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Nok Air Q400
Nok Air slumps to $14.5 million loss in FY2014
Thai-based low-cost carrier (LCC) Nok Air, which issued a final report on its 2014 earnings, reported an annual net loss of THB471.7 million ($14.5 million) for FY 2014, reversed from a THB1.07 billion profit in 2013.
AAPA: Asia traffic sees February boost
Asian airlines saw a welcome rise in international passenger traffic for the first two months of 2015—passenger numbers rose by 8.2% year-on-year, according to figures from the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA).
VietJet Air A321
LCC subsidiary VietJet Thai starts operations
Vietnamese low-cost carrier (LCC) VietJet Air’s first subsidiary, Thai VietJet Air, will begin operations with a Bangkok-Phuket, Thailand schedule on March 29 using an Airbus A320-200.
Korean Air Boeing 777-300ER
Korean Air extends Asia-Americas links
Flag carrier Korean Air will open up codeshare flights from Incheon, Korea to Buenos Aires in Argentina through an upcoming agreement with Aerolíneas Argentinas.
Scoot Boeing 777-200
Singapore’s Scoot boosts Bangkok frequency, capacity
Singapore-based low-cost carrier (LCC) Scoot will expand its services from Singapore to Bangkok’s Don Mueang LCC hub, to fly 10 Boeing 777-200 flights a week to the Thai capital.
AirAsia A320
AirAsia gives Malaysia’s Langkawi an LCC boost
AirAsia will set up a new regional hub in Langkawi, a tourist island off Malaysia’s west coast.
Singapore Airlines Boeing 777-300ER
Singapore Airlines looks to buy into Korean LCC Jeju Air
Singapore flag carrier Singapore Airlines (SIA) has been in talks to buy around 20% of Korean low-cost carrier (LCC) Jeju Air in the lead up to its initial public offering (IPO) later this year.
Lufthansa A380
Lufthansa to introduce premium economy on A380 service to Asia
Lufthansa will equip all its Airbus A380s flying the Frankfurt-Singapore route with premium economy seats by April 23.
Workers lift the fuselage of the crashed AirAsia QZ8501
Indonesia calls off AirAsia QZ8501 body search
The Indonesian national Search and Rescue Authority, Basarnas, will call off its search for bodies from Indonesia AirAsia QZ8501 crash March 22.
Cathay Pacific A330-300
Cathay Pacific sees growth due to Chinese New Year
Hong Kong flag carrier Cathay Pacific Airways saw significant growth in both passenger numbers and load factors in February, mainly attributed to a travel surge driven by an unusually late Chinese New Year travel period.
Cebu Pacific A330-300
Asia LCCs consolidate routes
Several Asian low-cost carriers (LCCs)—including Cebu Pacific, Tigerair Taiwan and Vietjet Air—are pulling back from the region’s previous network expansion, concentrating instead on maximizing traffic on existing profitable routes.
Asiana Airlines Boeing 777-200
Asiana outlines strategy for new LCC Seoul Air
South Korea-based Asiana Airlines will launch a second low-cost carrier (LCC), Seoul Air, later this year.
SpiceJet Boeing 737-800
SpiceJet pays off creditors, trims schedules
Indian low-cost carrier SpiceJet has used a $10 million injection by new investor Ajay Singh to buy a reprieve from aircraft lessors threatening to repossess their aircraft.
Rendering of A350-900 in Vietnam Airlines’ livery
Vietnam Airlines plans significant renewal plans
Vietnam Airlines is seeking up to a 20% equity investment from “strategic partners” and will sell off several existing older aircraft as part of a plan to upgrade its fleet and brand.
Real Tonga rejects MA60, secures aid
Real Tonga airlines has grounded one of two China-made turboprops and will return it to the manufacturer in the wake of pressure from the New Zealand government.

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