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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) president Tim Canoll said the wider public has to be educated about the threat laser pointers pose to aircraft and help law enforcement catch people shining lasers into cockpits....More
US airlines, particularly regional carriers, have expressed hope that strict pilot training requirements implemented by FAA in 2013 will be eased in FAA reauthorization legislation expected to be taken up by Congress later this year, but there will likely be a strong push back against any efforts to change the rules....More
Air quality and noise are the outstanding issues that could sink plans for a third runway at London’s Heathrow Airport, according to the Airports Commission, which published its final report last week....More