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  • Thailand News

    Jetstar Asia launches new route from Singapore to Krabi

    Jetstar Asia is soaring high with its latest addition to its flight network. Last Friday, the airline launched a new route from Singapore to the stunning resort destination of Krabi in southern Thailand, adding over 60,000 seats annually. The inaugural flight, 3K573, took off from Singapore Changi Airport at 7.32am local time (6.32am Thailand time) and landed in Krabi at…

  • Thailand News

    Jetstar flight fiasco: Passengers grounded as 24 hour delays soar

    Jetstar Airways faced criticism from passengers when a flight from Bangkok to Singapore was delayed by more than 24 hours. The low-budget airline came under fire after 161 passengers found themselves stranded at Suvarnabhumi International Airport on Wednesday, March 13. Passengers were scheduled to board Jetstar Asia flight 3K516 for a 1.35pm departure, Singapore time, with an arrival at Changi…

  • Thailand News

    Jetstar Asia soars to Krabi and Clark, Philippines

    Jetstar Asia announced two direct routes to Krabi and Clark, Philippines, promising to whisk passengers away to paradise. Starting June 7, thrill-seekers can jet off to the mesmerising shores of Krabi, with the low-cost carrier offering six weekly services to this South Thai gem. From June 16, travellers can hop aboard for a journey to the heart of the Philippines’…

  • World News

    Bomb threat against Jetstar flight in Japan (video)

    A caller who appeared to be based in Germany made a bomb threat against a Jetstar flight in Japan on Saturday. The suspect called Narita Airport on Saturday morning in Japan time and said in English that he had planted a bomb on Jetstar Flight 501, according to the airline operator. The flight was headed to Fukuoka from Narita. Jetstar…

  • Phuket News

    Jetstar launches weekly flights between Phuket and Singapore

    Now that flight restrictions are finally easing, Jetstar Asia Airways has launched a weekly flight between Singapore and Phuket. The first flight departed Singapore Friday evening and arrived at Phuket International Airport an hour and 40 minutes later. The inaugural Jetstar flight was greeted with fanfare by various airport staff including the Deputy Director of Phuket Airport Operations and Maintenance. The…

  • Opinion

    Saving Thai Airways

    PHOTO: The pleasant smile and wai won’t fill aircraft seats anymore Whilst it’s always a generally pleasant experience flying Thai Airways, the airline, in a business sense, is a basket case racking up nearly a decade of losses, first under the Yingluck Shinawatra Government and then the military government of the NCPO. Most people in aviation circles agree on the…

  • World News

    Thai Airways sneaks into Top Ten. Skytrax World’s Best Airlines Awards 2019.

    PHOTO: A Thai Airways Airbus A380 Qatar Airways is the world’s best airline in the 2019 Skytrax World Airline Awards. Last year’s winner Singapore Airlines, has been relegated to second place. Asian airlines have taken six of the top ten spots with Thai Airways, despite their local woes, just sneaking into the Top Ten. The Skytrax awards are the most prestigious…

  • Business News

    Bangkok Airways starts flights to Cam Ranh, Vietnam

    Bangkok Airways is the latest airline to signal its intention to fly to Nha Trang beach and the Cam Ranh International Airport, the gateway to one of Vietnam’s popular holiday destinations. Cam Ranh is also an emerging destination in is own right with unspoilt beaches closer to the airport than the popular Nha Trang. Starting on January 25, Bangkok Airways…

  • News

    JetStar flight makes an emergency landing at Chiang Mai

    A Jetstar Airways plane flying from Vietnam made an emergency landing at Chiang Mai International Airport at 11.46am on Monday, officials said. The flight had taken off from Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi heading to India, they said. The Chiang Mai airport received the emergency landing request at 11:20am, and the plane landed safely. The plane had 181 passengers…

  • Phuket News

    Jetstar begins direct Phuket-Melbourne flights

    PHUKET: Jetstar Airways has launched its non-stop service between Phuket and Melbourne, connecting Phuket to one of its most important source markets just in time for the tourism high season to kick off. “The first flight of the service directly to Phuket left the ground on December 14, making it the first direct low-cost carrier service for travellers between the…

