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Region’s revenue rout: Asia-Pacific airlines are the biggest losers from COVID-19 pandemic

The financial disaster facing Asia-Pacific airlines is becoming clearer as the region’s carriers report their latest results in the first factual indication of the negative impact COVID-19 is having on the region’s commercial aviation industry. Read More »


Main Story

Domestic benefits only for the few

In June, when Qantas Airways group chief executive, Alan Joyce, presented a review of the company’s strategy for managing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, he said there were some “green shoots” domestically. Read More »


Special Reports: MRO

Airline MRO revenue heads for 40% collapse

Hibernation of commercial aircraft across the globe from COVID-19 has changed the outlook for aviation’s MRO sector, Oliver Wyman’s latest Global Fleet and MRO Market Forecast reports. Read More »


Special Report: Training

Pilot demand to roar back post COVID-19

Pilot training and flight simulator company, CAE, forecasts digital technologies to be more prevalent in the sector as aviation adapts to a landscape changed by the coronavirus pandemic. Read More »


News Backgrounder

Smaller is beautiful in a pandemic posits Embraer

Embraer Commercial Aircraft’s new vice president for the Asia-Pacific, Raul Villaron, took up his post early last month, but so far he has not made it to Singapore. Read More »


News Backgrounder

Traveller checklist for safe flying

A new poll of prospective air travelers has shown many of them are prepared to return to the air but only if certain conditions are met. Read More »


News Backgrounder

Asia-Pacific fears drop-off in premium passengers as pandemic recedes

Business class cabins, crucial to airline profitability, are taking to the air almost empty. Read More »



Favoured Adani conglomerate winning battle for Mumbai’s airports

With the new airport at Navi Mumbai at the heart of a recent corporate battle, more delays to construction are forecast. Read More »



THAI to be let off financial hook?

Thai Airways International (THAI) is a step closer to recovery following a series of hearings before Thailand’s Central Bankruptcy Court in the last month. Read More »



Air New Zealand follows Asia-Pacific rivals into the red

Air New Zealand (Air NZ) has joined the long line of airlines drowning in red ink as the coronavirus crisis shows little sign of abating. Read More »



Singapore relaxes quarantine rules for selected Asia-Pacific nations

Is it the shape of travel for the foreseeable future? Read More »



Global airline job cuts could hit 70%

Leading aviation data and advisory company, IBA, has revised downward its forecast of US$90 billion for the global MRO industry in 2020 by more than 50%. Read More »



Airlines plead for relaxed quarantine as losses escalate

The COVID-19 nightmare continues for the aviation industry. Read More »