A look at the week in the Asia-Pacific
By Jordan Chong
There were signs this week efforts to reopen borders to international travel were starting to bear fruit.
Japan's two major airline groups, Japan Airlines (JAL) and All Nippon Airways (ANA), boosted flight schedules to China, Vietnam Airlines started scheduled inbound flights from South Korea and a couple of Chinese carriers were reinstating some international routes.
In Australia, relaxation of domestic border restrictions between some states and territories led to Qantas, Jetstar and Virgin Australia adding new services and routes to meet pent-up demand.
Despite such encouraging signs, industry bodies continued to express frustration at the ad-hoc, inconsistent and ever-changing regulations applying to international travel. Read More »