Tag: Asia

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 […]

First A320neo Assembled in Tianjin Delivered to AirAsia

Reading Time: 2 minutes AirAsia has taken delivery of the first A320neo assembled at the Airbus Final Assembly Line Asia (FALA) at a dedicated ceremony in Tianjin, China. The aircraft, powered by CFM LEAP-1A engines, seats comfortably 186 passengers and is equipped with the innovative Space-Flex cabin. AirAsia is the largest airline customer of the A320 Family with orders […]

Air France and Vietnam Airlines Sign a New Joint Venture

Reading Time: 2 minutes On 10 October 2017, Air France and Vietnam Airlines announced the signing of a strategic partnership allowing the two airlines to optimize their services between France, Europe and Vietnam and to strengthen their position in a buoyant but highly competitive market. Starting 1 November 2017, date of the launch of this new joint venture, Air […]

Delta And Korean Air Create Leading Trans-Pacific Joint Venture

Reading Time: 2 minutes Delta Air Lines and Korean Air have reached an agreement to create a leading trans-Pacific joint venture in both scope and service, offering an enhanced and expanded network, industry-leading products and service and a seamless customer experience between the U.S. and Asia. The agreement deepens their historic partnership, which spans nearly two decades. ​ Delta […]

FL Technics To Supply Spares For APAC Carriers

Reading Time: < 1 minute Lithuania’s FL Technics will provide component spares for a number of Asia-Pacific airlines along with one of the region’s largest maintenance providers following approval. The likes of Asiana Airlines, AirAsia X, Nok Air, Bangkok Airways, and T’way Airlines and Indonesian MRO GMF AeroAsia have all approved FL Technics to provide the services from its warehouse […]

Asiana Airlines Takes Delivery of Its First A350 XWB

Reading Time: < 1 minute Asiana Airlines of South Korea has taken delivery of its first A350-900, becoming the 12th airline to operate the world’s newest and most efficient twin engine widebody airliner. Asiana’s A350-900 is configured with a three class layout with a total of 311 seats, comprising 28 in Business Smartium, convertible to fully flat beds, 36 in […]

Russia Gains Advantage as India’s Aviation Sector Accelerates

Reading Time: 2 minutes Localizing production line under Make in India initiative puts Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation in advantageous position to tap India’s fast growing civil aviation sector. India’s emergence as the third largest aviation market in terms of domestic passenger traffic overtaking Japan and now just behind China and the US comes as an opportunity for major aircraft […]