AirAsia X has started a five-weekly service between Kuala
Lumpur and Taipei. Flights operate on Tuesdays,
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays.
China will launch daily direct flights between Beijing and Lhasa in
Tibet starting July 10. The direct route takes two hours off the
current service between the two cities, which operates via Chengdu.
AirAsia will commence a daily service between Jakarta and Manila in
September, joining Cebu Pacific on the route. The budget carrier is
also starting Denpasar-Perth flights on July 17 and Denpasar-Saigon
flights in September.
Emirates has promotional fares from HK$5,020 (US$648) for return flights between Hongkong and Athens, Amman and Damascus. Fares are available for all seat classes and bookings must be made by July 15.
Japan Airlines is offering a return Economy fare of A$777 (US$623) between Tokyo and Sydney in celebration of 40 years of the route. Also available is a Tokyo-Brisbane return Economy fare of A$767 (US$615). Available for booking until July 31 for travel until September 30.