Japan Airlines is introducing new features and services on its flights to Honolulu, including a women-only area on the plane for applying make-up, or breast-feeding, as well as in-flight meals designed by celebrity chefs and Hawaii’s Kuaaina Sandwich Shop.
Japan Airlines said Monday that it will continue to seek ways to bring passengers unique and refreshing onboard experiences through more delectable meal choices. The first installment of the in-flight meal changes will be available starting Sept. 1, on flights from Japan to Honolulu. Meals designed by chef Chikara Yamada will be available from the airline’s JAL Bedd Sky Auberge restaurant on business class flights from Tokyo, Nagoya and Osaka to Honolulu. In the economy class on flights on the same routes, in-flight meals have been designed by Chef Kazuhide Nose of Ore-no French and Chef Yoshihiro Yamaura of Ore-no Italian. Japan Airlines collaborated with Kuaaina Sandwich Shop to create a breakfast menu for flights from Tokyo to Honolulu.
Oman Air has added extra flights between Salalah and Muscat for the summer. Demand to Salalah during the Khareef season, which started in June, is unprecedented due to the clement weather and the ongoing Salalah Tourism Festival which is an added attraction for the visitors to the governorate of Dhofar. The Salalah Tourism Festival opened on August 10 and will run until September 6.
The festival is a celebration of the history, culture, traditions and landscapes of the Dhofar governorate, of which Salalah is an important city. Oman Air strives to promote tourism in the sultanate, especially so during the Khareef season and also during the Salalah Tourism Festival, which makes Dhofar region one of the most sought after tourist destination. “As the national carrier of Oman and official carrier of Salalah Tourism Festival, we are providing extra flights to Salalah to cope with the increased demand largely for Omani families as well as visitors from GCC countries and beyond,” said Oman Air country manager Ahmed Alamri.
Singapore Airline’s low-cost subsidiary Scoot Airline flyers can now enjoy flying without screaming or crying babies. The carrier introduced child-free ‘silent’ zone. Scoot has now become the second Asian airline to introduce a child-free zone. The airline has announced a separate “Scoot in silence” cabin behind business class with more leg room than standard economy where children under 12 are banned.
Passengers have to pay a premium to be seated in the child-free zone. Scoot’s low-cost rival Air Asia X is the first Asia airline to introduce a quiet zone on its flights on February this year. The new move from Scoot is receiving mixed responses from its passengers. Launched in June last year, Scoot operates daily services to Sydney and five flights a week to the Gold Coast from Singapore.