Airline updates and offers

18 Jul 2009


Continental Airlines is offering a round-trip economy promotion for flights between Hongkong and various cities in the US and Canada in celebration of its 75th anniversary.

Passengers can fly to New York, Atlanta, Boston, Washington DC, Miami and Orlando for HK$5,550 (US$716), to Toronto for HK$5,350 (US$690) and to other East Coast and Midwestern cities for HK$6,550 (US$845). Fares do not include applicable taxes. Call tel 852 3198 5777 for reservations.

Scandinavian Airlines in Thailand has launched a fare deal for Business and Economy Extra passengers from Bangkok to 36 destinations in Northern Europe.

Passengers pay THB67,000 (US$1,964) in Business and THB47,000 (US$1,377) in Economy Extra and tickets can be booked until August 15 for travel between July 21 and December 15. Prices exclude applicable tax.

Tiger Airways has launched a seat promotion for flights out of Singapore in celebration of its nine millionth passenger. Travellers pay S$0.09, excluding tax, for flights between Singapore and Penang, Bangkok, Guangzhou, Clark, Haikou, Hanoi, Phuket, Kuala Lumpur, Langkawi, Macau, Ho Chi Minh City and Shenzhen. Tickets are on sale until July 22 and are valid for travel between August 1, 2009 and March 27, 2010.


AirAsia will commence flights between Singapore and two cities in Borneo from September 9. These are the four-times-weekly Singapore-Miri and thrice-weekly Singapore-Tawau services.

Jet Airways has launched its first service to Saudi Arabia, a daily flight between Mumbai and Jeddah utilising a Boeing B737-800 aircraft.

Korean Air (KE) and Uzbekistan Airways (HY) have expanded their existing codeshare to allow KE passengers to accrue Skypass miles on HY’s twice-weekly Incheon-Tashkent service. and

Tiger Airways has announced that it will resume its four-times-weekly Singapore-Krabi service from October 25.

Joshua Tan

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