's Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration approved (20-Jan-2022) the reopening of the Pattaya and Ko Chang Sandbox destinations, and the resumption of the Sandbox Extension programme from 01-Feb-2022. [more - original PR]

Swissport to open Aspire lounge at Tokyo Narita Airport T2 in summer 2022

21 January, 2022

Swissport announced (20-Jan-2022) plans to open an Aspire lounge at Tokyo Narita Airport terminal 2 in early summer 2022. The 720sqm lounge will be equipped with a relaxation room, office space and a shower room and can accommodate up to 148 guests. It will be the first Aspire airport lounge in Asia. [more - original PR]

BITRE: Australian international pax down 95.5% in Nov-2021, compared to Nov-2019

20 January, 2022

Australia's Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE) reported (20-Jan-2022) the following international traffic highlights for Nov-2021:

  • Passengers: 155,796, -95.5% compared to Nov-2019;
  • Available seats: 627,002, -85.7%;
  • Cargo: 89,909 tonnes, -11.9%;
  • Flights: 4489, -73.4%;
  • Aircraft movements: 4843, -72.0%;
  • Top five international carried: 
    • Share of passengers carried: 
      • Singapore Airlines: 20.4%, +8.3pp year-on-year;
      • Emirates: 17.9%, +6.8pp;
      • Qatar Airways: 12.3%, -0.6pp;
      • Qantas Airways: 7.0%, +5.9pp;
      • Etihad Airways: 7.0%, +4.6pp;
    • Share of cargo carried:
      • Singapore Airlines: 13.9%, +2.5pp year-on-year;
      • Cathay Pacific Airways: 8.5%, +1.8pp;
      • Qantas Airways: 7.9%, +0.2pp;
      • FedEx: 7.4%, -2.7%
      • Kalitta Air: 6.7%, +3.5pp.

LCC Scoot accounted for 2.5% of total international passenger traffic to/from Australia in Nov-2021. The LCC share in 2020 was 2.9% and in 2019 was 14.7%. [more - original PR]

Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport pax up 70.4% in Dec-2021, 7.9m pax in 2021

20 January, 2022

Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport reported (20-Jan-2022) the following traffic highlights:

  • Dec-2021:
    • Passengers: 1.2 million, +70.4% year-on-year;
      • Domestic: 949,000, +44.0%;
      • International: 248,000, +465.4%;
    • Top 10 nationalities:
      • Australia: +884%;
      • India: +593%;
      • UK: +1126%;
      • China (including Hong Kong): +11%;
      • US: +482%;
      • New Zealand: +56%;
      • Nepal: +1671%;
      • Singapore:+1824%;
      • Canada: +728%;
      • Pakistan: +815%;
  • 2021:
    • Passengers: 7.9 million, -29.5% year-on-year;

Visitor arrivals to Japan down 94% in 2021

20 January, 2022

Japan National Tourism Organisation reported (20-Jan-2021) visitor arrivals to Japan. Details include:

  • Dec-2021:
    • Visitor arrivals: 12,100, -79.4% year-on-year;
    • Japanese departures: 48,900, -97.1%;
  • 12 months ended Dec-2021:
    • Visitor arrivals: 245,900, -94.0%;
      • China: 42,300, -96.0%;
      • Taiwan: 5100, -99.3%;
      • South Korea: 19,000, -96.1%;
      • Hong Kong: 1250, -99.6%;
      • Thailand: 2700, -98.8%;
      • US: 20,000, -90.9%;
      • Vietnam: 26,500, -82.6%;
      • Australia: 3300, -97.7%;
      • Philippines: 5500, -95.0%;
      • Indonesia: 5300, -93.2%;
      • Malaysia: 1800, -97.6%;
      • Singapore: 860, -98.4%;
      • Canada: 3600, -93.3%;
      • UK: 7300, -85.7%;
      • France: 7000, -83.8%;
    • Japanese departures: 512,200, -97.4%. [more - original PR - Japanese]

Virgin Atlantic Airways and LATAM Airlines announce codeshare agreement

19 January, 2022

Virgin Atlantic Airways announced (18-Jan-2022) a codeshare agreement with LATAM Airlines which will provide network connections to Brazil. The carriers will codeshare on Virgin's London Heathrow-Sao Paulo service, as well as connections onwards to 12 domestic locations including Rio de Janeiro, Salvador and Florianopolis. Passengers travelling from Sao Paulo to London Heathrow will also have access to Virgin destinations through Terminal 3, including Tel Aviv, Delhi and Hong Kong. [more - original PR]

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