Kyrgyzstan to work with foreign aeronautical authorities in relation to fifth freedom rights

Kyrgyzstan‘s Civil Aviation Agency Director Kurmanbek Akyshev said work will be conducted with foreign aeronautical authorities on matters relating to fifth freedom rights (Tazabek, 17-Jan-2019)……

Delta Air Lines sees ANA’s A380 introduction to Hawaii as ‘a threat’

Delta Air Lines regional director for Japan Masaru Morimoto said All Nippon Airways‘ (ANA) plans to introduce A380 equipment to Hawaii is “a threat”, but…..

Jet Airways chairman willing to infuse up to USD99m if permitted to retain 25% stake

Jet Airways chairman Naresh Goyal reportedly informed the State Bank of India he is willing to infuse up to INR7 billion (USD98.5 million) into the…..

Air Macau’s monopoly to end after Nov-2020

Civil Aviation Authority of Macau (CAAM) reportedly decided not to renew Air Macau‘s concession agreement following its expiry in Nov-2020 (Macau News Agency/Airsoc, 16-Jan-2019). The…..

Visitor arrivals to Japan up 9% in 2018, departures up 6%

Japan National Tourism Organisation (JNTO) reported (16-Jan-2019) visitor arrivals to Japan for Dec-2018 and 2018. Details include: Dec-2018: Total foreign visitors: 2.6 million, +4.4% year-on-year;…..

Visitor arrivals to Myanmar up 3% to 1.4m in 2018, attributable to strong growth in Asia market

Myanmar‘s Ministry of Hotels and Tourism reported (16-Jan-2019) visitor arrivals to Myanmar for the 12 months ended Dec-2018. Details include: Visitor arrivals: 1.4 million, +2.6%…..

StarLux Airlines to operate with three A321neos initially by Jan-2020

StarLux Airlines founder Chang Kuo-wei reiterated the carrier will take delivery of its first aircraft, one of 10 A321neos on order, in Oct-2019 followed by…..

Hainan Airlines to launch Beijing-Oslo service in mid May-2019

Hainan Airlines plans to commence three times weekly Beijing-Oslo service with A330-300 aircraft from 15-May-2019, becoming the first nonstop service between China and Norway, according…..

China Southern Airlines is ‘largest carrier’ along ‘one belt, one road’

China Southern Airlines stated (14-Jan-2019) it is the largest carrier along the ‘one belt, one road’ countries, having handled 15 million passengers on 172 routes.

Vistara records fare and yield increases in 2018

Vistara CEO Leslie Thng reported the airline did “reasonably well in building brand and loyalty” and recorded year-on-year increases in averages fares and yields in…..