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Week 6

Orient Aviation’s Week in the Asia-Pacific



AirAsia group shares decline, Fernandes and Kamarudin step aside during government investigation into bribery allegations

Shares in Malaysia-listed low-cost carrier (LCC) AirAsia Group Bhd fell heavily this week after co-founder and group CEO, Tony Fernandes, and the group’s chairman responded to an Airbus bribery scandal. Read More »



Airlines brace for global fallout as novel coronavirus outbreak forecast to peak in coming weeks

Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific Airways plans to cut its flights into China amid a "significant drop in market demand" due to the novel coronavirus outbreak. Read More »





All Nippon Airways and Singapore Airlines sign comprehensive joint venture

Japan's All Nippon Airways (ANA) and Singapore Airlines (SIA) have announced a proposed joint venture (JV) that would deepen the pair's existing code-share agreement. Read More »



The show will go on says Singapore

Organisers of the Singapore Airshow said this week there will be "enhanced precautionary measures" for the biennial event in response to the novel coronavirus outbreak. Read More »



Korean Air to strengthen governance

Korean Air (KAL) said this week it would sell one of its investment properties in downtown Seoul and dispose of a leisure business as part of efforts to improve its financial position. Read More »



Annual air freight declines for first year since 2012

Asia-Pacific carriers recorded an annual decrease in air cargo of 5.7 per cent, the largest decline of any region in 2019, full year data from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) published this week showed. Capacity increased by 1.1 per cent. Read More »



Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation appoints new president

On April 1, Mitsubishi Heavy Engineering president and CEO, Takaoki Niwa, will succeed Hisakazu Mizutani as president of Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation. Read More »


Short Takes

COMMUNICATIONS: Global mobile satellite communications provider, Inmarsat, this month achieved the milestone of delivering one million free inflight broadband sessions to Air New Zealand (Air NZ) passengers with its GX Aviation solution. Read More »