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JULY 2019

Week 28

Orient Aviation’s Week in the Asia-Pacific

By Asia Editor, Will Horton



Hong Kong Airlines prepares new strategy, investors

Court dismisses shareholder dispute, which should expedite Cathay-HK Express deal. Read More »



All Nippon Airways doubles up with new business class bed

New seat is twice as wide while economy 777 goes 10 abreast. Read More »



Vistara slings into Singapore

Conservative and pragmatic international debut for Indian full service carrier. Read More »



Malaysia Airlines bidders express interest but coy about vision

Former AirAsia executive bidding for MAS: structural problems but no redundancies. Read More »



China Eastern introduces basic economy fare

Intra-Asia flights now have a fare option that excludes checked bags, changes or online check-in. Read More »



AirAsia Japan opens second domestic route

Sendai is second destination, after opening Sapporo in October 2017. Read More »



AirAsia group’s Fernandes will use A330neo to Czech out Europe

Prague a contender as AirAsia favours Eastern Europe over competitive Western Europe. Read More »



Re-evaluating the function and brand image of cabin crew in 2019

From heritage uniforms to new practices. Changes at Delta, EVA, Finnair and Garuda. Read More »



Philippine Airlines adds to new leadership team

Recently appointed Philippine Airlines (PAL) executive vice president and chief administrative officer, Vivienne Tan, has recruited more members to the carrier’s new executive team following the retirement of longtime president and COO, Jaime Bautista. Read More »



Ryanair COO and ex MAS boss to step down from Irish LCC group says CEO O’Leary

Former MAS CEO, Peter Bellew, is to step down as COO of Ryanair in December, the airline’s chief executive, Michael O’Leary, said in a memo to staff this week that was seen by Reuters. Read More »


Short Takes

CODE SHARES: American Airlines' (AA) code will be carried on four Cathay Dragon routes, to Dhaka, Chiang Mai, Da Nang and Phuket. Read More »