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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Trans States Holdings, parent of US regionals Trans States Airlines, Compass Airlines and GoJet Airlines, remains “comfortable” with its order for 50 Mitsubishi Regional Jets and expects to begin taking delivery of the aircraft in 2017....More
ICAO will have to boost its budget by 3% to pay a Web-based information database to provide airlines, air navigation service providers and member states a source of safety information about the risks to flights over and within conflict zones....More