Airline News: Qantas, Bangkok Airways, Korean Air

Direct flights from Sydney to Osaka, new lounges, and new aircraft.

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Qantas Connects Sydney to Osaka

As of December 14, 2017, Qantas has launched direct flights from Sydney to Osaka aboard an A330-300 aircraft, marking the airline’s fourth route between Australia and Japan, as well as 70 years of flights between the two countries. The airline also offers the following routes: Sydney-Tokyo (Haneda), Brisbane-Tokyo (Narita), and Melbourne-Tokyo (Narita).

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Bangkok Airways Opens New Lounges

Following the permanent closure of the International Passenger Lounge at Terminal A on December 21, 2017, Bangkok Airways has unveiled new lounges at Suvarnabhumi International Airport. Designed in warm and earthly hues, the Boutique Lounge comes with 120 seats, free Wi-Fi, newspapers, magazines, as well as complimentary snacks.

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Korean Air Takes Delivery of Bombardier CS300 Airliner

Korean Air has received its very first Bombardier CS300 Airliner from Canadian manufacturer Bombardier. This new aircraft will allow the Seoul-based carrier to allocate its larger single-aisle jets and wide-body aircraft to routes with higher capacity, while this smaller sized aircraft will serve lower-density regional routes.

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