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Monday, November 24, 2014

National Carriers of ASEAN Countries

Air travel particularly with plane is one of the most common, fastest, and safest form of travel from one destination to the other.

Did I say safest? Yes, I did. There are several reports why flying remains the safest despite crashes. If you're in doubt, Google it. Won't hurt you a bit.

Use of air travel has greatly increased in recent decades - worldwide it doubled between the mid-1980s and the year 2000. So, let's explore ASEAN by getting to know our region's national carriers.

Royal Brunei Airlines (RBA) is the flag carrier airline of the Sultanate of Brunei, it has its hub at Brunei International Airport, at Brunei's capital Bandar Seri Begawan.

Cambodia Angkor Air is the national flag carrier airline of Cambodia, Main Hub: Phnom Penh International Airport, Phnom Penh.

Garuda Indonesia is the flag carrier of Indonesia.It is headquartered at Soekano-Hatta International Airport in Tangerang near Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia.

Laos' national carrier is based in Vientiane the capital of Lao PDR. Lao Airlines is operating domestic services and international services to Cambodia, China, Thailand and Vietnam. Its main base is Wattay International Airport, Vientiane.

Malaysia Airlines is the flag carrier of Malaysia it serves over 100 destinations in Asia, Australia, USA and Europe. The airline has its main base at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL), near Malaysia's capital Kuala Lumpur.

Myanmar Airways is Myanmar's flag carrier. Myanma Airways and Region Air formed a joint venture Airline called Myanmar Airways International (MAI). Myanma Airways operates domestic flights only while Myanmar Airways International operates international flights to Bangkok, Guangzhou (China), Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. Main Hub is Yangon International Airport (RGN).

Philippine Airlines is the national carrier of the Philippines. PAL has its main hubs at Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MIA), Manila and Mactan-Cebu International Airport (CEB) near Cebu City.

The flag carrier of Singapore (Singapore Airlines) serves over 90 destinations in 40 countries, its main hub is at Singapore's Changi Airport (SIN).The airline's website has information to routes, schedules, inflight dining and online reservations.

Thai Airways International is Thailand's national carrier and largest airline of Thailand. The airline's main hub is at Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK), Bangkok Thai Airways has a fleet of 99 aircraft and operates flights to over 70 destinations world-wide.

Vietnam Airlines is the national flag carrier of Vietnam. It serves domestic destinations and destinations in Indochina, South East and North Asia, Australia, Europe and the United States. The company operates hubs at Noi Bai International Airport (HAN) near Hanoi and Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN), Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon).

There you are. Our national airlines that carry our flags. I hope we get to have our ASEAN Air or something to that effect sometime in the future. Why not?

1 comment:

  1. Very informative. Thanks for sharing.


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