India and US seek to ‘bolster long term strategic and commercial aviation cooperation’

Airports Authority of India (AAI), via its official Twitter account, stated (09-May-2018) the US Trade and Development Agency and India‘s Ministry of Civil Aviation met…..

San Vicente hopes to attract up to 100,000 tourists in 2018: Municipal administrator

San Vicente Municipal Administrator James Inawasan said the municipality aims to attract up to 100,000 tourists in 2018, with the opening of San Vicente Airport on 10-May-2018 (, 10-May-2018). The…..

Indian Government denies approval for Jet Airways-Jet Lite merger

Jet Airways confirmed (09-May-2018) India‘s Government did not give approval for a merger with subsidiary JetLite, nearly three years after the proposal was announced by the carrier in…..

EU sees partnership with ASEAN member states as of ‘high importance’

European Commission Directorate General for Mobility and Transport (DG MOVE) DG Henrik Hololei, in an editorial, stated for the EU, a “close and deep partnership with member…..

IATA: 1Q2018 financial results strong, but share prices down and oil prices are up

IATA released (09-May-2018) its May-2018 Airlines Financial Monitor. Key highlights include: 1Q2018 initial data indicates a year-on-year pick-up in airline financial performance. The improvement was broad based,…..

Qantas and Jetstar Asia to relocate from T2 to T3 at Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta Airport

Qantas confirmed (08-May-2018) it will relocate from terminal 2 to terminal 3 at Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, effective 11-May-2018. T2 will become a dedicated domestic terminal later…..

ANA Group reports 56th consecutive month of international pax growth in Mar-2018

ANA Group reported (08-May-2018) the following traffic highlights for Mar-2018: Passengers: Domestic: 3.4 million, -0.7% year-on-year; International: 888,267, +7.8%; Asia: 615,944, +8.0%; North America: 197,992,…..

JEJU air reports sharp profit growth in 1Q2018, Japan overtakes SE Asia as largest revenue market

JEJU air reported (08-May-2018) the following financial highlights for the three months ended 31-Mar-2018: Operating revenue: KRW308.5 billion (USD287.5 million), +28% year-on-year; Passengers: KRW286.6 billion…..

Pilots Union Taoyuan appoints EVA Air captain as chairman

Pilots Union Taoyuan, via its official Facebook account, announced (08-May-2018) the appointment of EVA Air captain Li Xinyan as chairman. The union has 1400 members.

Sri Lanka reports double digit growth in visitor arrivals in Apr-2018

Sri Lanka‘s Tourism Development Authority reported (08-May-2018) visitor arrivals to Sri Lanka for Apr-2018. Details include: Visitor arrivals: 180,429, +12.6% year-on-year; India: 29,860, +13.4%; UK:…..

ANA Holdings reports 8% international pax growth, domestic up 7% during 2018 golden week

ANA Holdings reported (07-May-2018) the following traffic highlights for the 2018 golden week holiday period between 27-Apr-2018 and 06-May-2018: Passengers: Domestic: 1.4 million, +6.5% year-on-year;…..