Business Traveller Asia-Pacific Edition November 2019

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Welcome to the November 2019 issue of Business Traveller Asia-Pacific. Beijing’s hugely anticipated new Daxing International Airport has now been up and running for over a month. Perhaps some of you have already had an opportunity to travel through it. For those who haven’t, we’ve got a handy “Smart Traveller” guide on page 66 about the various transport methods available to reach Beijing city from both Daxing and the Chinese capital’s old airport Beijing Capital. Staying on the subject of airport innovations, editorial director Tom Otley visits Changi Airport’s glistening new Jewel facility on page 32 and reports on how it embodies how the city-state has transformed itself in recent years and is continuing to challenge its reputation for being staid. The Rugby World Cup in Japan concludes at the start of…

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this issue’s picks

4 HOURS IN VENICE BEACH We show you the best things to see and do when you choose to explore this arty enclave of LA with limited time on your hands FARM TO TABLE A slew of restaurants in Hong Kong sourcing local ingredients have popped up in the space-starved city in recent years SHORT-HAUL BIZ CLASS Our editor takes a short hop from Hong Kong to Hanoi in the premium cabin of Hong Kong Airlines’ Airbus A320 AIRPORT TRANSFERS Your best transport options to the city from Beijing’s old Capital International Airport and new Daxing Airport…

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DOMINIC BLISS Dominic Bliss is a London-based journalist who writes on travel, sport and general interest. Work assignments have included hiking with Berbers across the Atlas mountains, searching out polar bears in the Arctic, boxing with Amir Khan in Hollywood, and mountain biking in Utah. In this issue, he checks out Malta’s thriving business scene. JENNY SOUTHAN Formerly Business Traveller UK’s features editor, Jenny Southan is founder and editor of Globetrender, an online magazine and trend forecasting agency dedicated to the future of travel. An award-winning travel journalist, she writes for publications including Mr Porter, The Telegraph, Forbes, Wired and City AM. In this issue she presents selected highlights of LA’s Venice Beach for those in a hurry. ROB GOSS Rob Goss is a British writer living in Tokyo. His most recent books include Japan…

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DAXING OPENS ITS DOORS THE much-anticipated Beijing Daxing International Airport (PKX) began operations on September 25 following an opening ceremony. Seven Chinese airlines launched their inaugural flights from the new airport, which is the largest integrated comprehensive transportation hub in the world. At the time of writing, more airlines were set to start operating at the new airport during the winter season on or after October 27 this year, including Juneyao Airlines and several foreign airlines. See page 66 for our “Smart Traveller” guide on how to get to the city from both Daxing and the old Beijing Capital airport. STARLUX AIRLINES UNVEILS CABIN DESIGN TAIWANESE start-up airline Starlux Airlines has unveiled the cabin design and seat products for its new A321neo aircraft. The 188-seater narrow-body will feature two classes, with eight business class seats…

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flight news

ASCENT FINNAIR will launch daily flights to Tokyo’s Haneda Airport starting March 29, 2020 using an A350-900. The airline says this will complement its daily flights from Tokyo’s other airport, Narita, “offering more options and flexibility to passengers”. CHINA EASTERN has boosted frequency on its Shanghai Pudong-London Gatwick service from a thrice-weekly to a daily service, using a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. AIR CHINA has announced the launch of its new Shanghai Pudong-London Gatwick service on November 2, after the Civil Aviation Authority of China approved the new route in August. Air China will use its A350-900 aircraft to fly this route four times a week on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. KOREAN AIR will launch new flights to four destinations in the Philippines and China from late October. Starting October 27, the Korean flag…

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5 business hotels in busan

PARK HYATT BUSAN Situated in Haeundae district, the 33-storey Park Hyatt Busan overlooks Busan’s Haeundae Beach. The hotel offers 269 guestrooms, including 69 suites, a 24-hour business centre located on the 30th floor and a boardroom with panoramic views for business travellers looking for a private meeting space. The two dining options are French or sushi. There is also a bar, lounge, patisserie and 24-hour room service. Other key amenities include a gym, airport transportation, and meeting and events space. LOTTE HOTEL BUSAN Located in Seomyeon, Busan’s central commercial hub, this 650-room hotel offers a business centre open from 8pm to 9pm. It also has a gym, an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, a golf driving range and a sauna. Dining options include Chinese and Japanese cuisine, and there is also a…