MELBOURNE – The Malaysian property developer, S P Setia Berhad Group, and Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts have confirmed that Shangri-La will be the official hotel operator for a planned landmark luxury development in Melbourne’s CBD.
TOKYO – Following trials over recent months, Japan Airlines announced today that it will provide free internet access throughout domestic flights. Inflight video programs (sport, gourmet, music, animation) available free on Wi-Fi equipped flights can be streamed to passengers’ own Wi-Fi devices. www.jal.com (ATI).
SINGAPORE - Singapore Airlines (SIA) has added a second Scandinavian city, Stockholm, to its route network, operating five flights weekly from Changi Airport via Moscow. The new service complements SIA’s existing flights to Copenhagen. Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) is code-sharing on the new services, operated by SIA’s latest-generation aircraft, the Airbus A350-900. www.singaoreair.com (ATI).
TOKYO - Japan Airlines will launch new daily nonstop services between Tokyo (Narita) and Melbourne starting September 1, and between Tokyo (Narita) and Kona, the gateway to Hawaii Island, from September 15.
Melbourne will become the second destination in Australia. It currently operates daiy flights to Sydney.
SINGAPORE – Singapore Airlines has reported a 9% fall to S$623 million in full-year operating profit for its 2016-17 financial year, Intense competition, it says, continues to put pressure on yields.