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Military exercises delay flights throughout China

By Tue, Jul 22, 2014 6:22PM UTC Pic: AP.

BEIJING (AP) — China’s airline regulator has warned travelers to expect flight delays at 12 airports through mid-August, and an airport employee says military exercises are the reason. The Civil Aviation Administration of China said Tuesday the airports affected include Shanghai, Nanjing, Hangzhou, Zhengzhou and Qingdao. The disruptions began July

Junta halts expansion plans at main Thai airport; BKK falls in travel ranking

By Sat, Jul 05, 2014 3:33PM UTC Passengers at Thailand's Suvarnabhumi Airport. Pic: AP

Thailand’s National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) suspended plans earlier this week for an expansion of Bangkok’s popular Suvarnabhumi Airport. Mekhanin Petchplai, a managing director of Airports of Thailand, said an NCPO panel on public spending “advised the airport authorities to ‘reconsider’ the plan and make it more transparent,” according to Khaosod.

American Airlines launches new flights to China

By Thu, Jun 12, 2014 10:22AM UTC

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — American Airlines is expanding its reach in Asia with flights between Dallas and both Hong Kong and Shanghai.

Hilton inks deal for 5 more hotels in Burma

By Thu, Jun 12, 2014 9:28AM UTC

YANGON, Burma (AP) — Hilton Worldwide has signed a contract to operate five hotels in Burma , which is emerging as a popular Southeast Asian tourist destination after military rule was lifted in 2011. Hilton is teaming up with Eden Group, a Burma conglomerate with businesses from hotels to energy.

Nepal installing radar system to boost air safety

By Wed, Jun 04, 2014 5:29PM UTC

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — An official says Nepal is improving air transport safety by installing a new radar system and weather monitoring equipment to help prevent accidents during bad weather in the mountainous nation. Tourism Secretary Sushil Ghimire said Thursday the new radar system is being installed on a mountaintop

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