Visitor arrivals to Taiwan up 5% in Aug-2018, visitor arrivals from Asia up 6%

Taiwan Tourism Bureau reported (25-Sep-2018) visitor arrivals to Taiwan for Aug-2018. Details include: Visitor arrivals: 953,252, +4.8% year-on-year; Asia: 866,236, +5.8%; Mainland China: 256,944, +2.8%;…..

Airbus to increase A320 Tianjin assembly line production in 2019

Airbus said production at its A320 family final assembly line in Tianjin will increase from four and a half aircraft per month to five aircraft…..

SMBC Aviation Capital delivers first of 13 737 MAX aircraft to Jet Airways

SMBC Aviation Capital delivered (25-Sep-2018) its first Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft (MSN 44863) on sale and leaseback to Jet Airways. The full transaction, originally…..

IndiGo to commence services to Kuala Lumpur in Nov-2018

IndiGo, via its official Facebook page, announced (25-Sep-2018) plans to commence daily Delhi-Kuala Lumpur and Bangalore-Kuala Lumpur services, effective 15-Nov-2018. Kuala Lumpur will be the…..

Lion Air Group outlines country interest for route development

Lion Air Group president director Edward Sirait reconfirmed interest in developing routes to Myanmar (, 24-Sep-2018). “Myanmar is what we are talking about intensely, how many routes they…..

Spring Airlines Japan targeting Chinese cities with USD15,000 GDP per capita

Spring Airlines Japan chairman Wang Wei said the carrier will target Chinese cities with GDP per capita exceeding USD15,000 (Travel Watch, 23-Sep-2018). He said there…..

Visitor arrivals to Macau up 19% to 3.4m in Aug-2018, visitor arrivals from China up 25%

Macau‘s Statistics and Census Service reported (24-Sep-2018) total visitor arrivals to Macau for Aug-2018. Details include: Visitor arrivals: 3.4 million, +18.7% year-on-year; Mainland China: 2.5…..

SpiceJet reports highest domestic load factor for 41 consecutive months

SpiceJet head of communications Tushar Srivastava, via his personal Twitter account, commented (24-Sep-2018) on the carrier’s strong domestic load factor performance. He noted: “This is…..

Bombardier delivers first 90 seat Q400 to SpiceJet

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced (21-Sep-2018) the delivery of its first 90 seat Q400 aircraft. The aircraft was handed over to SpiceJet, the launch operator for…..

Air Belgium to suspend Brussels-Hong Kong service

Air Belgium announced (21-Sep-2018) plans to suspend operations to Hong Kong. The carrier noted: “The reason for the pause is the fact that Air Belgium faced…..