Hainan Airlines to launch Beijing-Tijuana-Mexico City service in Mar-2018, first nonstop to LatAm

Hainan Airlines, via its official Weibo account, announced (02-Feb-2018) plans to launch three times weekly Beijing-Tijuana-Mexico City service with Boeing 787 aircraft from 21-Mar-2018. Once…..

Hainan Airlines applies to expand UK/Ireland network; plans Dublin an Edinburgh arrivals

Hainan Airlines filed (02-Feb-2018) an application with CAAC to launch the following international services: Changsha-London: Three times weekly with Boeing 787 aircraft from Mar-2018; Guangzhou-Manchester:…..

AIAL exploring plans to sell 24.55% North Queensland Airports shareholding

Auckland International Airport Ltd (AIAL) stated it has “encountered strong buyer interest” for its 24.55% shareholding in North Queensland Airports (NQA) and is exploring plans…..

Norwegian Air Argentina plans Buenos Aires-Tahiti service

Norwegian Air Argentina plans to launch service from Buenos Aires to Tahiti (Radio NZ, 29-Dec-2017). Currently, the only air service between Papeete and South America…..

Emirates updates South Pacific operations for summer 2018

Emirates updated planned South Pacific summer 2018 operations, effective 25-Dec-2017, as follows (Routes Online, 29-Dec-2017): Dubai–Brisbane: Boeing 777-300ER replaces -200LR from 25-Mar-2018 on EK430/431. Overall,…..

Australia expected to announce plans for major security upgrades to regional airports in Jan-2018

Australia‘s newly appointed Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton is expected to announced plans for major security upgrades to regional airports during Jan-2018 (ABC, 30-Dec-2017). Changes…..

DHL commences service from Oslo to Seoul and Shanghai

DHL commenced (08-Sep-2017) twice weekly service from Oslo to Seoul and Shanghai with Boeing 747-400F equipment on 08-Sep-2017. The service is expected to meet strong demand for Norwegian seafood and…..

Lion Air confirms plans to commence services from eight cities to Jeddah in Oct-2017

Lion Air Group, via its official Facebook account, announced (07-Sep-2017) Lion Air plans to commence services from Balikpapan, Banda Aceh, Bandung, Padang, Palembang, Pekanbaru, Solo and Tanjung Karang to Jeddah in mid Oct-2017. The…..

Virgin Australia to increase Melbourne-Hong Kong frequency to daily

Virgin Australia announced (07-Sep-2017) plans to increase Melbourne-Hong Kong frequency from five times weekly to daily, effective 12-Nov-2017. Virgin Australia Airlines acting group executive Rob Sharp said: “Hong Kong…..

China Eastern Airlines to operate daily Shanghai-Brisbane from Nov-2017

China Eastern Airlines confirmed (07-Sep-2017) plans to increase Shanghai-Brisbane frequency from four to seven times weekly, effective Nov-2017. China is currently the second largest international visitor market for Brisbane…..