Category: Asia & Pacific

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Vietnam Airlines Plans Boeing 787-9 San Francisco Flights

Reading Time: < 1 minute Vietnam Airlines launches the first nonstop flights between the United States and Vietnam. Starting from November 28th, Vietnam Airlines will be flying from Ho Chi Minh City to San Francisco twice a week, using its Boeing 787-9.  The new flight will operate with the following schedule: VN98 Ho Chi Minh City to San Francisco departing […]

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Vietnam’s VietJet Agrees with Airbus On Plane Deliveries

Reading Time: < 1 minute Vietnamese budget airline Vietjet said it had signed an agreement with Airbus on Friday involving the timing of deliveries of 119 planes. According to Airbus, the airline has 119 A321neo narrowbody planes on the order that are yet to be delivered. Vietjet will also take on the delivery of up to three leased A330 widebodies […]

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BOC Aviation Reports 99% Of Its Owned Fleet Is Leased Out

Reading Time: < 1 minute BOC Aviation, a Singapore-based airplane lessor, continues to grow its fleet. Currently, 99% of its owned fleet is leased out. Currently, only nine out of 420 company’s aircraft are not leased. In total, it has over 100 Airbus A320ceos, over 80 A320neos, close to 20 A330s – current engine and new engine options, as well […]

Air Asia
AirAsia Wants to Pay Off 0.5% Of Its $8 Billion Owed

Reading Time: < 1 minute AirAsia Group Bhd.’s long-haul arm has offered to pay creditors just 0.5% of more than $8 billion of the total debt they are owed. The airline said it is the only way to avoid liquidation and that the subsequent restructuring will allow it to become profitable again. As Bloomberg reports, “To avoid a liquidation and […]

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Thailand to Reopen in Three Weeks for Fully Vaccinated Traveler

Reading Time: < 1 minute Yesterday Thailand’s government confirmed that it would end the quarantine requirement for vaccinated visitors from 10 nations, including the UK, China, Germany and the US, from November 1st. “I know this decision comes with some risk. It is almost certain that we will see a temporary rise in serious cases as we relax these restrictions,” […]

Vietnam Domestic Flights Have Been Resumed

Reading Time: < 1 minute Vietnam’s Civil Aviation Authority has approved domestic services resumption on October 10. The flight ticket sales stopped at the end of August due to a tense Covid-19 situation in the country. According to ch-aviation, following consultation with 20 provinces and cities, the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) on October 6 announced the first phase […]

LOT Polish Airlines has begun Operating Flights to Dubai

Reading Time: < 1 minute LOT Polish Airlines has started operating three weekly flights between Warsaw and Dubai ahead of the busy winter season. An inaugural flight from Warsaw’s Chopin Airport (WAW) landed at DXB Terminal 1 on Sunday, said Dubai Airports in a statement. The launch is timed to coincide with the start of the tourism season in Dubai, […]

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Vietnam Might Fully Lift Its B737 MAX Ban

Reading Time: < 1 minute According to VnExpress, the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam has proposed that the Boeing 737 Max aircraft fly in Vietnam but not just over it. The report says the CAAV has approached Vietnam’s Ministry of Transport to lift the ban, providing an argument that 178 out of 195 countries worldwide have already done so. “Based […]

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Bamboo Airways Signed $2 Billion Boeing 787 Engine Agreement

Reading Time: < 1 minute On September 21, Vietnam’s Bamboo Airways has signed a deal worth nearly $2 billion with General Electric (GE.N) to purchase GEnx engines to power Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft. The signing ceremony took place on September 21 in New York, USA. The Vietnamese President Nguyen Xuan Phuc was present at the event. The GE agreement is […]

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Air New Zealand Partners with Airbus to Seek Zero-emissions Flight

Reading Time: < 1 minute Air New Zealand and the aviation giant Airbus are getting into a partnership to explore how zero-emission aircraft could be launched in New Zealand. They have signed a Memorandum of Understanding as a consequence of which Air New Zealand will analyze the impact hydrogen aircraft would have on its operations. Airbus will share hydrogen aircraft […]