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DECEMBER 2019

Week 49

Orient Aviation’s Week in the Asia-Pacific

By Asia Editor, Will Horton

 

News

Jetstar expands booking platform

Tigerair Taiwan is first non-Jetstar airline to sell tickets on the group’s website. Read More »


 

News

AirAsia allocates 2020 aircraft growth

Expansion slows to 12 aircraft, mostly for India. Faster growth in 2021 with 33 aircraft. Read More »


 

News

Bamboo Airways plans 787 delivery and Japan Airlines partnership this month

Bamboo and Japanese flag carrier to sign partnership Memorandum of Understanding. Read More »


 

News

Shenzhen approved for Lufthansa and Egypt Air flights

Southern Chinese city had expected Ethiopian would be its first non-Asian airline. Read More »


 

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News

Hong Kong Airlines receives cash injection

Regulator annoyed airline’s financial position delayed salary payments. Read More »


 

News

Japan-Korea tensions seen as thawing

A 66% decrease in Koreans visiting Japan hurting Korean aviation and Japanese tourism. Read More »


 

People

Garuda boss accused of smuggling motorbike parts on delivery flight from France

At press time, Garuda Indonesia president, Air Askhara, was being threatened with dismissal after he was accused of smuggling disassembled Harley Davidson motor bike parts and also Brompton folding bicycles into Indonesia aboard an A330-900 November delivery flight from Toulouse. Read More »


 

Shorttakes

CODE-SHARES: Hawaiian Airlines and Japan Airlines (JAL) expanded their code-share agreement in November to include flights from Fukuoka to Osaka-Itami (JAL) and Fukuoka to Amami-Oshima, Hanamaki, Kochi, Matsumaya, Miyazaki, Sendai and Tokushima with J-Air. Read More »