Hong Kong sees highest March visitor arrival since 2009 in Mar-2018

Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) reported (30-Apr-2018) visitor arrivals to Hong Kong for Mar-2018. Details include: Visitor arrivals: 4.6 million, +8.9% year-on-year; Short haul (excludes mainland China): 783,757, +4.5%; Taiwan:…..

IATA: Asia Pacific FTK growth returns to below industry average in Feb-2018

IATA reported (24-Apr-2018) Asia Pacific carriers recorded FTK growth of 6.5% year-on-year in Feb-2018, down from 9% in Jan-2018 and returning to slightly below the…..

JAL expects Korean-Delta JV to ‘stimulate the market between North Asia’ and the US

Japan Airlines (JAL) VP marketing and strategy research Asia and Oceania Region Akihide Yoguchi, speaking on CAPA TV, commented (Apr-2018) on the changes to Asia-North America…..

Hainan Airlines Group operating profit increase 51% in 1Q2018

Hainan Airlines Group reported (27-Apr-2018) the following financial highlights for the three months ended 31-Mar-2018: Total operating revue: CNY16,809 million (USD2643 million), +5.6% year-on-year; Total…..

AAPA: Regional airlines see economic growth spurring travel and cargo demand

Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) reported (26-Apr-2018) Asia Pacific airlines showed “firm growth in international air passenger markets, and more moderate but still positive…..

Qantas notes high employee engagement, customer satisfaction, financial performance trifecta

Qantas responded to a Senate Committee hearing on whether corporate tax cuts will lead to wage increases, noting the carrier’s history of employee engagement and…..

Hainan Airlines to launch Beijing-Tijuana-Mexico City service in Mar-2018, first nonstop to LatAm

Hainan Airlines, via its official Weibo account, announced (02-Feb-2018) plans to launch three times weekly Beijing-Tijuana-Mexico City service with Boeing 787 aircraft from 21-Mar-2018. Once…..

Hainan Airlines applies to expand UK/Ireland network; plans Dublin an Edinburgh arrivals

Hainan Airlines filed (02-Feb-2018) an application with CAAC to launch the following international services: Changsha-London: Three times weekly with Boeing 787 aircraft from Mar-2018; Guangzhou-Manchester:…..

AIAL exploring plans to sell 24.55% North Queensland Airports shareholding

Auckland International Airport Ltd (AIAL) stated it has “encountered strong buyer interest” for its 24.55% shareholding in North Queensland Airports (NQA) and is exploring plans…..

Norwegian Air Argentina plans Buenos Aires-Tahiti service

Norwegian Air Argentina plans to launch service from Buenos Aires to Tahiti (Radio NZ, 29-Dec-2017). Currently, the only air service between Papeete and South America…..