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Hong Kong Airlines to Launch Hong Kong-Sapporo Route

Hong Kong Airlines to Launch Hong Kong-Sapporo Route

Hong Kong Airlines announced it will begin new service between Hong Kong and Sapporo, Japan on December 19.  Flights will operate five times a week, using Airbus A330-200 aircraft.
Flights from Hong Kong will depart at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays, and at noon on Fridays, arriving in Sapporo at 2:55 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., respectively.  From Sapporo, flights will depart at 3:55 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays, …

JAL to Launch Nagoya-Bangkok, Osaka-Los Angeles Routes, Reduce Flights from Tokyo Narita

JAL to Launch Nagoya-Bangkok, Osaka-Los Angeles Routes, Reduce Flights from Tokyo Narita

Japan Airlines announced changes to its schedule for the second half of the fiscal year.  The airline plans to launch new flights as well as operate different aircraft on select routes.  The carrier also said it will introduce its JAL Sky Suite on various flights, and decrease the number of flights to several destinations from Tokyo Narita.
On December 20, Japan Airlines will launch new daily service between Nagoya’s Chubu Centrair …

JAL Orders Embraer E-Jets and Mitsubishi MRJs

JAL Orders Embraer E-Jets and Mitsubishi MRJs

Japan Airlines announced orders for new aircraft from Embraer and Mitsubishi.  The carrier signed a purchase agreement for 15 Embraer E-Jets and a letter of intent for 32 Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) aircraft.
All of the new planes will be operated by J-Air, a wholly-owned regional airline subsidiary.
The carrier’s Embraer purchase includes E170 and E190 aircraft, and is valued at approximately $677 million.  In addition, the order includes options for an …

ANA Revamps Schedule and Aircraft Allocation

ANA Revamps Schedule and Aircraft Allocation

All Nippon Airways announced changes to its schedule for the second half of the fiscal year.  The airline plans to introduce new aircraft on some of its Asian routes, as well as launch new flights and increase service on several existing domestic routes.
On October 26, the carrier will begin operating all 14 of its weekly flights between Tokyo Haneda and Taipei with Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners.  Currently, the airline operates seven …

Hong Kong-Taipei, Dublin-London, and Jakarta-Singapore World’s Busiest International Routes in 2013

Hong Kong-Taipei, Dublin-London, and Jakarta-Singapore World’s Busiest International Routes in 2013

The three busiest international routes in 2013 were Hong Kong-Taipei, Dublin-London, and Jakarta-Singapore, according to statistics published by the International Air Transport Association, while Jeju-Seoul, Sapporo-Tokyo, and Fukuoka-Tokyo were the most popular domestic ones.
Last year, 4.9 million people traveled between Hong Kong and Taipei, although that figure was down 11.5% from 2012.  Meanwhile, 3.6 million passengers flew between the capital cities of Dublin and London, while the Jakarta-Singapore route carried …

5 Stories to Read This Weekend: August 2, 2014

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As another weekend quickly approaches, we bring to you the most important highlights from the past week.  Don’t forget to take a look at these engaging and informative news and features before you head to the beach this weekend:
1.) Jonathan Spira paid a visit to the health-conscious Even Hotel Rockville in Rockville, Maryland, earlier this week.  Join Jonathan as he enjoys a tasty but nourishing breakfast, samples the hotel’s signature …

Delta Announces Cutbacks in the Pacific

Delta Announces Cutbacks in the Pacific

Delta announced significant cutbacks in its Pacific division on Thursday in a memo to its employees.  The airline has been reducing the size of its Tokyo hub at Narita International Airport for some time and is eliminating several routes while downgauging the aircraft used on other routes.  It will also continue to expand its Seattle hub and increase non-stop routes from there.
Delta is cancelling its Tokyo (Narita)-Hong Kong and Nagoya-Manila …