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

JUNE 2019

Week 25

Orient Aviation’s Week in the Asia-Pacific

By Asia Editor, Will Horton



Banished from Bandung

Indonesian government orders 28 daily flights moved to white elephant airport three hours away. Read More »



Luxon’s successor will move Air New Zealand upmarket

Search begins for new Air New Zealand CEO following Luxon’s resignation – possibly for politics. Read More »



Cebu Pacific increases seat density in new Airbus order

A320neo will seat 190 and A330neo will have 460 seats. Read More »



AirAsia up-gauges order to A321neo

AirAsia will take delivery of only 14 A320s before switching to 353 A321neos. Read More »





Qatar Airways orders 777 freighters, asks for 777X freighter

Boeing’s 777 freighter had its best year in 2018 with 45 sales. Read More »



Vivienne Tan succeeds Jaime Bautista at Philippine Airlines

Lucio Tan’s daughter named officer in charge. Read More »



Korean Air is Delta’s second equity investment in Asia

Vote of confidence for new chairman Cho who is facing an activist shareholder. Read More »



Cathay Pacific warns of ‘tremendous pressure’ on yield

CEO Rupert Hogg’s turnaround plan focused on yield improvements. Read More »



Paris Air Show – Asia-Pacific highlights


AirAsia will convert 253 A320neo to the larger A321neo in an expected up-gauge decision. Read More »





CANSO promotes Simon Hocquard to CANSO director general

The Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation (CANSO) announced this week that the deputy director general of the ATM global body, Simon Hocquard, will succeed Jeff Poole as head of CANSO with immediate effect. Read More »


Short Takes

CODE SHARES: Indian full service carrier, Vistara, and United Airlines (UA) have agreed to a code share agreement that will expand the relationship between the two airlines that will open 20 destinations across India to the American carrier. Read More »