Category: Asia & Pacific

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Ukraine Confirms the World’s Largest Aircraft Has Been Destroyed

Reading Time: < 1 minute The world’s largest plane, the Antonov AN-225, was destroyed by Russia during the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Ukrainian officials confirmed on Sunday. The enormous airplane, named “Mriya,” or “dream” in Ukrainian, was parked at an airfield near Kyiv when it was attacked by “Russian occupants.” Weapons manufacturer Ukroboronprom estimated that restoring the “Mriya” would cost […]

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Ukraine Closed Its Airspace to Civilian Flights Amid Russian Military Action

Reading Time: < 1 minute Ukrainian airspace was restricted for civilian flights as Russia started attacking Ukraine early in the morning on Thursday. Airlines including Qatar Airways, Wizz Air, Turkish Airlines and others have canceled Kyiv flights scheduled for Thursday. The flights were restricted “due to potential hazard for civil aviation,” said the notice posted on a Federal Aviation Administration […]

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Vietnam Airlines Resumes Regular Flights to Europe

Reading Time: < 1 minute The national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines has announced it is going to resume regular flights between Vietnam and Russia, the United Kingdom, France and Germany, with the first flight departing today. The national flag carrier will operate its first flight to Europe from Hanoi to London in the U.K. on Monday and another flight from […]

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Bamboo Airways Will Resume International Flights in January

Reading Time: < 1 minute Bamboo Airways will resume its international flights in January. Shortly after, it will add regular flights to Frankfurt and Munich. Bamboo plans to start with a weekly flight between Hanoi and Tokyo-Narita, Taipei and Seoul. At the same time, the Ho Chi Minh City – Tokyo-Narita and Hanoi / Ho Chi Minh City – Osaka […]

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Australian Startup Bonza Already Has 1000 Job Applications

Reading Time: < 1 minute A new Australian startup Bonza that will only start flying in the middle of 2022, says it has been swamped with job applications. “There are some wonderful and experienced aviation professionals available out there who are looking to get themselves back into the industry,” the airline’s CEO, Tim Jordan, said. Bonza requires candidates to be […]

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VietJet Received Its First Airbus A330 on Christmas

Reading Time: < 1 minute On Christmas, VietJet took delivery of its first A330-330, preparing for considerable growth. Before that, the aircraft was operated by Malaysian AirAsia X (D7). The 13-year-old airplane has 12 business class seats and 365 economy class seats. It will operate medium and long-haul flights, servicing Hanoi, Nha Trang and Ho Chi Minh City to Moscow. […]

Qantas Returns to Rome After Long Absence

Reading Time: < 1 minute Qantas will operate direct flights from Australia to Italy from June 2022. The nation’s largest carrier last operated one-stop flights from Sydney via Singapore in 2003. According to Qantas Group CEO Alan Joyce, the flights from Sydney would operate via Perth on the airline’s Boeing 787 Dreamliner three times per week from June 22 until […]

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Air Astana Takes Delivery of Seventh A321LR

Reading Time: < 1 minute Air Astana has received the seventh Airbus A321LR on operating lease from Air Lease Corporation. The brand new long-range narrowbody powered by Pratt & Whitney PW1133G engines landed at the airline’s base at Almaty International Airport on December 3rd from Airbus facilities in Hamburg. According to Air Astana, the aircraft has an increased maximum take-off […]

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BAA Training Vietnam and Bamboo Airways Ink a Long-term Agreement on Full Flight Simulator

Reading Time: 2 minutes A pilot training centre BAA Training Vietnam, a part of global aerospace group Avia Solutions Group, and Bamboo Airways, a Vietnamese airline owned by the FLC Group, have strengthened the reliable and long-term partnership with a 5-year contract from 2021 up until 2026. Under this contract, Bamboo Airways plegdes to prioritize using full flight simulator […]

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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 […]