SIA and NokScoot launch line maintenance JV

Singapore Airlines (SIA) launched (11-Jul-2019) Line Maintenance Partnership (Thailand) Company, a JV with NokScoot, following an agreement between the parties signed on 29-Mar-2019. The JV…..

Chinese airlines operate 180 aircraft with internet service, serve 6.2m pax in 1H2019

CAAC reported (09-Jul-2019) 13 Chinese airlines have 340 aircraft with wireless internet systems, including 180 aircraft with air to ground communication capability. The connected aircraft provided internet service…..

Amadeus: Air travel online bookings had an 87.8% abandonment rate in 2018

Amadeus reported (10-Jul-2019) the average abandonment rate in the travel booking process, where visitors selected flights or hotels but left a website before completing the…..

Royal Brunei Airlines and Malindo Air partner to operate regional services to Borneo

Royal Brunei Airlines announced (10-Jul-2019) plans to operate regional services in partnership with Malindo Air, connecting Brunei with cities in Borneo. Royal Brunei CEO Karam…..

Chinese airlines pax up 9% in 1H2019

CAAC reported (09-Jul-2019) the following traffic highlights for Chinese airlines for the six months ended Jun-2019: Passengers: 320 million, +8.5% year-on-year; Cargo: 3.5 million tonnes,…..

Travelport names Greg Webb as new CEO

Travelport‘s board of directors named (09-Jul-2019) Greg Webb as CEO, effective 01-Aug-2019. Mr Webb succeeds Gordon Wilson, who will step down as president and CEO……

TAT aiming to increase tourism revenues by 10% in 2020

Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) governor Yuthasak Supasorn stated (09-Jul-2019) TAT will aim to increase tourism revenues by 10% in 2020, adding the year will be…..

Fuji Dream Airlines confirms plans to commence scheduled service at Kobe Airport

Fuji Dream Airlines announced (05-Jul-2019) plans to commence scheduled services at Kobe Airport from winter 2019/2020, effective 27-Oct-2019. The carrier said destinations from Kobe will…..

MAVCOM reports 100% air traffic rights approval rate for 2Q2019

Malaysian Aviation Commission (MAVCOM) reported (09-Jul-2019) a 100% approval rate for air traffic rights applications during 2Q2019, with 51 allocations and one partially approved application……

Sri Lanka to decrease fees, charges at Colombo Bandaranaike to increase connectivity

Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority stated the price of aviation fuel, ground handling and embarkation fees at Colombo Bandaranaike International Airport will be reduced for six…..

Eastar Jet to become seventh airline to operate Seoul-Shanghai

Eastar Jet announced (05-Jul-2019) plans to launch daily Seoul Incheon-Shanghai Pudong service from 12-Jul-2019. Eastar Jet will become the seventh airline to operate on the…..