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Finnair’s new traveling campaign

Finnair launches faster and more frequent flights from Asia to Europe to serve the fast-growing business from the East.       Finland’s newly extended Helsinki-Vantaa Airport has made Finnair to start a new trend in flying from Asia to Europe. Because 57% of the passengers are on flights to and from Asia, the airport expands its…

Honorary consuls from Asean visit Sweden

Nine of Sweden’s honorary consuls from Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines and Vietnam began a week long visit to Sweden on Sunday 12 September.      One of the most important purposes behind this journey is the aim to strengthen their roles as promoters of Sweden and Swedish businesses.      The agenda include meetings with Ericsson, the…

Thaksin visits Sweden 23-24 September

Thailand’s Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra makes an official visit to Sweden 23 and 24 September, confirm the PM offices in Stockholm and Bangkok in talks with Scandasia.      The agenda for the talks between Thaksin Shinawatra and Sweden’s Prime Minister Göran Persson, scheduled to begin 17.15 Thursday the 23rd is being ironed out, according to Sweden’s…

Finnair to renew Business Class cabins in intercontinental fleet

     Finnair announced that its business class cabins on MD-11 aircraft will be renewed. Finnair is the first European airline to renew its Business Class cabins in every aircraft belonging to its intercontinental fleet. The renewal, scheduled for 2005, will include the introduction of lie-flat beds.      After the changes Finnair will offer a total of 36…

Finnair to introduce new text message check-in

     Finnair has announced that from October onwards its passengers will be able to check-in in advance with only a text message sent from their mobile phones. The service, created by Finnish company BookIT, only requires passengers to activate the service and then answer a text message before each flight departure.      The SMS service will allow…

Change of Finnish Ambassador in Thailand 01.02.2005

     Current ambassador in Thailand Mr. Heikki Tuunanen will relocate to Pretoria to serve as ambassador from February 2005 onwards. Mr. Tuunanen has served as ambassador for Thailand, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Cambodia and Myanmar since 2000.      Lars Backström, councilor for foreign affairs, has been appointed as the next ambassador in Thailand starting from 1st February…

Norwegian, Swedish bands set to perform in Bangkok music fest

Urban Connection, from Norway and Swedish Jazz Kings are to perform at the Bangkok’s sixth annual International Music and Dance Festival this coming 6 October 2004 at Thailand Cultural Center.       The International Music and Dance Festival features more than 700 artists, musicians and dancers from Norway, Sweden, Uzbekistan, the Netherlands, Russia, Australia, the US,…

New Bangkok-Stockholm flight to start in December

Swedish Eastjet company and Thailand’s Orient Thai Airlines have agreed to start their Bangkok-Stockholm flight from December 11 onwards.      The weekly, non-stop flight departs Bangkok every Saturday 4:00 pm. and scheduled to arrive in Stockholm the same day at 8:00 p.m. From Stockholm, it leaves at 10:00 pm. Saturdays and arrives in Bangkok at 2:00…

DANIDA helps Thailand improve wastewater management

Thailand’s Wastewater Management Authority (WMA) has recently enlisted the help of the Danish International Development Assistance (DANIDA) in an effort to boost the capacity of wastewater management in six municipalities in Thailand through a three-year scheme called Capacity of Wastewater Management Authority (CD-WMA).      The project is setting up communication networks for two types of wastewater…

ScandAsia.fi for the Finnish in South East Asia soon to come!

The fourth magazine in the ScandAsia family, the ScandAsia.fi, is now about to be established. The magazine has been a planned expansion ever since the start of the current three ScandAsia magazines serving the other Nordic residents in the region – but practical problems have been in the way of its realization.       Project Manager…