Category: Asia & Pacific

40% of Cathay Passenger Fleet Will Go to the Long-Term Parking

Reading Time: 2 minutes Given that the Cathay Pacific be operating just a fraction of their services in the foreseeable future, the airline will continue to transfer some of their passenger fleet to locations outside of Hong Kong for long-term parking. The Cathay Pacific Group today released its combined traffic figures for August 2020 that reflected the airlines’ continued […]

Vietnam Airlines to Resume One-Way Flights to Japan

Reading Time: 2 minutes From September 18, 2020, Vietnam Airlines will resume one-way flights from Vietnam to Japan to serve the increasing needs of passengers wishing to work, study and stay in Japan. These are the first commercial international flights in months. The airline also plans to resume return flights from Japan to Vietnam, pending actual disease developments and […]

AirAsia Group announced about new subsidiary for MRO operations

Reading Time: < 1 minute AirAsia Group Berhad announced the formation of Asia Digital Engineering Sdn Bhd (ADE), a wholly-owned subsidiary.  Based at the airline group’s global headquarters RedQ in Sepang, the newly-formed subsidiary will be providing line maintenance, engineering support, component and warehouse services, digital and innovation services for the fleet of aircraft under AirAsia’s group of airlines and […]

Bamboo Airways plans direct route to Australia

Reading Time: < 1 minute Vietnam airline Bamboo Airways is planning the regular flights from Hanoi to Melbourn from 2021, according to the Vietnam Express and Bamboo Airways information. Bamboo Airways plans using the wide-body aircraft Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. A Bamboo Airways 787-9 Dreamliner flew down to Melbourne to pick up approximately 300 Vietnamese citizens on Sunday morning. The airline […]

EU – China Bilateral Safety Agreement went into force

Reading Time: < 1 minute The EU-China Bilateral Aviation Safety Agreement (BASA) went into effect 1 September, giving a boost to the regions’ aviation manufacturers by simplifying the process of gaining product approvals from the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC), while also ensuring high safety and environment standards will continue to […]

Creditors give Virgin Australia sale the green light

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Administrators of the Virgin Australia Group have confirmed the airline sale to the US private equity group Bain Capital. After Virgin Australia collapsed in April, an administrator, Deloitte, was appointed, and a formal bidding process got underway. The successful bidder was Bain Capital, who mapped out a proposal for the airline’s future. “Bain Capital […]

IATA Confirms: Global Passenger Traffic to Recover Only in 2024

Reading Time: < 1 minute As the recent trends indicate, recovery of aviation would be more troublesome and would take longer than had been expected. The fears have been also confirmed by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). Following the slower-than-expected recovery in June, 2020, when measures in RPK, fell 86.5% compared to the year-ago period (slightly improved from a […]

First Airbus A321neo with Advanced Cabin Reaches Vistara

Reading Time: < 1 minute India’s most advanced aircraft cabin is already in the sky. Vistara, a JV between TATA group and Singapore Airlines Limited (SIA), has taken the delivery of its first Airbus A321neo  featuring flat-bed business class. Overall, Vistara’s A321neo features a three-class layout with 12 seats in business class, 24 in premium economy and 152 in economy […]

End of Era: Last Qantas Boeing 747 Bids the Very Final Farewell

Reading Time: 2 minutes The final flight QF7474 of the last Qantas Boeing 747 jumbo has already took place. Almost five decades of mutual history of ‘Queen of the Skies’ and Australia’s national carrier is over. The very first jumbo jet entered Qantas fleet in 1971. In 1979, Qantas even became the first airline to operate an all Boeing […]

Now is the Time for the Vietnamese to Do Type Rating. Why?

Reading Time: 3 minutes The way aviation in Vietnam is bouncing back is remarkable. Almost fully restored internal links, airports full of passengers anticipating local flights. Even with closed borders, the country is accurately navigating out of the crisis. Asia was the first region to feel the brunt of the COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, no surprise that IATA predicts the […]