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MAY 2019

Week 19

Orient Aviation’s Week in the Asia-Pacific

By Asia Editor, Will Horton



China Airlines places long-awaited aircraft order

The deal took almost five years to negotiate. Read More »



First 777Fs for China Airlines

777F will replace China Airlines’ 747Fs. Asiana and Singapore still to decide freight future. Read More »



Ties are out at Korean Air

Relaxed dress code reflects new leadership of Walter Cho. Read More »



South African Airways to serve Guangzhou

New Guangzhou flights will replace some existing Hong Kong services. Read More »





Jetstar to connect Seoul with Gold Coast

Jetstar to tackle Qantas Group’s final Asian frontier. Read More »



Hong Kong Airlines appoints new CEO

Ownership dispute continues but airline says the appointments are ordinary. Read More »



AirAsia X to take over AirAsia to Guangzhou

Cautious optimism of greater group cooperation and short-haul widebody deployment. Read More »



Virgin Australia makes management changes

Group Executive Rob Sharp departs the airline. Read More »



Lessor CDB Aviation builds Asia-Pacific team

Sign Kadouh, who has been CDB Aviation senior vice president commercial based in Hong Kong since February 2017 is the lessor’s new head of commercial Asia-Pacific, the Irish subsidiary of China Development Bank Financial Leasing Co. Ltd announced this week. Read More »


Short Takes

ENVIRONMENT: On May 8 Qantas made the first flight that produced no landfill waste. Read More »