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Asia-Pacific airlines to hit demand overdrive in 2024

As Singapore Airlines (SIA) CEO, Goh Choon Phong, prepares to welcome airline and industry leaders to the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines Assembly of Presidents in November, he has an optimistic message for delegates. Read More »


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Robust domestic traffic buoys earnings at China’s largest airlines

The Mainland’s three state-owned airline companies, Air China, China Eastern Airlines and China Southern Airlines, surged into the black in the quarter to September 30 on the back of robust domestic demand. Read More »


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Airline safety never compromised by supply chain disruption

Frustrating gaps in the aviation supply chain and manpower shortages are exerting relentless pressure on airlines as the industry recovers from the pandemic of 2020 to early 2023. Read More »


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Safety Issue Hub to improve aviation safety transparency

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has revamped its self-service digital platform, the Safety Issue Hub, a resource for airline members to access information about global aviation safety issues, risk assessments and mitigation guidance material. Read More »


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Proven track record

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) marked the first 20 years of its Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) at the World Safety and Operations Conference in Hanoi. “Over two decades, IOSA has made a major contribution to improving safety, while reducing the number of redundant audits. Read More »



Special Report: Greater China Air Cargo Update

E-commerce and fluid borders to define region’s airfreight growth

It was not exactly a surge in the sector, but when the International Air Transport Association (IATA) released its latest cargo statistics they contained good news. Read More »


Special Report: Greater China Air Cargo Update

China accelerates investment in “smart” cargo airports

Opened in July last year, it is Asia’s first and the world’s fourth dedicated cargo airport. Read More »


Special Report: Greater China Air Cargo Update

Semiconductor industry linchpin of Taiwan’s cargo sector

When Morris Chang founded the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) in 1987, he decided the future of the business and a chance for Taiwan was a horizontal integration model that differed from the then dominant vertical production integration by a single institution. Read More »



Bad on board behavior worsens post-pandemic

Inflight unruly passenger incidents hit an all-time high in 2021 and 2022 was worse. Read More »



Rumble “Down Under” fades

October was shake out month at the Qantas Group as two board directors, Maxine Brenner and Jacqueline Hey, said they will depart the airline board next February and Richard Goyder announced he will resign as the board’s chair within the next 12 months, that is before the 2024 annual general meeting. Read More »



Qatar Airways group CEO makes surprise exit from Gulf carrier

Extremely vocal and possessed of an acerbic wit, Qatar Airways Group CEO, Akbar al Baker, did not seem the quitting type. Read More »



Improve air safety with data and dialogue

Achieving a 100% safety record for commercial aviation may seem a pipedream. Read More »