Chinese airlines pax up 13% in Jan/Feb-2019, up 11% in Feb-2019

CAAC reported (15-Mar-2019) the following traffic highlights for Chinese airlines: Feb-2019: Passengers: 53.8 million, +11.1% year-on-year; Domestic: 47.9 million, +10.8%; International: 6.0 million, +13.5%; Cargo:…..

StarLux Airlines to sign purchase for 17 A350s on 19-Mar-2019

StarLux Airlines will sign a purchase agreement for 17 A350 aircraft, including five A350-900s and 12 A350-1000s, with Airbus and Rolls-Royce on 19-Mar-2019 (CNA, 18-Mar-2019)……

Fly Gangwon aims to serve 31 destinations by 2022

Fly Gangwon reportedly aims to secure an air operators certificate and commence operations by Oct-2019 (Wonju Today, 17-Mar-2019). The start up LCC will be based…..

EVA Air had 79 aircraft, 22 awaiting delivery as of 28-Feb-2019

EVA Air, via its official website, stated (Mar-2019) it had 79 aircraft and 22 aircraft awaiting delivery as of 01-Mar-2019. Details are as follows: Total…..

Cathay Pacific Group targets 6.8% capacity growth in 2018

Cathay Pacific Group announced (13-Mar-2019) it is targeting a 6.8% year-on-year increase in network wide capacity (ASK) growth in 2019, including a 12.7% growth in…..

Visitor arrivals to Guam up 8% in Feb-2019, arrivals from Japan up 25%

Guam Visitors Bureau reported (13-Mar-2019) the second best February visitor arrivals to Guam in Feb-2019. Details include: Visitor arrivals: 137,244, +7.9% year-on-year; South Korea: 59,429,…..

Flight Centre Travel Group increases stakes in Sam :] and 30SecondsToFly

Flight Centre Travel Group (FCTG) announced (14-Mar-2019) two additional investments in its ‘Labs’ programme, covering Sam :] and 30SecondsToFly. Details include: FCTG increased its shareholding…..

China Eastern Airlines considering establishing airline in Hainan

China Eastern Airlines is reportedly considering establishing a new airline in Hainan, with Ctrip and Juneyao Air also considering investment in the start up (Aviation…..

Hainan Airlines applies to launch Athens services

CAAC announced (13-Mar-2019) Hainan Airlines applied to launch the following services to Greece: Chengdu-Athens: Twice weekly from Aug-2019; Shenzhen-Athens: Twice weekly from Jul-2019.

Air Belgium scraps plans to launch Charleroi-Hong Kong service however China ‘still our priority’

Air Belgium renounced (14-Mar-2019) plans to resume Brussels Charleroi-Hong Kong service given current market conditions. “The economical and operational conditions are not met to viably resume the…..