A Canadian airline woos Japanese passengers, KLM discovers WeChat, and PAL offers free Internet on its flights.
Air Canada To Start Montreal-Tokyo Route in 2018
Japanese visitors will have another airline to consider if they wish to visit Canada. Air Canada has just announced its Montreal to Tokyo route, which will be serviced by its Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Flights will start June 1 next year and will operate year-round. Daily trips will be available during the summer but will wind down to three times a week during the winter season.
KLM Uses WeChat
Dutch airline KLM has become the first non-Chinese carrier to accept payments made through WeChat Pay. One of the most popular payment methods in China, WeChat Pay helps users to pay for everything: from electricity bills to airfare.
According to the airline, 20 to 30 percent of its Chinese customers used the platform to purchase tickets immediately after its launch. KLM envisions that the introduction of WeChat Pay will lead to greater demand from the Chinese market.
PAL to Offer Free Wi-Fi
Manila-based carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) is helping their passengers pass the time with the introduction of onboard WiFi. Travelers will get free Internet connection for 30 minutes and the option to surf longer during the rest of their trip at 50 percent off its myPALWiFi plans.
The service will only be available on select international flights, but no specific routes were given. It’s unclear when the service will be offered.