EVA Air pax up 10%, cargo up 1% in Oct-2019, yield declines

EVA Air reported (11-Nov-2019) the following traffic highlights for Oct-2019: Passenger revenue: TWD8595 million (USD280.2 million), +6.5% year-on-year; Passengers: 1.1 million, +10.0%; Passenger load factor: 78.9%,…..

South Korea MOLIT grounds nine 737NG and refers 36 to Boeing for fuselage cracks

South Korea‘s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MOLIT) completed (11-Nov-2019) safety inspections on 100 Boeing 737NG aircraft at the request of the US FAA……

Cathay Pacific Group outlines fleet optimisation plans with distinct strategy for each airline

Cathay Pacific Group outlined (08-Nov-2019) the following fleet optimisation plans: The airline group will optimise the passenger fleet of its three passenger airlines – Cathay…..

PIA records 41% revenue increase in H1FY2019/2020

Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) CEO Arshad Mahmood Malik reported PIA recorded a 41% year-on-year increase in revenue in H1FY2019/2020 (The News International/Pakistan Observer/Pakistan Tribune, 08/09-Nov-2019)……

Airbus sees A220 opportunities in Cambodia ‘because of its location’

Airbus held an event to promote its A220 in Cambodia on 07-Nov-2019, as part of a promotional tour for the aircraft across the Asia Pacific region…..

StarLux to undertake aircraft proving test in Nov-2019 ahead of launch in Jan-2020

Taiwan Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) stated StarLux Airlines will undertake a 50 hour aircraft proving test administered by the CAA in the week commencing 11-Nov-2019…..

IndiGo still plans to commence nonstop services between India and Europe: CEO

IndiGo CEO Ronojoy Dutta reported the LCC does aim to expand its recently signed codeshare agreement with Qatar Airways to offer its passengers connectivity from…..

Tigerair Taiwan planning Niigata service from Mar-2020

Tigerair Taiwan plans to operate scheduled Taipei-Niigata service from Mar-2020, becoming the first foreign LCC to operate at Niigata Airport (Nikkei, 07-Nov-2019). Tigerair Taiwan will…..

EVA Air selects marketing theme to promote connection via Taipei

EVA Air selected (07-Nov-2019) “Taipei, Your Best Gateway to Asia” as its marketing theme, with the message to be posted in prominent areas of major…..

Visitor arrivals to Sri Lanka down 23% in Oct-2019

Sri Lanka‘s Tourism Development Authority reported (07-Nov-2019) visitor arrivals to Sri Lanka for Oct-2019. Details include: Visitor arrivals: 118,743, -22.5% year-on-year; India: 33,217, -13.0%; China (including Hong Kong and Macau): 11,683,…..

Vistara to receive six A320neo aircraft by Dec-2019

Vistara confirmed (04-Nov-2019) plans to take delivery of six A320neo aircraft by Dec-2019 and take delivery of two Boeing 787-9 aircraft and one A321neo between…..