Friday, 29 August 2014

Golden Myanmar Airlines and Lao Airlines sales staff at NATAS

Report by : Gan Yung Chyan
                 / KUCINTA SETIA
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Golden Myanmar Airlines and Lao Airlines sales staff also appear at NATAS Holidays 2014 to market and promote flights to Yangon, Mandalay and Vientiane. Below is an additional hardcopy of Eazyfly, the Inflight Magazine of Golden Myanmar Airlines which was obtained at the travel fair from the sales staff on 29 August.



Lao Airlines web-site www.laoairlines.com
Golden Myanmar Airlines web-site www.gmairlines.com


Inflight Magazine exhibits at NATAS for the first time

Report by : Gan Yung Chyan
                 / KUCINTA SETIA
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SilverKris, the Inflight Magazine of Singapore Airlines, is exhibiting under its own booth at NATAS Holidays 2014 for the first time. It is the only known independent inflight magazine to have exhibited in a travel fair in inflight magazine history. Normally, inflight magazines are available under airlines' booths, at airlines' branch and representative offices and onboard flights.

At SilverKris, visitors and readers fill in a survey form, share an article from SilverKris.com on Facebook to win ice cream treats, register on its SilverKris Explorers site to win vouchers and share travel stories with like-minded readers and upload travel pictures to win a free return trip to Bali or Hong Kong.

SilverKris marketing staff also walk around to distribute hardcopies of August and September 2014 issues of SilverKris to travel agents and the public.

SilverKris has enlivened the inflight magazine reading experience a lot.

Tigerair Taiwan approved to begin commercial flights in late September 2014

Report by : Gan Yung Chyan
                 / KUCINTA SETIA
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Tigerair Taiwan, sponsored by Taiwan Visitors Association, exhibits at NATAS Holidays 2014 for the first time and reveals that the Taiwanese low-fare airline partially owned by Tigerair and China Airlines will begin commercial flights from Taoyuan International Airport in late September 2014. Its first route sector will be Taipei (Taoyuan) - Singapore - Taipei (Taoyuan). The airline will operate a mid-morning flight to Singapore from Taoyuan and an afternoon flight to Taoyuan from Singapore after 3 pm.

Tigerair Taiwan mentions that the flight schedule details of the first flight will only be released next week. Sayacinta - Airpost will keep readers informed of the inaugural flight.

Tigerair Taiwan distributes its logo pens and conducts daily air ticket lucky draws at NATAS Holidays 2014 till 31 August.

Singapore's first chartered flight to Taichung on 29 November 2014

Report by : Gan Yung Chyan
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Singapore's first direct chartered flight to Taichung takes place on 29 November 2014. A SilkAir Boeing B737 will operate on this new route.

On 29 November, SilkAir departs from Singapore at 12.15 pm and arrives in Taichung at 4.55 pm. At 5.40 pm, SilkAir leaves Taichung and touches down in Singapore at 10.35 pm.

The SilkAir aircraft chartered by ASA Holidays requires a non-refundable deposit of 1000 Singapore Dollars per passenger. 

Uzbekistan Airways exhibits in NATAS Holidays for the first time and announces revised Singapore flight schedules

Report by : Gan Yung Chyan
                 / KUCINTA SETIA
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Uzbekistan Airways participates in NATAS Holidays for the first time and announces formally its contact address and contact numbers in Singapore. It also has revised its Singapore flight schedules for the winter season which starts on 27 October 2014

On 27 October 2014 (Monday), flight HY551 departs from Tashkent for Singapore at 9.15 pm and arrives in Singapore at 10.50 am on 28 October. One hour later, flight HY552 leaves for Tashkent at 11.45 am and arrives in Tashkent at 4.50 pm local time.

On 30 October 2014 (Thursday), flight HY551 however will depart for Singapore at 9 pm and arrive in Singapore at 7.50 am on 31 October. More than one hour later, flight HY551 leaves for Tashkent at 9.15 am and touches down in Tashkent at 4.40 pm local time.

