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Airport rankings

Best of the best - Every year since 2013, Singapore’s Changi Airport has been ranked as the number one airport in the world by the Skytrax Top 100 Airport Awards.

26th Jun 2018 | Read more

Asia Pacific Airlines Traffic Results - May 2018

Preliminary traffic figures released today by the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) showed that both international air passenger and air cargo markets remained buoyant in the month of May,

26th Jun 2018 | Read more

Asia Pacific Airlines Traffic Results - April 2018

Air passenger and cargo markets record encouraging growth

28th May 2018 | Read more

ConneCT Checkpoint Security System Completes Successful Trial at Japan’s Narita Airport

Implementing new checkpoint security technology in a live airport environment is a big deal.

1st May 2018 | Read more

Traffic rising at double-digit rates as surge in tourists continues

Passenger, cargo and flight movement numbers continue dramatic gains, driven by a surge in tourist arrivals and robust garment exports.

11th Apr 2018 | Read more


Beijing Capital International Airport (BCIA), which handles more than 95 million passengers a year, has chosen air transport IT specialist, SITA, to provide technology to boost capacity. Asia’s busiest airport is using SITA’s self-service kiosks for passenger check-in services on all Air China domestic flights departing from Terminal 3.

27th Mar 2018 | Read more


SITA continues to play a vital role in supporting the rapid growth of India’s air transport industry, providing key technology solutions to one of the country’s newest airports.

23rd Mar 2018 | Read more

Qantas opens new London Heathrow Lounge

antas has opened its doors to the new spacious Qantas London Lounge at Heathrow Airport today,

29th Nov 2017 | Read more


As passengers in India become more familiar with the use of technology – particularly mobile – they expect to use it more on their airline journey.

23rd Nov 2017 | Read more

Asia Pacific Airlines Traffic Results - September 2017

Preliminary traffic figures for the month of September released today by the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA)

24th Oct 2017 | Read more

Fire breaks out at Hong Kong airport

A fire broke out on the tarmac of Hong Kong International Airport yesterday

10th Oct 2017 | Read more

First Phuket airport renovations will be done by late next month

The first phase of Phuket's renovated domestic terminal will open just in time for the upcoming holidays

10th Oct 2017 | Read more

Thailand passport control crisis prompts widespread criticism

Social media posts by enraged travelers went viral after a huge crowd of passengers clogged the immigration desks at Don Mueang International Airport

16th Aug 2017 | Read more

Bangkok airport under fire after 5-hour queues

The dramatic congestion at Don Mueang Airport's immigration checkpoints on Friday night has prompted an urgent investigation to determine why thousands of visitors were kept waiting for nearly five hours.

8th Aug 2017 | Read more

Changi Airport unveils upcoming Terminal 4

Changi Airport unveiled its soon-to-be-opened Terminal 4 (T4).

26th Jul 2017 | Read more

Hamad International Airport Handles Record Number of Aircraft Movements and Cargo in March 2017

Doha, May 07 (QNA) - Hamad International Airport (HIA) handled a record 21,842 aircraft take-offs and landings and 177,325 tonnes of cargo in the month of March,

9th May 2017 | Read more

Singapore’s Changi gets top spot at Skytrax awards

Changi Airport in Singapore was voted the World’s Best Airport at the 2017 World Airport Awards for the fifth consecutive year.

15th Mar 2017 | Read more

New Danang International Airport terminal ready for take-off

The Danang International Airport will throw open the doors to its new US$154 million terminal on April 25, say airport officials.

14th Mar 2017 | Read more

Airports Authority of India green signal for aeropolis hub

Plan involves development of airport as hub of various transportation modes.

