Air seychelles and hong kong airlines sign codeshare agreement

air-seychelles-logoAir Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, and Hong Kong Airlines, an internationally-acclaimed SKYTRAX 4-star airline, have signed a codeshare agreement to provide travellers with enhanced connections in Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

Under the codeshare agreement, Air Seychelles will place its ‘HM’ code on Hong Kong Airlines’ flights between Hong Kong and the capital of Thailand, Bangkok. In return, Hong Kong Airlines will place its ‘HX’ code on Air Seychelles’ flights between the Seychelles and Hong Kong, as well as between Hong Kong and Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates#.

The agreement was signed this weekby Manoj Papa, Chief Executive Officer of Air Seychelles, and Li Dianchun, Commercial Director of Hong Kong Airlines.

Manoj Papa said: “We are delighted to expand our network of codeshare partners with the addition of Hong Kong Airlines.

 

As a leading international tourism destination, the Seychelles attracts a large number of travellers from across Asia, and through our codeshare agreement with Hong Kong Airlines, we are confident these volumes will continue to flourish.

 

At the same time, residents of the Seychelles will benefit from direct access to the global finance and tourism hub of Hong Kong.”

Li Dianchun said: “This codeshare agreement is part of a comprehensive strategy to open up new markets and offer more choices to Hong Kong Airlines’passengers. Our partner Air Seychelles is a well-respected airline that will successfully broaden our reach to the Seychelles and Abu Dhabi, two of the world’s fastest-growing and most exciting travel destinations.

 

The agreement enables passengers to book any Hong Kong Airlines flight originatingfrom China, Japan and Southeast Asia to Abu Dhabi and the Seychelles connecting through the Hong Kong hub.

 

We anticipate strong demand on these routes and look forward to building our cooperation with Air Seychelles in the future.”

Tickets under the codeshare agreement can be purchased from 12 September 2014 for travel commencing on the same day#on the airseychelles.com or hkairlines.com websites.

 

Bookings can also be completed through a travel agent, the airlines’ sales offices,orby calling the Air Seychelles’ Call Centre on +248 439 1000 or the Hong Kong AirlinesCall Centre at +852 31511888(Hong Kong) or +86 898 950715(China).

Details of the codeshare flights are as follows:
Routes Flight No. Departure* Arrival* Days of Operations
HKG – BKK HX765/ HM5680 1810 1925 Daily
HX767/ HM5682 0055 0235
HX771/ HM5684 0750 0945
HX773/ HM5686 2315 0015+1
HX775/ HM5688 1215 1405
BKK – HKG HX766/ HM5681 2025 0055+1
HX768/ HM5683 0825 1210
HX772/ HM5685 1125 1530
HX774/ HM5687 0210 0555
HX776/ HM5689 1505 1850
Routes
Flight No.
Departure*
Arrival*
Days of Operations
HKG – AUH HX 1087/ HM 087 1910 2340 Mon/ Wed/ Fri
HKG – SEZ HX 1087/ HM 087 1910 0635+1 Mon/ Wed/ Fri
SEZ – HKG HX 1086/ HM 086 1555 0955+1 Tue/ Thu/ Sun
AUH – HKG HX 1086/ HM 086 2155 0955+1 Tue/ Thu/ Sun

Source:- Air SeychellesAir Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, and Hong Kong Airlines, an internationally-acclaimed SKYTRAX 4-star airline, have signed a codeshare agreement to provide travellers with enhanced connections in Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

Under the codeshare agreement, Air Seychelles will place its ‘HM’ code on Hong Kong Airlines’ flights between Hong Kong and the capital of Thailand, Bangkok. In return, Hong Kong Airlines will place its ‘HX’ code on Air Seychelles’ flights between the Seychelles and Hong Kong, as well as between Hong Kong and Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates#.

The agreement was signed this weekby Manoj Papa, Chief Executive Officer of Air Seychelles, and Li Dianchun, Commercial Director of Hong Kong Airlines.

Manoj Papa said: “We are delighted to expand our network of codeshare partners with the addition of Hong Kong Airlines.

 

As a leading international tourism destination, the Seychelles attracts a large number of travellers from across Asia, and through our codeshare agreement with Hong Kong Airlines, we are confident these volumes will continue to flourish.

 

At the same time, residents of the Seychelles will benefit from direct access to the global finance and tourism hub of Hong Kong.”

