Jeremy Torr

Jeremy
Torr
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Recyclers eye Asia market
Asia could be poised to grow its own fledgling aircraft recycling market, with large fleet turnover and high pressure on cash flow margins for low-coast carriers.
Document-free savings hampered by Catch-22
Using paper-based documentation on completion of an aircraft lease might be adding up to $350,000 per aircraft to the bill, say leasing companies.
Korean Air extends LAN Peru codeshares
Korean flag carrier Korean Air has extended its codeshare agreement with LAN Peru. The new contract will bring an extension of its existing Seoul-Santiago via Los Angeles route, with an additional schedule from Los Angeles to Peru’s capital, Lima.
SilkAir opens Denpasar flight schedule
Singapore Airlines (SIA) regional affiliate SilkAir will start daily flights to Bali’s Denpasar International from early December, in time for the European winter holiday season.
VietJet Air A320
Vietjet Air to codeshare with ‘major airlines’ next year 
Vietnamese low-cost carrier (LCC) Vietjet Air is looking to introduce a raft of codeshares with “major airlines” next year, MD Luu Duc Khanh said in an interview.
Changi Airport passenger traffic declines 0.5% in September
Singapore’s Changi Airport reported a decline of 0.5% in passenger numbers for September as traffic continues to slide year-over-year.
British Airways A380
British Airways introduces A380 to Singapore
British Airways (BA) has launched a 3X-weekly direct service from London Heathrow to Singapore’s Changi Airport using an Airbus A380.
Bangkok Airways ATR 72-600
Bangkok Airways ramps up Chang Mai services 
Thai regional carrier Bangkok Airways is to start using northern Thai Chang Mai Airport as a second hub for its local services from the end of October, using ATR 72-500 and Airbus A320 aircraft.
Struggling Thai airlines make changes; Thai Airways to cut Johannesburg flights 
The continuing sluggish performance of Thailand’s commercial aviation industry has prompted a series of changes at Thai airlines while the nation’s military government attempts to alter the image of a country that has lost the confidence of tourists owing to ongoing political unrest.
Tigerair A320
Singapore Airlines pushes buyout, selloff at Tigerair 
Singapore Airlines (SIA), key stakeholder in the Tigerair low-cost carrier (LCC) Group, has taken a controlling interest in the LCC’s holding company and sold the Tigerair Australia offshoot to Virgin Australia for AUD1 ($0.88).
CAE enters Japanese market with JAL deal 
Canadian training specialist CAE has signed a deal with Japan Airlines (JAL) to train its pilots in Tokyo, giving the company presence in a new and potentially fruitful Asia-Pacific market.
Australia’s Regional Express Rex Saab340
Australian regional operators search for options 
The outlook for regional Australian carriers is looking increasingly tough, following the recent news that Australia’s Regional Express (Rex) is to cut its network following a 75% drop in profits.
Philippine Airlines A321
Philippine Airlines may defer Airbus order 
Philippine Airlines (PAL) may defer an order with Airbus for at least some of the 46 aircraft that it currently has on order from the manufacturer.
Malaysia Airlines A330-200
Malaysia Airlines CEO appointment imminent 
Malaysia Airlines (MAS) is close to announcing a new CEO to steer the airline through a major restructuring following years of negative financials and the loss of two aircraft this year.
MIAT Mongolian Airlines 767-300ER
Mongolia’s MIAT expands routes 
With the official launch of its first schedule to Singapore, Mongolia’s MIAT Mongolian Airlines flag carrier has signaled its intention to significantly extend its east-west route network—potentially to the US and Australia.

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