Singapore Airlines signs MoU with JNTO to increase tourism to Japan

Singapore Airlines signed (18-Jul-2019) a MoU with the Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) to promote travel and tourism to Japan from Singapore, Australia, India, Indonesia and…..

Spring Airlines establishes Shenzhen branch company

Shenzhen Municipal Transportation Bureau announced (18-Jul-2019) the establishment of Spring Airlines‘ Shenzhen branch company, becoming the sixth airline to have a base at Shenzhen Bao’an…..

Cathay Pacific does not expect cargo volume to rebound in the coming months

Cathay Pacific director commercial and cargo Ronald Lam stated (18-Jul-2019) the outlook for cargo sees no signs of volume rebound for the coming months. He…..

Cathay Pacific expects pressure on pax yield to continue

Cathay Pacific director commercial and cargo Ronald Lam stated (18-Jul-2019) the carrier expects pressure on yield to continue in the “coming months”. He said “intense”…..

Cathay Pacific reopens upgraded lounge at Shanghai Pudong

Cathay Pacific reopened (17-Jul-2019) its upgraded lounge at Shanghai Pudong International Airport on 18-Jul-2019. The new lounge, part of Cathay’s ‘moving beyond’ initiative, covers 970sqm…..

Visitor arrivals to Japan up 5% in 1H2019, arrivals from China up 12%

Japan National Tourism Organisation reported (17-Jul-2019) visitor arrivals to Japan for Jun-2019 and 1H2019. Details include: Jun-2019: Total foreign visitors: 2.9 million, +6.5% year-on-year; China:…..

Japanese air carriers handle 101m passengers for year to Mar-2019

Japan‘s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism reported (11-Jul-2019) Japanese airlines handled 101.3 million passengers for the year to the end of Mar-2019, an…..

UAE carriers dominate capacity between Pakistan and the UAE

Pakistan‘s Ministry for Aviation reported (15-Jul-2019) the following details of the bilateral air services agreement between Pakistan and the UAE: Designated airlines: Pakistan: Pakistan International…..

Vietnam Airlines online check in reaches 50% in 1Q2019

Vietnam Airlines stated (16-Jul-2019) 1Q2019 results reflect “robust performance” amid purchasing power growth, domestic market saturation and increases in fuel price and fluctuations between key payment currencies…..

AirAsia CEO Tony Fernandes: Malaysia ‘desperately needs integrated tourism plan’

AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes, via his official Twitter account, stated (16-Jul-2019) Malaysia “desperately needs an integrated tourism plan. No exit tax, lower visa fees or…..

India MoCA: Indian airlines resuming services on routes requiring use of Pakistani airspace

India‘s Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA), via its official Twitter account, confirmed (16-Jul-2019) Indian airlines resumed operations on routes requiring the use of Pakistani airspace…..