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Business Traveller (Asia-Pacific) - - UPFRONT -

AS­CENT

AIR ITALY, for­merly known as Merid­i­ana, has com­pleted the first stage of its Asia ex­pan­sion with the launch of new four-times-weekly flights be­tween Mi­lan and Bangkok.

BRI­TISH AIR­WAYS has con­firmed the re­turn of its Lon­don Heathrow to Osaka ser­vice from April 1, 2019 – 11 years af­ter it last flew the route.

JA­PAN AIR­LINES will launch non-stop flights be­tween Tokyo and Seat­tle on March 31, 2019.

LUFTHANSA has an­nounced plans for a new Mu­nich-Bangkok ser­vice launch­ing June 1, 2019.

DE­SCENT

AIR BEL­GIUM has axed its de­but Brus­sels South Charleroi-Hong Kong ser­vice mere months af­ter launch­ing flights be­tween the two des­ti­na­tions.

CATHAY PA­CIFIC has de­cided its sea­sonal non-stop flights to Copen­hagen, launched in May this year, will not be re­turn­ing next sum­mer fol­low­ing a “com­mer­cial re­view of its net­work and air­craft de­ploy­ment in Europe”.

NOR­WE­GIAN has cho­sen to axe its low-cost long-haul flights be­tween Lon­don Gatwick and Sin­ga­pore this Jan­uary in favour of launch­ing flights to Rio de Janeiro next spring.

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