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Asia Pacific airline updates

3 Apr 2009

China Airlines has added three more A330-300 flights a week to Sydney from Taipei. The additional flights will be on Monday, Thursday and Saturday evenings at 2155.  The Taiwan-based carrier has also commenced four-times-a-week services between Taipei and the Micronesian nation of Palau.

China Eastern Airlines has launched an online and phone check-in service for all flight out of Shanghai’s Pudong Airport. Passengers may book and print out boarding passes from www.flychinaeastern.com.

Korean low-cost carrier Jin Air has announced plans to operate flights to China and Thailand from Seoul’s Incheon Airport starting in October. The services will be 20 percent cheaper than other airlines flying the routes Jin said..

Kingfisher Airlines has signed an agreement with Citibank Cards which allows its King Club frequent flyer members to convert their credit card reward points into King Miles to redeem flights on Kingfisher Airlines or its partner airlines.

Malaysia Airlines has launched an online check-in service for all flights except those departing from Amsterdam, Paris, Macau, Kunming, Xiamen and Bandar Seri Begawan.

Qantas has increased baggage allowance of its international flights from 20kg to 23kg for economy and premium class. It has also reduced its domestic baggage allowance from 32kg to 23kg for economy, and from 32kg to 30kg for premium class.

Kenny Coyle

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