Asian air route updates: Lion Air, Air India Express, and more…

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Lion AirLion Air adds more services to KL

Where? Surabaya (Indonesia) to Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
When? Three times a week, effective 16 February 2017
Who? Lion Air
Why? Expanding trade between Malaysia’s capital and Indonesia second largest city
Anything else? Lion Air also plans to relaunch services connecting KL with Solo this month

DhakaAir India Express to commence new capital connection

Where? Delhi (India) to Dhaka, pictured (Bangladesh)
When? Four times a week, effective 16 February 2017
Who? Air India Express
Why? Strong traffic, especially business, between the capitals of two of the world’s most populous countries
Anything else? The two capital areas are home to a combined total of more than 30 million people

GuangzhouMalindo expands Chinese operations

Where? Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) to Guangzhou, pictured (China)
When? Daily, effective 15 March 2017
Who? Malindo Air
Why? Lion Air’s Malaysian subsidiary taps rising Chinese traffic
Anything else? Malindo will become the fourth airline operating flights between these key Asian cities

AirAsiaLow-cost island link in the Philippines

Where? Clark to Kalibo (both in the Philippines)
When? Three times a week, effective 27 March 2017
Who? AirAsia Philippines
Why? Low-cost carrier provides another connection between the Manila area and the resort island of Boracay
Anything else? Philippine airlines are expanding their presence at Clark to relieve pressure on Manila’s Ninoy Aquino International Airport
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