WTTC: Japan remains the world’s third largest travel and tourism economy in 2018

World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) reported (20-Mar-2019) Japan retained its position as the world’s third largest travel and tourism sector economy during 2018, generating…..

China and South Korea sign expanded bilateral air services MoU

CAAC announced (15-Mar-2019) China and South Korea held a new round of aviation discussion between 13-Mar-2019 and 15-Mar-2019 to exchange views on current market conditions…..

All Nippon Airways to implement ANA FAST TRAVEL measures at Okinawa Airport

All Nippon Airways (ANA) announced (19-Mar-2019) plans to implement the following ANA FAST TRAVEL measures at Okinawa Naha Airport, commencing 20-Mar-2019: Installation of inline baggage…..

CTM announces outlines key strategic initiatives under three phase growth programme

Corporate Travel Management outlined (CTM) (20-Mar-2019) details of its three phase strategic development plan: Phase one: Establishing a global network through acquisition over FY2014 to FY2017:…..

PATA forecasts international visitor arrivals up 6% to 728m in 2019

Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) reported (19-Mar-2019) Asia Pacific international visitor arrivals forecast for 2019. Details includes: International visitor arrivals: 728.4 million, +5.8% year-on-year; Top…..

Korean Air to deploy Boeing 787-9 on Seoul-Moscow service from Mar-2019

Korean Air reportedly plans to deploy Boeing 787-9 aircraft, replacing A330-200 aircraft, on five times weekly Seoul Incheon-Moscow Sheremetyevo service, commencing 31-Mar-2019 (Yonhap News, 19-Mar-2019)……

Visitor arrivals to Japan up 4% in Feb-2019, departures up 10%

Japan National Tourism Organisation (JNTO) reported (19-Mar-2019) visitor arrivals to Japan for Feb-2019. Details include: Total foreign visitors: 2.6 million, +3.8% year-on-year; South Korea: 715,800,…..

SpiceJet receives offers for lease of grounded Jet Airways aircraft

SpiceJet reportedly received offers from lessors for the dry lease of up to 50 Boeing aircraft previously operated by Jet Airways (DNA India/Economic Times/Money Control/Live…..

South Korea MOLIT approves proposal to permit 70 additional frequencies per week on China services

South Korea‘s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MOLIT) approved (15-Mar-2019) a proposal to permit 70 additional frequencies per week on services connecting South Korea…..

Cathay Pacific in discussion on every aspect of 777-9X

Cathay Pacific CEO Rupert Hogg said the carrier is “already in discussion” with Boeing and “others” on every aspect of the 777-9X aircraft, which Cathay…..