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Japan Domestic Demand Increases, Full Recovery Expected by October

According to local media, Japan Airlines is expecting a full recovery of its domestic demand as early as this October following the diminished demand caused by the coronavirus crisis. “We expect to recover to 80 percent in August and fully operate in line with our normal schedule around October,” Shunsuke Honda, an executive officer of Japan Airline said. He mentioned that the country is seeing a surge in travel demand since recent travel restrictions were lifted. In response to a…

Aviation-Centered Mergers and Acquisition in South Korea Slow to a…

With COVID-19 raging throughout the world, the aviation industry has experienced its longest battle in decades. In South Korea, mergers and acquisitions have halted since the pandemic began, a development that has proven particularly impactful for the aviation industry and those looking to take part in it. HDC Hyundai Development…

Indian Aircraft Could Gradually Return to International Skies Soon

A month after resuming domestic travel, the Indian government expects that domestic travel numbers will reach 150,000 daily travelers before mid-July and believes traffic may reach full capacity by the end of 2020. “We started with 30,000 passengers on May 25 and since then have had a maximum of 72,000…

London Gatwick Reopens North Terminal as easyJet Restarts Services

After 11 weeks of suspending operations, the North Terminal of London Gatwick Airport has been reopened on Jun 15. as the operating hours were extended. Meanwhile, easyJet has launched its first flight at Gatwick since the end of March. In addition, the airline has carried out new measures to prevent…

Aircraft in New Zealand Slowly Return to The Sky

After months of the coronavirus outbreak, Air New Zealand has announced that additional frequencies of domestic flights will be added in July and August. The airline will operate around 55 percent of its usual capacity compared to before-pandemic levels. Scott Carr, General Manager of the airline said, “We’ve been encouraged…

Hong Kong Airport Welcomes Transit Passengers Again

In response to the low infection rate of COVID-19 in Hong Kong, Hong Kong Airport is loosening its travel restrictions and resumed airport transit services on June 1. The main travel restrictions, however, remain unchanged. Foreigners coming from overseas countries by plane are still banned from entering the city while…

New Airline StarLux Recruits Pilots Amid the Pandemic

After months of the global pandemic, the aviation industry is seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. Taiwan-based StarLux Airlines has announced the recruitment of new pilots amid the global pandemic. In the meantime, the airline is planning to hire retired military pilots later this year. According to…

Perth Airport and Qantas Resolve Latest Ongoing Dispute

According to Perth Airport, Qantas Airways and the airport have reached an agreement to ensure the essential services Qantas provides to Western Australia, including vital flights, freight services and repatriation flights can continue. Both parties haven't revealed the details of the settlement of the feud. This is not the first…

Singapore Changi Airport Crowned World’s Best Airport Again

According to Skytrax, Singapore’s Changi Airport has been crowned the World’s Best Airport for the eighth year in a row. The award is voted by consumers in a global survey. In addition, Japan is the winner of the Skytrax award as well. Four Japanese airports are ranked in the World’s…

All Nippon Airways Delays Aircraft Deliveries

As a result of the coronavirus outbreak, All Nippon Airways, the largest airline in Japan, will delay the delivery of a number of aircraft. According to Nikkei, 13 aircraft scheduled to be delivered in the first half of the fiscal year will be delayed, including the Airbus A380 and Boeing…