1. Baku-Bangkok

Azer­bai­jan Air­lines

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Ever con­sid­ered a hol­i­day on the Caspian Sea? The first di­rect air link be­tween the Azer­bai­jani cap­i­tal and South­east Asia will launch on Oc­to­ber 29, with twice-weekly flights to Su­varn­ab­humi In­ter­na­tional Air­port. From Bangkok, ex­pect a 10:40 p.m. de­par­ture on Mon­days and Wed­nes­days, tak­ing eight hours and 15 min­utes to reach Baku be­fore dawn ( azal.az).

2. Siem Reap-Hong Kong Cam­bo­dia Angkor Air

Angkor-bound trav­el­ers from Hong Kong can look for­ward to even more op­tions for get­ting to Siem Reap, thanks to a brand-new ser­vice by the Cam­bo­dian flag car­rier that is slated to be­gin this Oc­to­ber 29. Flown aboard Air­bus A320 air­craft, it will leave Hong Kong on Thurs­days and Sun­days, with a sched­uled flight time of roughly two and a half hours ( cam­bo­di­aangkor air.com).

3. Sin­ga­pore-Hiroshima SilkAir

More than 14 years after Sin­ga­pore Air­lines ter­mi­nated its non­stop Hiroshima ser­vice, its re­gional wing will cel­e­brate the group’s re­turn to the Ja­panese city come Oc­to­ber 30. These flights are sched­uled to run three times a week us­ing Boe­ing 737-800s equipped with busi­ness and econ­omy class— per­fect for for­ays into western Hon­shu and Shikoku ( silkair.com).

4. Los An­ge­les-Sin­ga­pore United Air­lines

Oc­to­ber 27 will mark the start of United’s daily non­stop flights be­tween Los An­ge­les and Sin­ga­pore, set­ting a new dis­tance record for the long­est in­ter­na­tional flight to and from the United States at a whop­ping 14,000 kilo­me­ters. Utiliz­ing Boe­ing 787-9 Dream­lin­ers, the route has a flight time of 15 hours and 15 min­utes from Sin­ga­pore, and just un­der 18 hours the other way ( united.com).

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