Category: Asia & Pacific

Jet Airways Confirms $8.8 Billion Deal with Boeing

Boeing and Jet Airways confirmed that the Indian carrier placed an order for an additional 75 737 MAX 8 airplanes during a signing ceremony at the 2018 Farnborough International Airshow. The order, is valued at $8.8 billion at current list prices. This order for an additional 75 MAX airplanes helps the Indian carrier expand its […]

Philippine Airlines Takes Delivery of its First A350 XWB

Philippine Airlines (PAL) has taken delivery of its first A350 XWB at a special event in Toulouse, France, becoming the 19th airline to operate the world’s most modern and efficient long range airliner. Altogether, Philippine Airlines has ordered six A350-900s, which will be primarily operated on non-stop services to Europe and North America. These will […]

EWA Air Signs Commitment For Two ATR 72-600s

Mayotte-based carrier EWA has signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the acquisition of two ATR 72-600s. The latest-generation turboprops will replace and upgrade their two currently leased ATR 72-500s. The airline, a subsidiary of Air Austral, has been an ATR operator since its launch in 2013 and uses its aircraft to connect Mayotte with destinations […]

Vietnam Plans to Upgrade Runways of Two International Airports

Vietnam mulled upgrading runways at Noi Bai international airport in Hanoi and Tan Son Nhat international airport in Ho Chi Minh City, to ensure aviation safety, the Transport Ministry said on Thursday. The ministry has proposed the government allocate funds of 193.8 million U.S. dollars to repair and upgrade the runways, and improve their security […]

Government of Indonesia Plans to Build Ten More New Airports

Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi has stated that the government plans to develop ten new airports to support the development of tourism in the country. Airports would be developed in Lampung, Central Sulawesi, Southeast Sulawesi, East Nusa Tenggara, Central Kalimantan, Bangka Belitung and North Sumatra, said Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi. Tjilik Riwut Airport in […]

Air Vistara Places $3.1 Billion Order for Airbus and Boeing Aircraft

Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines joint venture Vistara has entered into a deal with Airbus and Boeing for 13 A320neo and A321neo aircraft as well as six Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners. Both deals are together valued at $3.1 billion, excluding customary discounts, the airline announced on Wednesday.  With an order for 13 A320neo and A321neo aircraft, the […]

Emirates Said to Generate $819m Revenue on Dubai-Heathrow Route

Emirates’ route between Dubai and London Heathrow has been named the world’s third best for generating revenue, according to a report by OAG Aviation. The provider of digital flight information said on its website that the route produced more than $819 million between April 2017 and this March, putting it behind the Qantas service between […]

Qantas to Retire the Iconic Boeing 747 in 2020

Qantas has begun the long goodbye for aviation’s most iconic figure, the Boeing 747. The finishing tape has been set for 2020, the year of the airline’s centenary. There will be much sadness, and much said, over the ensuing 30 months between now and when the 747-400 ferries its last passengers in Qantas colours. Nostalgia […]

Embraer Delivers First Phenom 300E to Northern Escape Collection

Embraer has delivered its first Phenom 300E in Asia Pacific to Northern Escape Collection. The new light jet model, which is an enhancement of the Phenom 300 – the world’s most delivered light business jet for the past six years – offers Northern Escape Collection an elegant solution to provide their guests access to its […]

Etihad Airways’ Loan Of Pilots To Emirates A ‘Win-Win’ For Both Airlines

Both Emirates and Etihad have said that the loan of pilots is a ‘common practice’ that helps airlines manage their pilot resources. Etihad’s loan of pilots to rival Emirates is a “smart win-win” move for both airlines that will help Etihad cut costs and Emirates quick gain qualified staff, according to Saj Ahmad, the chief […]