China United Airlines to be first to operate at Beijing Daxing International Airport

China United Airlines will be the first airline to operate at Beijing Daxing International Airport when the airport commences operation by the end of Sep-2019…..

Sichuan Airlines commences Chengdu-Helsinki-Copenhagen service

Sichuan Airlines, via its official Weibo account, announced (16-Sep-2019) the launch of twice weekly Chengdu-Helsinki-Copenhagen service with A330 aircraft on 16-Sep-2019.

Vietravel Airlines plans to launch commercial operations in early 2020 with leased aircraft

Vietravel Airlines plans to launch its first commercial services in 2020 with three to four leased aircraft (Reuters, 13-Sep-2019). The majority of the carrier’s proposed new services…..

JAL reportedly engaged in talks about stake in Malaysia Airlines

Japan Airlines (JAL) reportedly entered talks concerning acquiring a stake in Malaysia Airlines (The Edge/Taipei Times, 15-Sep-2019). As previously reported by CAPA, JAL and Malaysia…..

Visitor arrivals to Philippines up 18% in Jul-2019, strong growth in arrivals from North Asia

Philippines‘ Department of Tourism reported (15-Sep-2019) visitor arrivals to Philippines for Jul-2019. Details include: Visitor arrivals: 719,057, +18.1% year-on-year; China: 171,848, +43.2%; South Korea: 167,249,…..

China Southern Airlines Group ends Aug-2019 with 852 aircraft

China Southern Airlines Group reported (12-Sep-2019) the following fleet changes for Aug-2019: Additions: One A321neo, one A320neo, one Boeing 777-300ER and one 787-9 aircraft; Retirements:…..

Singapore Airlines to take over SilkAir Busan service from late Oct-2019

Singapore Airlines (SIA) announced (12-Sep-2019) plans to take over SilkAir‘s Singapore-Busan service from 28-Oct-2019 due to increased demand, increasing seat capacity by 76% on the…..

Cathay Pacific to suspend Hong Kong-Dublin service in winter 2019/2020

Cathay Pacific plans to suspend Hong Kong-Dublin service from 07-Nov-2019 to 29-Mar-2020, as per a 12-Sep-2019 GDS display and inventory. Cathay operates four times weekly…..

LOT Polish Airlines provides schedule details and expectations for new Warsaw-Delhi service

LOT Polish Airlines confirmed (12-Sep-2019) the launch of five times weekly Warsaw-Delhi service, operating with three class Boeing 787-8 and 787-9 aircraft. LOT Polish Airlines…..

China Airlines pax up 2%, cargo traffic down 13% in Aug-2019

China Airlines reported (12-Sep-2019) the following traffic highlights for Aug-2019: Operating revenue*: TWD12,808 million (USD408.6 million), -4.0% year-on-year; Passenger: TWD8766 million (USD279.6 million), +3.9%; Cargo:…..

Cathay Pacific Group pax down 11%, cargo down 14% in Aug-2019

Cathay Pacific Group reported (11-Sep-2019) the following combined traffic highlights for Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon for Aug-2019: Passengers: 2.9 million, -11.3% year-on-year; Passenger load…..