Tag: Asia

INTERVIEW | Crisis Hit Vietnamese Aviation Differently. Why?

Reading Time: 8 minutes Before the coronavirus hit, Vietnam, with a population of nearly 96 million people, was one of the most dynamically growing markets on the globe. Over 100 million visitors came to explore Vietnam in 2019 alone. None denies the fact that this market will be further expanding and booming. The way aviation in Vietnam has gone […]

Pilot Shortage Issue Opens Up New Possibilities for Locals in Asia

Reading Time: 5 minutes That which promises a bright future for wannabe pilots will conversely prove be a headache for local airlines. In other words, when one loses, the other wins. Rapidly increasing pilot demand in the Asia-Pacific region has opened the window for aspiring airline pilots. Global air traffic is set to double in the next two decades […]

100th Aircraft to Vietnam Airlines Fleet: It is Boeing 787-10

Reading Time: < 1 minute Vietnam Airlines has received the third Boeing 787-10 which at the same time marked the delivery of the 100th aircraft to the fleet of the carrier. The airline expressed its great satisfaction with the operational efficiency of the two first Boeing 787-10 planes which performed over 140 flights with approximately 83,000 passengers on the Hanoi […]

CAE to Open New Training Centres in Bangkok and New Delhi

Reading Time: < 1 minute CAE announced at the Asia Pacific Airline Training Summit (APATS) that it’s expanding its training capacity in Asia with a brand-new training centre in Bangkok, Thailand, to support Thai AirAsia’s growth in the region. In addition, CAE will open a brand-new training centre in Gurugram, National Capital Region (NCR) to support pilot training needs in […]

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 […]