Li Dianchun said: “This codeshare agreement is part of a comprehensive strategy to open up new markets and offer more choices to Hong Kong Airlines’passengers. Our partner Air Seychelles is a well-respected airline that will successfully broaden our reach to the Seychelles and Abu Dhabi, two of the world’s fastest-growing and most exciting travel destinations.

 

The agreement enables passengers to book any Hong Kong Airlines flight originatingfrom China, Japan and Southeast Asia to Abu Dhabi and the Seychelles connecting through the Hong Kong hub.

 

We anticipate strong demand on these routes and look forward to building our cooperation with Air Seychelles in the future.”

Tickets under the codeshare agreement can be purchased from 12 September 2014 for travel commencing on the same day#on the airseychelles.com or hkairlines.com websites.

 

Bookings can also be completed through a travel agent, the airlines’ sales offices,orby calling the Air Seychelles’ Call Centre on +248 439 1000 or the Hong Kong AirlinesCall Centre at +852 31511888(Hong Kong) or +86 898 950715(China).

Details of the codeshare flights are as follows:
Routes Flight No. Departure* Arrival* Days of Operations
HKG – BKK HX765/ HM5680 1810 1925 Daily
HX767/ HM5682 0055 0235
HX771/ HM5684 0750 0945
HX773/ HM5686 2315 0015+1
HX775/ HM5688 1215 1405
BKK – HKG HX766/ HM5681 2025 0055+1
HX768/ HM5683 0825 1210
HX772/ HM5685 1125 1530
HX774/ HM5687 0210 0555
HX776/ HM5689 1505 1850
Routes
Flight No.
Departure*
Arrival*
Days of Operations
HKG – AUH HX 1087/ HM 087 1910 2340 Mon/ Wed/ Fri
HKG – SEZ HX 1087/ HM 087 1910 0635+1 Mon/ Wed/ Fri
SEZ – HKG HX 1086/ HM 086 1555 0955+1 Tue/ Thu/ Sun
AUH – HKG HX 1086/ HM 086 2155 0955+1 Tue/ Thu/ Sun

Source:- Air SeychellesAir Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, and Hong Kong Airlines, an internationally-acclaimed SKYTRAX 4-star airline, have signed a codeshare agreement to provide travellers with enhanced connections in Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

Under the codeshare agreement, Air Seychelles will place its ‘HM’ code on Hong Kong Airlines’ flights between Hong Kong and the capital of Thailand, Bangkok. In return, Hong Kong Airlines will place its ‘HX’ code on Air Seychelles’ flights between the Seychelles and Hong Kong, as well as between Hong Kong and Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates#.

The agreement was signed this weekby Manoj Papa, Chief Executive Officer of Air Seychelles, and Li Dianchun, Commercial Director of Hong Kong Airlines.

Manoj Papa said: “We are delighted to expand our network of codeshare partners with the addition of Hong Kong Airlines.

 

As a leading international tourism destination, the Seychelles attracts a large number of travellers from across Asia, and through our codeshare agreement with Hong Kong Airlines, we are confident these volumes will continue to flourish.

 

At the same time, residents of the Seychelles will benefit from direct access to the global finance and tourism hub of Hong Kong.”

Li Dianchun said: “This codeshare agreement is part of a comprehensive strategy to open up new markets and offer more choices to Hong Kong Airlines’passengers. Our partner Air Seychelles is a well-respected airline that will successfully broaden our reach to the Seychelles and Abu Dhabi, two of the world’s fastest-growing and most exciting travel destinations.

 

The agreement enables passengers to book any Hong Kong Airlines flight originatingfrom China, Japan and Southeast Asia to Abu Dhabi and the Seychelles connecting through the Hong Kong hub.

We anticipate strong demand on these routes and look forward to building our cooperation with Air Seychelles in the future.”

Tickets under the codeshare agreement can be purchased from 12 September 2014 for travel commencing on the same day#on the airseychelles.com or hkairlines.com websites.

 

Bookings can also be completed through a travel agent, the airlines’ sales offices,orby calling the Air Seychelles’ Call Centre on +248 439 1000 or the Hong Kong AirlinesCall Centre at +852 31511888(Hong Kong) or +86 898 950715(China).

