Airlines in Asia Pacific Report 604.7% Increase in RPK

Dark/Light Mode (29/11/22)  Preliminary traffic figures from the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) show that international air travel continued to grow strongly in October 2022 driven by pent-up demand. Asia Pacific airlines carried a combined total of 12.1 million international passengers in October, an eight-fold increase compared to the 1.4 million in the same … Read more

SIA and Tata Sons Agree to Merge Air India and Vistara

Dark/Light Mode (29/11/22)  Singapore Airlines and Tata Sons have agreed to merge Air India and Vistara, with SIA also investing INR 20,585 million (S$360 million, US$250 million) in Air India as part of the transaction  The deal will give SIA a 25.1% stake in an enlarged Air India group with a significant presence in all … Read more

Mandarin Oriental Signs Third Property in Vietnam

Dark/Light Mode (29/11/22)  Mandarin Oriental has signed a management agreement for a new resort with branded residences in Vietnam’s Phu Yen province. The resort is being developed by Indochina Kajima, a joint venture between Indochina Capital in Vietnam and Kajima Development in Singapore (a subsidiary of Kajima Corporation in Japan). The project is scheduled to … Read more

Sabre Partners Mastercard to Accelerate Use of Virtual Cards for B2B Travel Payments

Dark/Light Mode (29/11/22)  Sabre has partnered with Mastercard to accelerate the use of virtual cards for business-to-business (B2B) travel payments. The agreement builds on Sabre’s August 2022 acquisition of Conferma Pay, a fintech firm that specializes in payment technology, and advances the company’s goal of creating an independent travel payment ecosystem. Digitization of travel payments … Read more

Norse Atlantic Opens Ticket Sales on Paris

Dark/Light Mode (29/11/22)  Norse Atlantic has opened ticket sales on flights between Paris and New York. Scheduled for take off on 26 March 2023, Norse will operate the daily service with Boeing 787 aircraft configured with two cabin choices, Economy Class and Premium Class. Every seat on the Dreamliner features a personal in-flight entertainment system, … Read more

Croatia Airlines to Upgrade Fleet with Airbus A220-300 Aircraft

Dark/Light Mode (29/11/22)  Croatia Airlines has signed a firm order for six Airbus A220-300 aircraft and unveiled plans to lease an additional nine A220s, taking its total commitment for the type to 15. The A220s will replace previous generation aircraft, helping the Zagreb-based airline to reduce operating costs as well as improving environmental efficiency. Airbus … Read more

SalamAir to Launch Flights to Bangkok, Thailand

Dark/Light Mode (28/11/22)  SalamAir has unveiled plans to launch flights between Muscat and Bangkok, Thailand. Scheduled to take off on 18 December 2022, the Omani airline will operate the route with thrice weekly flights departing from Muscat on Sundays, Tuesdays and Fridays. From Bangkok, the flights are scheduled to depart every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. … Read more

KlasJet to Expand Fleet with a Boeing 737 Business Jet

Dark/Light Mode (28/11/22)  KlasJet, an EU-based corporate charter and ACMI services provider, has unveiled plans to expand its fleet with the addition of a Boeing Business Jet 2 (BBJ2). The luxurious 23-seat aircraft (MSN 32971) will be based in Dubai and is scheduled to begin operations in mid-April 2023. The business jet features a spacious … Read more