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

JUNE 2019

Week 26

Orient Aviation’s Week in the Asia-Pacific

By Asia Editor, Will Horton



China Eastern’s Xi Sheng: low-cost is ‘very promising’

LCC subsidiary China United to grow internationally, reach 80 aircraft. China Eastern considers equity investments. Read More »



Eastar Jet plans for 60 aircraft by 2025

IPO in 2020 will fund growth of current fleet of 23. Read More »



Bamboo Airways plans A380 debut to U.S. next year

Dynamic start-up hopes to receive U.S. approval by year end. Read More »



Singapore Airlines must calculate Malaysia Airlines partnership in strategic hedge

More successful MAS, or AirAsia domination, would hurt SIA. Read More »



Lufthansa: ‘league of champions’ has room for only three Asian airlines

Facts and figures from airline’s Capital Markets Day. Read More »



Declining Korean tourists to Japan prompt LCC changes

Rising yen and market maturity possible factors for 5% decline. Read More »



Korean Air adds Da Lat to its network

Fifth Vietnamese destination as Korean visitors swell in Vietnam. Read More »



FlightSafety International promotes Suren Meras to top operations role

Global flight training group, FlightSafety International, has promoted Suren Meras to executive director operations with responsibility for pilot, maintenance, cabin safety, dispatch and instructor training as well as customer support courseware development and simulator operations. Read More »



Qantas Group names new Asia boss

John Simeone, head of Qantas business and government sales, is moving to Singapore as the airline’s new senior vice president Asia and Papua new Guinea. Read More »


Short Takes

CODE SHARES: Garuda Indonesia and Xiamen Airlines will expand their code share agreement from Beijing to both Denpasar and Jakarta. Read More »