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Singapore Changi airport introduces self-service check-in kiosks

Passengers at Singapore Changi Airport can now enjoy a more hassle-free and user-friendly travel experience as Changi Airport Group launched two new innovative features – the Common Use Self-Service kiosks and the Passenger Reconciliation System (PRS), in partnership with ARINC, a leading transport communications provider. These features simplify the airport experience for passengers and aim to minimise the inconvenience commonly associated with airport check-in processes.

Singapore Changi Airport Welcomes Firefly

Changi Airport Group held a welcome ceremony for Firefly today, to celebrate the airline’s commencement of operations to Singapore. Guests on board flight FY3505, from Subang (Kuala Lumpur), were warmly received at Changi Airport’s Budget Terminal (BT). Firefly, which commenced flight operations at the BT on 1 July 2009, is the fourth airline to join the Changi family in 2009.

Jetstar opens passenger lounge at Gold Coast Airport

Australia’s low fares airline Jetstar has unveiled a unique passenger lounge at Gold Coast Airport to be opened on Monday 15 June 2009.

Jetstar’s Gold Coast Lounge is a one-off passenger lounge concept at the low fare carrier’s major Australian leisure gateway.

The lounge will have capacity for 120 people and features a range of benefits, including a designated children’s play area and children’s cinema, complimentary food and beverages, Internet access and plasma screens showing movies, music videos and television news.

Emirates Opens Airport Lounge in Dusseldorf

Emirates has opened its third and largest airport lounge in Germany.

The latest dedicated lounge, measuring 700 square metres, sits in Dusseldorf International Airport and follows similar, lounge openings in Frankfurt and Munich.

The facilities are of part of a multi-million US dollar push by the airline to offer the ultimate in pre-departure comfort and convenience at key airports world-wide.

Diners Club International Adds New Airport Lounges in Mexico and Singapore

Diners Club International will open 13 new airport lounges located in Mexico and Singapore. These openings now bring the total number of lounges in the Diners Club airport lounge program to more than 130 worldwide.

New Low Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT) at Kuala Lumpur International Airport

Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad (MAHB) plans to complete the construction of their new permanent Low Cost Carrier terminal (LCCT), at a cost of RM2 billion, by the third quarter of 2011. The new terminal will be able to accommodate up to 30 million passengers per year, with capacity for expansion of up to 45 million passengers per year.

The new terminal will be of 150,000sqm and will have a comfort level of 15-20sqm per passenger. It will also feature a 6,000 bay multi-storey car park and an integrated transport hub for buses and taxis.

Pan Pacific Kuala Lumpur International Airport Wins APBF Brand Award

Pan Pacific Kuala Lumpur International Airport was awarded The BrandLaureate 2008-2009 for Product Branding under the Airport Hotel category, at the awards ceremony last week. The event was attended by Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, Prime Minister of Malaysia.

Presented by the Asia Pacific Brands Foundation (APBF), The BrandLaureate honors branding excellence amongst multinationals, public listed and government linked companies in Malaysia and the Asia Pacific region. Being conferred The BrandLaureate Award is a defining moment as it is a testimony of the success of the Pan Pacific brand, a leading hotel chain in Asia and North America. It is also an endorsement of being with the best and is a further acknowledgment of the brand’s value to provide personalized service with attention to detail for hotel guests.

Munich Airport Summer Timetable Offers 229 destinations in 70 countries

In the new summer timetable a total of 229 destinations in 70 countries around the world will be served from Munich Airport, including 49 long-haul routes, 160 continental destinations and 20 connections within Germany. For the new timetable period starting on March 29, the airlines operating at Bavaria's international hub have booked slots for a total of 241,000 take-offs and landings. These figures show that the airlines have responded to the current economic crisis by reducing the number of flights offered.

Air India, Air India Express, Asiana Airlines and Korean Air Move to Changi Airport Terminal 2

Four airlines will operate from Singapore Changi Airport's Terminal 2 from 29 March 2009, Sunday. The four are Air India (AI/ IC), Air India Express (IX), Asiana Airlines (OZ) and Korean Air (KE).

"By operating from Terminal 2, the four airlines will have more capacity for their future growth and expansion. The airlines' move from Terminal 1 to Terminal 2 will also better distribute capacity usage across the three main terminals and optimise the usage of airport facilities," said CAAS' Director-General and Chief Executive Officer, Mr Lim Kim Choon.

"Beat the Recession" at Singapore Changi Airport

Singapore Changi Airport is helping shoppers beat the recession via a special sure-win promotion. The "Beat the Recession" promotion rewards shoppers instantly with Changi shopping vouchers. S$700,000 of Changi vouchers will be given away in this month-long shopping promotion.

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