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Air freight marks modest growth; passenger traffic makes strong rebound

Air freight marks modest growth; passenger traffic makes strong rebound

Dec. 8 | Global air freight demand inched up in October year-on-year, while passenger traffic enjoyed healthy growth, based on data released by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). The air freight market rose 3.1% in October 2018 year-on-year, the...

ICAO conference recommends new aviation security and anti-terrorism measures

ICAO conference recommends new aviation security and anti-terrorism measures

Dec. 5 | A series of new agreements and recommendations to ensure the security of global air transport operations has been drafted by the world’s most prominent aviation security administrations and bodies during the recent 2018 ICAO AVSEC Week, according to...

Air cargo volume bounces back, led by Asia-Pacific

Air cargo volume bounces back, led by Asia-Pacific

Dec. 3 | Worldwide air cargo volume recorded a small year-on-year growth in October of 2.0% after declining in September, with Asia-Pacific posting the best outgoing and incoming growth rates, according to the latest figures from WorldACD. Asia-Pacific registered...

Boeing marks delivery of 2,000th airplane to China

Boeing marks delivery of 2,000th airplane to China

Dec. 1 | American aircraft builder Boeing has delivered its 2,000th airplane to a Chinese operator—a 737 MAX—for Xiamen Airlines, the milestone reflecting the accelerating growth in the world’s largest commercial aviation market. After delivering its...

Asian air carriers enjoy sustained growth in passenger, cargo markets despite trade tensions

Asian air carriers enjoy sustained growth in passenger, cargo markets despite trade tensions

Nov. 29 | Air passenger traffic continued to expand at an encouraging pace, while international air cargo volumes remained firm, notwithstanding tensions around global trade policies, according to the October figures released by the Association of Asia Pacific...

New Bohol airport inaugurated

New Bohol airport inaugurated

Nov. 28 | President Rodrigo Duterte (center) led the unveiling of the Bohol-Panglao International Airport marker on November 27, 2018. With him were (L to R) Japanese Ambassador to the Philippines Koji Haneda, Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, Transportation...

Int’l air cargo volumes reflect impact of trade tensions on exports—ACI

Int’l air cargo volumes reflect impact of trade tensions on exports—ACI

Nov. 26 | International air freight continued to decline in July as trade squabbles appear to be adversely affecting exports, according to data analyzed by Airports Council International (ACI) World. “Global air freight trends seemed to be tracking the evolving...

PH upgrades air service pacts with Switzerland, Thailand

PH upgrades air service pacts with Switzerland, Thailand

Nov. 25 | The Philippines has signed separate air service agreements (ASA) with Switzerland and Thailand to increase flights between the Philippines and the two countries. Undersecretary for aviation Manuel Tamayo of the Philippine Department of Transportation...

Jeju Air orders 40 Boeing 737 MAX airplanes

Jeju Air orders 40 Boeing 737 MAX airplanes

Nov. 21 | South Korea’s Jeju Air is ordering up to fifty 737 MAX 8 airplanes from Boeing, the largest order ever placed by a Korean low-cost carrier (LCC). In a news release, Boeing said Jeju Air is placing a firm order for forty 737 MAX 8 airplanes with options...

New Vietnamese hybrid airline takes off early 2019

New Vietnamese hybrid airline takes off early 2019

Nov. 19 | A new hybrid airline from Vietnam, Bamboo Airways, will be debuting early next year, according to the carrier’s operator, Vietnamese real estate firm FLC Group. FLC president Trinh Van Quyet said Bamboo Airways is now completing the final preparations...
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