Jeremy Torr

Hong Kong Airport sees 8% passenger increase in April
Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) reported handling 5.8 million passengers in April, an 8.8% increase year-over-year.
Philippines authorities suspend two AOCs
The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAA-P) has suspended the air operator’s certificates (AOCs) of two Filipino domestic carriers “due to safety concerns,” following the recommendations of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).
Bangkok Airways reports 1Q profit surge
Thai-based regional Bangkok Airways reported a first-quarter net income of THB1.1 billion ($33 million), up significantly from a net profit of THB526.1 million in the year-ago period.
Air India 787
Air India rejects pilots on psychological grounds
Indian flag carrier Air India has rejected some 25% of its most recent intake of new pilots following psychological reports on their mental stability.
Cebu Pacific A320
Cebu Pacific profit leaps in 1Q
Philippines-based low-cost carrier (LCC) Cebu Pacific Air reported first-quarter net income of PHP2.2 billion ($50 million), up significantly from a PHP164.2 million profit in the year-ago period.
Philippine Airlines A340-300
Philippine Airlines considers A350, 787 to replace aging fleet
Philippine Airlines (PAL) is considering either Airbus A350 or Boeing 787 aircraft to replace its aging A340 fleet.
Singapore Airlines 777-300ER
Singapore Airlines reports 2.5% profit growth for 2014
Singapore flag carrier Singapore Airlines (SIA) has reported a 2014 annual net profit of S$368 million ($280 million), up 2.5% from a $259 million profit in the previous 2013 period.
Nok Air Q400
Nok Air 1Q profit up 36%
Thai-based low-cost carrier (LCC) Nok Air reported a first-quarter annual net profit of THB55.6 million ($1.66 million), up 36% from the previous 2014 period and following a FY 2014 loss of THB471.7 million.
Indonesia to boost infrastructure, routes 1
The Indonesian government has committed to upgrade and expand the country’s airport capacity to cope with the latest generation of narrowbody jet aircraft, and also to extend Air Service Agreements (ASAs) with neighboring countries.
Air India eyes fleet expansion 
Air India looks set to make a major aircraft purchase from either Airbus or Boeing for up to 15 single-aisle aircraft.
China to inspect MRO compliance of Thai carriers 1
The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) will inspect the MRO records and procedures of Thai airlines later this week after an ICAO report revealed lapses in compliance standards.
South Korea sets new safety reporting standards
Korean airlines will face new and more stringent reporting requirements as part of a government drive to increase transparency in transport safety standards.
Jet Airways captain falls ill, prompts emergency landing
A Jet Airways Boeing 737-800 NG, en route from Tân Sõn Nhất International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City to Delhi, was forced to make an emergency landing when its captain was incapacitated by illness during the last hour of the four-hour flight.
AirAsia A320
AirAsia likely looking to a new JV, expansion 
AirAsia founder and CEO Tony Fernandes has hinted the group could be working toward the launch of a new joint venture (JV) subsidiary in Southeast Asia.
Etihad Airways 787-9
Etihad Airways to introduce 787-9 in Singapore
Etihad Airways plans to revamp services between Abu Dhabi and Singapore with an upgrade to three-class service from June, and the introduction of the Boeing 787-9 from August.

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