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Week 48

Orient Aviation’s Week in the Asia-Pacific

By Asia Editor, Will Horton



Singapore and Korea liberalise third/fourth freedoms

Singapore-Seoul had been bottleneck in liberalising environment. Read More »



Air India could cease operations if not privatised said civil aviation junior minister

Tells Indian parliament Air India is a poor use of government funds. Read More »



Bamboo Airways and VietJet eye Melbourne flights

VietJet could be second international airline to fly from low-cost Avalon airport. Read More »



Korea will take over management of AKARA corridor

Airspace bloc, jointly controlled by Korea and Japan, was anomaly. Read More »



Narita and Okinawa prepare for infrastructure lift

Narita receives high-speed exit taxiways and Okinawa a second runway. Read More »



Region’s airline association names successor to director general Andrew Herdman

Singapore Airlines (SIA) veteran, Subhas Menon, will take on the role of director general of the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) on March 1, next year following the decision of the present AAPA boss, Andrew Herdman, to retire after serving the association since 2004. Read More »


Short Takes

AIRLINES: Indian LCC, IndiGo, has been accepted as a member of the International Air Transport Association (IATA). Rival SpiceJet and full-service Vistara are IATA members. Read More »