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StarLux Airlines plans to use the Airbus A321neo for intra-Asia operations. (Photo: StarLux Airlines)

StarLux Airlines Expands Route Map During Pandemic

Taiwan's aviation industry is seeing a glimpse of hope during the coronavirus pandemic as StarLux Airlines will expand its route map to Thailand and Japan in December, the airline announced in a press release. Japan and Thailand are favorite countries among Taiwanese tourists. StarLux has announced the twice-weekly services to Bangkok will be launched on Dec. 01, and the services to Osaka Kansai Airport and Tokyo Nartia Airport in Japan will be commenced on Dec. 15 and Dec. 16, respectively,…

Chinese Aviation Industry Sees Speedy Recovery

The aviation industry in China is seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. China Southern Airlines, the largest airline in the country is planning to take delivery of nine A321neo and two A319neo jets from Airbus. It is believed that the new aircraft could replace 24 Boeing 737…

Philippine Carriers Struggling, But New Airport Remains Optimistic

Cebu Pacific Air, a no-frills airline in the Philippines, is seeking a $500 million investment to strengthen its balance sheet. “We need to create a longer runway for CEB so that we can continue providing affordable and accessible air transport services for everyone,” Lance Gokongwei, the airline's president and chief…

Air New Zealand Planning More Australia Flights as Quarantine Period…

After a seven-month hiatus, the Australian government announced that New Zealand citizens are granted to travel New South Wales and Northern Territory without a 14-day quarantine. The new policy begins on Oct. 16 as New Zealand’s coronavirus curve has been flattened. However, Australians are not being allowed to travel to…

Japan’s Aviation Industry Gradually Recovering

After months of the coronavirus pandemic began, Japan's domestic travel volume is seeing an upward trend. Tokyo Narita International Airport and Kansai Airports have announced their latest passenger volume in August, and both are seeing a surge in domestic travel passengers. The figures show that the domestic passenger volume has…

Malaysia Airlines Remains Optimistic Amid Pandemic

Six months into the Coronavirus pandemic, Malaysia Airlines is seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. According to New Straits Times, the carrier is going to add 50% of flight capacity with 150 flights daily by the end of the year. Amhad Luqman Mohd Azmi, the carrier's Chief…

Hong Kong Aviation’s Rocky First Eight Months of 2020

Hong Kong's aviation industry was hit hard by the onset of the pandemic earlier this year. But while that resulted in worldwide pullbacks in travel demand, Hong Kong's aviation industry has been experiencing headwinds since the second half of 2019. With no end in sight for the pandemic, Cathay Pacific…

Philippines Airlines Hit Hard By Coronavirus

Philippines Airlines is reeling from COVID-19 pandemic and is set to slash its workforce by 35% in October. Staff at Philippines Airlines Express, the subsidiary of Philippines Airlines, are also affected, according to Phil Star Global. With no end in sight for the pandemic, the airline expects the travel demand…

Macau Aviation Industry Facing Severe Turbulence During Pandemic

According to Macau’s local media, Air China, the parent company of Air Macau, revealed Air Macau suffered a loss of $67.4 million in the first half of the year. The Macau-based carrier recorded a profit of $10.4 million in the same time last year. Earlier, Air China reported a loss…

Qantas Group Cuts 2,500 More Jobs

In Australia, Qantas Airways and its low-cost subsidiary, Jetstar have announced plans to ax 2,500 jobs following the announcement of the carrier's second-largest financial loss in a century. In June, the flag carrier has announced 6,000 of its workforce would be cut. The struggling airline is proposing to outsource its…