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From Singapore to Japan, Asian airlines rush to ramp up routes

SIA inks deals as rivals like JAL and AirAsia expand flights despite risks

Singapore Airlines and India's Tata Sons announced the merger of Air India and Vistara, with the city-state's flagship carrier investing $250 million in Air India.   © AP

SINGAPORE -- Ahead of the year-end travel season, Asian airlines are ramping up flight options in a battle to board flyers, with air travel continuing to recover as COVID concerns remain largely downgraded.

From Singapore to Japan, carriers have raced to restore routes less well served during the height of pandemic-related border restrictions, with new partnerships now being formed to capture travel demand.

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