China air travel increase 12% in 1H2018

China‘s Ministry of Transport reported (27-Jul-2018) total air travel increase 12.4% year-on-year to 300 million passengers in 1H2018. Travel by rail increased 8.0% to 1.6…..

Singapore Airlines Group Q1FY2019 performance impacted by increased fuel costs

Singapore Airlines Group reported (26-Jul-2018) operating performance was adversely impacted by increased net fuel costs in Q1FY2019, despite a SGD178 million (USD130.5 million) increase in passenger…..

AirAsia X reports double digit growth in pax in 2Q2018, 81% load factor

AirAsia X reported (26-Jul-2018) the following traffic highlights for the three months ended Jun-2018: Passengers: 1.6 million, +13% year-on-year; Seats: 1.9 million, +12%; Passenger load…..

JAL launches web based dynamic package reservation system in Australia

JAL Group subsidiary, JALPAK Co Ltd, announced (26-Jul-2018) the launch of a web-based dynamic package reservation system for customers in Australia on 23-Jul-2018. The web-based service will provide options…..

Hawaiian Airlines hopes to formally launch JV with Japan Airlines in 2019

Hawaiian Airlines CEO Peter Ingram stated the airline, together with Japan Airlines, hope to win approvals for their joint venture agreement from the relevant governmental authorities in both…..

Scoot launches transactional chatbot, M.A.R.V.I.E.

Scoot launched (23-Jul-2018) a transactional chatbot, named M.A.R.V.I.E. (Scoot’s Most Awesome and Resourceful Virtual Intern Ever), on the carrier’s Singapore Facebook page via Facebook Messenger……

Air China unveils layout for first A350-900

Air China, via its official WeChat account, unveiled (25-Jul-2018) details of its first A350-900 aircraft, which will be configured with 312 seats in a three…..

South Korea reports double digit growth in air pax in Jun-2018, Intl pax up 17%

South Korea‘s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport reported (25-Jul-2018) the following traffic highlights for Jun-2018: Passengers: 9.8 million, +11.6% year-on-year; Domestic: 2.8 million, -0.8%;…..

Qantas Freight to commence Sydney-Darwin-Hong Kong-Sydney service in Aug-2018

Qantas Freight announced (25-Jul-2018) plans to commence weekly Sydney-Darwin-Hong Kong-Sydney service with Boeing 767-300F equipment in late Aug-2018, subject to regulatory approvals. The seasonal service will be the…..

Singapore Airlines Group launches ‘KrisPay’ digital wallet app

Singapore Airlines Group‘s KrisFlyer frequent flyer programme launched (24-Jul-2018) the ‘KrisPay’ digital wallet app, which enables members to convert KrisFlyer miles to KrisPay miles for…..

AAPA intl pax up 11% to 29.5m in Jun-2018, intl pax up 8% in 1H2018

Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) reported (24-Jul-2018) the following international traffic highlights for its member airlines Jun-2018: Passengers: 29.5 million, +10.7% year-on-year; Passenger traffic:…..