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PAL revives nonstop Cebu-LA flights in May

PAL revives nonstop Cebu-LA flights in May

Jan. 24 | Philippine Airlines’ Boeing 777 300ERs Philippine Airlines (PAL) will reintroduce a nonstop Cebu-Los Angeles service in May 2020, restoring the only direct air link between the Visayas and mainland USA. The new service will increase PAL’s network...

MinDA eyes PAL’s revived Zambo-Kota Kinabalu service

MinDA eyes PAL’s revived Zambo-Kota Kinabalu service

Jan. 21 | Philippine Airlines Bombardier Q4 The Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) plans to optimize the revived Zamboanga-Kota Kinabalu flights of flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) to promote the shipment of halal and agricultural products to Malaysia. For...

Cathay Pacific’s overall traffic down but transit route, special cargo shine

Cathay Pacific’s overall traffic down but transit route, special cargo shine

Jan. 17 | Combined Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon traffic figures for December and for the whole of 2019 show decreases in the volume of passengers and cargo carried compared to the corresponding periods of 2018, according to a recent release from Cathay Pacific...

Vietnam’s Vingroup grounds new airline before it could fly

Vietnam’s Vingroup grounds new airline before it could fly

Jan. 15 | Vietnam’s largest real estate company Vingroup has scrapped its plan to establish an air transport business even before the airline could take off. The group made the official announcement of the pullout of its proposal on January 14 after the Ministry...

New VN airline seeks license to fly in Q2

New VN airline seeks license to fly in Q2

Jan. 13 | The Thien Minh Group (TMGroup), an integrated travel and hospitality group based in Vietnam, has filed for a license to operate a new airline, even as two more airline proposals also await the Vietnamese government’s approval to take off this year. Local...

AsPac air freight volumes continue to fall despite e-commerce surge

AsPac air freight volumes continue to fall despite e-commerce surge

Jan. 10 | The global air freight market registered its 13th consecutive month of year-on-year decline in volume in November, with Asia-Pacific airlines sustaining the biggest contraction among regional carriers, according to data released by the International Air...

Passenger markets still growing, freight demand remains weak—AAPA

Passenger markets still growing, freight demand remains weak—AAPA

Jan. 10 | While passenger markets registered growth in November year-over-year, cargo demand remained in decline, traffic figures released by the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) show. The further growth in demand in international air passenger markets...

Bamboo Airways passes IATA operational safety audit

Bamboo Airways passes IATA operational safety audit

Jan. 6 | Vietnam’s budget carrier Bamboo Airways has been granted the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) Certificate, which will pave the way for the airline to expand its route network and international cooperation...

CAB to slap penalties on airlines for chronic flight delays

CAB to slap penalties on airlines for chronic flight delays

Jan. 5 | Image by OpenClipart-Vectors from Pixabay The Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) will impose penalties on domestic airlines that have chronically delayed and cancelled flights, including possible fines and suspension of operations. CAB Resolution No. 65, adopted...

Nov cargo volumes are down at HK and SG airports

Nov cargo volumes are down at HK and SG airports

Jan. 2 | Hong Kong reported a double-digit decline in airport passenger volume for November 2019 year-on-year, while Singapore experienced passenger growth; however, both air hubs saw decreases in cargo throughput compared to the same month a year ago. During...