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A Qantas 787-9 Dreamliner called Yam Dreaming, the only Qantas special livery 787. (Photo: Qantas)

Perth Airport Sues Qantas For Unpaid Fees

Perth Airport sued Qantas Airways for an unpaid aeronautical services fee on Monday. The airport has charged the airline approximately $27.8 million for services between Jul. 1 to Oct. 31, but the airline has only paid approximately $16.5 million. The airport is longing for the outstanding amount of $11.3 million. Perth is the gateway to Western Australia. According to the airport, in the financial year of 2017-18, it has handled 13.7 million passengers. The airport said: “All other airlines which…

Gatwick Airport Growing in Favor Among Long-Haul Airlines as China…

London's Gatwick Airport is seeing an increase in popularity from long-haul airlines as China Eastern Airlines recently launched three times weekly services from Shanghai Pudong Airport to Gatwick, in addition to its already scheduled service to Heathrow Airport. Shanghai the second city in China served by Gatwick, with China Eastern…

Singapore Changi Passenger Numbers Take off in October

According to Singapore Changi Airport, the vibrant Asian hub has handled 5.38 million passengers in October, a 4.3 percent increase compared to last year. Airfreight also grew 2.1 percent to reach 190,000 tonnes and the aircraft movement were 3.2 percent higher than the same period last year. In October, all…

Incheon Airport Operator Agrees to Help Build New Manila Airport

South Korea’s Incheon International Airport Corp. (IIAC) has signed a memorandum of understanding with San Miguel Corp on constructing a new Manila Airport. San Miguel, best known for its beer products, proposed a new airport plan to the Philippines government in 2016. The airport is expected to set up in…

Japanese Carriers Strengthen Alcohol Rules

Two mainstream Japan-based carriers, Japan Airlines and All Nippon Airways, have introduced new methods to prevent pilot drinking incidents. According to Mainichi Shimbun, Japan Airlines pilots have failed breathalyzer alcohol tests on 19 occasions since last August. The failed tests have caused 12 domestic delays due to pilot switches and…

SAS Introduces New Vegan Menu

Airlines are often criticized for overall food quality and services. Last month, a vegan passenger took a Thomas Cook flight from Manchester, United Kingdom to New York in which she paid for a vegetarian meal for herself, but the airline messed it up and had to serve her crisps and nuts…

All Nippon Airways 1H Profit Plunges 38 Percent

All Nippon Airways (ANA), the largest airline in Japan, has announced that its profit for the first half of the fiscal year has plunged 37.7 percent. According to ANA, the net profit for the first six months was ¥73.74 billion as it faced headwinds from higher fuel costs and increased expenses…

Three Chinese Airlines Report Decline in Profits

Following a rise in fuel prices and weak yuan, three major Chinese airlines: Air China, China Eastern Airlines and China Southern Airlines saw a sizable drop in profits from July to September. The third quarter income of China Eastern Airlines was 33.45 billion yuan, a 13.5 percent gain in comparison…

Taiwan’s China Airlines and EVA Air Showcase New Aircraft

The two major Taiwan-based carriers, China Airlines and EVA Air, are showcasing their newest aircraft. According to EVA Air's Steve Lin, the carrier's chairman, the company unveiled the first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner in Taiwan on Monday. EVA Air has ordered four 787-9 and 20 787-10. All aircraft are expected to be…

Taiwan Expected to Add 30 New Routes in 2018

Following strong performance of aviation traffic for the first eight months of 2018, Taiwan’s Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) announced 17 airlines will add 30 new routes by the end of the year. Several of the new routes include Taipei to Ontario, CA, Taipei to Chongqing (resumed route), China, Taipei to…