India DGCA deregisters 83 grounded Jet Airways aircraft

India‘s Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has reportedly deregistered 83 grounded Jet Airways aircraft since Feb-2019, including 67 Boeing 737 aircraft, eight ATR aircraft,…..

Thai Airways net profit declines 84% in 1Q2019, operating revenue drops while cost rises

Thai Airways reported (16-May-2019) the following financial highlights for the three months ended 31-Mar-2019: Total operating revenue: THB49,791 million (USD1573 million), -6.9% year-on-year; Passenger and…..

Visitor arrivals to Nepal up 6% in Apr-2019, led by arrivals from China

Nepal Tourism Board reported (16-May-2019) visitor arrivals to Nepal in Apr-2019. Details include: Visitor arrivals: 104,198, +5.6% year-on-year; China: 17,287, +37.7%; India: 15,611, -6.0%; US:…..

Zipair to launch Bangkok and Seoul services from Narita in Mar-2020

Zipair plans to launch services from Tokyo Narita Airport to Bangkok and Seoul in Mar-2020 (Mainichi Shimbun, 14-May-2019). As previously reported by CAPA, the services…..

Korean Air operating profit down 16% in 1Q2019, net profit turns into the red

Korean Air reported (15-May-2019) the following financial highlights for the three months ended 31-Mar-2019: Revenue: KRW3050 billion (USD2711 million), +1.1% year-on-year; Passengers: KRW1906 billion (USD1694…..

Hainan Airlines reopens Beijing to Dublin and Edinburgh reservation for Sep/Oct-2019

Hainan Airlines re-opened reservation for Beijing-Dublin-Edinburgh-Beijing and Beijing-Edinburgh-Dublin-Beijing services, for travel between 01-Sep-2019 and 12-Oct-2019 (Routes Online, 15-May-2019). Reservations remains closed, except for full fare…..

IndiGo considering model changes in bid to add long haul operations

IndiGo CEO Ronojoy Dutta said the carrier is assessing plans to redesign its product to operate long haul services between India and Europe, including offering…..

Jetstar Japan CEO sees room for more LCC growth in Japan

Jetstar Japan CEO Masaru Kataoka noted there is still room for LCC growth in Japan (Aviation Wire, 14-May-2019). He said that with the extension of…..

Alliance Air to adopt low cost distribution platform in 2019

Alliance Air CEO C S Subbiah, via the airline’s official Facebook account, stated (09-May-2019) Alliance Air plans to adopt a “low cost distribution platform which…..

Air India requests government support for USD1.3bn loan repayments due in FY2019/2020

Air India reportedly requested financial support from India‘s Government to help cover approximately INR90 billion (USD1.3 billion) in aircraft loans due for repayment in FY2019/2020…..

Visitor arrivals to Philippines up 11% in Mar-2019, strong growth in North Asia market

Philippines‘ Department of Tourism reported (14-May-2019) visitor arrivals to the Philippines for Mar-2019. Details include: Visitor arrivals: 714,309, +11.1% year-on-year; South Korea: 158,794, +29.8%; China:…..