Category: Asia & Pacific

Revealed: Best Airports in Terms of Wellness

Reading Time: 1 minute Netflights.com, a part of the Gold Medal Travel Group, has ranked 25 world’s busiest airports to find out which is the best in terms of wellness. In most cases airports are associated with stress, hurry, endless checks, etc. Nevertheless, nowadays the scope of activities and things to see/do/enjoy at airport has extend far beyond passport […]

Emirates Flight Training Academy Signs MoU With TAYARAN

Reading Time: 1 minute Emirates Flight Training Academy (EFTA), the world class flight training facility developed by Emirates, and the National Aviation Academy (TAYARAN) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). Emirates Flight Training Academy will share their expertise with TAYARAN, a not-for-profit vocational training institute in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and jointly promote training programmes and exchange cadets pilots […]

Grounding of Boeing 737 MAX: Current Situation

Reading Time: 2 minutes Global concerns are growing about the safety of Boeing 737 MAX. It seems that US planemaker is having a torrid time. Lion Air 737 MAX 8 crash that killed 189 people followed by the recent Ethiopian Airlines 737 MAX 8 fatal accident that took lives of 157 fliers have greatly reduced reliability of the Boeing […]

Uzbekistan Airways Takes Delivery of its First A320neo

Reading Time: 1 minute Uzbekistan Airways, the flagship airline of Uzbekistan has taken delivery of its first A320neo, confirming the success of the A320 Family in Central Asia. The event took place on March 8 in Hamburg with Gennadiy Kharlap Deputy Director General of Uzbekistan Airways and Kimon Sotiropoulos, Vice President Central and Northern Europe, Russia & CIS Airbus. […]

Adorable Letter to Qantas CEO: Boy, 10, Decides to Start an Airline

Reading Time: 2 minutes Alex Jacquot, the 10-years-old self-appointed CEO and the founder of Australia’s newest airline, Oceania Express, has sent a viral letter to the CEO of Qantas to ask some questions on the establishment of the carrier and seek some advice on what to do next. First of all, the little player of the huge aviation market […]

Singapore Suspends Boeing 737 MAX Aircraft Operations

Reading Time: 1 minute In light of fatal accidents of Lion Air and Ethiopian Airlines involving Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) announced temporarily suspending operations of all variants of the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft into and out of the country.  The suspension took effect 12 March 2019 2 PM local time. According to […]

Boeing 737 MAX: China Grounds MAX 8 Aircraft

Reading Time: 2 minutes Following the fatal crash of the Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 on 10 March 2019, Civil Aviation Administration of China requested all its domestic carriers to suspend the operations of MAX 8 planes. According to the statement, domestic airlines of China are obliged to ground MAX 8 aircraft until 6 PM 11 March 2019. […]

Japan to Launch New Airline: ZIPAIR Tokyo

Reading Time: 1 minute During a press conference held at Japan Airlines Headquarters on Friday afternoon, T.B.L. Co., Ltd. Representative Director and President, Shingo Nishida, announced the name of Japan`s first medium to long-haul low cost carrier as ZIPAIR. With the registration now official, the company will be established as ZIPAIR Tokyo Co., Ltd., as of March 8, 2019. […]

Air Freight Makes Weak Start to 2019

Reading Time: 2 minutes The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), decreased 1.8% in January 2019, compared to the same period in 2018. This was the worst performance in the last three years. Freight capacity, measured in available freight tonne kilometers (AFTKs), rose by […]

Bamboo Airways Orders 10 Boeing 787 Dreamliners

Reading Time: 1 minute Boeing and Bamboo Airways today confirmed an order for 10 787-9 Dreamliners valued at $3 billion according to list prices. The order for the super-efficient and longest-range member of the Dreamliner family was unveiled during a signing ceremony in Hanoi, witnessed by U.S. President Donald Trump and General Secretary and President of Vietnam Nguyen Phu […]