Nepal Airlines takes delivery of A330-200 aircraft

Nepal Airlines received (28-Jun-2018) one A330-200 aircraft (9N-ALY), leased from Hi Fly. Nepal Airlines deputy MD Ganesh Bahadur Chand said the airline plans to deploy…..

Philippine Airlines enters debt financing agreement GECAS and Novus Announce

Philippine Airlines entered (28-Jun-2018 ) a debt financing agreement with GECAS and Novus Aviation Capital. PK AirFinance, a GECAS company, will provide senior debt for the acquisition of four 2018 manufacturer…..

AAPA intl pax up 9% to 28.8m in May-2018

Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) reported (26-Jun-2018) the following international traffic highlights for its member airlines in May-2018: Passengers: 28.8 million, +8.7% year-on-year; Passenger…..

Vanilla Air reports USD7.6m operating profit in FY2017

Vanilla Air reported (25-Jun-2018) the following financial highlights for the 12 months ended 31-Mar-2018: Operating revenue: JPY32,950 million (USD297.4 million); Operating costs: JPY32,103 million (USD289.8…..

MAVCOM responds to allegations of unfair treatment by Eaglexpress and Suasa Airlines executives

Malaysian Aviation Commission (MAVCOM) responded (26-Jun-2018) to allegations by Eaglexpress Air Charter president Azlan Zainal Abidin and Suasa Airlines CEO Sheikh Salleh Abod, as follows: On 22-Jul-2016, MAVCOM rejected Suasa…..

China and Côte d’Ivoire sign bilateral air services agreement

China and Côte d’Ivoire signed (26-Jun-2018) a bilateral air services agreement to strengthen cooperation in all fields of civil aviation and laying the legal foundation…..

AirAsia Group CEO calls for consumers to speak out against ‘unjustifiable’ airport fees

AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes, via his official Facebook and Twitter accounts, said (25-Jun-2018) the airline continues to fight for lower airport fees, particularly at Kuala Lumpur…..

Hong Kong Airlines notes strong trend on Japan services, looking to expand

Hong Kong Airlines GM for Japan Lee Jieshi said trend on the carrier’s eight Japan services are strong, adding the carrier aims to achieve further growth by continuing to…..

Philippine Airlines to increase Manila-Melbourne frequency in late Oct-2018

Philippine Airlines plans to increase Manila-Melbourne frequency from five to seven times weekly, effective 28-Oct-2018, according to a 25-Jun-2018 GDS display. The airline operates the service with A330-300…..

Jet Airways to purchase additional 757, 737 MAX aircraft

Jet Airways confirmed (25-Jun-2018) it entered into another agreement with Boeing for purchase of an additional 75 737 MAX aircraft. This is the third agreement the carrier has entered…..