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AirAsia Group joins drive for streamlined travel rules post COVID-19

Hong Kong, March 4 -- AirAsia Group president for airlines, Bo Lingam, wants a more consistent approach to travel requirements. Read More The LCC said COVID-19 procedures and protocols in Australia, C... Read More


Australia extends international travel ban to June due to "highly transmissible variants"

Hong Kong, March 3 -- The Australian government yesterday extended the country's international travel ban, known locally as the human biosecurity emergency period, for another three months to June 17.... Read More


China Aircraft Leasing forewarns of large losses for fiscal year

Hong Kong, March 2 -- China Aircraft Leasing Group Holdings Ltd (CALC) said yesterday consolidated profit for calendar 2020 was expected to fall 60%-65% from a year earlier. Read More "The year of 202... Read More


Vietjet powers into Asia-Pacific cargo sector

Hong Kong, March 1 -- VietJet Air will expand its cargo network this year after moving quickly in introducing cargo-only services in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More "I believe freight tra... Read More


Richard Kendall to head new HAECO Group unit

Hong Kong, Feb. 22 -- HAECO Group CEO, Frank Walschot, has announced the company's group director airframe services, Richard Kendall, is the chief commercial officer of a new centralized commercial or... Read More


Malaysia's High Court allows AirAsia X to meet creditors

Hong Kong, Feb. 19 -- Malaysia's High Court has granted AirAsia X permission to hold meetings with its creditors, The Edge Markets reported today. Read More The report said the court had split 14 cred... Read More


U.S. Federal Aviation Administration orders inspections of 787 compression panels

Hong Kong, Feb. 18 -- The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) intends to issue an airworthiness directive (AD) on February 19 that will require inspections of decompression panels on about 222 ... Read More


ASL Aviation Holdings converts options for 10 737 freighters to firm orders

Hong Kong, Feb. 17 -- ASL Aviation Holdings said overnight it had exercised options for another 10 737-800 Boeing converted freighters (BCF). Read More "The performance and reliability of the 737-800B... Read More


Passengers at Malaysia's biggest airport fell away by 95.1% in January

Hong Kong, Feb. 16 -- Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) handled 261,000 passengers in January 2021, down 95.1% from 5.3 million a year ago, Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad (MAHB) reported to... Read More


IATA offers free training for laid-off cabin crew

Hong Kong, Feb. 11 -- The International Air Transport Association (IATA) said earlier this week its three-hour "Cabin Crew - Leveraging Professional Skills" online course would be offered free to laid... Read More