Vietjet Flies to Jakarta
Controversial airline Vietjet has announced that it will start its Ho Chi Minh (HCMC)-Jakarta route starting December 20.
Planes will depart from HCMC at 8:40 p.m. and arrive in Jakarta at 11:40 p.m. Return flights will leave Jakarta at 1:40 a.m. and arrive in HCMC at 4:40 a.m.
The carrier has been known for making controversial publicity stunts, such as asking its flight attendants to wear bikinis when serving passengers.
ANA to Serve Sake
Tokyo-based carrier All Nippon Airways will make many travelers delighted with its new announcement. It will serve sake to economy class passengers starting September 1. Previously, the carrier was serving the much-loved Japanese drink only to passengers at the business and first classes.
Flights attendants will be serving the Ichinokura Tokubetsu Junmai Sake Dry, made from two varieties of rice from Miyagi prefecture: sasanishiki and kura no hana.
Meanwhile, the airline also announced that its ANA Lounge and ANA Suite Lounge at the New Chitose Airport in Sapporo will open on September 13. The design concept for both areas was ichigo ichie, which means treasuring all events as if they will happen only once in a lifetime.
Washi, or the traditional Japanese paper, was used to build the ceilings to imitate clouds’ fluffy appearance. Chandeliers and long tables partially covered with green mosses were added as a nod to Hokkaido’s beauty.
Jetstar Travels to China
Budget carrier Jetstar will soon be offering direct flights to Zhengzhou from Melbourne.
The twice-a-week flights will start in December this year and will be serviced by a Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Jetstar says that the service will benefit 35,000 Chinese travelers every year. The service will be the first direct flight connecting the Henan province to Australia.