Virgin Atlantic

Virgin Atlantic heads for Mumbai following Jet Airways collapse

Virgin Atlantic is relaunching flights between London Heathrow and Mumbai, India, for the first time in four years. Tickets will go on sale next Tuesday, with the first service set to take off on October 27th. Virgin said the new flight will complement the airline’s long-established route between London and Delhi. The daily service will not only enhance a vital […]

Asia Singapore

Mice Show Asia set to debut in Singapore in October

Messe Berlin (Singapore) will be organising the inaugural Mice Show Asia 2019 in Singapore. The three-day business-to-business travel trade show will take place from October 16th-18th at the Sands Expo & Convention Centre at Marina Bay Sands. Mice Show Asia is under ITB Asia’s umbrella of events. The new show will shine the spotlight on Asia’s meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions […]


Delta partner Korean Air launches Boston-Seoul connections

Korean Air has launched non-stop flights between Boston and Seoul. The first flight, operated as part of a joint venture with Delta Air Lines, was saluted by a water cannon on arrival and celebrated in speeches by airline and government officials. “Korean Air is the largest trans-Pacific airline and we’ve been eyeing Boston for a long time,” said the Korean […]


Korean Air removes peanuts from menu

Korean Air has acted to ensure the health and safety of passengers who are allergic to peanuts. As a first step, the airline has replaced its honey-roasted peanut products with other snacks, such as crackers. In addition, within the next few weeks, the flag-carrier will remove food containing peanut ingredients from in-flight meals. The move is a far cry from […]


Dubai to record visitor figures in January

According to data revealed by the Dubai Department of Tourism & Commerce Marketing, the city recorded a drastic rise in the influx of international tourists in January 2019. Dubai recorded a total of 1.61 million tourists in January 2019 – a rise from the 1.58 million tourists who visited in January 2018. Visitors flocked to attractions such as the Palm […]


Indonesia Just Got Dirtier: The Dirty Business Targeting AirAsia

As it turns out, it isn’t just Traveloka and that are allegedly being arm-twisted by Garuda Indonesia and Lion Air to stop selling AirAsia Indonesia’s tickets, as reported by Skift on March 13. The pressure has also been placed on the country’s biggest offline local travel agencies, including Panorama Group, Golden Rama Tours & Travel, and Wita Tour, which have stopped featuring AirAsia […]


Indonesia moves to cancel Boeing 737 Max order

Garuda Indonesia is set to become the first airline to officially cancel an order for the Boeing 737 Max 8 after two crashes involving the plane. The flag-carrier has 49 of the aircraft on order from the American manufacturer, in a deal worth around US$5 billion. However, following the crashes of 737 Max 8 planes operated by both Ethiopian Airlines and Lion Air, […]


Toyota: Suzuki cars out in India by 2022

In what could turn into a mega partnership in the global automotive industry, Toyota Motor and Suzuki Motor have agreed to take concrete steps toward sharing more models, vehicle architectures and electrified vehicle technology. The discussion between the Japanese automakers is on three major subjects: sharing of electrified vehicle technology including Toyota’s patented hybrid vehicle systems, sharing of Suzuki’s compact vehicle architecture […]

africa asia

Africa-Asia partner to improve healthcare

If Africa and Asia are to reap the benefits of having a youthful population and improve their economies, they must improve healthcare for women, adolescents and youth. By doing so, Dr Tshepo Motsepe said the two continents will be able to improve their economies, create jobs and enjoy benefits for all. Dr Motsepe, who is a medical doctor by profession […]


Hyundai, Kia invest USD 300 mn in Ola for EVs, smart mobility solutions

Korean automobile major Hyundai and its subsidiary Kia have together invested USD 300 million in ride-hailing company Ola to jointly develop electric vehicles ecosystem and fleet services for global markets. Under the partnership, the three companies will also aim to develop electric vehicles (EVs) and charging infrastructure customised for Indian market, the companies said in joint statement Tuesday. “India is the centrepiece of Hyundai […]