Cathay Pacific pax up 2% in 2018, growth led by Europe market

Cathay Pacific reported (15-Jan-2019) the following traffic highlights: Dec-2018: Passengers: 3.1 million, +1.8% year-on-year; Passenger traffic (RPKs): +4.9%; South Asia, Middle East & Africa: +11.2%;…..

MAVCOM awards traffic rights to Malaysia Airlines, Malindo Air and MASwings in Dec-2018

Malaysian Aviation Commission (MAVCOM) awarded (15-Jan-2019) the following traffic rights in Dec-2018: Malaysia Airlines: Kuala Lumpur-Bangkok Suvarnabhumi: Four additional weekly frequencies, effective Mar-2019; Kuala Lumpur-Denpasar:…..

China Southern Airlines Group ends Dec-2018 with 840 aircraft

China Southern Airlines Group reported (14-Jan-2019) the following fleet changes for Dec-2018: Additions: Two Boeing 737-800, three 737 MAX 8, one 787-9, four A320neo, two…..

AirAsia Japan recruiting A320 pilots

AirAsia Japan said it is recruiting A320 flight crew, with plans to hold recruitment in Mar-2019 (Aviation Wire, 14-Jan-2019). The carrier plans to expand its…..

Malaysia Airlines Group CEO on Firefly’s Singapore suspension: ‘We need a resolution very quickly’

Malaysia Airlines Group CEO Izham Ismail said the suspension of Singapore operations by Firefly is costing the group MYR15 million (USD3.7 million) to MYR20 million…..

Pakistan International Airlines recording USD22m in losses per month

Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) chairman and CEO Air Marshal Arshad Mahmood Malik reported the following operational performance details for PIA (Daily Pakistan/History of PIA/Nation, 14/15-Jan-2019):…..

Star Air India to commence operations in Jan-2019

Star Air (India), via its official Twitter account, announced (11/12-Jan-2019) plans to commence operations on 25-Jan-2019 with the launch of daily Hubballi-Bangalore and daily Hubballi-Tirupati…..

13 China and Cambodia airlines to jointly establish maintenance alliance

Okay Airways, Loong Airlines, Chengdu Airlines, Spring Airlines, Donghai Airlines, Colorful Guizhou Airlines, China Express Airlines, Yunnan Hongtu Airlines, JC (Cambodia) International Airlines, Lanmei Airlines,…..

Bamboo Airways to commence operations on 16-Jan-2019

Bamboo Airways opened (12-Jan-2019) ticket sales on 12-Jan-2019 and plans to commence operations on 16-Jan-2019, according to FLC Group. The airline will initially focus on…..

BOC Aviation announces operational highlights for 2018

BOC Aviation reported (11-Jan-2019) the following operational highlights for 4Q2018 and 2018: A total fleet of 511 aircraft owned, managed and on order; An average…..