Archive | August, 2010

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A look at Haneda’s new international terminal

Japan’s gateway to the world, Narita International Airport has for years lagged behind its rivals when it comes to ease of access, eating and shopping options. But this could soon change when Tokyo’s Haneda airport, the smaller of the city’s two airports and primarily a domestic flight hub, opens with a gleaming new international terminal on October 21 to tap into a surge in […]

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Cathay Pacific offers sneak peek of new cargo terminal

Earlier this week, Cathay Pacific gave a sneak preview of its new cargo terminal, which will start operations in early 2013. The terminal has been in the works for some time (it was first announced in 2008) but the carrier suspended construction last year after the financial downturn hit.Things are up and running again, after […]

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Thai Tiger ruffles some political feathers

Tiger Airways and Thai Airways International grabbed headlines three days ago with their announcement to form a new low-cost carrier in Bangkok, turning up the heat in the already competitive low-cost carrier market in the Asia Pacific.The deal, however, seems to have not gone down that well with those in power in Thailand. Transport minister […]

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Why not Japan next, Tiger Airways?

Following today’s announcement that Singapore’s Tiger Airways is joining Thai Airways to form a Bangkok-based subsidiary, the betting is on where the low-cost carrier’s next base would be.The carrier has previously looked at South Korea (where it still does not fly to) and the Philippines, but both plans fell through and it continued with Singapore […]

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SIA 777-200 in wing-tip scrape at Beijing Capital

Just heard that a Singapore Airlines 777-200 collided with another aircraft at Beijing Capital International Airport this morning. No one was injured in the incident. Flight SQ803, scheduled to depart at 08:45hrs, was taxiing out to the runway for departure when its right wing-tip struck the tail of another aircraft, an SIA spokesman has confirmed. […]

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