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Week 7

Orient Aviation’s Week in the Asia-Pacific

By Asia Editor, Will Horton


Welcome to the first edition of Orient Aviation’s Week in the Asia-Pacific for 2019.  Each week we will report on the most important Asia-Pacific commercial aviation news of the last seven days – and add insights into the thinking that shaped those decisions. We strive to make our information accessible, informative and most importantly, accurate.

Christine McGee
Publisher and editor-in-chief
Orient Aviation Media Group
Hong Kong   



Juneyao Air goes long-haul to Helsinki and Australia with B787

It is not easy for China’s new cohort of long-haul airlines to live in the shadows of the Mainland’s state-owned behemoths. Read More »



Emirates A380 cancellations shift route patterns in Asia-Pacific

The A380 was making news in the Asia-Pacific long before Emirates cancelled its remaining order and Airbus terminated the programme this week. Read More »



Hong Kong Airlines cancels Auckland – start of a restructuring?

Hong Kong Airlines (HKA) will withdraw services to Auckland from 22 May this year. The route was launched in November 2016 and is being flown five to seven times a week with a 283-seat A330-200. Read More »



U.S. embraces A220 as established customer Korean Air develops the aircraft’s network niche

Delta debuted its A220 in the U.S. domestic market to unequivocally positive coverage. Read More »



Vietnam receives FAA Cat 1, but flight strategy yet to change

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has granted Vietnam Category 1 status, which allows Vietnamese airlines to serve the U.S. with their own metal and also to codeshare. Read More »



All Nippon Airways a winner with bargain Philippine Airlines investment

By investing in Philippine Airlines (PAL), All Nippon Airways (ANA) is delivering on a strategy and a promise to investors to expand its business beyond slow growing Japan. Read More »



Emirates is China Southern’s second Gulf partner

China Southern fattened up right before the Year of the Pig, signing a MoU to codeshare with Emirates. Read More »