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Polish carrier LOT trials Bali schedule 
Polish flag carrier LOT Polish Airlines is trialing a 2X-weekly nonstop service from Warsaw Chopin International to Ngurah Rai International in Bali, Indonesia.
U-FLY Alliance board chairman/director Jimmy Ma and Eastar Jet CEO JungShik Kim
South Korea’s Eastar joins U-FLY LCC alliance 
South Korea-based low-cost carrier (LCC) Eastar Jet has become the fifth airline to join the first North Asian U-FLY Alliance of low-cost carriers.
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India's IndiGo sees fare pressures; ongoing A320neo issues 
India-based low cost carrier (LCC) IndiGo reported a net profit of INR5.92 billion ($87.3 million) for its 1Q 2017 period to end June 2016, down 7.4% compared to the same period last year.
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Singapore Airlines nearly triples 1Q net profit 
The Singapore Airlines Group has reported a 2016-17 first-quarter net profit of S$256.6 million ($190 million), nearly tripled from a S$91.2 million net profit in the year-ago period ended June 2015.
Singapore’s Changi Airport to invest $25.8 million in technology upgrades 
Singapore’s Changi Airport has earmarked S$35 million ($25.8 million) over the next six years to upgrade the facility’s customer interaction, ground services and data handling capabilities.
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Philippine Airlines may move flights out of Ninoy Aquino Airport 
Philippine Airlines (PAL) is looking to move some of its regional schedules from chronically congested Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) in Manila to Clark International Airport in Pampanga.
Malaysian Airports increase security following attacks in Europe 
Malaysian authorities plan to implement increased security at airports across Malaysia following recent terrorist events at various transport locations across Europe.
KLIA2 repairs ‘reduce ponding and depressions’ in aprons 
A new cement grouting procedure used at Malaysia’s Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (KLIA2) airport has resulted in “a significant improvement in [the number and] incidence of soil depressions” with a concurrent reduction in standing water, or ponding, airport operator Malaysia Airport Holdings Bhd (MAHB) said.
Air Astana extends pan-Asia-Europe connections 
Kazakhstan flag carrier Air Astana is aiming to boost its connecting traffic between Asia and Eastern Europe by up 24,000 passengers by the end of 2017, following the opening of a new Almaty-Teheran route earlier this month.
Industry groups call for increased Asia-Pacific development 
Asia-Pacific aviation organizations have called for greater governmental investment and involvement across the region to support rising industry growth rates.
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Hainan Airlines takes 23% stake in TAP Portugal 
China’s Hainan Airlines plans to take a 23% shareholding in TAP Portugal, with a bond buy from Azul Brazilian Airlines, in a €30 million ($33 million) transaction.
Hong Kong airport sees 5.1% passenger growth in first half 
Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) has reported a 5.1% rise in passenger numbers for the first six months of 2016, compared to the same period in 2015.
Asia-Pacific sees 2.8% passenger growth in May 
The Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) reported 23.6 million international passengers in May, up 2.8% year-over-year.
Singapore Airlines to launch Canberra international service 
Singapore Airlines (SIA) is to launch a direct 4X-weekly nonstop service from Singapore to Canberra, Australia, in September.
Construction begins on India’s new regional jet facility  2
Construction has begun on a new aircraft assembly plant in India to build an 80-seat regional commercial jet.
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