UN warns of acute pilot shortage

MONTREAL, 15 February 2018: Hundreds of thousands of pilots will need to be trained to meet growing demand for air transport around the world by 2036, the UN aviation agency said Tuesday. International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) secretary general Fang...
KUALA LUMPUR, 19 February 2018:  Firefly will increase flights from Penang to Phuket to daily this March, up from the current four weekly services. Owned by Malaysia Airlines, the small regional airline uses an ATR 72 with 70 seats on the...
SINGAPORE 9 February 2018 The International Air Transport Association and the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore will establish a Global Safety Predictive Analytics Research Center (SPARC) in Singapore. SPARC will use predictive analytics to identify potential aviation safety hazards and...
PENANG, 5 APRIL 2018: AirAsia confirmed Wednesday it will fly a direct service from Penang to Hanoi, Vietnam and Phuket, Thailand, effective 1 July. Operated exclusively by AirAsia Berhad (AK), the direct flights to Hanoi and Phuket mark the airline’s...
CHIANG RAI, 16 February 2018: China Eastern has been operating a service from its main hub in Shanghai to Chiang Rai an emerging tourist destination in far north Thailand. Airlineroute called it a limited-time service offering Chinese holidaymakers three weekly...
BANGKOK, March 21 2018: After AirAsia’s founder and CEO Tony Fernandes told Reuters, Monday, that he is talking with a potential partner to open an airline in Myanmar, the guessing game began. Reuters said the move to establish an airline...
KUALA LUMPUR, 22 February 2018: AirAsia is posed to axe services to Tehran, Boracay and Surat Thani out of its Kuala Lumpur home base. A Malaysia website Rojak Daily alerted travel consumers to the impending cuts to services that are...
YANGON, 22 February 2018: Myanmar National Airlines has opened bookings for a new service linking Yangon with Phuket a popular holiday island in South Thailand. Heading for a 25 March launch and bookable now for flights through to the end of...
BANGKOK, 2 March 2018: SilkAir is switching the routing of its Singapore-Laos flights to land first in Luang Prabang with a stop in Vientiane on the return leg. WeAreLao, a website that specialises in promoting travel to Laos reported on...
VIENTIANE, 20 February 2018: China Southern plans to fly to Vientiane from Chongqing in China during the summer timetable months April to October. The airline has filed for three weekly flights starting  26 March according to timetable information reported by...