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Asian airlines struggle amid continued weak cargo demand, production slowdown

Asian airlines struggle amid continued weak cargo demand, production slowdown

Jun. 25 | International air passenger markets grew moderately in May, but air cargo demand fell further as export activity continued to slow in the face of challenging business conditions, according to traffic figures released by the Association of Asia Pacific...

Cebu Pacific to modernize fleet with order of 31 Airbus aircraft in 2021-26

Cebu Pacific to modernize fleet with order of 31 Airbus aircraft in 2021-26

Jun. 25 | Cebu Pacific’s memorandum of understanding for 31 Airbus jetliners includes 10 A321XLR versions. Photo from www.airbus.com. Low-cost carrier Cebu Pacific (CEB) has ordered a total of 31 next-generation aircraft from Airbus as part of its plan to introduce...

PAL’s new OIC gets nod of board of directors

PAL’s new OIC gets nod of board of directors

Jun. 25 | Philippine Airlines’ (PAL) board of directors (BOD) has approved the appointment of Vivienne K. Tan as officer-in-charge (OIC) of the flag carrier and its other companies following the retirement of chief operating officer and president Jaime J. Bautista. PAL’s...

Asia’s airlines rejuvenate passenger, cargo fleets with new orders

Asia’s airlines rejuvenate passenger, cargo fleets with new orders

Jun. 24 | Asian airlines continue to modernize and upgrade their fleets with new orders from aerospace firm The Boeing Company at the recent Paris Air Show. Korean Air on June 18 announced plans to add 30 new 787 Dreamliner airplanes to its fleet, with a commitment...

ASEAN identifies 19 initial infra projects for regional connectivity

ASEAN identifies 19 initial infra projects for regional connectivity

Jun. 22 | The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has identified 19 projects in seven countries for its initial pipeline of potential regional infrastructure projects, with the bulk going to Myanmar, Lao PDR, Indonesia, and Thailand. The ASEAN unveiled...

Cathay Pacific reports passenger growth, cargo decline in May

Cathay Pacific reports passenger growth, cargo decline in May

Jun. 22 | Combined Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon traffic figures for May 2019 show an increase in the number of passengers carried and a drop in cargo and mail uplifted compared to the same month in 2018, says Cathay Pacific Group. The sister airlines carried...

Changing of the guards at PAL

Changing of the guards at PAL

Jun. 21 | Vivienne K. Tan has been appointed as officer-in-charge of flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) following the retirement of PAL president and chief operating officer Jaime J. Bautista (JJB). The airline, in a statement, said chairman and chief executive...

Airlines face stiffer penalties for slot misuse—DOTr

Airlines face stiffer penalties for slot misuse—DOTr

Jun. 21 | Image by Clker-Free-Vector-Images from Pixabay The Department of Transportation (DOTr) in a joint memorandum circular (JMC) warned airlines of higher penalties if they misuse their airport takeoff and landing slots at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport...

Subway line to Beijing’s new airport starts trial run

Subway line to Beijing’s new airport starts trial run

Jun. 19 | Self-driving trains for the subway line connecting downtown Beijing to the new Beijing Daxing International Airport have commenced their trial run, according to local authorities. Stretching 41.4 kilometers, the new line began its test run on June 15....

Boeing forecasts 44,000 new jets needed through 2038 with Asia driving demand

Boeing forecasts 44,000 new jets needed through 2038 with Asia driving demand

Jun. 19 | U.S. airplane manufacturer Boeing in its latest 20-year outlook projects a US$16 trillion commercial market, powered by rising requirement for over 44,000 new jets and related services, with the Asia-Pacific region continuing to lead future growth. Boeing...
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