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MAY 2019

Week 20

Orient Aviation’s Week in the Asia-Pacific

By Asia Editor, Will Horton



Air New Zealand to ‘desegregate’ economy with different seats

2020 will see a new extra-legroom branded product to supplement premium economy. Read More »



Qantas offers redemption-only A380 flight

Opportunity arises from using charter flight dead legs. Read More »



Jeju Air prepares to fly with Vietnamese cabin crew

Korea’s largest LCC gains language benefits and cost reductions. Read More »



HNA faces delayed first HK Express payment

Cash crunch for conglomerate after shelving $1 billion Seaco sale. Read More »



Consolidation remorse?

Indonesia lowers maximum airfares amid concerns consolidation has been anti-consumer. Read More »



AirAsia, Malaysia Airports and carrot-and-stick

Tony Fernandes celebrates new duty free partnership and then files judicial review. Read More »



FlightSafety names new president and CEO

David Davenport, previously Co-CEO and presidential commercial of the global flight training company, is the new president and CEO of FlightSafety International. Read More »



Collins Aerospace appoints avionics president

Steve Timm is the new president of the avionics business unit of Collins Aerospace, succeeding Kent Statler, who retired on May 9. Read More »



Airbus announces leadership change in Asia-Pacific

Airbus CEO, Guillaume Faury, has chosen Patrick de Castelbajac (47) as head of region and head of sales Asia-Pacific. Read More »


Short Takes

AIRPORTS: Aircraft from Chinese airlines have commenced flight tests at Beijing’s new Daxing International Airport. Read More »