GENEVA, 9 January 2015: Airline travel demand continued a healthy trend in November, mainly on the back of robust domestic demand according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA). Announcing global passenger traffic results for November 2014 IATA said revenue passenger...

Divers search for black box

PANGKALAN BUN, 9 January 2015: Indonesian military divers battled strong currents on Thursday in an effort to reach the submerged tail of crashed AirAsia Flight 8501 in the hopes of finding its crucial black box data recorders. The plane crashed...
SINGAPORE, 8 January 2015: The plunge in crude prices will give a much-needed boost to Asia's oil-guzzling economies. Among the top winners is the airline sector, while shipping and energy-intensive heavy manufacturing industries such as steel will benefit across the...

Qatar brags it is better

DOHA, 8 January 2015: Qatar Airways chief Akbar Al-Baker boasted Wednesday that European carriers "cannot keep up" with competition from Gulf carriers, as his fast-growing airline welcomed the first Airbus A350 plane. Doha-based Qatar Airways, along with Dubai's Emirates and...

AirAsia tail found

JAKARTA, 8 January 2015: Indonesia said Wednesday it had found the tail of an AirAsia plane that crashed into the sea with 162 people on board, raising hopes of finding its black boxes and explaining the disaster. Search and rescue...
ISTANBUL, 7 January 2015: Turkish Airlines, the last remaining foreign carrier offering flights to Libya, said Tuesday it was suspending all flights to the conflict-wracked country amid the worsening security situation. The Turkish flag-carrier said that it had suspended flights...

Divers reach AirAsia wreckage

PANGKALAN BUN, 7 January 2015: Indonesian search officials sent divers down to the bed of the Java Sea during a break in bad weather Tuesday in hopes of recovering more bodies from the wreckage of AirAsia Flight 8501. Recovery teams,...
PHNOM PENH, 6 January 2015: The State Secretariat of Civil Aviation says three more airlines wlll apply for an Air Operator Certificate over the first quarter of 2015. The SSCA general director, Kao Sivorn, told local media that three carriers...
BANGKOK, 6 January 2015: Nok Air will launch a daily Fly ‘n’ Ride service from Bangkok to Uttaradit starting 16 January using its daily Phitsanulok flight with a bus connection to Uttaradit. Uttaradit province shares borders with Phitsanulok, Sukhothai, Phrae and Nan. To the...
HO CHI MINH CITY, 5 January 2015: Jetstar Group will start a new service to Bangkok from Hanoi, this March, following the launch of services to Bangkok from its base in Ho Chi Minh City, last week. Jetstar Pacific, the...