A trusted source of Asia-Pacific commercial aviation news and analysis

JUNE 2023


Cover Story

Back from the brink

For PAL president & COO, Captain Stanley Ng, affectionally known to his staff as Captain Stan, there is a significant advantage to being a pilot when running an airline. Read More »


Main Story

Industry’s pandemic pain has passed

International Air Transport Association director general, Willie Walsh, delivered a succinct State of the Industry address to representatives of the 300 member airlines and senior government officials, strategic partners and equipment suppliers who attended the association’s AGM in Istanbul early in June. Read More »


Main Story

A “very good year” predicted for Asia-Pacific airlines

If anyone thought obstacles such as supply chain issues, manpower and the network rebuilding post the COVID crisis are almost over, they need to think again. Read More »


Main Story

Industry must not be defeated by challenges to achieving 2050 net zero emissions

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) may have released its most detailed plan yet for the airline industry to meet its 2050 net zero emissions target - a series of roadmaps covering all that must be done. Read More »


Special Reports: Aircraft Leasing

Good times ahead for aviation’s lessors

Their forecasts about the direction of aviation leasing may differ, but analysts universally agree on one thing: the only way is up. Read More »


Special Reports: Aircraft Leasing

An engine lessor’s perspective on the Asia-Pacific market

Engine utilization and demand are quickly recovering in the Asia-Pacific, especially in India, WLFC senior vice president and chief commercial officer Americas and Asia, Craig W. Welsh, told Orient Aviation last month. Read More »


Special Reports: Aircraft Leasing

Asia’s emerging middle class driving airline growth

Avolon’s World Fleet Forecast, Return to Growth, has forecast the world’s commercial passenger aviation fleet will almost double (94%) from 24,180 aircraft in 2022 to 44,300 in 2042. Read More »



Meeting Demand for Better Trained Pilots

Every airline faces the challenge of bringing highly trained pilots into the cockpit, and to fulfill their biggest responsibility: transporting passengers to their destination safely. Read More »


News Backgrounder

India’s massive airline shake out

To say India’s airlines are navigating never before seen turbulence is an understatement. Read More »


News Backgrounder

Go First shutdown sends tremors through airline leasing industry

Aircraft manufacturers and lessors continue to be concerned about an order issued by an Indian government authority that bars aviation lessors from repossessing aircraft from bankrupt local carrier, Go First. Read More »


News Backgrounder

Taiwan’s airlines progress toward industry’s net zero emissions target

As Taiwan’s airlines deal with rebuilding their operations post pandemic, they also are advancing their pursuit of net zero emissions by 2050. Read More »



“YOLO” baby boomers populating “pointy end” of airlines post-pandemic

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) recently reported travel in first and business class has recovered faster than total passenger traffic, reaching 86% of 2019 levels in February compared with 81% overall air traffic demand. Read More »



Global alliances cement top post-COVID leadership roles

Hawaiian Airlines senior vice president for global sales and alliances, Theo Panagiotoulias, is the new CEO of the Star Alliance. Read More »



Singapore Airlines to host 2023 Association of Asia Pacific Airlines annual Assembly of Presidents in November

SIA will welcome delegates to the 2023 Association of Asia Pacific Airlines Assembly of Presidents to be held in the Lion city from November 9 to November 10. Read More »



Governments not doing enough to support “greener flying” targets

Airline leaders attending the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Istanbul earlier this month were divided about the ability of the industry to achieve its stated goal of net zero emissions by 2050. Read More »