JAKARTA, 30 November 2018: Bumpy runways, hair-raising safety lapses, remote airstrips with no navigation systems and a dire shortage of experienced captains and maintenance crews. Indonesia is one of the world's fastest-growing aviation markets, but it has come under fresh...
BANGKOK, 29 November 2018: Qantas has expanded its codeshare arrangement with Jetstar to offer more travel options between Australia and Thailand. Qantas will add its code to Jetstar’s Sydney-Phuket, Melbourne-Phuket and Melbourne-Bangkok services, operated by Jetstar’s Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft. Customers...

Lion Air: Poor safety culture

JAKARTA, 29 November 2018: A crashed Lion Air jet should have been grounded over a recurrent technical problem before its fatal journey, Indonesian authorities said Wednesday. Details from the new jet's flight data recorder suggested the pilots struggled to control...

Qatar expands flights to Iran

DOHA, 28 November 2018: Qatar Airways announced Monday it will expand operations in Iran, despite US sanctions on the Islamic republic and a Gulf diplomatic rift over accusations Doha was too close to Tehran. The carrier will begin twice-weekly flights...
DUBAI, 28 November 2018: To provide passengers with even more comfortable transfers at Dubai international Airport, Emirates has commissioned a fleet of new high-tech buses for airside passenger operations. The new buses will ferry Emirates’ passengers between terminals and its...
SEPANG, 27 November 2018: AirAsia warns passengers to only book their flights through AirAsia’s official channels to avoid scams. In a statement released, Monday, the airline recommended “guests” to contact official sales channels such as website airasia.com, AirAsia’s mobile app,...
SEPANG, 26 November 2018: Disappointing probably best describes AirAsia X’s third quarter results ending 30 September, although the airline laid most of the blame on ‘oil’ in its report headline. Revenue of MYR1,077.4 million, dipped 4% year-on-year as compared to...
HO CHI MINH CITY, 23 November 2018: Vietnam Airlines will start a new daily service, effective 1 December, linking the central region city of Danang with Can Tho, a city at the southern tip of Vietnam’s Mekong Delta. Standing on...
BANGKOK, 23 November 2018: Thai AirAsia will launch a direct flight in December from U-tapao, an airport just south of Pattaya, to Khon Kaen a commercial city in the heart of northeast Thailand. Advanced timetable information from Airlineroute shows the...

EasyJet logs soaring profit

EasyJet's annual net profit jumped by almost a fifth on strong sales and record passenger numbers, the British no-frills airline announced on Tuesday. Profits after taxation jumped 17 percent to £385 million ($460 million, 400 million euros) in the 12...