Bridging the gap to Dubai
Emirates connects Dubai and Thailand's beach resort of Phuket with a daily flight on three-class Airbus A340-300 aircraft.
Flight EK378 departs Dubai at 12.45pm and arrives at Phuket International Airport at 9.55pm local time. The return flight EK379 departs at 12.35am the following day and lands at Dubai International Airport at 4.35am.
Hot to trot in Pattaya
The Columbia Trail Master 2013, the first Thailand Trail Running Championship, takes place at Horseshoe Point in Pattaya on January 13. Designed for everyone in the family and all levels of fitness, the action involves a series of three races: 21.5km Off Road Half Marathon, 10km running and a 4km running-cum-walking kind of race. To sign up or simply to find out more, visit www.AMA-Events.com.
AirAsia and its A320 family
AirAsia has placed a new order with Airbus for 100 more aircraft in the A320 family, making AirAsia the largest customer for these airliners in the world. The contract covers an additional 64 A320neo and 36 A320ceo aircraft for operation across the carrier's network. Altogether, the carrier has now ordered 475 single aisle aircraft from Airbus, comprising 264 A320neo and 211 A320ceo. More than 100 aircraft have already been delivered to the airline and are flying out of its bases in Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, Manila and Tokyo.
Lifestyle aware for lebua
The Tower Club at lebua recently picked up the "World's Leading Lifestyle Hotel Award" at The World Travel Awards Grand Final Gala Ceremony 2012, held at New Delhi, India. This is the third award Tower Club at lebua has received from the World Travel Awards and is the most celebrated award the organisation gives. The hotel has previously won Asia's Leading Lifestyle Award and Bangkok's Leading Lifestyle Award. Visit www.lebua.com.