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Peach Aviation A320
Japan LCC Peach Aviation continues expansion
Kansai, Japan-based low-cost carrier (LCC) Peach Aviation has expanded services to Naha, Okinawa with a 4X-weekly schedule to Hong Kong using Airbus A320 aircraft, signaling its intention to develop further services out of the southern Japanese island.
Passenger traffic growth rate slows for Asian airlines
Passenger growth rates for Asia-Pacific airlines slipped more than 4% in January year-over-year, according to the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA), showing that the strong post-financial crisis recovery has not been maintained in the region.
Lao Central Airlines Boeing 737-400 in 2012
Lao private carrier rebrands as Leo Central Airlines
The first private carrier to fly in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (LPDR), Phongsavanh Airlines, has rebranded and will relaunch as Lao Central Airlines (LCA) after a two-year suspension of services.
Taiwan operators under further scrutiny following TransAsia crash 1
Authorities investigating the fatal crash of a TransAsia ATR 72-600 in Taiwan earlier in February have reported several local airlines have contravened local labor operating regulations for both ground and aircrew.
Korean Air Boeing 737-800
Korean carriers continue China expansion
Korean Air is expanding its route network into China with four new services to second-tier cities, buoyed by increasing demand.
AirAsia X A330-200
AirAsia X opens Chongqing route
Kuala Lumpur based long-haul low-cost carrier (LCC) AirAsia X has opened its sixth destination in China with a new 4X-weekly service to Chongqing, one of China’s top second-tier cities.
Singapore’s Changi Airport growth slows to 0.7% in 2014
Although Singapore’s Changi Airport registered a new record high in terms of passenger numbers at 54.1 million passenger movements in 2014, its year-on year-growth reflected only a 0.7% increase in passenger numbers compared to 2013.
Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 787-8
Ethiopian, Turkish airlines to launch Manila services
Ethiopian Airlines and Turkish Airlines plan to launch new tri-weekly services to Manila’s Ninoy Aquino International Airport in the coming months.
Korean Air A330 hits Bangkok Airways ATR at Yangon Airport
A taxiing Korean Air Airbus A330 hit a parked Bangkok Airways ATR 72-600 at Yangon International Airport, Myanmar, at the weekend, significantly damaging the parked aircraft’s rudder and trim tabs.
10 TransAsia pilots grounded after failing proficiency tests
Ten TransAsia pilots have been grounded after failing basic oral tests on the correct handling procedure for an engine flameout after Taiwan’s Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) and the carrier suspended flights to send all active ATR pilots for retraining following the fatal crash of an ATR 72-600 earlier this month.
Qatar Airways A350 XWB
Qatar to replace 787s with A350s to Singapore
Qatar Airways plans to operate the Airbus A350 XWB on its Doha-Singapore service, replacing Boeing 787 aircraft that were introduced on the route less than a year ago.
TransAsia aircraft wreckage being lifted onto a truck in New Taipei City
TransAsia cancels flights for pilot retraining 1
TransAsia Airways has canceled 90 scheduled flights and is sending all its active ATR pilots for retraining under the scrutiny of Taiwan’s Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA), following the fatal crash of an ATR 72-600 last week.
Cebu Pacific looks to strengthen international routes
Despite being sanctioned by the authorities for flight delays over the Christmas period, Filipino LCC Cebu Pacific Airways (Cebu) is planning to extend its flight schedules, primarily on international routes.
AirAsia X A330-300
AirAsia X shakeup continues
Malaysia-based long-haul carrier (LCC) AirAsia X (AAX), which recently replaced its CEO on the back of ongoing low profits, has submitted a rights issue to raise MYR395 million ($110 million) in working capital.
AirAsia QZ8501 captain may have left his seat
Unconfirmed reports from officials at the Indonesian National Transportation Safety Committee (NTSC) investigating last year’s Indonesia AirAsia QZ8501 fatal crash have suggested the captain was not in his seat at the time of the incident.

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