Jeremy Torr

Asia’s North Pacific routes set to get a boost
With Southeast Asia seeing a slowdown in route expansion as carriers seek to balance tight yields with rising load factors, the north Asia region is taking up the slack—especially on north Pacific Asia-US routes.
Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200
Khazanah rejects Malaysia Airlines’ assets bid
Malaysian sovereign wealth fund Khazanah Nasional Berhad has poured cold water on a proposal from Malaysian venture capitalists to buy selected assets of the recently delisted Malaysia Airlines (MAS).
Emirates pushing for new Filipino ASA talks
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is seeking to hold a new round of bilateral air service agreement (ASA) talks with the Philippine Civil Aeronautics Board (PCAB) early next year.
TransAsia ATR 72
TransAsia Airways to launch LCC 'V Air'
Taiwan’s oldest established airline, TransAsia Airways, is expanding operations with the launch of a new low-cost carrier (LCC) called V Air, and an application for a US foreign air carrier permit.
Air Astana Boeing 767-300
Air Astana to open Southeast Asia route
Kazakhstan-based Air Astana has added to its Southeast Asia route network with a direct flight from Astana, the Kazakh state capital Astana, to Bangkok, Thailand.
Singapore Airlines A330-300
Singapore Airlines, EVA Airways boost Pacific codeshares
Singapore Airlines (SIA) has inked a codeshare agreement with Taipei-based EVA Airways on transpacific routes, extending its growing list of strategic codeshares.
Scoot postpones 787 launch a second time
Singapore-based long-haul, low-cost carrier (LCC) Scoot will push back its first Boeing 787-9 services a second time from the original planned inauguration last month.
VietJet Air A320
VietJet Air expands franchise overseas
Vietnamese startup low-cost carrier (LCC) VietJet Air has taken its first steps toward international expansion with the first flights of its new Thai VietJet Air subsidiary.
Malaysia Airlines A330-200
Malaysia Airlines to suspend shares
Malaysia’s Khazanah Nasional Bhd sovereign wealth fund and majority shareholder in Malaysia Airline System (MAS) will suspend trading in the national airline’s shares from Dec. 15.
Singapore to upgrade Seletar Airport
Singapore’s Changi Airport management will open up a secondary airport to accommodate local, smaller capacity and turboprop traffic.
Recyclers eye Asia market 
Asia could be poised to grow its own fledgling aircraft recycling market, with large fleet turnover and high pressure on cash flow margins for low-coast carriers.
Document-free savings hampered by Catch-22 
Using paper-based documentation on completion of an aircraft lease might be adding up to $350,000 per aircraft to the bill, say leasing companies.
Korean Air extends LAN Peru codeshares 
Korean flag carrier Korean Air has extended its codeshare agreement with LAN Peru. The new contract will bring an extension of its existing Seoul-Santiago via Los Angeles route, with an additional schedule from Los Angeles to Peru’s capital, Lima.
SilkAir opens Denpasar flight schedule 
Singapore Airlines (SIA) regional affiliate SilkAir will start daily flights to Bali’s Denpasar International from early December, in time for the European winter holiday season.
VietJet Air A320
Vietjet Air to codeshare with ‘major airlines’ next year 
Vietnamese low-cost carrier (LCC) Vietjet Air is looking to introduce a raft of codeshares with “major airlines” next year, MD Luu Duc Khanh said in an interview.

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