Malaysia Airlines: US FAA downgrade ‘may or may not affect’ existing US codeshares

Malaysia Airlines stated its air safety downgrade by the US FAA “May or may not affect” existing codeshares to and from the US with several…..

Visitor arrivals to Nepal up 8% in the first 10 months of 2019

Nepal Tourism Board reported (11-Nov-2019) visitor arrivals to Nepal for Oct-2019 and 10 months ended Oct-2019. Details include: Oct-2019: Visitor arrivals: 143,870, +10.0% year-on-year; China: 15,037, +11.5%; India: 12,706,…..

EVA Air pax up 10%, cargo up 1% in Oct-2019, yield declines

EVA Air reported (11-Nov-2019) the following traffic highlights for Oct-2019: Passenger revenue: TWD8595 million (USD280.2 million), +6.5% year-on-year; Passengers: 1.1 million, +10.0%; Passenger load factor: 78.9%,…..

Malaysia’s PM: ‘We will correct’ US FAA air safety downgrade

Malaysia‘s Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad reported plans to take corrective measures and to “Find out why” Malaysia’s air safety rating was downgraded to Category 2 by…..

South Korea MOLIT grounds nine 737NG and refers 36 to Boeing for fuselage cracks

South Korea‘s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MOLIT) completed (11-Nov-2019) safety inspections on 100 Boeing 737NG aircraft at the request of the US FAA……

Cathay Pacific Group outlines fleet optimisation plans with distinct strategy for each airline

Cathay Pacific Group outlined (08-Nov-2019) the following fleet optimisation plans: The airline group will optimise the passenger fleet of its three passenger airlines – Cathay…..

PIA records 41% revenue increase in H1FY2019/2020

Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) CEO Arshad Mahmood Malik reported PIA recorded a 41% year-on-year increase in revenue in H1FY2019/2020 (The News International/Pakistan Observer/Pakistan Tribune, 08/09-Nov-2019)……

Airbus sees A220 opportunities in Cambodia ‘because of its location’

Airbus held an event to promote its A220 in Cambodia on 07-Nov-2019, as part of a promotional tour for the aircraft across the Asia Pacific region…..

StarLux to undertake aircraft proving test in Nov-2019 ahead of launch in Jan-2020

Taiwan Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) stated StarLux Airlines will undertake a 50 hour aircraft proving test administered by the CAA in the week commencing 11-Nov-2019…..

IndiGo still plans to commence nonstop services between India and Europe: CEO

IndiGo CEO Ronojoy Dutta reported the LCC does aim to expand its recently signed codeshare agreement with Qatar Airways to offer its passengers connectivity from…..

Tigerair Taiwan planning Niigata service from Mar-2020

Tigerair Taiwan plans to operate scheduled Taipei-Niigata service from Mar-2020, becoming the first foreign LCC to operate at Niigata Airport (Nikkei, 07-Nov-2019). Tigerair Taiwan will…..