13th Mar 2017 | Read more

Manchester Woos U.S. And Asia Markets With Long-Haul Flights And Lounges

The debate over Heathrow’s third runway continues to rumble on. Meanwhile, Manchester, 200 miles to the north, is starting to become a serious contender

21st Feb 2017 | Read more

Christchurch Airport reports record numbers and healthy dividend

The work our team has been doing with the regions of the South Island in China, South East Asia and Australia has seen this growth spread

16th Feb 2017 | Read more

Philippines eyes more airports to unclog Manila hub

The Philippine government is considering adding airports to serve the capital Manila and nearby areas,

16th Feb 2017 | Read more

Air travel growth lags GDP due to NAIA constraints

THE PHILIPPINES will eventually need to build a new airport to accommodate increasing passenger traffic, the Center for Asia Pacific Aviation (CAPA) said

6th Feb 2017 | Read more

Indonesian airport closes after runway incident

Garuda jet skids while landing in heavy rain at Yogyakarta airport

3rd Feb 2017 | Read more

Staff licence uncertainty may ground airport operations from April

Airline officials are wary of flight disruptions from April 1 if the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) refuses entry passes to staff of ground-handling agencies

1st Feb 2017 | Read more

Air intelligence unit to monitor VVIP movement at airport

The Airport Authority of India (AAI) will report movement of all VVIPs coming to Chaudhary Charan Singh Airport, to the election commission daily.

1st Feb 2017 | Read more


New Air Travel Solutions global division to be led from Singapore

23rd Jan 2017 | Read more

Singapore breaks ground on Seletar terminal

Singapore officials broke ground on a new US$35 million, two-storey passenger terminal at the country’s Seletar Airport that is designed to handle up to 700,000 passengers a year

21st Oct 2016 | Read more


SITA today announced that the operations and management of SITA Airport Solutions Services for Changi Airport Group (CAG) have successfully met the ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification requirements.

18th Oct 2016 | Read more

China company buys Albanian airport

China Everbright Group said it has acquired all the shares of Albania's airport operator for an undisclosed sum

11th Oct 2016 | Read more

ACLAS Global and Fokker sign MRO Agreement

Singapore GKN Aerospace’s business unit Fokker and ACLAS Global said they have signed a deal for exchange, repair and maintenance covering ATR leading edges.

1st Oct 2016 | Read more


Airlines invest to keep passengers connected on the ground and in the air

27th Jul 2016 | Read more

Farnborough recap 15 July

Combined sales of US$61.8 billion is nothing to sneeze at, but

15th Jul 2016 | Read more

Singapore devoting US$26 million to beef up Changi

Authorities in Singapore announced on 1 July they would spend upwards of US$26 million to beef up productivity at the city-state’s Changi airport

3rd Jul 2016 | Read more

Singapore Airlines plane catches fire after touching down at Changi Airport

All passengers are safe after a Singapore Airlines plane caught fire upon landing at Singapore's Changi Airport

27th Jun 2016 | Read more

IATA says air sector will earn more in 2016

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) said this week from its annual meeting in Dublin that the global air transport industry will earn US$39.4 billion in profits

3rd Jun 2016 | Read more

Air New Zealand to open expansive new Brisbane International Lounge

Air New Zealand’s latest purpose-built, architecturally designed and significantly larger lounge will open its doors tomorrow at Brisbane International Airport.

15th Mar 2016 | Read more

Managing breakneck growth is key to Asia’s aviation future

The facts and figures showing Asia becoming the center of the world’s aviation universe are clear and unarguable

10th Mar 2016 | Read more

Asian Aviation heads to the Philippines for Routes Asia 2016

The Philippines is set to become the centre of the Asian aviation industry on Sunday when top decision makers arrive for Routes Asia 2016 (6-8 March), the largest route development forum in the region.

5th Mar 2016 | Read more

Cochin International Airport to be India’s first fully solar powered airport

Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL) is all set to become the first airport in the country that will operate on solar power,

17th Aug 2015 | Read more

Boeing Donates First-Ever 787 Dreamliner to Nagoya's Central Japan International Airport

Boeing, airline customers, industry partners and community leaders joined together today to celebrate Boeing's donation of the first 787-8 Dreamliner flight test airplane to Centrair International Airport in Nagoya.

