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Frankfurt Airport winter schedule offers new destinations in Asia

The Frankfurt Airport (FRA) Winter Timetable 2012/13, which goes into effect on Sunday, October 28, features a total of 264 passenger destinations worldwide, including 144 intercontinental destinations. Although there will be 11 destinations less than from last year’s winter schedule, the number of countries linked to FRA will increase by 2 to 113. In particular, the FRA Winter Timetable 2012/13 offers new destinations to Asia.

Prague Ruzyne airport to be renamed to Prague Vaclav Havel airport

The Czech government approved naming Prague international airport after former President Vaclav Havel. The renaming will be carried out on Oct. 5. The total costs associated with the change will amount to 4 million koruna ($212,940).

Kota Kinabalu airport to return to 24 hour operations

Since being shut down for six hours daily since 2006 for runway resurfacing, Kota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI) will once again be operating 24 hours a day starting from May 1st, 2012.

Bali Airport upgrade to add new international terminal

In an effort to meet growing visitor demand and combat the issue of overcapacity Bali International Airport will get a US$211 million upgrade.

According to the Bali Airport Management Company Chief Director Mr Tommy Soetomo said that the company is ready to begin the first part of a four phase expansion project that will cost around US$211 million.

Construction will begin in February 2012 and so far we haven’t missed a deadline, everything remains on schedule,” Mr Soetomo said.

Upgraded THAI Lounge at Hong Kong Airport

Thai Airways opened its recently upgraded Royal Orchid Lounge at Hong Kong’s Chek Lap Kok Airport.

The breakfast station now includes new utensils and equipment such as milk dispenser for cereals, the Korinto Expresso Italian coffee-maker in Business Class and Koro Espresso Italian Coffee-maker in First Class. There is also a dessert station.

Fairmont Vancouver Airport named best airport hotel in North America

The Fairmont Vancouver Airport hotel won "Best Airport Hotel - North America" awarded at the World Airport Awards 2011 in Copenhagen. This is the first year airport hotels have been recognized as part of the awards and The Fairmont Vancouver Airport was ranked first over the Grand Hyatt Dallas/Fort Worth and the Westin Detroit Metropolitan. In addition, the hotel placed fifth in the world on the World's Top 10 Airport Hotels list.

British Airways and American Start Flights to Tokyo Haneda Airport

British Airways and American Airlines have both started flights to the new terminal at Tokyo Haneda International Airport – strengthening the leading position of the oneworld airline alliance at Asia’s newest international hub.

Both airlines’ inaugural services from the Japanese capital’s newly expanded gateway departed within minutes of one another on the morning of February 20, local time.

Bali Airport Expansion Project to Start in February 2011

Bali International Airport expansion project will start in February, 2011 with a project to relieve traffic congestion.

State-owned airport management company was ready to start the first part of a four phase expansion project that would cost an estimated Rp 1.9 trillion (approximately US$211 million), according to company director Tommy Soetomo.

Hong Kong Airport Reports November 2010 Traffic

Boosted by continually strong demand, passenger and cargo throughput in November at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) registered year-on-year increases of 8.1% and 7.1%, growing to 4.1 million and 368,000 tonnes respectively. Air traffic movements also rose by 13.9% to 26,765.

Singapore Changi Airport and Jetstar sign air hub deal

Changi Airport Group (CAG) and Jetstar signed an agreement to launch a strategic partnership that will see Jetstar continue to make Singapore Changi Airport its largest air hub in Asia for both short and long haul operations. As part of the agreement, Jetstar will operate its highest number of services and base its largest number of A320-family aircraft in Asia at Changi. It also commits to introduce long haul services using wide body aircraft out of Singapore.

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