Tag: Asia

Cathay Pacific to Enter Budget Airlines Market: Buys HK Express

Reading Time: 1 minute Cathay Pacific, the flag carrier of Hong Kong, announced buying a Hong Kong-based low-cost airline Hong Kong Express from Chinese conglomerate HNA Group for $628 million. This way Cathay Pacific is set to enter the low-cost airlines market. Under the agreement, premium airline of Hong Kong will pay $286 million for the carrier and will […]

REVEALED | Busiest Routes Around the Globe

Reading Time: 1 minute Where aviation is booming? Where world’s aviation hub is moving to? Right. Asia. Thus, no surprise that most of the busiest routes are also there.  The new analysis released by the OAG, has revealed a number of busiest routes worldwide. Let’s take a look at some of them. Busiest International Routes TOP 20 busiest international […]

Bamboo Airways Orders 10 Boeing 787 Dreamliners

Reading Time: 1 minute Boeing and Bamboo Airways today confirmed an order for 10 787-9 Dreamliners valued at $3 billion according to list prices. The order for the super-efficient and longest-range member of the Dreamliner family was unveiled during a signing ceremony in Hanoi, witnessed by U.S. President Donald Trump and General Secretary and President of Vietnam Nguyen Phu […]

Bamboo Airways Finally Launches Flights

Reading Time: 1 minute Bamboo Airways, the newest Vietnamese carrier, finally completed its long-delayed maiden flight on 16 January, 2019. The airline has become the fifth airline in Vietnam which will compete with such airlines as Vietnam Airlines, Jetstar Pacific, VietJet, and Vietnam Air Services Co. Chairman of FLC Group, Trinh Van Quyet, revealed that the airline has “a clear […]

China Southern to Double Its Fleet by 2035?

Reading Time: 1 minute China Southern Airlines, one of China’s “Big Three” airlines, plans to more than double the size of its fleet currently consisting of nearly 800 aircraft to 2,000 aircraft by 2035. Additionally, the carrier is exploring ways to cooperate with low-cost carriers, its chief executive, Tan Wangeng, told at the World Routes conference. While Boeing, China’s leading provider […]

World’s Busiest Air Route Revealed. Can You Guess?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Although the US is the present hub of global aviation, it is the Asia-Pacific region which wins in terms of the most in-demand routes globally.  A new study published by Routesonline not only revealed the busiest passenger air routes, but also confirmed all the forecasts regarding the future of aviation. The Asia-Pacific region is still […]

American Airlines Expands European Footprint and Modifies Asia Service

Reading Time: 2 minutes American Airlines is expanding its European network next summer with nine new routes designed to meet customer demand. Additionally, given the current fuel and competitive environment, American will suspend service between O’Hare International Airport (ORD) in Chicago and Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG) in October and seek a dormancy waiver from the U.S. Department of […]

AirAsia X Orders 34 More A330neo

Reading Time: 2 minutes AirAsia X has placed an order with Airbus for an additional 34 A330neo widebody aircraft. The order was announced at the Farnborough Air Show in the UK by Kamarudin Meranun, AirAsia Co-Founder and AirAsia X Group Chief Executive Officer, Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz, Chairman of AirAsia X and Eric Schulz, Airbus Chief Commercial Officer. The […]

Cambodia Plans to Build One of the World’s Biggest Airports

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Cambodian government has approved plans to build one of the world’s largest airports in south-eastern Kandal province, although key actors have yet to work out the details. The Phnom Penh Post on Monday (Jan 15) reported the plans, citing a document from the Council of Ministers, dated Dec 21, which approved an investment proposal […]

Vietjet Introduces First A321neo Southeast Asia

Reading Time: 1 minute New-age carrier Vietjet has become the first airline in Southeast Asia to take delivery of an A321neo (new engine option) after the Airbus aircraft landed at Tan Son Nhat International Airport from Hamburg, Germany. The A321neo, registered as VN-646, is powered by Pratt & Whitney’s latest-generation GTF engines. Fitted out with 230 comfy leather-covered seats […]