Category: Asia & Pacific

IATA: Asia-Pacific Airlines to Suffer the Hardest Crisis Hit

Reading Time: < 1 minute Airlines in the Asia-Pacific region were the first to face the challenges imposed by the coronavirus. The region was the first to paralyze its air connectivity and the first to get isolated from the rest of the globe. At the same time, before the crisis hit, carriers in the Asia-Pacific market were predicted to experience […]

ATR Aims to Validate Its Aircraft Type Certification in China

Reading Time: < 1 minute ATR is making efforts to clear way for its aircraft to enter China. The France-based planemaker has announced about the progress of the certification process of the ATR 42-500 with modification 5948, also known as the ATR 42-600, in China. A three-hour certification flight test took off and landed in Toulouse in the beginning of […]

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 […]

BOC Aviation Cancels Order for 30 Boeing 737 MAX

Reading Time: < 1 minute BOC Aviation, an aircraft leasing company headquartered in Singapore, joined the list of those making changes to Boeing 737 MAX orders. The company has terminated bookings for 30 MAX aircraft and deferred the delivery of some more, Reuters reports. Even though the company has decided to decrease the aircraft order book, its representatives emphasize that […]

Qantas Plan: 6,000 Job Cuts, Retirement of All Boeing 747s

Reading Time: 2 minutes Qantas Group has announced its three-year plan aimed at recovery from the crisis with increased flying and new opportunities. In fact, the immediate strategy consists of the three main phases: rightsize, restructure and recapitalize. In order to save enough cash and secure sufficient liquidity to go through the times still filled with great uncertainty, Qantas […]

Delta to Become First US Carrier to Re-Start Services to China

Reading Time: < 1 minute After a period of temporary suspensions, US is about to reinstate air connection with China. On 25 June, Delta will re-launch its service between Seattle and Shanghai-Pudong via Seoul-Incheon, operating twice per week. From July and beyond, it will operate once-weekly flights from Seattle and Detroit, also via Incheon. Since the introduction of travel limitations […]

The Great Unknown: How Soon Will You Return to Travelling?

Reading Time: < 1 minute Although step by step aviation is resuming operations, still there are too many unknown aspects and hypothetical assumptions. The summer season is usually the most busy for airlines, meanwhile winter is the hard season to stay profitable. On the regular basis. This year we deal with a very slow entrance into the peak season. According […]

BAA Training and HNCA Opens Aviation Training Centre in China

Reading Time: 3 minutes The opening ceremony held on 14 June, 2020, marked the beginning of the activity of BAA Training China – a modern six full flight simulators‘ (FFS) aviation training centre. Following the Joint Venture (JV) agreement between Avia Solutions Group PLC (ASG), a global multi-service aviation holding, and Henan Civil Aviation Development and Investment Company (HNCA), […]

Vietnamese Jetstar Pacific Back to Old Name: Pacific Airlines

Reading Time: < 1 minute Jetstar Pacific is set to reborn as Pacific Airlines again. Why again? Upon all the approvals, after almost 12 years, the low-cost carrier will return to its original brand name. The closer synergy with its major owner Vietnam Airlines (70 per cent of shares) is expected to “unlock economies of scale and help the industry […]

IATA: 2020 to Become the Worst Year in the History of Aviation

Reading Time: < 1 minute The crisis provoked by the coronavirus pandemic is still making grave impacts on the entire world, and on aviation in particular. The year of 2020 has already come into history as a year of extreme challenges. According to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), airlines are expected to lose $84.3 billion in 2020 for a […]