AirAsia X to Start Nonstop Services Between Kuala Lumpur and Jeju

Hong Kong Airlines to fly nonstop to Los Angeles, Garuda Indonesia unveils fine-dining experience, and more.

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Hong Kong Airlines to Launch Nonstop Flights to Los Angeles 

Following the success of its Vancouver service that began at the end of June, Hong Kong Airlines is adding a second destination in North America come December 18. Recently delivered Airbus A350 aircraft will be deployed for the flights, which are slated to run four times a week through January 12, increasing to a daily frequency after that date.

AirAsia X to Start Nonstop Services Between Kuala Lumpur and Jeju

December 12 will mark the launch of the first nonstop services between the Malaysian capital and South Korea’s most popular holiday isle. Flying four times a week on Airbus A330-300 aircraft, the route involves a scheduled time of five hours on the outward journey and seven for the return. Passengers wanting a little more comfort can opt for AirAsia’s Premium Flatbed seats.

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Garuda Indonesia Unveils Fine-Dining Experience

Until December 31, business-class passengers flying some of Garuda’s most popular routes—such as Jakarta and Bali to Hong Kong, Sydney, and Melbourne—will be treated to an Indonesian fine-dining experience curated by a quartet of acclaimed chefs. Signature dishes include Vindex Tengker’s seabass in a turmeric pickle sauce; spicy rujak chicken by Agus Hermawan of Amsterdam’s Ron Gastrobar Indonesia; Betawi-style braised beef and butter rice from Antoine Audran at Kaum; and pan-seared barramundi topped with Asian basil pesto by Chris Salans, the chef-owner of Bali restaurants Mozaic and Spice.

This article originally appeared in the December 2017/January 2018 print issue of DestinAsian magazine (“Route Updates”).

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