A trusted source of Asia-Pacific commercial aviation news and analysis

MAY 2019

Week 18

Orient Aviation’s Week in the Asia-Pacific

By Asia Editor, Will Horton



JAL forges new cooperation with Malaysia Airlines, expands Gaurda codeshare

JAL and Malaysia Airlines propose a joint business for Japan-Malaysia market. Read More »



Korea warns start-ups not to change business plans

Air Premia CEO Kim Jong-chu has resigned. Read More »



Asiana offers voluntary retirement, cuts routes

Senior employees given two years’ of pay. Chicago and Russian cities cut. Read More »



Boeing: from loser to winner as Garuda adjusts order

Garuda will keep 737 MAX order but up-gauge and take 787s. Read More »



New Virgin Australia CEO hits pause

737 MAX 8 postponed to save capex, but some orders up-gauged to MAX 10. Read More »



Qantas adjusts senior leadership

Tino La Spina and Vanessa Hudson take new roles while airline seeks new executive member. Read More »



Walter Cho confirmed as head of Korean Air parent Hanjin Group

Korean Air parent company appoints Walter Cho chairman. Read More »


Short Takes

AirAsia has launched a four times a week Kuala Lumpur-Lanzhou service and daily flights between the Malaysian capital and Quanzhou, which increases the LCC's network in China to 24 destinations. Read More »