Asian air route updates: including Singapore Airlines’ latest European connection…

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SIA A350SIA expands A350 network in Europe

Where? Singapore to Stockholm (Sweden)
When? Five times a week, effective immediately
Who? Singapore Airlines
Why? SIA continues to utilise its new fleet of Airbus A350s (pictured) to expand its long-haul network
Anything else? The new Stockholm service will operate via Moscow and as part of a joint venture with SAS

DanangAnother Korean connection for Danang

Where? Seoul Incheon (South Korea) to Danang, pictured (Vietnam)
When? Daily, effective 14 June 2017 (rising to three times a day in peak period)
Who? Eastar Jet
Why? South Korean carriers continue to tap the rising demand for travel to Vietnam
Anything else? Seoul is the most well-connected international destination from Danang, with eight airlines operating the route

TigerairTigerair takes off to northern Queensland

Where? Melbourne to Townsville (both Australia)
When? Four times a week, effective 22 June 2017
Who? Tigerair Australia
Why? Low-cost carrier adds new connection from its main Melbourne base to northern Queensland
Anything else? If you tried driving overland between Melbourne and Townsville the journey would take about 28 hours

BruneiBrunei to get new direct link to China

Where? Kunming (China) to Bandar Seri Begawan, pictured (Brunei)
When? Twice a week, effective 8 July 2017
Who? Lucky Air
Why? The Chinese carrier expands its Southeast Asian connections, creating the first link between southwest China and Brunei
Anything else? No Chinese carrier currently serves Brunei, but Royal Brunei Airlines flies to Shanghai and Zhengzhou
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