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Scottish Government Sets Restrictions on Airports Amid Coronavirus Threat

In response to the coronavirus outbreak, the Scottish government introduced a so-called “rate relief” to Scottish airports for a year.  The UK's Airport Operators Association (AOA) welcomed the new policies and urged England's government to carry out a similar measure to help the airports in the country. The airports in Scotland could get 100 percent in rates relief for one year, meanwhile, the companies providing aviation-related services, such as de-icing, re-fuelling, moving aircraft, waste servicing, allocation of seating, handling of…

Singapore Airlines Cuts 96 Percent of Capacity

Just days after Emirates halted its scheduled flights, Singapore Airlines has made a similar decision amid the coronavirus outbreak. In response to the significant drop in travel demand, SIA Group has announced that Singapore Airlines and Silk Air will slash 96 percent of their capacity. Earlier, Choon-Phong Goh, CEO of…

Taiwanese Airlines Cut Services Amid Virus Outbreak

In light of confirmed coronavirus cases increasing sharply in the U.S. and Europe, Taiwan’s China Airlines and EVA Air are going to suspend scheduled flights to affected destinations. China Airlines announced that flights to Los Angeles, New York, Sydney, Brisbane, Australia, Auckland and Vienna will be suspended for 20 days.…

Korean Aviation Faces a Critical Moment Amid the Virus Outbreak

After three months of the Coronavirus outbreak, South Korea became one of the most affected countries outside China. According to the Korea Civil Aviation Association, the international passenger volume dropped 65 percent in the last week of February. The figure showed the passenger volume to China dropped by 85 percent,…

Hainan Makes Plea for Government Aid as Coronavirus Outbreak Looms

Amid the coronavirus outbreak, Hainan provincial official authorities have been named to be on a committee at the HNA Group, the parent group of Hainan Airlines and Hong Kong Airlines. HNA Group admitted its financial difficulties and requested assistance from the government. Earlier, it was widely rumored that stated-owned China…

Perth Airport Crowned Best Major Airport in Australia by ACCC

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) unveiled the Airport monitoring report in 2018. Perth Airport just became the best major airport in Australia for three years in a row according to ACCC. ACCC has compared four major airports in the country, including Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth. The report surveyed…

Jeju Air Suspends Eastar Jet Purchase

Jeju Air, the largest budget carrier in South Korea, suspended its purchase of Eastar Jet, another low-cost carrier in Korea, due to the latest financial situation. According to Korean local media, Seok-Joo Lee, Chief Executive of Jeju Air stated if the current condition doesn’t improve, the industry leader would have…

Hong Kong and Taiwanese Airlines Take Steps to Prevent Coronavirus…

As a result of the Coronavirus outbreak in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan's, the most affected and adjacent territories to the epicenter, local airlines have carried out new measures to help stop the spread of the disease. StarLux Airlines, a brand new Taiwan-based airline which launched services two days before…

Hong Kong’s Aviation Industry Encountering Ongoing Turbulence

Hong Kong’s aviation industry has paid the price for the recent social unrest in the region.  Hong Kong Airport recorded 71.5 million passengers last year, a 4.2 percent decrease compared to the prior year. Meanwhile, total cargo declined 6.1 percent year-over-year. The passenger volume of the airport is facing its…

Heathrow Airport Records a Remarkable Year

London’s Heathrow Airport has announced its passenger numbers reached 80.9 million in 2019, marking the ninth consecutive year of growth. However, cargo service dropped by 6.6 percent compared to last year. Heathrow stayed in the top 10 busiest airports and it attributes this to “larger and fuller aircraft.” Also, the…