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Singapore Changi finishes Terminal 1 upgrade 

Singapore Changi Airport’s (SIN) Terminal 1 upgrade has been completed, the airport said.

Bangkok Suvarnabhumi completes first phase of eastern runway repairs

Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport has completed its first phase of repairs to the airport’s eastern runway, returning operations to normal, officials said.

The airport, Thailand’s main gateway, is working through a maintenance program for its eastern runway that began June 11. However, well-reported problems with cracks on parts of the runway and a power outage that delayed some flights and disrupted others raised concerns.

Two major Philippine airport projects approved 

Two significant airport projects in the Philippines have been approved, a key government agency said in a statement.

Cebu Pacific to sell A319 fleet 
Philippine-based airline Cebu Pacific (5J) will sell its entire Airbus A319 fleet of 10 aircraft to Las Vegas, Nev.-based Allegiant Travel Co., according to a statement made to the Philippine Stock Exchange.
Tiger narrows 2Q loss to $11.2 million 
Singapore-based Tiger Airways Holding narrowed its loss after tax to S$14 million, ($11.2 million) for the second quarter, against a S$21 million loss recorded during the same period last year, the company said.
Malaysia Airlines’ interline revenues to increase $100 million 
Malaysia Airlines (MH) is anticipating an extra $100 million in revenue from interlining passengers when it joins oneworld alliance early next year.
Thai Airways, Brussels to codeshare 
Thai Airways International (TG) has announced a codeshare with Star Alliance partner Brussels Airlines.
Japan Airlines to launch IPO 
Japan Airlines (JAL) is pressing on with plans to return to the stock market, the company confirmed.
GE Aviation, AirAsia implement RNP program in Malaysia 
AirAsia (AK) has selected GE Aviation to design and deploy a network of ICAO Required Navigation Performance Authorization Required (RNP AR) flight paths.
Officials confirm Suvarnabhumi will get a third runway 
[CORRECTED] Suvarnabhumi International Airport (BKK), Thailand’s gateway airport, will get a third runway, airport officials confirmed to ATW.
Bangkok Airways eyes domestic, regional expansion 
Bangkok Airways (PG) remains focused on domestic and regional operations as it looks to expand.
AerCap, AerDragon to acquire five A330s for Singapore Airlines 
AerCap Holdings and AerDragon have agreed to acquire five new Airbus A330-300s for lease to Singapore Airlines (SQ).
Joyce denies rumors of Qantas takeover 
Qantas (QF) has denied rumors of a possible takeover bid after media reports that a group of wealthy individuals, including venture capitalist Mark Carnegie, was putting together a syndicate to make a bid for the Australian carrier.
Tiger appoints shipping executive as new Group CEO 
Singapore-based Tiger Airways (TR) has appointed Koay Peng Yen as Group CEO, effective Aug. 10.
Bangkok Airways plans IPO next year 
Bangkok Airways (PG) is planning to list on the Stock Exchange of Thailand in early 2013, to enable it to acquire aircraft and build a new hangar at Suvarnabhumi, president Puttipong Prasarttong-Osoth told ATW.
Blogs & Commentary
Mar 22, 2017

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

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

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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