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News from Asia has New Flights, Cancelations and a Death of Dictator’s Brother

  The news out of Asia has to include the death of the half brother to the dictator ruling North Korea. AirAsia X is also forced to pull a very profitable route due to political pressure and more flights by Vietjet Air and PAL.


Mauritius is in the news from Asia

On February 13th Kim Jong-nam was attacked in the shopping concourse section of the Kuala Lumpur International Airport. The significance of this is that Kim was the half brother of the North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un. Before he died Kim told police he was attacked from behind. It is suspected that 2 female North Korean agents were the assassins, but that has yet to be confined since no arrests have been made yet.

VietJet Air is expanding flights to South Korea with a new place of origin in Vietnam. On May 31, 2017 the maiden flight from Danang to Seoul will take to the sky. This will be a daily direct flight that departs Danang at 11:45 pm with a schedule arrival in Seoul at 6:00 am. Tickets are on sale now for this route beginning at only $0.22 USD now until February 16th during the golden hours of 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm daily. These tickets are for flights from May 31st to December 31, 2017.

Philippine Airlines is set to resume daily direct flight operations to Kuala Lumpur. On June 8, 2017 the first flight in more than 3 years will commence. The place of origin is Manila on Mondays, Wednesdays, Friday and Sundays at 7:00 am. On Tuesday, Thursdays and Saturdays the flight to Kuala Lumpur will depart at 11:30 am. An Airbus 321 with 199 seats will be sued for this route.

AirAsia X has announced the cancelation of its 3 weekly flights to Mauritius. The last flight between Kuala Lumpur and Mauritius will occur on March 24, 2017. The reason for this cancelation of the only flight between Mauritius and Malaysia is suspected due to peer pressure from a local ethnic group with political connections.

Sources: ABC Australia, VietJet Air, PAL, The Independent

Tags:
Kim Jong-nam , VietJet Air , Philippine Airlines , AirAsia X
Posted On: 15 February 2017    Print    Email
Author: Douglas Gray
 

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