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Cover Story

Finally flying

If there is one point Stanley Hui, CEO of Greater Bay Airlines (GBA), is adamant in emphasizing it is the Hong Kong start-up is definitely not a traditional low-cost carrier (LCC). Read More »


Cover Story

The accidental CEO

Aviation veteran Stanley Hui never planned to become chief executive of Hong Kong’s Greater Bay Airlines (GBA) although he had been involved in the planning of the airline as senior adviser and board member from the start. Read More »


Cover Story

An entrepreneur’s vision becomes reality

Greater Bay Airlines (GBA) is owned by Hong Kong property tycoon, Bill Wong, who has invested heavily across the border in Mainland China. Read More »


Main Story

Rocky path to Mainland market recovery

When it comes to China, OAG chief analyst at the global provider of digital flight information, intelligence and analytics for airlines and airports, John Grant, recently said it in a nutshell. Read More »


Information Technology

Pandemic accelerates digital innovation at region’s airlines and airports

SITA Asia-Pacific president, Sumesh Patel, told Orient Aviation last month that “before COVID airlines and airports were competing”. Read More »



Mammoth Air India fleet renewal not done yet?

Air India’s massive order for 470 aircraft – 250 from Airbus and 220 from Boeing – may be just the beginning of the carrier’s buying spree with reports it has many more new jets under option, particularly with Airbus. Read More »



Boeing’s MAX woes easing in China

There has been good news and not so good news for Boeing in recent weeks. Read More »



Airlines underperform norm for investors global study reveals

The international Air Transport Association (IATA) recently has reported, in a study it commissioned from consultancy McKinsey & Company, “that in aggregate, airlines underperform on the financial return that investors would normally expect”. Read More »



Politics must not derail industry recovery

The Asia-Pacific’s recovery from the pandemic has lagged behind other regions, primarily from China’s closure to the world, but also because some governments are being extremely cautious about entry of Mainland visitors to their countries. Read More »