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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...

Trans Pacific Air Service is Tigerair’s GSA in PH

Trans Pacific Air Service is Tigerair’s GSA in PH

Nov. 18 | Tigerair Taiwan has appointed Trans Pacific Air Service Corporation as its official general sales agent (GSA) partner in the Philippines in time for the launch of a new service from Cebu. As the low-cost carrier’s GSA, Trans Pacific Air Service will...

Cebu Pacific launches Clark flights to Davao, services Tagbilaran next

Cebu Pacific launches Clark flights to Davao, services Tagbilaran next

Nov. 18 | Low-cost carrier Cebu Pacific has begun operation of its daily flight between its Clark and Davao hubs. The new routes are part of plans to expand the airline’s route network from Clark International Airport (CRK). Flight 5J 985 departs from Clark to...

PAL dubbed ‘most improved airline’ by global ratings body

PAL dubbed ‘most improved airline’ by global ratings body

Nov. 18 | Philippine Airlines (PAL) has earned the world’s Most Improved Airline for 2019 award, according to the Australia-based airline review firm AirlineRatings.com. The airline review website noted PAL’s initiatives “to expand its global footprint using...

PAL’s Jan-Sep losses widen as fuel costs rise

PAL’s Jan-Sep losses widen as fuel costs rise

Nov. 14 | Philippine Airlines (PAL) reported a comprehensive loss of P3.29 billion for the first nine months of the year, 42.2% higher than the P2.31 billion posted in the same period last year due to elevated operating costs. Total revenues for January to September...

E-commerce seen as a risky boom for airfreight forwarders

E-commerce seen as a risky boom for airfreight forwarders

Nov. 12 | E-commerce is driving the growth of airfreight, even as e-commerce cargo is seen as riskier than other kinds of cargo, according to a blog post from Panalpina. The forwarding and logistics service provider noted how the airfreight peak season is in full...

Promising year-end seen for Asian airfreight carriers

Promising year-end seen for Asian airfreight carriers

Nov. 10 | Asian airfreight providers can look forward to a promising end of year as optimism for 2019 remains high even with rising protectionism, according to Logistics Trends & Insights LLC (LogisTIcs), provider of customized logistics research and consulting...

New ICAO amendment to help airports boost airfield capacity, says ACI

New ICAO amendment to help airports boost airfield capacity, says ACI

Nov. 9 | Airports Council International (ACI) World lauded a significant amendment to the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) standards and recommended practices, saying these have the potential to transform many airports by providing for...

Thailand unveils incentive scheme to support infra dev’t

Thailand unveils incentive scheme to support infra dev’t

Nov. 7 | U-Tapao Airport To drive the concrete development of the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC), Thailand’s Board of Investment (BOI) has recently approved an investment incentive scheme for the bidding winners of U-Tapao Airport’s Passenger Terminal...
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