BEIJING – Air China is to launch non-stop flights between Beijing and Athens from September 30, initially offering two return services weekly.
BEIJING - Air China will launch a new non-stop route between Beijing and Jakarta on September 26. The current service transits in Xiamen, with a total flight time of 9.5 hours. The new non-stop route, operated by Airbus A330-300 aircraft, will reduce the journey time to seven hours.
BEIJING - The cities of Beijing and Tianjin, along with Hebei province, will allow 144-hour visa-free entry for nationals from certain countries and regions by the end of 2017.
SINGAPORE - To celebrate ASEAN’s 50th anniversary, Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts and Singapore Airlines have partnered to launch a regional travel campaign, “ASEAN Is More – First Stop Singapore.” The campaign will showcase Southeast Asia’s diverse destinations with specially curated leisure travel offers, which can be reserved until October 31 at http://www.rediscovernew.shangri-la.com/asean-50/about/, for stays until December 31, 2017. For flight offers, visit www.infinitejourneys.com
SYDNEY - Hilton today announced the signing of its first Hilton Hotels & Resorts branded hotel in Timor-Leste. Under a management agreement with The Lay Group, Hilton will manage Hilton Dili Palm Springs in the capital city of Dili. Construction of the 150-room hotel is due for completion by late 2018.
SINGAPORE - Singapore Airlines will increase its flight frequency to Paris to 10 weekly from seven during the Northern Winter operating season (October 29 - March 24). The three additional flights will operate on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays to Paris’ Charles de Gaulle airport, starting October 30.
SIA has also entered a new codeshare agreement with Eurowings, the Dusseldorf-based subsidiary of Star Alliance partner, Lufthansa. The new codeshare partnership provides access to 15 routes on Eurowings-operated flights -