News for Asia

Asiana Airlines to increase frequency to Frankfurt and London from May-2022

9 May, 2022

Asiana Airlines confirmed (09-May-2022) plans to resume or increase frequency on the following international services:

  • Seoul Incheon-Frankfurt: Increase frequency from four to five times weekly, commencing 28-May-2022;
  • Seoul Incheon-London Heathrow: Increase frequency from twice to three times weekly, commencing 30-May-2022;
  • Seoul Incheon-Rome Fiumicino: Resume twice weekly service on 18-Jun-2022;
  • Seoul Incheon-Paris CDG: Resume three times weekly service on 22-Jun-2022. [more - original PR - Korean]

SriLankan Airlines increases Colombo-Sydney frequency

9 May, 2022

SriLankan Airlines, via its official Twitter account, announced (07-May-2022) it increased Colombo Bandaranaike-Sydney frequency from four to five times weekly. The airline is the sole scheduled operator on the route, according to OAG.

SriLankan Airlines increases Colombo-Melbourne frequency

9 May, 2022

SriLankan Airlines, via its official Twitter account, announced (07-May-2022) it increased Colombo Bandaranaike-Melbourne frequency from six times weekly to daily. The airline is the sole scheduled operator on the route, according to OAG.

Japan Airlines' Russia services suspended until end Jun-2022

9 May, 2022

Japan Airlines, via its official website, announced (26-Apr-2022) services to Russia, including Tokyo Haneda-Moscow and Tokyo Narita-Vladivostok, will continue to be suspended through to 30-Jun-2022. 

Royal Brunei Airlines to increase Bandar Seri Begawan-London Heathrow frequency

6 May, 2022

Royal Brunei Airlines plans to increase Bandar Seri Begawan-London Heathrow frequency from twice to three times weekly from 02-Jul-2022, as per a 05-May-2022 GDS inventory and timetable display.

Royal Brunei Airlines to increase Bandar Seri Begawan-Melbourne frequency

6 May, 2022

Royal Brunei Airlines plans to increase Bandar Seri Begawan-Melbourne frequency from three to five times weekly from 01-Jul-2022, as per a 05-May-2022 GDS inventory and timetable display.

LIH launches ‘Lufthansa Global Spaces’ workspace booking service

6 May, 2022

Lufthansa Innovation Hub (LIH) launched (04-May-2022) 'Lufthansa Global Spaces' to allow travellers to book hot desks, private offices, or meeting rooms with matching accommodation in Berlin, Munich, Barcelona, Singapore and New York. The selection and booking process is powered by reservation platform Hubli, which offers a global network of 185,000 spaces. Through the 'Global Spaces' website, customers can access details for each location, make reservations and bookings, and handle check in and out processes. Miles & More loyalty programme members can also book workstations through their account to receive extra award miles. LIH managing director Christine Wang outlined work and vacation categories have become "blurred", adding an "enjoyable travel experience" now also relates to "making it possible for customers to work from anywhere". The platform will be available as part of a three month trial, which if successful, will be rolled out globally. [more - original PR - Lufthansa Innovation Hub] [more - original PR - Hubli]

Air Tahiti Nui resumes Papeete-Auckland service

6 May, 2022

Air Tahiti Nui resumed (05-May-2022) weekly Papeete-Auckland service on 05-May-2022 after a two year suspension. The carrier will increase frequency to three times weekly during the high season from 03-Jul-2022 to 09-Aug-2022. [more - original PR]t

Taiwan shortens quarantine for all arrivals to seven days

4 May, 2022

Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center announced (03-May-2022) the quarantine requirement for all arrivals will be reduced to seven days, effective 09-May-2022. This will be followed by seven days of self health management. [more - original PR]

Tourism Authority of Thailand announces border measure changes from May-2022

3 May, 2022

Tourism Authority of Thailand announced (30-Apr-2022) the following pre-arrival entry requirements will take effect on 01-May-2022:

  • Travellers vaccinated against COVID-19 must provide:
    • A valid passport and a Thailand Pass or a border pass for arrivals via border checkpoints;
    • An insurance policy with coverage of no less than USD10,000. Thai citizens and foreign expatriates under Thailand's national healthcare coverage are exempt from this requirement;
    • A certificate of COVID-19 vaccination;
  • Unvaccinated and non-fully vaccinated travellers:
    • A valid passport and a Thailand Pass or a border pass for arrivals via border checkpoints;
    • An insurance policy with coverage of no less than USD10,000, with the above mentioned exemptions;
    • A proof of prepayment for five nights of quarantine at a government approved facility, as well as proof of prepayment for one PCR test. Thai citizens are not required to prepay for the test;
    • The quarantine is exempt for unvaccinated and non-fully vaccinated travellers who are able to upload proof of a negative PCR test within 72 hours of travel via the Thailand Pass system. The exemption also extends to travellers under six years of age travelling with parents.

Upon arriving in Thailand, all travellers must undergo entry screening, including a body temperature check, and present the required documents to the Immigration/Health Control officer to carry out the checks. [more - original PR]

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