9th Jul 2015 | Read more

Lower rate of mishandled bags saves billions of dollars

The Global air transport industry has cut the rate of mishandled bags by 61.3% globally since 2007, creating US$18 billion in total estimated cost savings, according to air transport IT specialist SITA.

30th Mar 2015 | Read more

Narita to offer incentives

Tokyo Narita International Airport says it will cut or eliminate landing fees for up to one year for airlines that introduce new routes, starting in April.

1st Mar 2015 | Read more

ACI figures show Gulf airports outpacing APAC

Preliminary passenger traffic results for 2014 released by ACI Asia-Pacific showed continued moderate growth from last year in Asia-Pacific airports at +5.9%.

18th Feb 2015 | Read more

New Shanghai rail link

A new rail link will cut the journey between Shanghai’s two international airports to as little as 30 minutes, Sun Jianping, chief of the Shanghai Transport Commission told Shanghai Daily.

27th Jan 2015 | Read more

Australia-China bilateral boost

A new bilateral deal between Australia and China will more than triple seat capacity between the two countries by 2016.

26th Jan 2015 | Read more

China Helicopter Exposition

“Unique exposition for helicopter and rotorhub professionals taking place September 9 – 13, 2015

13th Dec 2014 | Read more

Honeywell and Hughes in Myanmar ATM project

Honeywell Aerospace and Hughes Aerospace are assisting Myanmar’s Yangon and Mandalay international airports to develop satellite-based navigation technologies for optimizing takeoff and landing routes.

28th Nov 2014 | Read more

Don’t skimp on Vanuatu’s Airports

The current stalemate in Vanuatu over what do to with Bauerfield International Airport (BIA), Vanuatu’s international aviation gateway

7th Nov 2014 | Read more

Gulf airports outpace APAC rivals

Middle East airports have grown passenger volumes at twice the rate of their Asia-Pacific rivals

17th Sep 2014 | Read more

Abu Dhabi Airports sees first half traffic surge

Abu Dhabi Airports announced today a 19.4% increase in passenger traffic at Abu Dhabi International Airport

15th Aug 2014 | Read more

Scoot moves to Don Mueang

Scoot is moving its Bangkok operations from Suvarnabhumi to Don Mueang International Airport from September

30th Jul 2014 | Read more

Jet Aviation Dubai re-delivers its first CPDLC & ADS-B Out upgrade

Jet Aviation Dubai recently re-delivered its first successful Controller Pilot Data Link Communications (CPDLC)

27th Jun 2014 | Read more

New Philippine airport

The Philippine Government has given the green light

1st Apr 2014 | Read more

Asian airports see good start to the year

The Asia-Pacific and Middle East region had a good start in year 2014, recording +10.7% year-on-year growth in passenger traffic in January.

21st Mar 2014 | Read more

Boeing begins CDC expansion

Boeing has started work of its 737 Commercial Delivery Centre (CDC) expansion

19th Mar 2014 | Read more

KLIA 2 on schedule to open May 2

Malaysia’s beleaguered Acting Transport Minister has said KLIA 2 will open as schedule on May 2

18th Mar 2014 | Read more

Doha opening delayed

Hamad International Airport in Doha, Qatar has seen its opening put back

20th Jan 2014 | Read more

Work on new Myanmar airport to begin in 2014

Construction work for Myanmar’s new Hantharwady International Airport north of Yangon will start in early 2014, according to local media reports.

29th Oct 2013 | Read more

SITA to transform operations at 10 more airports in India

The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has chosen SITA’s next generation Airport Management System to transform operations at ten airports across India, enhancing the passenger journey for 42 million passengers.

27th Sep 2013 | Read more

Asia-Pacific airport ranking

Asia-Pacific's top 30 airports ranked by passenger volume broke through the one billion passenger mark in 2012, but saw growth rates significantly below those of the three key Gulf hubs. Colin Baker reports.