  • Phuket News

    Jetstar Asia announces Phuket “daily double’

    PHUKET CITY: Jetstar Asia Airways held a press conference on Tuesday to announce a second daily flight on its Singapore – Phuket route starting on December 15. The Singapore-based low-cost carrier will also increase weekend flights to the island and increase the number of  flights on its Sydney – Phuket route from three to five per week. The increases will…

  • Phuket NewsJetstar and Tiger slash Singapore-Phuket route | Thaiger

    Jetstar and Tiger slash Singapore-Phuket route

    PHUKET: Citing a lack of demand, Jetstar Asia Airways has ditched its service between Phuket and Singapore, while Tiger Airways has halved its service of the same route.Only 18 months after introducing a Phuket-Singapore air link, Singapore-based Jetstar Asia announced on March 30 that it has suspended its service of six flights a week. Low demand and a reallocation of…

  • Thailand video news

    Thaiger Video News | Russian couples dine and dash scam exposed in Phuket, Intense heatwave sees temperatures hit 40c

    In the latest news from Thailand, a scandal involving Russian couples engaging in dine-and-dash schemes has been uncovered in Phuket. Meanwhile, an unusual phenomenon has occurred as millions of krill mysteriously washed ashore in Phuket, leaving locals baffled. In Bangkok, a dispute among teenage gangs escalated to the alarming discovery of grenades and guns. Additionally, Thailand is grappling with an…

  • Thailand News

    Hong Kong Airlines flight’s hiccup leads to Bangkok u-turn

    A technical glitch forced a Hong Kong Airlines flight to make an abrupt return to Bangkok shortly after taking off for Hong Kong. The incident occurred yesterday, March 31, and involved flight HX780, which was ferrying over 200 passengers. Flight data indicates that the Airbus A330-300 twin-jet aircraft began to circle the airspace shortly after its 2am departure. By 2.25am,…

  • News

    Baggage handler caught stealing from luggage

    Airport baggage handler, 27 year old Abdullah Hayee Mayeh, was arrested with a bluetooth speaker on October 12 after his robbery was recorded on video. CCTV cameras caught him trying to open the luggage of a passenger of Jetstar Airways flight on October 10 at Bay 15 at Phuket International Airport while loading luggage onto the aircraft parked on the…

  • Thailand News

    Austrian Airlines to operate more flights to Bangkok

    Austrian Airlines, boasting a modern fleet of Airbus A320s, Boeing 767s, and Boeing 777s, has increased its weekly flights from Vienna to Bangkok to 13 flights. Brendan Shashoua, Lufthansa Group Senior Director Sales – Southeast Asia and the Pacific made the announcement. “Since 1988, Austrian Airlines has connected Vienna with the vibrant Thai capital of Bangkok. With Thailand being a…

  • Thailand News

    Paramedic sheds light on mid-air suicide attempt from Bangkok

    A paramedic stepped forward to provide more details regarding a man’s suicide attempt on a flight from Thailand to the United Kingdom. The off-duty paramedic reportedly intervened on the EVA Air BR67 flight from Bangkok to London on Friday, March 15, to assist the man who had attempted to take his own life in the aeroplane bathroom. Gareth Lines, travelling from Thailand…

  • Thailand News

    Mid-air drama: Man’s attempted suicide on Thailand to UK flight

    Breaking news has emerged regarding a man’s attempted suicide on a flight from Thailand to the United Kingdom on Friday. The aircraft was forced to undergo an emergency landing at a London airport after a passenger reportedly tried to take his own life in a cabin toilet. The EVA Air BR67 flight from Bangkok to London had started its descent…

  • Thailand News

    Scoot to fly to Krabi and Hat Yai with new state-of-the-art jets

    Scoot, the budget carrier under Singapore Airlines, is about to revolutionise travel with its cutting-edge E190-E2 jets, set to take flight in May. With the delivery of the first and second of nine E2s scheduled for April, Scoot has unleashed its grand plan, unveiling the initial destinations for these state-of-the-art aircraft. The E2s will pave the way for Scoot to…

