Airline News - Asia / Pacific.


New York (AirGuide - Airline News Asia / Pacific) May 23, 2010

In todayOs world, we live, work, and travel with our laptops, our mobile phones, and our iPods. These all run on batteries, but for a limited amount of time, of course. So what do you do if you are on a long flight and your equipment starts to lose its juice? Many airlines have AC power ports where you can plug in your device, but even if the airplane you're flying has power ports, they may not be located at every seat. And even if your seat does have an AC power port, you may need an adaptor. Most airplane power systems are limited to approximately 75 watts of power draw per seat. This means that a new 17" laptop, with a power-hungry processor, might not get enough juice to operate. Sometimes the laptop will know not to charge the battery and will just operate via the power, but other times the laptop won't work at all, or will work for a short period of time before tripping the power circuit. You can try taking your battery out all together, or buy a smaller laptop. May 19, 2010

Air Astana Air Astana, which celebrated its eighth anniversary last week, said it plans to expand its Almaty hub by launching new services to Urumchi in western China, Dushanbe in Tajikistan and Tashkent in Uzbekistan during the second half of this year. "Additional new routes to other cities in southern Russia, including Omsk and Yekatenburg, are also under consideration," it said. It said it will operate the routes with new, leased E-190s it will begin taking delivery of next year. It will use A320s on the routes until the Embraer aircraft arrive. May 17, 2010

Air Seychelles When coinciding with the move to their new headoffice at the Mahe International Airport, the Seychellois flag carrier, Air Seychelles, also launched a new English website. The next step was taken earlier in the week, when their new French site was officially commissioned. Added foreign language versions in Italian and German are due to follow soon to make it easier for Air SeychellesO passengers and travel agents in their main markets to book flights via the airlines' web pages. Secure payment transactions have also been built into the new site allowing for transactions by leading credit and debit card organizations. May 18, 2010

Air Tahiti Nui Air Tahiti Nui is offering an online promotion where customers traveling from Los Angeles to Paris can save up to USD400 on their flights. Travel must be booked by June 6 with travel...

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