Jeremy Torr

ANA introduces new translation, medical functionalities in cabins
Japanese full-service carrier All Nippon Airways (ANA) will introduce two new services to help avoid language barriers and ensure rapid emergency medical attention on flights.
Malaysia Airlines reports ‘marginal’ improvement in 1Q results
Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB), now a government-controlled entity of Malaysian sovereign wealth fund Khazanah, said in its May Quarterly Progress Update (QPU) it was seeing “strong indications [of] positive results” as a result of ongoing restructuring.
Korean Air fire
Korean Air Boeing 777 catches fire at Tokyo Haneda Airport
A Korean Air Boeing 777-300 experienced an engine fire and aborted takeoff from Tokyo Haneda International Airport May 27.
TransAsia Airways cuts capacity, routes
Taiwan-based regional airline TransAsia Airways will reduce regional services and schedules to Japanese destinations following a FY2015 operating loss of NT$2.49 billion ($76.8 million).
Asia-Pacific airlines report profit upswing in 2015
Asia-Pacific airlines saw a move to an overall $6.9 billion in net earnings in calendar year 2015 compared to a collective loss of $1.2 billion during 2014, according to the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA).
Indonesia levies sanctions on local operators for operational breaches
Indonesian Transportation Minister Ignasius Jonan has imposed significant sanctions on Indonesian low-cost carriers (LCCs) Lion Air and Indonesia AirAsia, following a pledge to crack down on domestic operators who contravened standard operating procedures (SOPS).
Vietjet places $11.3 billion Boeing 737 MAX order
Vietnamese low-cost carrier Vietjet finalized an order for 100 Boeing 737 MAX 200 narrowbodies, a deal worth some $11.3 billion at list prices.
Singapore’s Seletar Airport to expand capacity
Singapore’s second airport and MRO hub, Seletar Airport, is to build a replacement Passenger Terminal Building (PTB) to expand the facility’s handling capacity.
Singapore’s Scoot, Tigerair to merge into single LCC holding company 1
Singapore Airlines (SIA) plans to combine the management of its low-cost carrier (LCC) subsidiaries Scoot (long-haul) and Tigerair (regional) into a single body.
Rendering of Hong Kong Airlines A330-200
Hong Kong Airlines opens New Zealand route
Hong Kong Airlines (HKA) will start a daily direct service from Hong Kong International Airport to Auckland, New Zealand from November 2016.
Singapore Airlines Group subsidiaries help boost annual net profit
Singapore Airlines (SIA) Group reported net profit of S$804.4 million ($568.7 million) in its fiscal year ended March 31, more than doubling a S$367.9 million net profit in its previous fiscal year.
Value Alliance members
Eight Asia-Pacific low-cost carriers form alliance 2
Eight Asia-Pacific low-cost carriers (LCCs) have formed a new standards-based collaborative marketing group, using the IATA New Distribution Capability (NDC) digital interoperability standard.
AirAsia X reopens route to Iran
Malaysia-based long-haul, low-cost carrier (LCC) AirAsia X will begin direct flights to Iran from Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur from late June.
Nok Air
Thailand's Nok Air records $10.8 million loss in 1Q
Thailand-based low-cost carrier (LCC) Nok Air reported first-quarter net loss of THB379.9 million ($10.8 million), reversed from net profit of THB55.6 million in the year-ago period.
Vietnam Airlines to ramp up domestic, regional services
Vietnam Airlines and part-owned subsidiary Cambodia Angkor Air are looking to “substantially increase” domestic services in both countries, as well as expand regional services to nearby Asian countries.
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