Uzbekistan Airways has onward flights from Tashkent to other cities in Central Asia such as Almaty, Astana, Ashgabat, Baku, Bishkek, Tel-Aviv, Sharjah and Volgograd. For more details contact Uzbekistan Airways in Singapore at 62140929. Its Singapore office is 80 Airport Boulevard, #04-70 Changi Airport Terminal 1. Emails: andy@aeeroworld.com and john@aeeroworld.com .


Uzbekistan Airways' Passenger Sale Agent, AX Exotic Travels Pte Ltd, is also participating in NATAS Holidays 2014. It sells customised Central Asia tour packages including Uzbekistan tour packages and the 14D13N Uzbekistan  & Turkmenistan Trip with 300 Dollars off per couple. Visitors get a chance to win a pair of complimentary return flight tickets to Tashkent and Uzbekistan souvenirs at Booth 4H54.

Royal Brunei Airlines returns to NATAS after four years

Report by : Gan Yung Chyan
                  / KUCINTA SETIA
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Royal Brunei Airlines returns to NATAS after four years.

 

At NATAS Holidays 2014, the Bruneian national flag carrier known in short RB markets its B787 Dreamliner flights. Its first Dreamliner, named "A betterfly", commences its first commercial flight to Singapore from Bandar Seri Begawan on 18 October 2013 followed by flights to Dubai and London on 1 December 2013 and to Melbourne on 2 April 2014.

RB announces to Singapore media that it has recently placed a firm order for seven Airbus A320NEO aircraft (together with three options) powered by Pratt & Whitney PW1127G-JM engines. Delivery of the new, two class premium layout A320 fleet will begin in 2018 and will be operated on its Asian regional network.

RB distributes its inflight magazine Muhibah Harmony and Brunei travel packages and maps at NATAS Holidays 2014. Postcards showing "A betterfly" are not ready for distribution by the airline.

South African Airways markets Hong Kong flights at NATAS Holidays 2014

Report by : Gan Yung Chyan
                 / KUCINTA SETIA
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South African Airways which has a code-sharing arrangement with Singapore Airlines on the Singapore-Johannesburg-Singapore route sector is marketing its independent Hong Kong flights under the South African High Commission booth at NATAS Holidays 2014 from 29 to 31 August 2014.

South African Airways flies from Hong Kong to Johannesburg before providing onward flights to Sao Paulo, Brazil and Buenos Aires, Argentina. The airline is pitching itself to be the only national flag carrier flying from Asia to Sao Paulo and Buenos Aires via Johannesburg using Airbus A340-300 and A340-600 jets.

South African Airways flies from Hong Kong to Johannesburg every day at 11.50 pm, arriving in Johannesburg at 7.15 am the next day under flight SA287. It leaves for Hong Kong from Johannesburg at 4.55 pm and touches down in Hong Kong at 12.25 am. It leaves for Sao Paulo at 10.40 am, arrives in Sao Paulo at 4 pm under SA222. Leaving for Johannesburg at 1.30 am, it transits in Johannesburg at 3.20 pm under SA225 before taking off for Hong Kong at 4.55 pm and arriving in Hong Kong at 12.25 am under SA286. There are twice-daily flights between Johannesburg and Sao Paulo.

Return flights from Asia (Hong Kong) to Buenos Aires via Johannesburg take place alternatively on Tuesdays/Wednesdays, Thursdays/Fridays and Saturdays/Sundays, three times a week. Flight SA287 departs from Hong Kong for Buenos Aires via Johannesburg on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 11.50 pm and arrives in Buenos Aires at 4.10 pm on the next days. Flight SA227 departs for Hong Kong from Buenos Aires via Johannesburg at 6.10 pm and arrives in Hong Kong at 12.25 am on the next days under SA286.

South African Airways requires passengers on international flights to check-in at least two and a half hours before flight departure. The maximum baggage dimensions allowed on all its flights is 158 cm (62 inches).

Further information on travelling with South African Airways can be obtained at either South African Airways web-site www.flysaa.com or by contacting Aviation Services Pte Ltd, the airline's GSA in Singapore at 62277911.