AirAsia’s Tony Fernandes again laments the lack of low-cost terminals in Malaysia; points to Japan for inspiration

The AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes said recently that it is “absurd” that while LCCs are dominant in Malaysia’s aviation market, the country does not…..

Floating the privatisation process – Kitakyushu airport deemed ‘appropriate’ for privatisation

Almost lost in the welter of airport privatisation activity in Japan during the last three years, Kitakyushu, one of the first airports identified for the…..

Adelaide needs a new route to Asia – the launch of the A321XLR means those options have now became infinite

At its launch at the Paris Airshow in Jun-2019, Airbus announced the projected range of the A321XLR to be 4,700nm (8,700km) with an “around 200…..

Delta Air Lines drops Singapore ahead of Narita pullout; last flight scheduled for Sep-2019

Delta Air Lines is suspending services next month to Singapore, a once lucrative market that Delta and predecessor Northwest Airlines have served for several decades……

China’s largest LCC Spring Airlines plans rapid growth in China-Japan market

Spring Airlines plans to accelerate expansion in the China-Japan market in response to improving outbound demand. Nearly 10 million Chinese residents will visit Japan this…..

ANA reveals ‘THE Suite’ and ‘THE Room’ which will be deployed on a dozen of its 777-300ERs from Aug-2019

Japanese carrier All Nippon Airways (ANA) will debut a new first and business class offering across a dozen of its Boeing 777-300ER aircraft from the…..

Japan’s Zipair to woo corporates with lie flat business class product

Zipair will be offering Japanese corporates a new low cost business class product when the long haul LCC start-up launches in 2020. The new Japan…..

Qantas launches ‘Points Plane’ – the start of a potential series of exclusive flights for frequent flyers

Loyalty remains a key part of any airlines’ corporate arsenal and frequent flyer programmes have evolved in order to meet the needs of regular travellers……

Using technology to boost mobility – ANA partners with Panasonic to test self-driving electric wheelchairs at Tokyo Narita

Technology is being used throughout the customer journey to deliver a better experience. That has seen significant enhancements for travellers, especially in the fields of…..

ANA selects OpenJaw Technologies to support its NDC journey and distribution partners will be able to link directly to the carrier’s reservation systems from later this year

Japanese carrier All Nippon Airways (ANA) has selected OpenJaw Technologies to modernise its retailing capabilities and create a New Distribution Capability (NDC) platform. The partnership…..

Travelport and JAL combine to operate GDS tailored to the needs of the Japanese travel industry

Japan Airlines (JAL) and Travelport Worldwide will establish a new joint venture company to operate a Global Distribution System (GDS) tailored to the needs of…..