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Vietnam allowed direct flight services to US

Vietnam allowed direct flight services to US

Feb. 19 | Vietnam has been granted a Category 1 rating by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), paving the way for Vietnamese airlines to apply for direct flight operations to the United States. In an announcement...

Mactan-Cebu airport cargo volume up 12% in 2018

Mactan-Cebu airport cargo volume up 12% in 2018

Feb. 17 | Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) recorded a 12% increase in cargo volumes in 2018 as the Philippines’ second busiest air hub continues to handle more flight services. MCIA handled 82.058 million kilograms (kg) in 2018, higher than the 73.315...

Asia-Pacific airports garner highest score in passenger satisfaction

Asia-Pacific airports garner highest score in passenger satisfaction

Feb. 15 | Overall global passenger satisfaction with airport service quality increased during 2018, with Asia-Pacific airports enjoying the highest score and the largest increase from the previous year, according to the latest findings of the Airports Council International...

New study forecasts impact of automation, technology in transport industry in 2040

New study forecasts impact of automation, technology in transport industry in 2040

Feb. 11 | The introduction of automation in global transport will be “evolutionary, rather than revolutionary,” according to a new report that investigates how the global transport industry will change as a result of automation and advanced technologies. “Transport...

PAL, ANA deal seen to conclude before mid-March

PAL, ANA deal seen to conclude before mid-March

Feb. 9 | ANA Holdings, Inc.’s (ANA HD) acquisition of 9.5% shares of PAL Holdings, Inc. is expected to be closed within February 28 to March 15. ANA HD, the parent of All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan’s largest airline and a 5-star carrier for six consecutive...

Air freight loses momentum in late 2018, passenger growth still healthy

Air freight loses momentum in late 2018, passenger growth still healthy

Feb. 9 | Following strong 2017 results, global air freight markets posted moderate growth in 2018 amid heightened uncertainties, while passenger markets enjoyed healthy growth although not quite matching the pace of 2017, according to the International Air Transport...

Thailand’s new ‘e-visa on arrival’ service starts Feb 14

Thailand’s new ‘e-visa on arrival’ service starts Feb 14

Feb. 6 | The Bureau of Immigration of Thailand will launch a new e-visa on arrival (eVoA) system on February 14 for foreign tourists from 21 countries to help support the tourism industry of the country. With the new eVOA service, developed by the bureau with...

Air cargo posts negative volume, yield growth in Dec

Air cargo posts negative volume, yield growth in Dec

Feb. 4 | Air freight volume recorded negative year-on-year expansion in December as the last four months of 2018 experienced steadily declining growth, according to WorldACD figures. In its latest analysis, the air cargo data aggregator said December closed the...

Vietnamese airlines may soon be allowed nonstop flights to US

Vietnamese airlines may soon be allowed nonstop flights to US

Feb. 2 | The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is reportedly planning to grant Vietnam category 1 status anytime soon, setting the stage for direct services between the two countries. Vietnamese-run VNA quoted a Reuters report stating that two FAA officials...

Cebu Pacific expects delivery of 12 new jets in 2019

Cebu Pacific expects delivery of 12 new jets in 2019

Feb. 2 | From L-R: Manuel Antonio Tamayo, Department of Transportation Undersecretary for Aviation; Lance Gokongwei, President and CEO of Cebu Pacific; Jean Francois Laval, Airbus Executive Vice President for Sales in Asia; His Excellency Nicholas Galey of the...
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