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New York (AirGuide - Airline News Asia / Pacific) Apr 25, 2010

European air space reopening progressively, the three major international carriers With European air space reopening progressively, the three major international carriers in Southeast Asia, Singapore Airlines, Thai Airways and Malaysia Airlines are reinstating their flight programs.

Singapore Airlines started flying today on Paris-Singapore and Singapore-Barcelona, followed on the 21st by four frequencies out of Singapore to Amsterdam, Paris, Rome and Zurich. It will also offer a flight from Singapore to Rome. Apr 20, 2010

Air Seychelles In view of the restrictions of European aviation bodies, Air Seychelles decided to operate their Rome[ETH]London flight with a turnaround in Rome, i.e., passengers to London would have to make their onward journey by road or rail, while at the same time also announcing that they will operate their regular Paris service into an airport near Marseille by the names of Nimes, which is just under 600 km by road or rail from Paris. This extraordinary effort makes Air Seychelles a shining example of how a little creative thinking and thinking on oneOs feet can actually help to solve the problems created by the Icelandic volcano eruption, which grounded almost all air traffic in, out, and across Europe. Bouquets for those who thought this up; well done, and congrats to Capt. Savy and his entire team. Apr 21, 2010

Jet Airways Buoyed by the improvement in the global economic environment and the resultant upswing in air travel demand, particularly business travel, Jet Airways Konnect, Jet AirwaysO all-economy service, will launch the all new OKonnect Select,O a premium cabin on several domestic routes, effective April 26. OKonnect SelectO is specifically targeted at business and leisure travelers who desire more flexibility, comfort and benefits. The new Jet Airways OKonnect SelectO will feature wider and more comfortable seats similar to Jet Airways (Business Class) seats with a 40-inch seat pitch, in a front cabin separated from the all-economy cabin by a divider offering enhanced privacy on Jet Airways Konnect Boeing 737 flights. The services also include complementary in-flight reading material, a welcome drink, and complimentary hot meals on board. Priced attractively, Jet Airways OKonnect SelectO will offer guests lounge access, priority check-in at dedicated counters, as well as priority baggage tagging and baggage allowances. For more information, visit

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