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China Air FF deal

US carrier Northwest Airlines has signed a frequent-flier partnership deal with Taiwanese carrier China Airlines.The agreement will take effect from Aug, and will include reciprocal…

SIA post record 18.3m pax

SQ reported it carried a record 18.3 million passengers in 2006-07 financial year, representing a 7.9% increase compared to the previous year.During the year, the airline received…

CX load factor rise

The first time increase this year was largely driven by the Hong Kong long Ching Ming and Easter holiday earlier in the month.A total of 1,929,655 passengers were carried by the…

MH/SQ e ticketing

The new agreement means SQ ticket offices will be able to issue eTickets to all the destinations it serves to passengers of both airlines, however each airline will set its own fares…

India aviation site

YESTERDAY was the official launch of IndiaAviation.aero, a website keeping the industry informed on India's avaition sector. The site features news, airline profiles, airport…

Aero Asia suspended

PRIVATE Pakistani carrier Aero Asia International Airlines has been suspended from operations for failing to meet safety standards.The airline, which operated on at least three domestic…

JAL golden week

The total number of passengers on JAL group airlines rose 1.6% on the same period last year, however the number of passengers on international routes was down 1% to 360,088.The…

Qatar’s a winner

QATAR Airways has won the 'Best Airline' award for the second year in a row at the annual Middle East and North Africa (MENA) travel awards recently held in Dubai. Qatar Duty Free was also…

Emirates off and racing

The prestigious S$1million Emirates Singapore Derby will be held on Sun 15 Jul 07 and will see Emirates attempt to create a new fundraising record, with the proceeds from the sale of…

KLM enquiry

KLM says they didn't know of any such former employee, and that their role was not to police passengers, but to carry those with the proper papers.

TR reports OTP rise

SINGAPORE's budget airline, Tiger Airways, has reported an on-time punctuality performance (OTP) average of 90.2% for the period between 1 Jan-6 May 07, 9% better than Air…

Qatar US launch date

Qatar will fly to New York City and Washington DC on 28 Jun and 19 Jul respectively. The airline said the routes are part of a "massive expansion plan" that is already underway for 2007.

SAS looks to the future

Mr Hakan Olsson, SAS director and gm Southeast Asia told TD that the new system will "clearly support the flexibility and combinability of SAS three service classes; economy,…

A380 woos India

INDIA caught its first glimpse of the Airbus A380 superjumbo on the weekend, with the touch down of one of five A380's purchased by new Indian carrier Kingfisher. The aircraft flew to…

Day flights only

SRILANKAN Airlines will reschedule its flights to operate between 5am and 9pm to and from Colombo International Airport effective immediately, due to a heightened security situation in…

Qantas bid failed

APA failed to reach the crucial50% level of shareholding before the 7pm deadline last Fri, and even though one investor accepted the bid about five hours later and APA attempted to have…

Jetstar to raise $3m

JETSTAR is seeking to raise $3million over the next three years for World Vision Australia as part of a new partnership supporting community based projects in key Jetstar destinations…

SIA lifts fuel surcharge

The carrier said the move was a result of a "sustained escalation in the price of jet fuel in recent months". It's the second increase in SQ's fuel surcharge in less than two months,…

CX best cargo carrier

Cathay Pacific was named "Best Air Cargo Carrier - Asia" at the event, reflecting the airline's commitment to reinforcing Hong Kong's position as one of the world's top airfreight…
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