January 2019 Update Published on 1 Jan 2019 by Pascal Flohil
First of all happy new year and we wish you all the best in 2019!
As the nature of alliances changes we would like to hear from you what direction we may take the VA, with regards to China Southern's decision to no longer renew their commitment to being a full SkyTeam member. China Southern represents a significant airline in the Asian market and we are keeping CSN in the VA until the transition period expires at the end of 2019. However what we do after this is not clear yet and we would like some feedback regarding this.
To coincide with this we have added Sriwijaya Air, which was taken over by Garuda Indonesia in December 2018.
VAS-ACARS has been updated to include a recording timer and a better distance algorithm which shows the true distance remaining on trans-pacific flights. Besides this there is a new color scheme to better match the VA.
A number of tours have been updated and the underlying way tours work, and tour progression are detected has been changed to improve compatibility when updating routes to match their real-world schedules.
Check the new roadmap for 2019, which will be published in the coming days for more details on our plans throughout the new year.