Visitor arrivals to Japan down 1% in Jan-2020, 59% decline in South Korea visitors

Japan National Tourism Organisation reported (19-Feb-2020) visitor arrivals to Japan for Jan-2020. Details include: Visitor arrivals: 2.7 million, -1.1% year-on-year; China: 924,800, +22.6%; Taiwan: 461,200,…..

Bamboo Airways granted permission to launch Hanoi-Prague service

Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam granted Bamboo Airways permission to operate twice weekly Hanoi-Prague service from 29-Mar-2020 (Routes Online, 17-Feb-2020). The carrier stated frequency on…..

Emirates Airline to reduce Dubai-Hong Kong capacity in Mar-2020

Emirates Airline plans to reduce Dubai-Hong Kong frequency from three times to once daily, effective from 01-Mar-2020 to 31-Mar-2020 (Routes Online, 18-Feb-2020). The carrier plans…..

Hong Kong Airlines cuts back on inflight services

Hong Kong Airlines announced (18-Feb-2020) plans to introduce the following measures due to the coronavirus outbreak: Duvets/blankets and pillows will not be offered; Magazine choice…..

India’s Minister of Civil Aviation ‘reassured’ by interest shown in Air India

India‘s Minister of Civil Aviation Hardeep Singh Puri said he is “reassured” by the interest shown in the acquisition of Air India, which includes “some…..

Visitor arrivals to Philippines up 15% to 8.26m in 2019, exceeding planned target

Philippines Department of Tourism reported (18-Feb-2020) 8.26 million international visitor arrivals to Philippines in the 12 months ended Dec-2019, an increase of 15.2% year-on-year, exceeding…..

South Korean MOLIT outlines measures to support airlines affected by the novel coronavirus

South Korea‘s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MOLIT) announced (17-Feb-2020) a series of measures to support the aviation industry in response to the effect…..

Cathay Pacific Group further extends overall passenger capacity reduction to 40%

Cathay Pacific Group chief customer and commercial officer Ronald Lam stated (17-Feb-2020) the group has reduced its overall passenger flight capacity by around 40%, a…..

Cathay Pacific Group pax down 4% to 3.0m in Jan-2020, cargo down 9%

Cathay Pacific Group reported (17-Feb-2020) the following combined traffic highlights for Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon for Jan-2020: Passengers: 3.0 million, -3.8%: Passenger load factor:…..

Zipair to operate trans Pacific services

Zipair plans to operate between trans Pacific services once it gains ETOPS approval for its reconfigured Boeing 787-8s in 2020 (AINonline, 11-Feb-2020). The LCC start…..

Air China Group pax down 4%, cargo down 16% in Jan-2020

Air China Limited reported (14-Feb-2020) the following traffic highlights for Jan-2020: Passengers: 9.2 million, -4.1% year-on-year; Domestic: 7.3 million, -4.2%; International: 1.5 million, +0.9%; Regional:…..