JAKARTA, 13 March 2015: Indonesia urgently needs an aviation masterplan addressing safety, capacity and regulations, according to the International Air Transport Association. In a keynote address to mark IATA Aviation Day in Jakarta, IATA’s director general and CEO, Tony Tyler,...
HANOI, 12 March 2015: Kenya Airways will start a new service linking Hanoi and Nairobi, effective 30 March. Kenya Airways will fly three times a week to the Vietnamese capital using a Boeing 787 Dreamliner. The flights will depart from Nairobi at...
YANGON, 11 March 2015: Myanmar’s Ministry of Transport says it has upgraded six airports in terms of safety and security. The six airports that have gained new safety equipment are Yangon, Mandalay, Nyaung U, Heho, Thandwe and Dawei. The Global New...
SINGAPORE, 11 March 2015: Cebu Pacific Air rolled out its rewards programme for frequent fliers, as part of the airline’s 19th anniversary, 8 March. Those who signed up for CEB Club, CEB’s previous membership programme, are automatically GetGo members. “In 19...
SINGAPORE, 11 March 2015: Vietjet ranked first in a recent tourism and hospitality survey that recognised the best places to work in Vietnam during 2014. Conducted annually by Anphabe, a career networking platform and Nielsen, a market research firm, the...
BANGKOK, 10 March 2015: Thai AirAsia X has taken delivery of its third Airbus A330-300 to support an increase of services to Japan later this month. The airline CEO, Nadda Buranasiri, said the new fleet will be used to increase...
HONG KONG, 10 March 2015: The global jet accident rate, in 2014, was at its lowest level ever at 0.23, or one accident for every 4.4 million flights, International Air Transport Association announced Monday. IATA said it was an improvement...
HONG KONG, 10 March 2015: The International Air Transport Association emphasised the need to focus on competitiveness as Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) moves forward with the building of a third runway and associated infrastructure. “The announcement by the Financial...
BANGKOK, 9 March 2015: THAI Airways International aims to return to profit in 2016 after a massive restructuring that involves cutting operating costs and capacity by 20% this year. That was how THAI Airways president, Charumporn Jotikasthira, described his strategy...
GIA LAI, 9 March 2015: Pleiku Airport will be closed from mid-March until late October to allow construction of a longer runway and the addition of  parking areas to accommodate larger aircraft. Local media reported the airport will  be closed from...