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IATA, ACI joint paper outlines roadmap for restart of global flying

Hong Kong, May 22 -- The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Airports Council International World (ACI) have jointly issued a roadmap for restarting aviation that also aims to minimise ... Read More


Airbus launches passenger cargo deck solution

Hong Kong, May 18 -- Airbus has launched a modification package for its A330, A340 and A350 wide-bodies to allow placement of cargo pallets on the passenger decks of the aircraft types after removal o... Read More


Financial "White Knights" enjoin battle for Virgin Australia

Hong Kong, May 18 -- As May arrived, interest in Virgin Australia (VA), now in voluntary administration, had become a stampede. At press time, administrator Deloitte Australia confirmed it had signed ... Read More


Downturn sets in as first Asia-Pacific airline orders revised

Hong Kong, May 18 -- For the world's two largest aircraft manufacturers, the AirAsia Group decision to cease to accept deliveries of Airbus jets this year is the first but will not be the last domino ... Read More


Cashed up to cope with the COVID-19 fallout

Hong Kong, May 18 -- With aircraft leased to 93 airlines in 41 countries worldwide you could be forgiven for believing the COVID-19 crisis is hitting Singapore-based BOC Aviation as hard as its cash-s... Read More


Higher fares and longer queues beyond COVID-19

Hong Kong, May 18 -- Returning the region's airline fleets to the sky after travel restrictions are lifted may be the easy part for the industry post COVID-19. Convincing travellers to fly on those ai... Read More


Fall from grace of former Garuda Indonesia boss Emirsyah Satar

Hong Kong, May 18 -- Former Garuda Indonesia president, Emirsyah Satar, was deciding at press time if he would appeal against an eight-year prison sentence and US$1.4 million in fines after he was con... Read More


In at the deep end for new Association of Asia Pacific Airlines boss

Hong Kong, May 18 -- Spare a thought for Subhas Menon. When the 35-year veteran from Singapore Airlines (SIA) accepted the director generalship of the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) he wa... Read More


Global pandemic to increase pain for AirAsia India?

Hong Kong, May 18 -- Airline analysts, observers and industry executives argue some airlines in India - Air Asia India (AAI) and Go Air in particular - are likely to be shakier than others post the CO... Read More


Lufthansa Consulting names new managing director

Hong Kong, May 15 -- Hannes Muller, 44, until this month senior director infrastructure strategy & business analytics with the Lufthansa Group, is the new managing director of Lufthansa Consulting. Al... Read More