Jeremy Torr

Air Bagan ATR skids off runway, injuring one passenger
An Air Bagan ATR 72 skidded off the runway while landing at Yangon International Airport in Myanmar on July 24, injuring at least one passenger.
Vietjet 230-seat A321
Vietjet takes delivery of first 230-seat A321
Vietnamese low-cost carrier (LCC) Vietjet has taken delivery of the first 230-seat Airbus A321 cabin, which offers an increased payload and a better passenger experience.
AirAsia A320
AirAsia to restart Maldives service in October
Malaysia-based low-cost carrier (LCC) AirAsia plans to reopen services to the tourist destination of the Maldives, in the Indian Ocean.
China turns back Lao Airlines flight for failing to comply with ADIZ rules 1
A Lao Airlines flight—enroute from South Korea’s Gimhae International Airport to the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (LPDR) on July 25—was turned back by Chinese airspace controllers for not having approval to pass through newly imposed Chinese airspace.
Turkmenistan to upgrade Ashgabat airport
Central Asian republic Turkmenistan has committed to a major $2.3 billion revamp of Ashgabat International Airport.
AirAsia A320
AirAsia to restart services to Japan with revamped LCC
AirAsia plans to restart services to Japan in 2016 after its revamped low-cost carrier (LCC) subsidiary AirAsia Japan returns to the market following the 2013 collapse of a joint venture with All Nippon Airways (ANA).
Indonesia formally restricts Thai operators on safety concerns 1
The Indonesian Ministry of Transport has confirmed it has applied restrictions to Thai operators flying into the country following safety concerns by ICAO and FAA.
Vietnam Airlines A350-900
Vietnam Airlines rebrands, launches new fleet
Vietnam Airlines has rolled out a new corporate identity to coincide with the launch of a major fleet upgrade.
Tigerair Taiwan A320
Tigerair narrows profit losses in FY16 1Q
Singapore base low-cost carrier Tigerair reported net loss of SGD1.7 million ($1.25 million) for the first quarter of fiscal year 2016, narrowed from a SGD65.2 million net loss for the year-ago quarter.
FAA gives Thailand 65 days to comply with safety measures
FAA has given Thai aviation authorities until mid-October to take “corrective measures” over critical omissions in its commercial aviation safety standards.
Air Astana 757
Air Astana sees H1 deliver modest profit
Khazakstan flag carrier Air Astana has reported a first-half net profit for 2015 of $8.3 million, compared to a $36.4 loss in the first half of 2014—an increase of 115%.
Thai Airways A380
Thai adds second London nonstop schedule
Thai Airways will double its London-Bangkok capacity later this year, with a second aircraft in addition to its newly inaugurated Airbus A380 service. It will also operate a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft flying nonstop to London's Heathrow from Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi International on a daily basis.
Ethiopian 787
Ethiopian opens new Africa-South Asia route
Ethiopian Airlines has launched a new single-stop schedule from Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa to Manila's Ninoy Aquino International Airport in the Philippines.
Silk Way 747F makes emergency landing; engine failure reported 1
A Silk Way Airlines Boeing 747-400F made an emergency landing at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) after one of its Rolls-Royce engines appeared to fail immediately after takeoff.
Thailand continues with airport upgrades despite red flag status
Thailand’s Airports Authority (AOT) has said it will go ahead with airport upgrades, despite the country’s red flag status issued by ICAO in June following an unsatisfactory response to a safety audit earlier this year.

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