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APRIL 2019

Week 16

Orient Aviation’s Week in the Asia-Pacific

By Asia Editor, Will Horton



Hong Kong Airlines caught in HNA faction dispute

Hong Kong Airlines says its chairman remains Hou Wei and not a shareholder who attempted a board coup in coordination with a murky third-party investor. The shareholder is the same individual reluctant to sell his stake in HK Express. Read More »



Scrutiny of HNA’s related transactions and possible corruption

As HNA considers selling group airlines, the Hong Kong Airlines boardroom coup highlights the central leadership and financial arrangements of the group. Airlines may be more efficient without HNA's group arrangements, but the airlines must separate themselves from HNA's complex ownership, asset and revenue web. Read More »



Investor preview: the companies interested in buying Asiana Airlines

Former Jeju Air CEO Ken Choi has joined SK Group, one of the front-runners for Asiana. Read More »



Vietnamese start-ups: AirAsia cancels JV while Vietravel works towards launch

Tony Fernandes open to a Vietnamese JV with a new partner. Read More »



Garuda’s Citilink denies Malaysian affiliate plans

Citilink headquarters said it has nothing to do with its Malaysian GSA considering an AOC for 'Citilink Malaysia'. Read More »