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).