Visitor arrivals to Taiwan up 5% in Aug-2018, visitor arrivals from Asia up 6%

Taiwan Tourism Bureau reported (25-Sep-2018) visitor arrivals to Taiwan for Aug-2018. Details include: Visitor arrivals: 953,252, +4.8% year-on-year; Asia: 866,236, +5.8%; Mainland China: 256,944, +2.8%;…..

Airbus to increase A320 Tianjin assembly line production in 2019

Airbus said production at its A320 family final assembly line in Tianjin will increase from four and a half aircraft per month to five aircraft…..

SMBC Aviation Capital delivers first of 13 737 MAX aircraft to Jet Airways

SMBC Aviation Capital delivered (25-Sep-2018) its first Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft (MSN 44863) on sale and leaseback to Jet Airways. The full transaction, originally…..

IndiGo to commence services to Kuala Lumpur in Nov-2018

IndiGo, via its official Facebook page, announced (25-Sep-2018) plans to commence daily Delhi-Kuala Lumpur and Bangalore-Kuala Lumpur services, effective 15-Nov-2018. Kuala Lumpur will be the…..

Air New Zealand first A321neo to enter service in Nov-2018

Air New Zealand confirmed (26-Sep-2018) its first A321neo will enter commercial service in mid-Nov-2018. The aircraft is the first of 13 A320neo family aircraft (seven…..

Air Niugini opens upcoming Port Moresby-Shanghai Pudong service for booking

Air Niugini CEO Tahawar Durrani announced the carrier has opened its Port Moresby-Shanghai Pudong route for reservations (NBC News/Xinhua, 25-Sep-2018). The carrier is due to…..

Visitor arrivals to New Zealand up 5% in Aug-2018, visitors from Australia up 3%

Statistics New Zealand reported (25-Sep-2018) international visitor arrivals to New Zealand for Aug-2018. Details include: Total international visitor arrivals: 246,682, +5.4% year-on-year; Oceania: 127,360, +4.1%;…..

Air Vanuatu planning domestic and international capacity expansion, looking at new markets

Air Vanuatu CEO Derek Nice reported the airline plans to increase international capacity and will “also be working on the growth and development of our…..

SkyTeam launches metasearch tool on website to meet passenger needs

Delta Air Lines announced (24-Sep-2018) the launch of a metasearch tool on SkyTeam‘s website to make it easier for passengers to plan and book trips on all…..

Taxes in Central America hamper growth of the LCC model: Volaris

Volaris CEO Enrique Beltranena stated the carrier’s expansion to Central America was capable of capturing bus passengers in markets such as Guatemala, El Salvador, Costa Rica and Nicaragua (Aero Latin News, 20-Sep-2018). He stated the…..