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New York (AirGuide - Airline News Asia / Pacific) Oct 23, 2011

Air China Air China will launch 2 weekly rotations between Beijing and Okinawa using 737-800, starting January 11, 2012. The new service will bring the number of Japanese cities served by Air China up to 8 and the number of round-trip direct flights a week between the two countries up to 260. The other 7 Japanese cities are Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, Fukuoka, Hiroshima, Sendai and Sapporo. Sitting on the coast of the Pacific Ocean, Okinawa is one of the world's most visited destinations that boasts beautiful sceneries, mild climate and rich cultural heritage. Oct 11, 2011

Air China Air China will introduce four weekly direct rotations with 757 airliner between Beijing and Phuket, Thailand starting November 18. Oct 10, 2011

Air Tahiti Nui Air Tahiti Nui is offering travelers a free three days in Tahiti while en route to Auckland or Sydney, representing a savings of more than a 30 percent per person. The three-night complimentary stopover in Tahiti is valid when customers book roundtrip flights to Auckland or Sydney on Air Tahiti Nui. With rates beginning at $1,118 per person, visitors will save more than 30 percent on their airfare and hotel. Customers will have their choice to stay at some of the islands top properties, including the Radisson Plaza Resort Tahiti, which also includes a complimentary automatic space available upgrade to a waterfront premium suite or duplex, or the Sofitel Tahiti Maeva Beach Resort. Guests may also experience an Overwater Bungalow at Le Meridian Tahiti for $275 per person for all three nights. Upgrades to the neighboring island of Moorea are available for $200 per person for all three nights at the InterContinental Moorea Resort & Spa. Rates begin at $1,118 per person to Auckland with an additional cost of $310 per ticket to extend on to Sydney. Bookings must be made and ticketed between Oct. 10 to Nov. 6 for travel between Jan. 30 to May 31. Oct 18, 2011

Airlines of Papua New Guinea, Bombadier Investigators focus on possible component failure in PNG crash. Australian officials investigating the Airlines of Papua New Guinea (PNG) Bombardier Dash 8-102 crash on approach to Madang Oct. 13 are focusing on a possible component failure The Airlines PNG flight (CG1600) was en route from Port Moresby via Lae and crashed while on approach to MAG, killing 28 people. There were 32 people onboard. The four survivors included 35-year veteran Australian captain Bill Spencer, 64, (18,000 hr.) and New Zealand first officer Campbell Wagstaff (over 2,500 hr.). The Australian...

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