GENEVA, 21 January 2015: Airline profit expectations for 2015 are rising, based on  more positive results in the second half of last year, IATA’s quarterly survey of airline CFOs indicates in its latest edition released, earlier this week. Financial performance...
SINGAPORE, 21 Janury 2015: SilkAir has adopted Child’s Dream Foundation, a charitable, not-for-profit organisation based in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The non-government organisation empowers marginalised children and youth in the Mekong Sub-Region, mainly in Myanmar, Laos, Thailand and Cambodia focusing on...
VIENTIANE, 20 January 2015: Following the agreement with Cambodia, the governments of Lao PDR and Japan signed an Air Service Agreement in Vientiane last Friday. The agreement was signed by Public Works and Transport Minister, Bounchan Sinthavong and Ambassador of Japan to...
HANOI, 19 January 2015: Vietnam’s Ministry of Transport has revoked the air transport licence of Air Mekong as the private airline has failed to submit a plan for restructuring its business. Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam head, Lai Xuan Thanh,...
PHNOM PENH, 19 January 2015: Cambodia and Japan signed an agreement, last week, that will allow direct scheduled flights between the two countries. The agreement was signed at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Phnom Penh by Japanese Ambassador Yuji Kumamaru...
BIN DINH, 16 January 2015: Bin Dinh’s provincial Department of Transportation says Thailand’s top energy firm, PTT Public Company Limited, has asked to partner in a project to upgrade the local Phu Cat Airport to an international hub. The department...
ARLINGTON, USA, 16 January 2015: ARC, the financial settlement link between airlines and travel sellers, reported Wednesday that the consolidated dollar value of airline tickets sold by US-based travel agencies increased 4.02% year-over-year in 2014 compared to 2013. Results were...
YANGON, 15 January 2015: Myanmar’s Department of Civil Aviation says a government proposal to upgrade and privatise 30 domestic airports has been postponed until late this year or possible 2016. The DCA general director, Win Swe Tun, told the Irrawaddy media that the...

SQ to relaunch apps

SINGAPORE, 14 January 2015: Mobile Travel Technologies Ltd, based in Dublin, Ireland, has been selected by Singapore Airlines as its mobile partner to re-launch the airline’s mobile apps. MTT will re-launch Singapore Airlines’ smartphone apps to be followed by a...
JAKARTA, 13 January 2015: A crackdown on irregularities in flight permits by Indonesia’s Ministry of Transportation forced Garuda Indonesia to consolidate flight numbers to destinations in the Middle East. The flight Makassar - Medan - Jeddah, which should have operated...