Abu Dhabi (TAN): Etihad Airways has announced it will operate the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner to Hong Kong on its daily services, from March 31 this year.
Airbus A320-200, that presently flies between Abu Dhabi and Hong Kong daily, will be replaced by the Boeing aircraft.
According to the schedule, flights from Abu Dhabi will take off at 22.05 hours daily, and reach Hong Kong at 10.05 hours, local time, while the ones in the opposite direction will leave Hong Kong at 19.05 hours daily, and land in Abu Dhabi at 23.25 hours, local time.
December 29 (TravelAndy): VietJet started operations between Vietnam’s Phu Quoc Island to South Korea’s capital Seoul on December 22 this year.
The airline operates daily between the Vietnamese island and Seoul. While flights from Phu Quoc leave at 3.40 pm and reach Seoul at 10.55 pm, local time, the return flights take off at 1.45 am from the South Korean capital and arrive at Phu Quoc at 5.35 am, local time.
VietJet offered souvenirs and flowers to passengers on the inaugural flights to Seoul and back. The airline is also running special promotions on the tickets to celebrate the new route. It has tied up with Phu Quoc’s Vinpearl Discovery resort, which will offer promotions between March 25 and November 30, 2019.
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October 21 (TravelAndy): Delta Air Lines will double its flights from Edinburgh next summer by adding a new service to Boston’s Logan International Airport, effective May 24, 2019.
Complementing the airline’s existing daily service to New York-JFK, the seasonal Boston route will offer customers more travel options from Edinburgh to the United States, with two flights every day during the peak summer months.
The new Boston flight will operate in conjunction with Delta’s joint venture partner, Virgin Atlantic, significantly boosting the airlines’ network from Scotland. Delta has scheduled a 163-seat Boeing 757-200ER aircraft between Edinburgh and Boston, offering 16 fully flat-bed seats in the Delta One business class cabin, in-seat entertainment for every passenger, Wi-Fi access and free mobile messaging. Continue reading Delta set to double flights to Edinburgh
June 10 (TravelAndy): Tourism Ireland aims to increase the number of the Chinese visitors to the island to 175,000 by the year 2025, Xinhua reported.
“China is the largest outbound travel market in the world and one that Tourism Ireland is committed to growing over the coming years,” the report quoted James Kenny, Tourism Ireland’s China manager, as saying.
Hainan Airlines will launch a direct Beijing-Dublin flight service starting on June 12. This is the first direct flight ever to be launched between the Chinese mainland and Ireland. Continue reading Ireland woos tourists from China
August 30 (TravelAndy): Tourism Ireland is expecting to see a spurt in the number of visitors following budget airline Ryanair’s announcement of new flights from Munich and Stuttgart to Dublin this winter, as well as the extension of its winter service from Naples into summer 2018.
Niall Gibbons, CEO of Tourism Ireland, said the announcement was good news for Irish tourism, especially in view of the coming shoulder and off-season.
“We already work closely with Ryanair and we look forward to co-operating with them to maximise the promotion of these new services to Dublin. As an island, the importance of convenient, direct, non-stop flights cannot be overstated – they are absolutely critical to achieving growth in visitor numbers,” he said. Continue reading Ryanair winter flights boost for Irish tourism
April 9 (TravelAndy): Air India will start flights to Bhavnagar from Mumbai mid-April onwards, The Times of India said.
This comes a week after Jet Airways stopped the only flights to Bhavnagar airport. The airline also stopped the only flight, also operated by it, to the Porbander airport.
The flights will operate between Mumbai and Bhavnagar, which will make Air India the only airline to operate in this route. Continue reading Air India connects Bhavnagar after Jet pulls out
July 11 (TravelAndy): A volcanic eruption in Indonesia forced the authorities to close four airports, including Bali’s Denpasar airport, on Friday causing chaos among tourists visiting the popular beach destination.
As Mount Raung in the island of Java kept belching ash, flight services remained suspended in and out of Bali.
A number of vacationers were stalled in Bali airport and several Bali-bound tourists were stranded in Jakarta airport due to cancellation of flights. Continue reading Volcanic eruption hits Bali tourism
May 16 (TravelAndy): Europe-based budget airline Ryanair has announced two new routes from Newcastle in its winter 2015 schedule.
While the flight to Alicante will operate thrice a week from October 27, the flight to Dublin will fly nine times every week. Continue reading New Alicante & Dublin flights from Newcastle
It’s easy to feel lost the first time you start planning a foreign trip. Where do you start? Should you first book the flight or get the visa done? What about hotel bookings? What mode of transport should you use within the country? Phew, lots of questions!
You can now stop getting worked up because, here, I am putting together sequentially the A to Z of how to plan a foreign trip. Continue reading How to plan a foreign trip