• Passengers flying off from Singapore Changi Airport on Monday mornings between 6.30am and 7.30am can pick up a cup of freshly brewed coffee, starting from August 17 for the next six months. The treat, served by Starbucks crew carrying dispensers, is courtesy of the airport.
• Low-cost carrier Tiger Airways is increasing flights between
Singapore and Bangalore from four to five time a week starting October
25, 2009. TR652 departs Singapore on Saturday at 9.15pm and arrives in
Bangalore at 11pm, while TR653 departs Bangalore at 11.50pm and arrives
in Singapore at 6.30am on Sunday. The airline began flying the route in
June of 2008.
• LAN Airlines of Chile, together with oneworld alliance partners, has introduced fares from Hongkong to South America via Sydney or Auckland. Passengers can fly with Cathay Pacific or Qantas to Sydney where they can connect with a non-stop Qantas flight to Buenos Aires, three times weekly, or a daily one-stop flight to Santiago with LAN.
Or they can fly with CX to Auckland, then link up with LAN’s non-stop daily to flight to Santiago.
Prices are as follows: Hongkong-Santiago via Auckland costs from HK$13,658 (US$1,762); Hongkong-Buenos Aires via Sydney costs from HK$14,848 (US$1,915) and Hongkong-Sao Paulo via Sydney and Buenos Aires costs from HK$15,727 (US$1,970).
www.lan.com or tel 852 2546 9817
• Qatar Airways has a leisure package to Doha on Economy Class for HK$6,880 (US$887), including tax and fuel surcharge) with stays at Swiss-Belhotel for US$99 nightly. Perks include welcome drink, daily newspaper and free high-speed internet access.
Margie T Logarta