Garuda Indonesia to introduce first class to Jakarta-Tokyo Haneda service in late Oct-2018

Garuda Indonesia plans to introduce first class to Jakarta-Tokyo Haneda service from 29-Oct-2018, utilising three class Boeing 777-300ER aircraft on a six times weekly basis (Routes…..

OAG: HNA Group capacity expands 18% in year to Jun-2018, stronger than other major Chinese airlines

OAG, via its official blog, reported (02-Oct-2018) the HNA Group of 13 airlines operated combined group capacity of 132 million seats for the 12 months…..

Vistara CEO: ‘We want to be a global full service carrier’

Vistara CEO Leslie Thng stated Vistara’s planned international network will differ from Singapore Airlines‘ (SIA) network because “Our travel pattern, the demand, the population size…..

Italy’s government seeks ‘strategic partners’ for Alitalia

Italy‘s Secretary of State Michele Geraci stated the government is interested in finding “strategic partners” for Alitalia (handelsblatt.com, 01-Oct-2018). He said: “These could be Chinese…..

AirAsia sees ‘massive potential’ in China in future, only 8.7% of Chinese currently hold passports

AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes, via his personal LinkedIn account, stated (01-Oct-2018) the market in China is still largely underserved, and his “dream” is to “consistently…..

China Eastern Airlines Group is second largest airline group in China

OAG, via its official blog, stated (01-Oct-2018) China Eastern Airlines Group holds 18% of China‘s capacity and is the second largest airline group in the…..

Pakistan International Airlines has more than 500 employees per aircraft

Pakistan‘s Federal Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry, via his official Twitter account, stated (28-Sep-2018) Pakistan International Airlines has a ratio of more than 500 employees per…..

Singapore Airlines receives second A350-900ULR

CAPA – Centre for Aviation stated (01-Oct-2018) Singapore Airlines received one new A350-900ULR (9V-SGB; MSN 223) as recorded by the CAPA Fleet Database. Singapore Airlines…..

Asiana Airlines notes overall pax sales growth, maintains ‘solid’ cargo sales growth

Asiana Airlines stated (01-Oct-2018) it is continuing to resume services to China as political relations between South Korea and China continue to improve. The carrier…..

Hainan Airlines takes delivery of first A350-900

Hainan Airlines, according to a xmyzlcom Weibo post, stated (29-Sep-2018) it took delivery of its first A350-900 aircraft (B-1069, serial number 098). The aircraft is…..

Amadeus: Malaysia Airlines takes digital transformation to next level with flight booking chatbot

Malaysia Airlines and Amadeus announced (28-Sep-2018) an expanded agreement with the launch of MHchat, a new feature which helps travellers book flights and pay through…..