4th Jul 2013 | Read more

Asia-Pacific airports face their challenges

The Airport Council International’s (ACI) Asia Pacific Regional Assembly held recently in Phuket was a quiet, even muted, affair. Airports in the region are doing well, will continue to do so based on traffic forecasts and are expected to keep on delivering broader economic benefits. But with this planning for future growth comes issues related to the high cost of building and expanding airports and the political squabbling

6th Jun 2013 | Read more

Hong Kong receives environment recognition

Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) received a significant recognition of its environmental efforts today when Airports Council International (ACI) presented it with the Airport Carbon Accreditation "Optimisation" certificate – the second-highest level of accreditation in the programme – f

25th Mar 2013 | Read more

A record 51 million passengers for Changi Airport in 2012

Singapore Changi Airport experienced its busiest month ever last month to cross the 50-million passenger movements mark for the first time in the airport’s 31-year history.

31st Jan 2013 | Read more


The Australian domestic market is set to undergo another transformation as Virgin Australia squares off against Qantas in all sectors. Emma Kelly reports.

28th Jan 2013 | Read more

Hong Kong International Airport has reaches a new high

The number of travellers passing through Hong Kong International Airport has reached a new high, with 2012 setting new annual records in both passenger volume and flight movements.

16th Jan 2013 | Read more

Emerging markets moving more people

Airports in Asia-Pacific and the Middle East experienced strong passenger and freight growth last year. Passenger traffic for the period January to November 2012 was up 7.2 percent in Asia-Pacific and increased 11.4 percent in the Middle East when compared to the same period last year.

16th Jan 2013 | Read more

Full Body scanners in use

Sydney and Melbourne Airport are now using controversial full-body scanners, with international travellers being randomly selected for screening -- and unable to opt out unless they have a solid medical reason.

10th Dec 2012 | Read more

Scoot Tiger tie-up

Tiger Airways and Scoot have agreed an MoU that will see the two carriers interline with DIY connections on selected routes, but with plans to offer a full interline product in the future.

2nd Oct 2012 | Read more

Changi June PAX up 4.5%

The number of passenger movements at Singapore Changi Airport increased 4.5% year-on-year to 4.36 million in July 2012.

22nd Aug 2012 | Read more

dnata grows in Changi

Ground handler dnata opened its new lounge at Singapore Changi Airport's T3 in late July, and also gave a glimpse of its new staff uniforms that form part of its global rebranding.

26th Jul 2012 | Read more

IATA calls for Indian reform

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has called for what it describes as an “India Inc.” approach to resolve India’s aviation crisis and improve competitiveness to drive economic and social benefits.

26th Jul 2012 | Read more

Changi up in May

Singapore Changi Airport handled 4.09 million passenger movements in May 2012, an increase of 8.4% compared to a year ago.

22nd Jun 2012 | Read more

Record March for Changi

Singapore Changi Airport saw a record March passenger volume of 4.28 million - a year-on-year increase of 15.3%.

27th Apr 2012 | Read more

IATA calls for Gulf cooperation

IATA has called upon all parts of the aviation value chain in the Gulf region to work together on issues critical to the region's ability to serve as a catalyst for economic growth.

20th Apr 2012 | Read more

New Shanghai ground handling JV

Shanghai Airport Authority, Shanghai International Airport, Air China and Cathay Pacific Airways are teaming up to launch a ground handling joint venture company for the city's Pudong and Hongqiao International Airports.

4th Apr 2012 | Read more

IATA warns India on fuel tax

IATA has warned that high jet fuel taxes are killing off the Indian airline industry. IATA director general Tony Tyler made the warning as part of a call for a rethink on aviation policy in India.

15th Mar 2012 | Read more

BKK deploys FOD system

X-Sight Systems has deployed its FODetect automated foreign object debris detection system at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport.

15th Mar 2012 | Read more

Changi Budget Terminal to go

Changi Airport Group is to knock-down its budget terminal later this year, just six years after it opened and despite the fact its operating at around two-thirds of capacity.

8th Mar 2012 | Read more

Home sweet home

Nok Air is to move back to Don Mueang Airport and will start operating its flights out of there from 6 March onwards, after the reopening of Don Mueang Airport by Airports of Thailand (AOT).

