TOKYO – The Japan Airlines Group today announced a profit for the six months to September 30 of 77.9 billion yen, up 9.2% year-on-year. During this period, the Japanese economy had experienced a moderate recover, while employment and income rates also improved across the country, JAL said.
BEIJING – From December 11, Air China will offer direct flights between Brisbane and Beijing, giving Brisbane access to 18 points in Europe, nine points in North America, and almost anywhere in China and Asia.
MANILA - Philippine Airlines (PAL) has launched a new Brand Equity campaign aimed at foreign leisure travellers from international markets with the theme: "Experience the Heart of the Filipino". The campaign has been launched with a digital video on PAL's Youtube Page showcasing the best of the Philippines and celebrating the best of Filipino values.
SHANGHAI - The CITS American Express Global Business Travel 2017 China Business Travel Survey (the Barometer) has revealed that 31% of Chinese companies expect travel budgets to rise over the next 12 months. The figure reflects increasing business confidence, as only 17% of respondents predicted budget increases when asked the same question last year.
BEJING - China received 69.5 million inbound visits in the first six months of the year, compared to 62.3 million outbound visits, according to a National Tourism Administration report.
NEW YORK – American Express has opened its first signature airport lounge network, The Centurion Lounge, in Hong Kong for Amex Platinum Cardholders and Centurion members.