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AIR Convention Asia brings aviation industry giants to Bangkok

Two years ago Thailand’s capital Bangkok became the most visited city in the world, overtaking destinations like Paris and London. Tourism is thriving in the country accounting for 22% of its GDP in 2018 and Thailand is expecting a record 41.1 million foreign tourists in 2019. Unsurprisingly, air travel companies are taking note. Bangkok is becoming one of the top attractions for aviation industry giants and new government initiatives are u...


AIR Convention
How to manage booming capacity – Asian aviation case

Asia is one of the most important aviation markets as it undoubtedly ascending. The number of air passengers in Asia keeps continuously growing, concurrently driving global air traffic. Aggregate factors, implicating fast economic development, liberalization of the market, growing middle class and bigger salaries – all largely contribute to the significant growth of air traffic in the region, making it highly compelling. The expansion of lo...


Ruta Burbaite
Korean Air: from raging heiresses to chief’s embezzlement probe

Another scandal hits the largest airline and flag carrier of South Korea, and this time it involves the man at the top. Korean Air Lines Chairman and CEO is set to stand trial in an embezzlement case as prosecutors say he took millions-of-dollars in fees meant for the carrier by unfairly awarding contracts to family-owned businesses.  ...


Ruta Burbaite
China Southern aims for the skies: to grow fleet to 2,000 by 2035

China Southern Airlines has revealed plans to increase its fleet to a staggering 2,000 aircraft by 2035 and is now exploring ways to cooperate with low-cost carriers, the company’s chief said on September 17, 2018, at the 2018 World Routes conference in Guangzhou, China....


AeroTime Extra
Typhoon Mangkhut: Find Out If Your Flight Was Canceled

September of 2018 is bringing more damage than ever. Hurricanes, storms, and typhoons are destroying all the possible connections between the cities and countries. What is more, airlines are canceling most of their flights....


Ruta Burbaite
Asia’s LCCs thriving, but should they practice some restraint?

There is no doubt that the low-cost business model has become a transformative force in Asia. But how is the surge of LCCs affecting individual Asian markets? ...


Zivile Zalagenaite
Emirates warned over breach of no-fly zone in Yangon

Myanmar’s Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) has warned Emirates that they may take action against the airline after one of its aircraft crossed a no-fly zone in Yangon....


Ruta Burbaite
ANA to merge Peach, Vanilla by 2020, develop leading LCC in Asia

ANA Holdings announced on March 22, 2018, it will merge its two subsidiary airlines, Peach and Vanilla Air, to become the leading low-cost carrier in Asia....


Clement Charpentreau
Boeing wins $2.82B Hawaiian Airlines contract

Hawaiian Airlines announced the decision to buy ten Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners for a total of $2.82 billion, with an option for ten more. The Honolulu-based airline also announced cancelling its previous order of six Airbus A330-800neos....


Zivile Zalagenaite
Ahead of Singapore Airshow, IATA highlights risks in the region

Infrastructure remains the biggest headache in the Asia Pacific region amid ever-increasing passenger traffic. In a statement on February 5, 2018, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) called for urgent attention to address infrastructure challenges across Asia in order to secure aviation industry’s future in the region....