1st Mar 2012 | Read more

Singapore Special

This year’s Singapore Airshow could be the biggest yet and, once again, gives the island nation a chance to highlight its aerospace capabilities and its strategic significance as an aviation hub, writes Andrzej Jeziorski. Despite continued economic uncertainty in key markets such as Europe and the USA, demand for new aircraft remains strong – as evidenced by the order and delivery tallies just released by manufacturers Airbus and Boeing (see pages 26-27). Asia’s relatively healthy economies and pent-up demand in China and India are now more alluring to aircraft makers than ever, and all key forecasts for the next two decades show the region as the driver of the continued growth of the global aviation industry. This is encouraging news for the organisers of this year’s Singapore Airshow – the biggest event of its kind outside of Europe.

20th Jan 2012 | Read more

Industry Round-Up

Updates from AJ Walter, AgustaWestland, Bombardier, HAECO

17th Jan 2012 | Read more

Airports Jan 2012

Sydney plans for future Australia’s Sydney Airport has launched discussions with stakeholders on a proposal to redesign the airport into two airline alliance-based precincts, each comprising international, domestic and regional services under one roof.

17th Jan 2012 | Read more

Airport News January 2012

Malaysia increases size of new KL budget terminal Malaysia has opted to increase the size of the planned new low-cost carriers terminal (LCCT) at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), offering annual passenger-handling capacity of 45 million, 50 percent more than originally planned.

17th Jan 2012 | Read more

Airport News Jan 2012

Malaysia has opted to increase the size of the planned new low-cost carriers terminal (LCCT) at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), offering annual passenger-handling capacity of 45 million, 50 percent more than originally planned.

17th Jan 2012 | Read more

General News Ameco eyes expansion of A380 capabilities

Beijing-based Aircraft Maintenance Engineering (Ameco Beijing) says it is closely monitoring the market for Airbus A380 maintenance, repair and overhaul market (MRO) as it plans to expand its capabilities for the type. The company also plans to expand heavy maintenance capability for smaller A330 widebody twinjet. With more than 240 A380s – the world’s largest jetliner – sold to airlines worldwide, Ameco says MRO demand for the aircraft is expanding.

8th Dec 2011 | Read more

Changi in Russian airport joint venture

Changi Airports International (CAI) has signed a memorandum of understanding with Russian industrial group Basic Element and Russia’s largest bank Sberbank to form a joint venture to invest in and develop airports in the country. The deal is the latest expansion of CAI’s airport-investment and consulting business, which includes a 26 percent stake in India’s Bengal Aerotropolis Project and an 8 percent stake in Gemina, the holding company of the operator of Rome’s airports. CAI will hold a 30 percent stake in the new Russian joint venture, 50 percent plus one share going to Basic Element and the remaining 20 percent, minus one share, going to Sberbank. The joint venture is expected to be established in the second quarter of 2012.

5th Dec 2011 | Read more

Airport - Seletar completes runway extension, targets new role

Singapore’s Seletar Airport has completed a runway extension as part of a major upgrade project designed to position the airport as a niche facility for business aviation, general aviation and maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) activities.

28th Sep 2011 | Read more

Freight stagnates as passenger demand rises

Traffic results for July released by the International Air Transport Association show that global passenger travel rose 5.9 percent compared with July 2010. However, freight markets were stagnant, with a 0.4 percent decline in demand from the previous year’s level.

6th Sep 2011 | Read more

Dubai Airport embarks on US$7.8 bln expansion plan

Dubai Airports has committed to a US$7.8 billion airport expansion programme that will allow Dubai International to handle 90 million passengers annually by 2018. The expansion plan for the airport, which now has capacity for 60 million passengers a year, is based on ten-year forecasts predicting a surge in traffic for Dubai International and the new Dubai World Central (DWC) airport – which currently only handles freight operations. International passenger numbers and cargo volume are expected to increase at an average annual growth rate of 7.2 percent and 6.7 percent respectively.