Details of the codeshare flights are as follows:
Routes Flight No. Departure* Arrival* Days of Operations
HKG – BKK HX765/ HM5680 1810 1925 Daily
HX767/ HM5682 0055 0235
HX771/ HM5684 0750 0945
HX773/ HM5686 2315 0015+1
HX775/ HM5688 1215 1405
BKK – HKG HX766/ HM5681 2025 0055+1
HX768/ HM5683 0825 1210
HX772/ HM5685 1125 1530
HX774/ HM5687 0210 0555
HX776/ HM5689 1505 1850
Routes
Flight No.
Departure*
Arrival*
Days of Operations
HKG – AUH HX 1087/ HM 087 1910 2340 Mon/ Wed/ Fri
HKG – SEZ HX 1087/ HM 087 1910 0635+1 Mon/ Wed/ Fri
SEZ – HKG HX 1086/ HM 086 1555 0955+1 Tue/ Thu/ Sun
AUH – HKG HX 1086/ HM 086 2155 0955+1 Tue/ Thu/ Sun

Source:- Air SeychellesAir Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, and Hong Kong Airlines, an internationally-acclaimed SKYTRAX 4-star airline, have signed a codeshare agreement to provide travellers with enhanced connections in Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

Under the codeshare agreement, Air Seychelles will place its ‘HM’ code on Hong Kong Airlines’ flights between Hong Kong and the capital of Thailand, Bangkok. In return, Hong Kong Airlines will place its ‘HX’ code on Air Seychelles’ flights between the Seychelles and Hong Kong, as well as between Hong Kong and Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates#.

The agreement was signed this weekby Manoj Papa, Chief Executive Officer of Air Seychelles, and Li Dianchun, Commercial Director of Hong Kong Airlines.

Manoj Papa said: “We are delighted to expand our network of codeshare partners with the addition of Hong Kong Airlines. As a leading international tourism destination, the Seychelles attracts a large number of travellers from across Asia, and through our codeshare agreement with Hong Kong Airlines, we are confident these volumes will continue to flourish.

 

At the same time, residents of the Seychelles will benefit from direct access to the global finance and tourism hub of Hong Kong.”

Li Dianchun said: “This codeshare agreement is part of a comprehensive strategy to open up new markets and offer more choices to Hong Kong Airlines’passengers. Our partner Air Seychelles is a well-respected airline that will successfully broaden our reach to the Seychelles and Abu Dhabi, two of the world’s fastest-growing and most exciting travel destinations.

 

The agreement enables passengers to book any Hong Kong Airlines flight originatingfrom China, Japan and Southeast Asia to Abu Dhabi and the Seychelles connecting through the Hong Kong hub.

 

We anticipate strong demand on these routes and look forward to building our cooperation with Air Seychelles in the future.”

Tickets under the codeshare agreement can be purchased from 12 September 2014 for travel commencing on the same day#on the airseychelles.com or hkairlines.com websites.

 

Bookings can also be completed through a travel agent, the airlines’ sales offices,orby calling the Air Seychelles’ Call Centre on +248 439 1000 or the Hong Kong AirlinesCall Centre at +852 31511888(Hong Kong) or +86 898 950715(China).

Details of the codeshare flights are as follows:
Routes Flight No. Departure* Arrival* Days of Operations
HKG – BKK HX765/ HM5680 1810 1925 Daily
HX767/ HM5682 0055 0235
HX771/ HM5684 0750 0945
HX773/ HM5686 2315 0015+1
HX775/ HM5688 1215 1405
BKK – HKG HX766/ HM5681 2025 0055+1
HX768/ HM5683 0825 1210
HX772/ HM5685 1125 1530
HX774/ HM5687 0210 0555
HX776/ HM5689 1505 1850
Routes
Flight No.
Departure*
Arrival*
Days of Operations
HKG – AUH HX 1087/ HM 087 1910 2340 Mon/ Wed/ Fri
HKG – SEZ HX 1087/ HM 087 1910 0635+1 Mon/ Wed/ Fri
SEZ – HKG HX 1086/ HM 086 1555 0955+1 Tue/ Thu/ Sun
AUH – HKG HX 1086/ HM 086 2155 0955+1 Tue/ Thu/ Sun

Source:- Air Seychelles

Frontier Airlines Announces Five New Low Fare Flights from Cincinnati from $14.99 one way

frontier-airlineFrontier Airlines today announced it will expand its low fare service in the Cincinnati market to nine nonstop routes with the addition of five new destinations— Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas; Orlando, Fla.; and Las Vegas, Nev. beginning Oct. 26 and Phoenix, Ariz. and Fort Lauderdale, Fla. beginning Oct. 28.

