Peach revises Airbus order to include two A321LRs, first Asian airline to operate the aircraft

Peach revised (18-Jul-2018) its purchase agreement with Airbus concluded in Nov-2016, updating its order from 10 A320neos to eight A320neos and two A321LRs, becoming the…..

Cathay Pacific reports pax up 4% in Jun-2018

Cathay Pacific reported (18-Jul-2018) the following traffic highlights for Jun-2018: Passengers: 2.9 million, +4.1% year-on-year; Passenger traffic (RPKs): +4.0%; Europe: +12.2%; Northeast Asia: +5.8%; Southeast…..

AirAsia Group CEO notes favourable developments in terminals, fuel and regulation

AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes, via his official Twitter account, reported (17-Jul-2018) favourable developments in low cost terminals, oil prices and regulation by the Malaysian…..

Thai Airways reports Jun-2018 pax up 3%, ending period of declining pax

Thai Airways reported (17-Jul-2018) the following traffic highlights for Jun-2018: Passengers: 1.6 million, +2.7% year-on-year; Passenger traffic (RPKs): +3.6%; Australia: +5.7%; Regional: +3.5%; Europe: +3.3%;…..

Air France-KLM, China Southern and Xiamen Airlines form single JV for Europe-China travel

Air France, KLM, China Southern and Xiamen Airlines merged (16-Jul-2018) their existing partnerships to form a single JV. By connecting the four networks, the JV offers customers a…..

Philippine Airlines confirms plans to operate A350 to London and New York

Philippine Airlines confirmed (16-Jul-2018) plans to deploy A350-900 equipment on Manila-London Heathrow service, effective 28-Oct-2018, introducing its premium economy product on the route. The airline…..

Lion Group to be first A330neo operator in Asia as AirAsia X delays deliveries

CAPA – Centre for Aviation, in a report entitled: ‘A330-900neo: Lion Group leapfrogs AirAsia X as first Asian operator’, stated (16-Jul-2018) Lion Group has committed…..

Starlux Airlines signs LoI with Airbus for 17 A350 family aircraft

Starlux Airlines signed (15-Jul-2018) an MoU with Airbus for the purchase of 17 aircraft, comprising 12 A350-1000s and five A350-900s, which are scheduled to be…..

Air China reports 12% pax growth in Jun-2018

Air China reported (13-Jul-2018) the following traffic highlights for Jun-2018: Passengers: 8.9 million, +12.1% year-on-year; Domestic: 7.3 million, +10.4%; International: 1.3 million, +20.9%; Regional: 412,800,…..

Chinese pax up 12%, aviation revenue up 16% in 1H2018: CAAC

CAAC reported (12-Jul-2018) the following preliminary financial and traffic highlights for China‘s aviation industry for 1H2018: Revenue: CNY413.54 billion (USD61.8 billion), +16.5% year-on-year; Profit: CNY30.61…..