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China Airlines Will Receive A321neo in September

According to local media, Taiwan’s China Airlines will modernize its fleet by adding 11 Airbus A321neo aircraft, the first of which will be delivered in September. The brand-new aircraft is set to enter services as soon as October. In addition, the airline expects the rest of the aircraft will be delivered very soon. The airline confirmed the deal of 11 A321neo and leased 14 of the type before the pandemic. China Airlines first considered replacing Boeing 737-800 in 2013. According…

Mongolia’s Newest Airport Opens for Operations

Although the pandemic is far from over and the demand of the international travel remains weak, Chinggis Khaan International Airport, the brand-new airport in the capital city of Mongolia, started its operation on July 4. Mongolian Airlines flight OM 501, a Boeing 737-800 flight from Ulaanbaatar to Tokyo's Narita Airport,…

Cathay Pacific Expects a Better Second Half of the Year

Cathay Pacific Airways, Hong Kong’s flag carrier, expects its company finance could be improved as its cash burn will dip below HK$ 1 billion ($128.84 million) each month in the second half of the year. The struggling airline has burned up to HK$1.9 billion  per month in the first half…

Taiwanese Airlines Introduce Vaccine Travel Packages

Earlier, Taiwan’s China Airlines and EVA Air have upped their frequencies to U.S. to meet the public demand. According to Taiwan’s Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC), the daily average passenger count to U.S. in May was 361. However, the number of passengers has increased to 686 thus far in…

Hong Kong Airlines Plans to Slash 1,000 Staff

With no end in sight for the pandemic, Hong Kong Airlines is planning to slash one thousand employees, about half of its workforce, and ground its 12 Airbus A320 jets for one year, according to local media. In addition, according to SCMP, the airline said it had been severely affected…

Air China Finishes New Base at Chengdu Tianfu Airport

According to the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC), Air China's new base in Chengdu Tianfu International Airport is complete. Even though the majority of international travel remains closed, China's Tianfu International Airport is expected to launch before June 30. Chengdu becomes the third city in China, following Shanghai and…

Virgin Australia Expands Its Workforce Again

Virgin Australia has revealed its expansion scheme by hiring new employees and enhancing its domestic services in July. The airline says it will create 250 new jobs over the coming months, which will include pilots, baggage handlers and specialist IT and technical services staff. “Growing confidence in the community, thanks…

Airlines Encourage Staff to Vaccinate

After being hit by the coronavirus for more than a year, airlines are telling to their staff staff to be vaccinated against Covid-19. Delta Air Lines has announced that newly-hired staff have to be vaccinated. Earlier, Cathay Pacific Airways encouraged its staff to get vaccinated. Cathay says the response has…

China Airlines Pilot Quarantines Jeopardize Operations

Taiwan’s China Airlines' first pilot has been diagnosed with the Covid-19 in Australia. The affected pilot cluster had a combined of 35 patients at the moment, including 13 pilots and one flight attendant. Taiwan achieved notable success in Covid-19 since the pandemic had begun, but the pilot cluster has given…

China Eastern Airlines Sees a Huge Travel Demand

As coronavirus cases in China remain low, China Eastern Airlines is seeing a huge domestic travel demand surge during the Labor Day Holidays. Flight movements on May 1 exceed pre-pandemic levels. According to theCivil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC), the airline’s flight movement is expected to reached 2,700 daily, as…