 

Known for offering ¨Low Fares Done Right,¨ the airline is celebrating the announcement with one-way fares as low as $14.99* for flights through November 5, 2014. $29 and $49 fares are available for travel through December 17, 2014.

Today’s announcement means Frontier Airlines will offer nine nonstop destinations from Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport.

 

Frontier will provide the only low-fare, nonstop service to the preferred Orlando International Airport and Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

 

In addition to the routes announced today, Frontier also offers nonstop, low fare service to Cancun, Mexico; Denver, Colo.; Trenton, NJ; and Washington, D.C. Frontier began its unique brand of low-fare service from the Cincinnati market in May 2013.

“We are excited to offer five new Frontier destinations for residents of the Cincinnati area and appreciate the continued support of the Cincinnati community,” said Barry Biffle, Frontier’s President.

“These jaw dropping low introductory fares attest to our commitment to make air travel more affordable and accessible.

We are confident customers will love our amazing low fares and the ability to optimize their travel experience for the comfort and value they seek.”

Source:- Frontier Airlines

Boeing, Silk Way Airlines Celebrate Delivery of Two 747-8 Freighters

boeingBoeing and Silk Way Airlines today celebrated the delivery of the airline’s two 747-8 Freighters.

 

The first airplane delivered last week and the second airplane delivered today.

 

Both new 747-8 Freighters will bring new levels of efficiency to the Baku, Azerbaijan-based cargo carrier.

“We strive to be a successful and profitable cargo operator by investing in our fleet and our services, and by continuing to increase our regional and international footprint,” said Zaur Akhundov, president, SW Holding, parent company of Silk Way Airlines.

 

“The delivery of our new 747-8 Freighters is a sound step forward in that direction.”

Silk Way Airlines is considered as one of the leading cargo carriers in the region, providing full-fledged services to Europe, the United Kingdom and Middle East, as well as the Far East including South Korea, China and Hong Kong.

 

In addition, the carrier also serves international destinations through a network of alliances, operating 747-400 Freighters and 767-300 Freighters.

“We are very proud of our continued partnership with Silk Way Airlines and today we have double the reasons to celebrate,” said Marty Bentrott, vice president of Sales, Middle East, Russia, and Central Asia, Boeing Commercial Airplanes.

“The 747-8 Freighter is the most efficient large freighter in service and the two new airplanes will now serve some of the world’s high-growth markets.”

The new 747-8 Freighter gives cargo operators the lowest operating costs and best economics in its class while providing enhanced environmental performance.

 

The airplane is optimized to provide greater revenue cargo-carrying capability than the 747-400, offering 16 percent more cargo volume while keeping its iconic nose door.

With more than 340,000 hours in service, the 747-8 Freighters are achieving performance milestones with customers.

To date, Boeing has delivered 49 747-8 Freighters.

Source:- Boeing Airlines

AEGEAN upgrades and expands its fleet. 7 brand-new Airbus Α320 to be added in its existing fleet in 2015-16

AegeanAEGEAN, a Star Alliance member, plans to continue the strategy of development and expansion of its activities that it has been pursuing for some years now, increasing the size of its fleet through the order of 7 new Airbus A320’s, and thereby reinforcing one of its main competitive advantages – the low average age of its aircraft.

The company’s successful record both domestically and internationally, its expansion through the takeover of OA, its consistent pursuit of innovative services adding value for customers, in conjunction with Greece’s gradual return to stability – all these factors have created the right conditions for AEGEAN to continue investing in a larger fleet of aircraft.

The deal with Airbus provides for accelerated delivery of the 5 Α320’s which had already been ordered and whose delivery was deferred owing to the difficult conditions brought about by the crisis in Greece, as well as an additional order for 2 more Airbus A320ceos. Delivery of the 7 aircraft will begin in June, 2015 and be completed by early 2016.

The aircraft will be equipped with Airbus “Sharklet” fuel saving wing tip devices and will be powered by IAE V2500 engines. Sharklets are newly designed wing-tip devices that cut the aircraft’s fuel burn and emissions by up to four per cent on longer sectors.

 

They are made from light-weight composites and are 2.4 meters tall.

These aircraft will be the first Α320’s in the AEGEAN fleet with an increased take-off weight capacity of up to 78 tons, allowing expansion of our flight range and offering new scope for enlargement of the AEGEAN network even if the flights are operated from the most southern bases of the company (Heraklion, Rhodes or Larnaca).

