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ANA, JAL lock horns over Haneda slots 
Japan Airlines (JAL) and All Nippon Airways (ANA) are battling to get rights for new domestic services at Tokyo Haneda (HND).
AirAsia X reports 2Q passenger traffic up 29% 
AirAsia Group’s low-cost carrier, AirAsia X (D7), said it carried 0.58 million passengers, up 29%, in the second quarter.
Vietnam Airlines downgrades yearly profit forecast 
Vietnam Airlines (VN) has downgraded its profit forecast for the year as it deals with more competition.
Thai Airways narrows 2Q loss to $48.4 million 
Thai Airways International (TG) has reported a second-quarter net loss of THB1.53 billion, ($48.4 million), narrowed from THB7.9 billion in the year-ago quarter.
Velaitham named AirAsia Singapore CEO 
AirAsia Group has promoted Logan Velaitham to CEO of AirAsia Singapore, according to a company statement.
Malaysia Airlines narrows 2Q loss to $109 million 
Malaysia Airlines (MAS) reported a second-quarter net loss of MYR348.7 million ($109 million), a 34% improvement on a loss of MYR525.8 million year-over-year.
Thai AirAsia increases services to Myanmar 
Thai AirAsia (FD) will increase services to Myanmar, a fast-emerging destination.
AirAsia X leases six A330s 
AirAsia X (D7) has signed a letter of intent with International Lease Finance Corporation to lease six Airbus A330-300s over 10 years.
Asia-Pacific carriers see passenger uptick; cargo weak 
The Assn. of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) said international passenger numbers grew in June while cargo remained weak, according to its latest statement.
Thai Smile to be positioned a regional carrier 
Thai Airways International (TG) is working to turn its low-cost carrier (LCC), Thai Smile, into a regional carrier, MD Woranate Laprabang told ATW.
Tiger begins search for new managing director 
Tiger Airways Holdings announced it will begin a search to replace outgoing Tiger Singapore (TR) managing director Stewart Adams.
Garuda reverses operating profit to $10.8 million in 1H 
Garuda Indonesia (GA) has reported a first-half operating profit of $10.8 million, reversed from a loss of $34.8 million in the year-ago period.
SilkAir names new CEO 
Singapore Airlines (SIA) regional affiliate SilkAir (MI) announced Monday that Leslie Thng has been named its new CEO, replacing Marvin Tan, who will return to SIA as SVP-cabin crew.
ANA reverses losses in 1Q 
Japan’s All Nippon Airways (ANA) has reported a first-quarter net profit of ¥0.6 billion ($7.54 million), reversed from a net loss of ¥8.4 billion in the year-ago period.
JAL doubles 1Q net income to $343.5 million 
Japan Airlines (JAL) has reported a first-quarter net income of JPY26.9 billion ($343.5 million), more than twice the net income of JPY12.7 billion in the year-ago quarter.
Blogs & Commentary
Mar 22, 2017
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Keep calm, but don't carry on!

The British Airways statement on the new rules forbidding laptops and other personal electronic devices in carry-on on certain flights is so British....More
Mar 21, 2017
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Casting a cloud over a movie star & a little boy sharing carrot juice

Have years of work by Emirates and other airlines to cultivate a safe, friendly image in the US been spoiled in one fell swoop?...More
Mar 21, 2017
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Trying to make sense of the new TSA electronics ban

I flew to Abu Dhabi for a short work trip in January and, if I’m honest, I found the security and screening processes at that airport ahead of my flight back to Washington DC a bit annoying. However, given today’s announcement about new US security rules for flights from that airport and nine others, most of them also in the Middle East, the focus of my annoyance has changed....More
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