Airline News: Lufthansa, Cathay Pacific, and Indonesia AirAsia

Lufthansa to resume nonstop flights between Munich and Singapore, Cathay Pacific to link Hong Kong and Brussels, and more.

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Lufthansa: Munich-Singapore

Half a decade after terminating the route in late 2012, Germany’s flag carrier is slated to resume nonstop flights between Munich and Singapore on March 27. The Lion City will become the first destination in Southeast Asia to be served by Lufthansa’s brand-new Airbus A350s, which will ply the route five times a week.

More information here.

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Cathay Pacific: Hong Kong-Brussels

Come March 25, Cathay’s expanding European network will reach the Belgian capital with four-times weekly services aboard the latest Airbus A350-900s. Scheduled for Tuesdays, Thursdays, and weekends, the outward flight will leave Hong Kong 35 minutes after midnight and touch down in Brussels just before 7 a.m., before turning around at 1:10 p.m. to arrive in Hong Kong at 6:55 a.m. the next morning.

More information here.

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Indonesia AirAsia: Padang-Singapore
West Sumatra is about to become more accessible to Singapore-based adventurers, thanks to AirAsia’s launch of daily flights to Padang, the primary gateway to the surf-beaten Mentawai Islands and the scenic highlands around Bukittinggi. Starting on February 9, Airbus A320 aircraft will be deployed to make the short hop of just one hour and 15 minutes each way.

More information here.

This article originally appeared in the February/March 2018 print issue of DestinAsian magazine (“Route Updates”).

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