Mr. Theodoros Vassilakis, Chairman of AEGEAN, stated: “AEGEAN’s decision to take delivery of 7 new Airbus A320, shows its commitment to invest once more in the ongoing qualitative growth of the aviation sector in the country.

 

The capabilities are increasing and the existing competitive advantange of the low average age of our aircrafts is further enhanced.

We do everything in our hands to further increase the satisfaction of our passengers and certainly our competitiveness”.

AEGEAN, which currently operates 205 international routes, from its 8 Greek bases, is the largest ever Greek enterprise in the aviation sector. As the first Greek carrier with 13,000,000 available seats and 120 destinations – 87 abroad, in 32 different countries, and 33 in Greece – AEGEAN has set itself the target of placing Greece firmly back on the global aviation map.

Maintaining its excellent record of recognition as the Best Regional Airline in Europe, AEGEAN received an award from SKYTRAX in 2014 for the 4th yearin a row.

The World Airline Awards are the top awards in the global aviation industry and represent the highest accolade for an airline, depending entirely as they do on passenger votes.

Source:- Aegean

Thailand organising road shows to draw more visitors from China

Pattaya-42-300x180The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) continued its strategy to attract more Chinese tourists from secondary potential cities in China to the kingdom by organising the annual Amazing Thailand Road Show in early August 2014.

 

The objective of the activity was to reiterate Thailand’s position as a world-class tourist destination and keep the market up-to-date with the kingdom’s latest tourism offering, especially the ever-increasing range of luxury tourism products and services.

The move followed the National Council for Peace and Order’s (NCPO) latest pro-tourism policy – the introduction of a special tourist visa fee waiver scheme for Chinese and Chinese Taipei (Taiwan) visitors for three months between 9 August and 8 November, 2014.

 

Prior to that, the NCPO ordered the tackling of issues hindering Thailand’s tourism, including the clean-up of beaches in Phuket, Pattaya and Hua Hin and the measures to eradicate illicit airport taxi operations and jet ski scams in a bid to improve the experience of international visitors to Thailand.

TAT organised road shows to Chongqing on 4 August, Nanning on 6 August, and Changsha on 8 August, offering opportunities for 54 sellers, including 25 hotels and 20 tour companies, from Thailand to showcase the kingdom’s unique services and attractions as well as exchange business with 275 tourism operators in the three Chinese cities.

 

The events also attracted 28 local media, including one of China’s popular websites Hn.qq.com.

Highlighted activities during the road shows in Chongqing, Nanning and Changsha included a Chinese market briefing for Thai seller delegates, table top sales, luncheon reception hosted by King Power International and a lucky draw.

 

TAT Governor Mr. Thawatchai Arunyik said,This Amazing Thailand Road Show to China 2014 was a success. Both tourism operators from Thailand and buyers in Chongqing, Nanning and Changsha have expressed their satisfaction on having great opportunities to meet face-to-face with potential partners and discuss businesses.

 

“During the road show, each of our Thai sellers met and discussed business with 24 potential buyers on average. Some of the discussions have already resulted in the plans to organise trips for high-end travellers to Thailand in the near future.”

Based on TAT’s market intelligence report, the top three potential tourist markets in Chongqing are families, high-end travellers and senior citizens, and youth travellers. In Nanning, the top three markets are families, senior citizens and high-end travellers while in Changsha the top three markets comprise families, senior citizens and youth travellers.
Travellers from Chongqing, Nanning and Changsha have identified Thai food, Thai hospitality and Thai smiles as well as pristine beaches and seas as most attractive qualities for Thailand as a tourist destination. In addition, travellers from Chongqing also love Thai fruits, and travellers from Changsha admire Thailand as a Buddhist country.

China is Thailand’s largest source of tourist markets contributing 4.6 million travellers (a 66.40 per cent increase) in 2013.

 

From January to July 2014, the number of visitor arrivals from China totalled 2,218,772 tourists, representing a year-on-year decrease of 21.36 per cent.

Through TAT’s vigorous market promotion strategies, coupled with the recently-introduced tourist visa waiver scheme, Thailand is expected to attract 1.5 million visitors from China in the last three months of 2014, bringing the total number for the year to 4.3 million travellers or higher than the initial target of 3.98 million visitors.

Source:-TAT

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