Jeremy Torr

Malaysian Airports increase security following attacks in Europe
Malaysian authorities plan to implement increased security at airports across Malaysia following recent terrorist events at various transport locations across Europe.
KLIA2 repairs ‘reduce ponding and depressions’ in aprons
A new cement grouting procedure used at Malaysia’s Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (KLIA2) airport has resulted in “a significant improvement in [the number and] incidence of soil depressions” with a concurrent reduction in standing water, or ponding, airport operator Malaysia Airport Holdings Bhd (MAHB) said.
Air Astana extends pan-Asia-Europe connections
Kazakhstan flag carrier Air Astana is aiming to boost its connecting traffic between Asia and Eastern Europe by up 24,000 passengers by the end of 2017, following the opening of a new Almaty-Teheran route earlier this month.
Industry groups call for increased Asia-Pacific development
Asia-Pacific aviation organizations have called for greater governmental investment and involvement across the region to support rising industry growth rates.
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Hainan Airlines takes 23% stake in TAP Portugal
China’s Hainan Airlines plans to take a 23% shareholding in TAP Portugal, with a bond buy from Azul Brazilian Airlines, in a €30 million ($33 million) transaction.
Hong Kong airport sees 5.1% passenger growth in first half
Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) has reported a 5.1% rise in passenger numbers for the first six months of 2016, compared to the same period in 2015.
Asia-Pacific sees 2.8% passenger growth in May
The Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) reported 23.6 million international passengers in May, up 2.8% year-over-year.
Singapore Airlines to launch Canberra international service
Singapore Airlines (SIA) is to launch a direct 4X-weekly nonstop service from Singapore to Canberra, Australia, in September.
Construction begins on India’s new regional jet facility 2
Construction has begun on a new aircraft assembly plant in India to build an 80-seat regional commercial jet.
King Power group takes control of Thai AirAsia
Thailand-based duty-free conglomerate King Power International Group purchased a 39% shareholding in low-cost carrier Thai AirAsia (TAA) in June, giving it a controlling stake.
Regional carriers look to Myanmar market expansion
Asian regional carriers—including Bangkok Airways, Nok Air, Myanmar Airways International (MAI) and AirAsia—are looking to expand operations into Myanmar following the opening up of international visa access at the end of 2016.
EgyptAir MS804 flight data recorder repaired 1
French air accident investigation agency BEA has repaired the damaged flight data recorder from the EgyptAir Airbus A320 that crashed into the Mediterranean Sea in May.
Melbourne Airport trials self-boarding international gates
Melbourne Airport (MEL) has completed a three-month trial of self-boarding gates on selected international flights at Terminal 2.
JAL, Alaska Airlines to codeshare 
Japan Airlines (JAL) and Alaska Airlines are to sign codeshare and frequent flier agreements for flights across Japan and the US Pacific Northwest.
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AirAsia pushes to rename KLIA2 
Malaysian low-cost carrier (LCC) AirAsia is backing a campaign to rename the second terminal at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) from KLIA2 to Low Cost Carrier Terminal 2 (LCCT2 or LCC2), to emphasize its role as AirAsia’s main hub.
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