  • Phuket News

    Direct flight between Istanbul and Phuket reopens

    A direct flight into Phuket operated by Turkish Airlines has just reopened. The first flight of this renewed Istanbul to Phuket route landed on Saturday, according to the Phuket News. This is the first flight directly from Istanbul Airport, historically a major travel hub, since the Covid-19 pandemic and ensuing lockdown disrupted international air travel. The Turkish Airlines flight landed…

  • Tourism News

    Bangkok is the best leisure city in the Asia Pacific – Business Traveller Asia-Pacific

    Despite few travellers actually being able to visit Thailand’s capital, including ‘business travellers, readers of Business Traveller Asia-Pacific have again named Bangkok the ‘Best Leisure City in the Asia-Pacific’. The Big Mango retains the top ranking on the list for the 5th consecutive year. Bangkok also got third place in the ranking of the Best Business city in the Asia.…

  • Health

    Top 5 reasons why Aussies choose medical tourism in Thailand

    “With more than 15,000 Aussies travelling to Thailand each year for medical tourism, the country is a burgeoning market for cosmetic procedures. There are numerous Thai doctors who already have more than a 90% Australian client base. The landscape is certainly changing when it comes to price, surgical quality, convenience and post-recuperation.” Darren Lyons from medical information site MyMediTravel has…

  • World News

    New airline Vinpearl Air to enter Vietnam’s aviation market

    PHOTO: Hà Nội News The Hanoi Department of Planning and Investment in Vietnam granted a business licence to yet another new airline start-up – Vinpearl Air, a member of Vingroup. Vinpearl Air was established on April 22 with headquarters in Hanoi ’s Vinhomes Riverside Long Biên. The airline will have international routes and use 30 aircraft or more. Vingroup and Canada’s CAE Oxford Aviation…

  • Krabi News

    Eight days in southern Thailand

    mtv.co.uk have visited Thailand recently and come up with their own short, cool, stays in the southern region. If you have a spare eight days, here is their guide for a quick southern beach holiday. Phuket: 2 nights How to get there It’s time to switch it up and head to the Southern region of Thailand. The easiest way is…

  • World News

    Will Bamboo Air grow as fast as the real bamboo?

    A new player is about to enter the regional airline market. Based out of Vietnam, Bamboo Airlines is a fresh start-up under the patronage of Trinh Van Quyet who currently presides over a Vietnamese property empire and is betting billions on his new airline. The 43 year old property tycoon says his company has a market capitalisation of around US$200 million. He…

  • Phuket News

    14 flights delayed, 6 diverted, black-outs at airport as storms hit Phuket

    File photo/Air Asia plane arrives at Phuket International Airport. Many flights were unable to land safely at Phuket International Airport on time and had to be diverted. There were power outages around the airport lasting from six minutes to many hours yesterday (July 5). Fourteen flights were delayed as planes were not able to land due to the wind squalls…

  • World NewsAirlines resume Bali flights as ash cloud dissipates | Thaiger

    Airlines resume Bali flights as ash cloud dissipates

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH – World news selected by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community Australian airlines resume flights as ash cloud dissipates Reuters / Phuket Gazette PHUKET: Australian airlines forced to cancel flights due to a volcanic ash cloud from Indonesia’s Sangeang Api volcano resumed flying on Sunday as the plume cleared. With the threat to Australian airspace now abating,…

  • Property

    Still fond of Phuket: Poll

    PHUKET: The island fell one spot to 3rd in the Top 10 Holiday Destinations in Asia list of this year’s “Smart Travel Asia Awards”, which was based on an Internet travellers’ choice poll that ran from May to July. Although Bali narrowly edged Phuket, just like last year, the Indonesian leisure hub didn’t have highest honors this time, as there…

  • Phuket NewsTourism picking up as high season approaches | Thaiger

    Tourism picking up as high season approaches

    PHUKET: A Singapore-based budget airline is to launch a four-times-a-week service to Phuket from October 25, and will be offering special low one-way fares (excluding taxes) of S$22 (520 baht) until December 15.The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) hopes the flights by Jetstar Asia, an affiliate of Australia’s Qantas Airways, will attract many Singaporeans to Phuket during the high season.Suwalai…