Malaysians can now fly direct to Doha while Emirates will welcome a new addition to its already impressive fleet.
Qatar Launches Doha to Penang Route
Doha-based airline Qatar Airways has announced that it will offer direct flights connecting Doha to Penang starting on February 6, 2018.
The route will be serviced three times a week by a Boeing 787 Dreamliner, which has 22 seats in business class and 232 in economy. Flights will be available every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.
Flight QR850 will leave Doha at 2:30 a.m. and arrive in Penang at 2:30 p.m. The return flight, QR851, will leave Malaysia at 8:30 p.m. and arrive in Qatar at 11:20 p.m.
Singapore Airlines to Use Android Pay and Apple Pay
Passengers using Singapore Airlines’s mobile app can now use Android Pay and Apple Pay to purchase tickets and pay for insurance, among other services.
According to Singapore Airlines, those who will use the abovementioned options will not be required to complete an online form before any transactions. Customers using Android Pay will have their personal details stored in the system, which will then be submitted to SIA before any purchase. On the other hand Apple Pay will assign a unique Device Account Number to the passenger’s hand phone.
Emirates to Receive Its 100th A380
Come November 3, Middle East-based airline Emirates will welcome its 100th A380 aircraft. The carrier started using the aircraft in 2008, and uses it to fly to 45 destinations. According to the airline, it has serviced more than 80 million passengers.
The Dubai-based is proud of the many innovations that it has introduced on the plane, such as its yacht-inspired Onboard Lounge that comes with a swanky bar, a 55-inch LCD screen, and surround sound speakers.