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Hong Kong International Airport Passenger Volume Dropped 88% In 2020

Hong Kong International Airport announced a drop in passenger volume for the second year in a row. According to the Hong Kong Airport Authority, the Asian hub recorded 8.8 million passengers in 2020, an 87.7% decrease compared to 2019. The airport has recorded 74.7 million and 71.5 million passengers in 2018 and 2019 respectively. However, cargo throughput at the airport only dropped seven percent in 2020 compared to the previous year. Meanwhile, Hong Kong International revealed its passenger volume in…

Heathrow Airport Passenger Volume Plummeted Amid The Pandemic

Heathrow Airport, the busiest airport in the UK, announced that only 22.1 million passengers traveled through the airport in 2020, a 72.7% drop compared to 2019, when the airport recorded a passenger volume of 80.9 million. In the meantime, cargo services at the airport also decreased 28.2% due to the…

China Airlines Set to Retire Boeing 747-400 Fleet

After being served over 45 years, Taiwan-based China Airlines will host a scenic flight to celebrate the retirement of the Queen of the Skies in February. The airline also mentioned that the retirement will finish the transition from Boeing 747-400s to its Airbus A350 fleet. China Airlines had its first…

China’s OTT Airlines to Launch on Dec. 28

Despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, China hasn’t stopped developing its aviation industry. A brand-new carrier, OTT Airlines, will be launched on Dec. 28. However, the airline hasn't revealed any maiden flight details thus far. OTT will provide only regional services and will be based at Shanghai Hongqiao Airport. OTT a…

Australia and New Zealand Travel Bubble Is On The Horizon

Australia's aviation industry is seeing the light at the end of the tunnel as the demand for domestic travel has been surging. Meanwhile, the travel bubble between New Zealand and Australia is on the horizon as New Zealand gave the green light to launch the corridor in early 2021, however,…

Cathay Pacific Introduced Covid-19 Insurance

Cathay Pacific Airways needs to lure the essential travel and boost passengers’ confidence after being hit by the coronavirus. The airline has introduced a free Covid-19 insurance to its passengers for the trips are commenced between Dec. 7 and Feb. 28 inclusive. Per a Cathay Pacific press release, the coverage…

Hong Kong, Zhuhai Airports Deepen Cooperation

Hong Kong's Airport Authority (HKAA), which operates Hong Kong International Airport, is attempting to strengthen its role as an international aviation hub during the pandemic. According to the Hong Kong government’s latest policy address, HKAA is set to buy a stake in Zhuhai Airport, located close to nearby Macau. While…

Qantas Enhances Services Between Sydney And Melbourne

Following the border reopenings, Qantas and its no-frills airline, Jetstar, have announced that they will operate 17 return daily flights between Sydney and Melbourne, together carrying 4500 passengers a day. Victoria was the epicentre of the coronavirus in Australia, and the state has been suffered a nearly four-months lockdown that…

Korean Air Acquires Asiana Airlines Rival

After being hit hard by the coronavirus for several months, a large merger and acquisition is going to happen in South Korea. Korean Air will acquire a 63.9% stake in Asiana Airlines and its no-frills carrier, Air Busan and Air Seoul for $1.62 billion. The airline will become the world’s…

StarLux Plans to Expand in North America In 2022

According to Taiwan’s local media, StarLux Airline is going to expand its route map to North America in 2022. The airline has applied for 15 potential American destinations to the Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA). Earlier, StarLux ordered 17 A350XWB, including nine A350-900 and eight A350-1000, which are expected to be…