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Europe Lifts Ban on Philippine Airlines

Thursday, July 11th, 2013

The European Commission has lifted the air ban for Philippine Airlines to operate flights to Europe. Siim Kallas, Commission Vice-President responsible for transport, said, "The EU air safety list was created for the protection of European skies and citizens, but it can also serve as a wake-up call to countries and ...

Darwin-Bali flights resume on AirAsia

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

AirAsia is returning to Darwin with services to Bali set to resume on 1 July 2013. The airline will resume four weekly flights to Australia’s favourite holiday playground with improved departure and arrival times. To celebrate the relaunch of the route, travellers can snap up special sale fares with flights to Denpasar ...

Direct flights London~Jakarta to start later this year

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

Garuda Indonesia has chosen Gatwick to operate direct flights between London and Jakarta starting in Q4 2013. Garuda Indonesia will operate the route with Boeing 777-300 Extended Range aircraft capable of carrying over 300 passengers, and will feature Wi-Fi and even a chef on board for First Class passengers. The UK is ...

Floods in Jakarta

Saturday, January 19th, 2013

Update on the current flood situation in the Indonesian capital. Floods which hit Jakarta since this week have spread to other areas inside the capital. The government has announced a state of emergency until January 27th and has various contingency plans in place. Right now, according to sources inside the government, ...

First ever direct flights between Vietnam & Indonesia

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

Vietnam's national flag carrier, Viet Nam Airlines, has launched a direct route linking Ho Chi Minh City and Jakarta in Indonesia. Four flights will be operated between Ho Chi Minh City and Jakarta every Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.

Emirates launch daily flights to Saigon

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

Emirates Airlines’ have launched a daily non-stop flight to Ho Ch Minh City, the commercial hub in the south of Vietnam. For many people flying from Europe, this could knock out one more airport stop en route making travel times shorter and less stressful. Qatari Airways already has flights to Vietnam ...

Possible delays at Bangkok Airport

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

Bangkok’s main international airport, Suvarnabhumi, has announced that they will be closing one runway for maintenance during the period of 11 June 2012 – 10 August 2012. During this maintenance period, some air traffic congestion may build up occasionally, so airlines are advising passengers to allow a minimum of 80 ...

Direct flights start between Paris & Phnom Penh

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

Finally! Direct flights from Europe to Cambodia. Air France have started a 3X per week flight direct from Charles de Gaulle Airport to Phnom Penh, departing at Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays at 1930pm and arriving at 1430 the following morning. the other way from PP to Paris is on Tuesdays, ...

AirAsia to start new route to Balikpapan, Indonesia

Friday, December 10th, 2010

AirAsia is to launch direct flights to Balikpapan, East Kalimantan, Indonesia, from 12 January 2011. It will offer three flights weekly departing from the LCC Terminal in Kuala Lumpur to Sepinggan Airport, Balikpapan on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. Mostly surrounded by sea, Balikpapan is an important center of the petroleum, mining, ...

Phuket to Bali, Direct – coming soon

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

Exciting news - we will soon be able to fly direct between Phuket and Bali with AirAsia. Flights are scheduled to start on on 17 December 2010, 4 flights per week. Flight time approx. 3.5 hours. Hurray!

Garuda Indonesia – best airline in Asia?

Friday, October 15th, 2010

Indonesia’s national airline, Garuda Indonesia, has been recognized as Asia’s leading service quality airline, according to a recent independent survey of all major airlines across the region. The survey conducted by the Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation (CAPA), scored Garuda ahead of Singapore Airlines, Thai Airways, Cathay Pacific and Malaysia Airlines ...

Garuda Indonesia named most improved airline

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

Indonesia’s national carrier, Garuda Indonesia, has been named the ‘World’s Most Improved Airline’ in the Skytrax 2010 World Airline Awards. The Skytrax World Airline Awards is one of the airline industry’s most comprehensive and prestigious measure of service quality and is based on survey results from nearly 18 million international passengers. ...