Thursday, July 26, 2012

Hotel News Asia

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Thursday, July 5, 2012

Alaska airline modifies 'free beer' promotion

Sorry guys, no more free beer. That was the unfortunate message to passengers of Era Alaska, which had to roll back a free-drink promotion earlier this month after fears that the offer for a complimentary Single Engine Red beer might run afoul of state law.

Era Alaska had been offering one free 6-ounce Single Engine Red to adult passengers on several of its intra-Alaska routes. However, the airline pulled the plug on the promotion after Alaska officials expressed concern the promo could violate a state law that prohibits companies from offering free alcohol as marketing tool.

Philippine Airlines launches 'fly-all-you-can' promo

The Philippine Daily Inquirer reported that the country's flag carrier, Philippine Airlines, would start selling "Fly all you can" passes for 11 regional and two domestic destinations to travellers planning trips from July to second week of December this year.

Travelers buying PAL’s “Fly All You Can” passes from July 6 to 13 can fly as many times as they want to Cebu and Davao, or from Manila to—Hong Kong, Macau, Taipei, Singapore, Bangkok, Saigon, Jakarta, Beijing, Shanghai, Bali and Xiamen. Also included is the Singapore-Jakarta sector.   

easyJet, Ryanair and 10 other airlines to end surprice surcharges

The Press Association reported that Aer Lingus, BMI Baby, Eastern Airways, easyJet, Flybe, German Wings, Jet2, Lufthansa, Ryanair, Thomas Cook, Thomson (TUI) and Wizz Air will no longer charge debit card-paying customers with surcharges.

The carriers have agreed to include debit surcharges in the headline ticket price rather than surprise consumers at the end of the booking process, the Office of Fair Trading said.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Malaysia Airlines' Firefly opens Kota Bharu-Singapore, Penang-Koh Samui, and Kuala Lumpur-Hat Hai flights

Firefly, the low cost subsidiary of Malaysia Airlines, announced the opening of three new routes from three different airports in Malaysia.

On August 10, the first route to be inaugurated will be Kota Bharu-Singapore. Kota Bharu is the capital city of Kelantan on the East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia. It will be the first-ever international connection from there.

Although Kelantan regularly hits headlines in Malaysia for its rather conservative interpretation of Islam, the State is a popular destination thanks to the presence of Perhantian Island.   

Emirates Airlines expands flights to Adelaide, Perth, Lyon, Poland


Emirates Airline said it is embarking on a major expansion of its route network with three additional destinations to be launched in the next six months.

rom 1st November, Emirates will launch four weekly flights to Adelaide, rising to a daily service from 1st February 2013. Adelaide will be the airline’s fifth destination in Australia which is currently served with 70 flights per week, the carrier said in a press release.

The airline’s current double-daily service to Perth will grow to 19 weekly flights from 1st December, becoming a triple daily operation from 1st March next year.    

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

AirTan Airways offers San Juan, Mexico City fare sale


AirTan Airways announced a 48-hour fare sale offering customers airfares starting as low as USD93 one-way to San Juan and select international destinations.

These low fares are available for purchase today through April 4, 2012 for travel beginning at the start of service, pending foreign government approval, through June 27, 2012.  

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Etihad Airways Flight Schedule and Destinations

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates flies to the following destinations:

Australia
Brisbane
Melbourne
Sydney

Bahrain

Bangladesh
Dhaka
Chittagong