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Juneyao Air Officially Announces Plans to Launch Dublin and Reykjavik Flights

Juneyao Air Officially Announces Plans to Launch Dublin and Reykjavik Flights

While the rumors have been around for a while,  Juneyao Air officially announced yesterday, November 27, 2019, that it will be launching direct flights to the Irish capital Dublin and the Icelandic capital Reykjavik. With that, the airline is ready to start three new European routes next March – the two newly announced ones and …

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Hawaiian Air Resumes Honolulu - Fukuoka Service After 5 Years of Absence

Hawaiian Air Resumes Honolulu – Fukuoka Service After 5 Years of Absence

On November 26, 2019, Hawaiian Airlines operated its first scheduled flight from Honolulu to Fukuoka in over five years, marking the resumption of services between the two cities. The flight arrived in the city on the island of Kyushu today, November 27, 2019, and subsequently departed back to Hawaii. HA827/828: Honolulu – Fukuoka and Back …

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South Korea Signs Open-Skies Agreements with Singapore and Brunei

South Korea Signs Open-Skies Agreements with Singapore and Brunei

Over the last couple of days, the South Korean Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MOLIT) announced that the country has signed open-skies agreements allowing unlimited scheduled flights to and from Singapore and Brunei. With that, South Korea now has such agreements with nine out of the ten ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) countries. …

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JAL Unveils "20th ARASHI THANKS JET," a New Special Livery on Worn by an A350

JAL Unveils “20th ARASHI THANKS JET,” a New Special Livery on Worn by an A350

Today, JAL unveiled a new special livery, titled “20th ARASHI THANKS JET” and worn by one of the airline’s new Airbus A350s. The aircraft will operate its first revenue flight tomorrow, November 25, 2019, and will be seen on flights from Tokyo to Fukuoka, Sapporo, and Okinawa from then on. JAL “20th ARASHI THANKS JET” …

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Analysis: Japan - Russia Capacity to Increase by 44% in Summer 2020, Oversupply Inevitable?

Analysis: Japan – Russia Capacity to Increase by 44% in Summer 2020, Oversupply Inevitable?

Today, Japan is well-connected with Russia through non-stop scheduled flights to not only Moscow, but also multiple other cities especially in the Far East. Starting next year, though, getting between the two countries will get even more convenient. Among other things, numerous new routes will be launched resulting in more than 30% increase in weekly …

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AirAsia's First Airbus A321neo Enters into Service

AirAsia’s First Airbus A321neo Enters into Service

With over 300 Airbus A321neos on order, AirAsia group is set to become the largest operator of the type in the world once the deliveries are completed. While still far from getting there, earlier this week, AirAsia took delivery of its first airframe of the type. The new aircraft entered into service today, November 23, …

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Jetstar Japan Granted a "Designated Domestic Air Carrier," Can Re-Certify Captains

Jetstar Japan Granted a “Designated Domestic Air Carrier,” Can Re-Certify Captains

Earlier today, Jetstar Japan announced that it has been granted the status of a “Designated Domestic Air Carrier” by the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport, and Tourism (MLIT). That will allow the airline to – in some situations – certify pilots in command (i.e. captains) without having to involve MLIT inspectors. Jetstar Japan Becomes …

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Juneyao Air to Launch Shanghai to Manchester Flights (via Helsinki) in March 2020

Juneyao Air to Launch Shanghai to Manchester Flights (via Helsinki) in March 2020

Juneyao Air, a Chinese airline based in Shanghai, will start serving Manchester from next spring as part of its European expansion. Rather than serving the British city non-stop, it will extend some of its existing flights from Shanghai to Helsinki. Juneyao Air to Serve Manchester via Helsinki While Juneyao Air has plans to fly to …

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Korean Air Boeing 777-300 Business Class Seat

Review: Korean Air 777-300 Business Class from Seoul Incheon to Tokyo Narita

Several airlines – both Korean and Japanese, and even Ethiopian Airlines – operate between Seoul and Tokyo. One of those is Korean Air which connects Seoul Incheon airport with both Tokyo Haneda and Narita, as well as Gimpo airport with Haneda. Earlier this year, I had a chance to fly from Incheon to Narita on …

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