Japan’s two major airlines expect to remain strongly profitable as they enter a new fiscal year, although while All Nippon Airways (ANA) predicts a gain for the period, Japan Airlines (JAL) is forecasting a slight drop in net income.
Australian regulators have signaled they will not approve plans for Qantas and China Eastern to form a closer partnership, likely derailing the airlines’ strategy to strengthen their positions in the Australia-China market.
Hong Kong carrier Cathay Pacific Airways executives stress that while a new runway is vital for Hong Kong International Airport, raising user fees to pay for construction could be detrimental to the airport’s competitiveness versus other hubs.
Philippine low-cost carrier Cebu Pacific Air is taking delivery of its sixth Airbus A330-300 this week, completing current orders for the widebody aircraft type it is using to expand its long-haul network.
A report into the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has revealed the locator-beacon battery in the flight data recorder (FDR) had passed its expiration date, an oversight that later triggered a fleet-wide check by the airline.
Excessive costs and an aviation sector that is not as robust as it should be, especially in attracting international business, are hurting Canada’s air transport industry, conference panelists said Tuesday....More
Latin American traffic growth has slowed from double digits, but is still expected to grow 5%-6% per year, reaching nearly a half billion passengers by 2025, according to Alex de Gunten, adviser to the executive board of the Latin America and Caribbean Air Transport Association....More
Senior executives from two of the three major US carriers involved in the growing dispute over alleged unfair competition from the Gulf carriers said Tuesday they are simply asking for government-to-government consultations on the US Open Skies agreements with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Qatar....More
Etihad Airways will continue to expand its cross-Atlantic routes between North America, the Middle East and the sub-Indian continent, but has no plans to fly between Europe and the US a senior executive said Monday....More