AWARDS: Hong Kong’s HACTL was awarded Air Cargo Handling Agent of the Year at Air Cargo Week World Air Cargo Awards in Munich on May 10 and AirAsia was the Air Cargo Industry Customer Care winner. Read More »
LEASING: BOC Aviation Limited has placed five new A320-200 aircraft with Hangzhou-based Loong Air, with all deliveries scheduled for this year.
ROUTES: Air China has reopened reservations for a thrice-weekly Shenzhen-Melbourne A330-200 route, now scheduled to launch June 20. Cambodia Angkor Air will add a fifth weekly ATR 72 frequency between Sihanoukville and Ho Chi Minh City from June 15. Emirates Airline will launch a daily Dubai-Brisbane B777-200LR service on December 1, complementing its existing daily Dubai-Brisbane-Auckland A380 service and daily Dubai-Singapore-Brisbane B777-300ER flight. Etihad Airways plans to operate its last A340-500 service on the Abu Dhabi-Rabat route on July 28. Garuda Indonesia will launch a four-weekly Denpasar-Chengdu A330-300 flight on May 22. KLM will launch a thrice-weekly Mumbai-Amsterdam B787-9 route on October 29; Jet Airways will continue operating a daily B777-300ER on the route. Oman Air has terminated its thrice-weekly Singapore-Muscat A330-300 service. Sichuan Airlines has launched a twice-weekly Harbin-Vladivostok A321 service. SpiceJet will reduce Delhi-Kabul B737-800 frequency from five- to thrice-weekly beginning July 1. Thai Lion Air has added a second daily Don Mueang-Guangzhou B737-900ER rotation. United Airlines will replace the B777-200ER with the smaller B787-8 on the daily Beijing-DC route starting October 28. VietJet Air will launch a daily Hanoi-Yangon A320 route on August 31. Vietnam Airlines will start a thrice-weekly Phu Quoc-Wenzhou A321 route on July 10. West Air will launch a daily Chongqing-Hefei-Osaka A320 route on May 29, as well as a daily Chongqing-Hefei-Sapporo A320 flight from the same date. Xiamen Airlines will reduce Xiamen-Shenzhen-Seattle B787-8 frequency from thrice- to twice-weekly from October 18 through to December 12; it will also reduce Xiamen-Vancouver B787-8 frequency from thrice- to twice-weekly from October 23 through to December 10.