IATA: Airfreight records slowest pace of FTK growth in 22 months in Mar-2018

IATA reported (02-May-2018) global freight traffic (FTKs) increased 1.7% year-on-year in Mar-2018, the slowest pace of growth in 22 months, while AFTKs increased 4.4%, marking…..

Singapore Airlines confirms Singapore-Melbourne-Wellington launch plans

Singapore Airlines confirmed (03-May-2018) plans to commence four times weekly Singapore-Melbourne-Wellington service on 03-May-2018. Regional VP South West Pacific Philip Goh said the increase in…..

Vietnam reports double digit growth in visitor arrivals in Apr-2018

Vietnam‘s General Statistics Office reported (02-May-2018) estimated foreign visitor arrivals to Vietnam for Apr-2018. Details include: International visitor arrivals: 1.3 million +25.2% year-on-year; China: 419,590,…..

Juneyao Air unveils new brand

Juneyao Air, via its official website, rebranded (May-2018) as Juneyao Air, from previous branding of Juneyao Airlines. The carrier said its two Boeing 787-9 aircraft,…..

India Govt responds to 160 clarification queries related to Air India disinvestment

India‘s Department of Investment and Public Asset Management released (01-May-2018) a 19 page document on the proposed Air India disinvestment, entitled: “Clarifications sought by Interested…..

Telecom Commission approves inflight WiFi

India‘s Minister for Civil Aviation Suresh Prabhu welcomed (01-May-2018) the Telecom Commission‘s approval for offering in flight connectivity within Indian airspace. He said that the…..

Philippine Airlines confirms plans to increase frequency, introduce A321neo to Brisbane

Philippine Airlines confirmed (01-May-2018) plans to increase Manila–Brisbane frequency from three to four times weekly and replace A340 with A321neo equipment on the service, effective 02-Jul-2018. The A321neo…..

Vietnam Airlines reports performance highlights for 1Q2018

Vietnam Airlines reported (25-Apr-2018) the following results for 1Q2018: Consolidated group revenue estimated at VND25,500 billion (USD1.12 billion). Vietnam Airlines revenue estimated at VND18,600 billion…..

Boeing to double 767 production between 2016 and 2020

Boeing Commercial Airplanes VP marketing Randy Tinseth confirmed (26-Apr-2018) the company plans to increase 767 production to three aircraft per month in 2020, due in…..

CAPA Events Speaker Updates

CAPA – Centre for Aviation confirmed (27-Apr-2018) Amadeus senior business development manager Carl Rogers, Cebgo/Cebu Pacific president and CEO/VP-Commercial Planning Alexander Lao and Embraer Asia…..

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:…..