India’s Ministry of Civil Aviation expects 1bn Indian pax in next 15-20yrs

India‘s Ministry of Civil Aviation, via its official Twitter account, stated (22-May-2018) the expectations are for strong domestic passenger growth over the next 15 to…..

KrisFlyer and Points expand loyalty points redemption options

Singapore Airlines‘ KrisFlyer frequent flyer programme and loyalty commerce company Points launched (22-May-2018) the ‘KrisFlyer vRooms’ platform, enabling KrisFlyer members to use miles to redeem…..

Indonesian Govt to speed up expansion of Padang Minangkabau Airport

Indonesia‘s President Joko Widodo stated the government plans to expedite the redevelopment and expansion of Padang Minangkabau International Airport (The Jakarta Post/Industri, 21-May-2018). The project is targeted…..

Air China files initial changes to its South Pacific network for winter 2018/2019

Air China filed initial changes to its South Pacific network for winter 2018/2019, effective 28-Oct-2018, as follows (Routes Online, 18-May-2018): Beijing–Brisbane: Four times weekly service in…..

Air China: ‘It’s only natural that we enter into a JV’ with United Airlines

Air China VP & general manager for North America Zhihang Chi, speaking on CAPA TV, commented (Apr-2018) on the desire to have a JV with United if there…..

CAPA India expects rising fuel, weakened Rupee, capacity to impact FY2019 results

CAPA India, via its official Twitter account, stated (20-May-2018) it expects that Indian airline full year financial results for FY2019 relative to FY2018 will be…..

Cathay Pacific, TravelSky sign strategic framework agreement

Cathay Pacific and OpenJaw‘s parent company, TravelSky Technology, signed (21-May-2018) a strategic cooperation framework agreement, which will widen the partnership between the two companies for air travel e-commerce…..

CAPA Event Speaker Updates

Nine prominent airline CEOs confirmed as new attendees for CAPA Airline CEOs in Sydney CAPA – Centre for Aviation announced (21-May-2018) the following new attendees for…..

IATA: Chinese airlines fly 55% more traffic than US carriers at similar economic development stage

IATA reported (20-May-2018) Chinese airlines fly 55% more passengers than airlines based in America did when the US was at a similar stage of economic…..

AAPA notes more LCC penetration in China

Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) DG Andrew Herdman, speaking at the CAPA Airline Leader Summit, stated (18-May-2018) LCCs have penetrated “significantly” in Southeast Asia,…..