Hotel & Tourism SMARTreport #43

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Hotel & Tourism

SMARTreport #43

2019 Summer Edition 27

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AIR FRANCE-KLM GROUP

INCREASES SERVICES TO ASIA

In Japan, the Air France-KLM group is significantly

increasing its service to Tokyo - 2 additional flights

to Tokyo-Haneda on departure from Paris with Air

France (14 weekly flights) and 3 additional flights to

Tokyo-Narita on departure from Amsterdam with KLM

(10 weekly flights). With these increased frequencies,

the group is increasing capacity by +12% to Japan.

In China: KLM supports this dynamic in Asia with

an additional weekly flight to Shanghai (12 weekly

flights).

© Jewel Changi Airport Devt.

QANTAS OPERATES WORLD’S

FIRST ZERO WASTE FLIGHT

The first-ever commercial flight to produce no landfill waste

took to the skies this on May 8, 2019, marking the start of

Qantas’ plan to cut 100 million single-use plastics by end-

2020 and eliminate 75% of the airline’s waste by end-2021.

All inflight products on board QF739, flying from Sydney to

Adelaide and staffed by cabin crew from the Qantas ‘Green

Team’, were to be disposed of via compost, reuse or recycling.

Speaking at the flight’s departure, Qantas Domestic CEO

Andrew David said the trial flight was an important milestone

for the national carrier’s plan to slash waste. “In the process of

carrying over 50 million people every year, Qantas and Jetstar

currently produce an amount of waste equivalent to 80 fullyladen

Boeing 747 jumbo jets. We want to give customers the

same level of service they currently enjoy, but without the

amount of waste that comes with it.”

Jewel Changi Airport's

magnificent Forest Valley

© Masakatsu Ukon

JEWEL CHANGI AIRPORT

OPENS TO THE PUBLIC

In April, Jewel Changi Airport gave selected members of

the public a sneak peek into the one-of-a-kind lifestyle

destination. The 135,700 sq m complex, built on the site

of the former Terminal 1 open air carpark, is designed

by world-renowned architect Moshe Safdie and features

a distinctive dome-shaped façade. It will offer both

local residents and international visitors a multi-faceted

experience that includes attractions, unique shopping and

dining concepts, as well as airport and accommodation

facilities. Ms Hung Jean, Chief Executive Officer, Jewel

Changi Airport Devt, said, “The vision for Jewel Changi

Airport is to be a destination where ‘The World meets

Singapore, and Singapore meets the World’. The

unique proposition of world-class shopping and dining,

seamlessly integrated with lush greenery, fulfils the needs

of increasingly discerning travellers for a meaningful and

experiential journey, even for brief layovers.”

GARUDA INDONESIA

LAUNCHES THE FIRST NON-STOP

FLIGHT BETWEEN WESTERN EUROPE

(LONDON HEATHROW) AND BALI

Garuda Indonesia started non-stop flights from London

Heathrow to Bali from January 22. The flight, operated

three times per week utilising a Boeing 777-300ER, is part

of a modification in the route between Jakarta and London

Heathrow: it becomes a triangular flight Jakarta – Heathrow

– Denpasar – Jakarta and thus becomes the very first nonstop

flight between Western Europe and the most popular

Indonesian holiday island. The slightly more than 15 hours

flight departs in London at 21:55 and arrives the next day

at 21:15 in Denpasar (Bali). The return flight from Bali to

Heathrow does have a stopover in Jakarta.

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