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ANA, Vietnam Airlines Enhance Codeshare

ANA, Vietnam Airlines Enhance Codeshare

All Nippon Airways announced the expansion of its codeshare with Vietnam Airlines.
Beginning October 29, ANA will be allowed to place its code on Vietnam Airlines flights between Siem Reap, Cambodia and both Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. In addition, members of ANA’s Mileage Club loyalty program will be able to earn and redeem miles on these flights.
The two carriers first began a codeshare arrangement in 2016. On some …

Wing Panel Falls Off KLM Plane, Damages Car While Flying Over Japan

Wing Panel Falls Off KLM Plane, Damages Car While Flying Over Japan

A piece of an airplane fell from a KLM Royal Dutch Airlines plane on Saturday, damaging a car in Japan. The aircraft, a Boeing 777, had taken off from Kansai International Airport.
The wing panel, which authorities say weighed approximately nine pounds (four kilograms), damaged the roof of the car and smashed its rear window. The debris fell from a height of 6,500 feet (2,000 meters).
No one was in the car …

ANA to Offer Sake in Economy Class, Debut Two Lounges at Sapporo New Chitose

ANA to Offer Sake in Economy Class, Debut Two Lounges at Sapporo New Chitose

All Nippon Airways announced that, beginning September 1, it will start serving sake in its economy class on international flights. The carrier will also open and reopen lounges at Sapporo New Chitose Airport this coming month.
The sake that the airline plans to serve in economy class will be from the well-known Ichinokura brewery in the Miyagi Prefecture. The carrier already offers sake service in its first class, business class, and …

Air Canada to Begin Service Between Montreal and Tokyo Narita

Air Canada to Begin Service Between Montreal and Tokyo Narita

Air Canada announced that it plans to launch new service between Montreal and Tokyo on June 1, 2018. The carrier will offer the service daily during the summer months, and three times a week during the winter.
Flights are scheduled to depart Montreal-Pierre Elliot Trudeau International Airport at 2:05 p.m. and arrive at Tokyo Narita at 3:50 p.m. the next day. Flights from Tokyo to Montreal will depart at 5:30 p.m. …

JAL to Launch Additional London and Bangkok Flights

JAL to Launch Additional London and Bangkok Flights

Japan Airlines announced that it plans to increase the frequency on two of its long-standing routes from Tokyo.
Beginning October 29 this year, the carrier will add a second daily flight to its route between Tokyo Haneda and London Heathrow. The extra flight will depart Tokyo at 2:45 a.m. and arrive in London at 6:25 a.m., with return flights scheduled to depart at 9:30 a.m. and arrive at 6:25 a.m. the …

AirAsia X Begins Kuala Lumpur-Osaka-Honolulu Route

AirAsia X Begins Kuala Lumpur-Osaka-Honolulu Route

AirAsia X, a long-haul subsidiary of AirAsia, announced the launch of new service to Honolulu from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia with a stopover in Osaka, Japan. The carrier will operate the route four times a week.
Flights will depart from Kuala Lumpur International Airport at 2 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, arriving at Osaka’s Kansai International Airport at 9:25 p.m. From Osaka, flights will then depart for Honolulu International Airport …

Air Canada to Link Vancouver with Nagoya, Frankfurt, Add 9 Additional International Routes

Air Canada to Link Vancouver with Nagoya, Frankfurt, Add 9 Additional International Routes

Air Canada announced the launch of new seasonal service from Vancouver to Nagoya, Japan and Frankfurt, Germany. In addition, the airline plans to launch nine additional new international routes from Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal this summer.
The flights to Nagoya will be offered four times a week and will be operated using Boeing 767-300ER aircraft, while flights to Frankfurt will be operated daily using Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners. On June 8, Air …