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A Malaysia Airlines 777-200 similar to the one involved in MH370 (Photo: Aero Icarus from Zürich, Switzerland [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons)

Malaysia’s Aviation Industry is Seeing The Light At The End Of The Tunnel

Malaysia’s aviation industry is seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. In response to the Langkawi Travel Bubble, the domestic passenger movements in September in Malaysia have skyrocketed by 74 percent, compared to the previous month. Earlier, the Malaysian government has rolled out the Langkawi Travel Bubble to stimulate the travel industries, allowing the citizens who have been fully vaccinated and the age over 18 to the country’s tourist hotspot. According to Malaysia Airports Holding Bhd’s (MAHB), the…

Changi Airport Welcomes StarLux Airlines, Looks To 2022 After Dismal…

Singapore's Changi Airport this week welcomed the inaugural flight of StarLux Airlines operating from Taipei's Taoyuan International Airport. StarLux is not the only new airline to land Changi in September, with Japan Airlines' low-cost subsidiary Zipair launching service to the nation early in the month. Changi told The Straits Times…

Cathay Pacific Unveils Gloomy Forecast

Cathay Pacific is celebrating its 75th anniversary. However, the airline is also facing its biggest challenge at the same time. The Hong Kong-based carrier announced its traffic figure for August, when it carried 135,353 passengers, an increase of 278.4% compared to August 2020, but a 95.3% decrease from August 2019.…

Qantas and Japan Airlines’s Partnership Rejected

Qantas and Japan Airlines have suffered a setback as the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), the country’s competition watchdog, has denied the pair’s new joint business plan. Last December, the airlines proposed an agreement which may optimize schedules on flights between Australia, New Zealand and Japan. According to Qantas,…

EVA Air Suspends Chicago Services

Taiwan-based carrier EVA Air has suspended its Taipei to Chicago services until Sep. 18 after three pilots were diagnosed with COVID-19. But the airline hasn’t ruled out whether the suspension will be extended. According to local media, the three pilots were fully vaccinated. Meanwhile, the airline demands 1,500 pilot must…

Virgin Australia Adds Nine Boeing 737-800s

Earlier this year, Virgin Australia announced that it will be enhancing its services by adding 10 Boeing 737-800s to its fleet. In the latest announcement, the airline has finalized the deal and confirmed nine Boeing 737-800s will have joined its fleet by October. Virgin Australia said the additional aircraft reflected…

Hong Kong and Singapore Travel Bubble Bursts

In the wake of new strategy for dealing Covid-19 in Singapore, the travel bubble agreement between Hong Kong and Singapore has burst, both governments have announced. Singapore's government has granted Hong Kong residents the ability enter the country without quarantining as a result of the low infection rate in Hong…

China’s Jiaodong International Airport Has Been Launched

After the smooth transition from the former airport, Qingdao Jiaodong International Airport started its operation on Aug. 12. The brand-new airport will replace Qingdao Liuting International Airport, which has served Qingdao for 39 years. Qingdao is located at China’s Shandong province in the east coast of the country, only a…

Auckland Airport Revises Its Expansion Scheme

As a result of the prolonged pandemic, Auckland Airport had scaled back its expansion scheme and left some confirmed projects on hold, including the airport’s second runway. The airport had confirmed a two billion New Zealand dollars ($1.4 billion) of core aeronautical infrastructure projects before the pandemic. With no end…

Greater Bay Airlines Unveils Its First Aircraft

Although the global pandemic is far from over, Greater Bay Airlines, a brand-new airline based in Hong Kong, has unveiled its first aircraft in Guangzhou, China. The Boeing B737-800 with registration D-AAGB features in white and blue, and GBA was spotted on the tail fin. The brand-new airline was found…