2nd Sep 2011 | Read more

Airport New Sept 2011 Incheon Airport signs MoU with European airport groups

South Korea’s Incheon Airport has signed a memorandum of understanding on strategic co-operation with two of Europe’s leading airport groups, France’s Aeroports de Paris and the Schiphol Group of the Netherlands.

2nd Sep 2011 | Read more

Industry Round-Up Sept 2011

Updates from Fokker Services, AJ Walter, Gulfstream

2nd Sep 2011 | Read more

Interview - Christchurch Airport CEO Jim Boult

Christchurch Airport is the biggest on New Zealand’s South Island, and is investing heavily in developing into a regional hub. Pat Brennan spoke with airport CEO Jim Boult on the sidelines of July’s Aviation Outlook Summit in Sydney.

2nd Sep 2011 | Read more

Asia-Pacific ATM goes green

Asia-Pacific ATM goes green A new round of innovative ATM initiatives in the region has been launched, designed to reduce emissions and increase operational efficiency. Emma Kelly examines the latest projects. First there was ASPIRE – the Asia and Pacific Initiative to Reduce Emissions – and now there is INSPIRE – the Indian Ocean Strategic Partnership to Reduce Emissions. Both are collaborative environmental air traffic management (ATM) initiatives with the same goals at their core: to implement “green” ATM processes and technology, and reduce aviation’s environmental footprint.

29th Aug 2011 | Read more

Airport News - Dubai Airport embarks on US$7.8 bln expansion plan

Dubai Airports has committed to a US$7.8 billion airport expansion programme that will allow Dubai International to handle 90 million passengers annually by 2018. The expansion plan for the airport, which now has capacity for 60 million passengers a year, is based on ten-year forecasts predicting a surge in traffic for Dubai International and the new Dubai World Central (DWC) airport – which currently only handles freight operations. International passenger numbers and cargo volume are expected to increase at an average annual growth rate of 7.2 percent and 6.7 percent respectively.

29th Aug 2011 | Read more

Haneda suffers after Japan earthquake

kyo’s Haneda Airport, which opened a fourth runway and a new terminal in October 2010 with the goal of becoming a 24-hour international hub, has seen passenger traffic plunge since East Japan was devastated by an earthquake and tsunami in March.

26th Jul 2011 | Read more

Hong Kong seeks input on 20-year airport plan

Airport Authority Hong Kong (AAHK) has released for public feedback a 20-year development blueprint for Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA). The plan sees the airport either maintaining its existing two-runway system or committing to a third runway over a 15-year period between 2016 and 2030.

21st Jul 2011 | Read more

SIA pins hopes on new long-haul LCC

“[SIA’s plan] appears to be a recognition that the flag carrier’s long-standing focus on premium traffic (which must, in turn, mutually subsidise lower-priced leisure travellers) is not, in itself, a formula for the future.” – Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation]

6th Jun 2011 | Read more

MAS to focus on China and India markets

With renewed concern over spiralling fuel prices, Malaysia Airlines has had to moderate its expansion plans, focusing on the most promising markets, writes William Dennis.

9th May 2011 | Read more

Tiger Airways to buy stake in SEAIR

Singapore-based Tiger Airways plans to acquire a 32.5 percent stake in Filipino carrier South East Asian Airlines (SEAIR) for US$6 million. The deal, which is expected to be sealed by May, paves the way for Tiger to gain access to the Philippines’ domestic air travel market. Low-cost carrier (LCCs) Cebu Pacific Air has the lion’s share of the market with 48.2 percent, while Philippine Airlines (PAL) has 37 percent, with the rest divided among SEAIR and LCCs such as Zest Airways and PAL Express.

4th Apr 2011 | Read more

Aircraft Interiors

The good news for airlines over the past year has been a resurgence in demand for air travel, as the world recovers from economic crisis. The bad news is that margins remains – in the words of IATA chief Giovanni Bisignani – “pathetic”. This means carriers must redouble their efforts to maximise the efficiency of their operations and fill as many seats as they can – especially in their high-yield premium cabins. One vital strategy they have had to pay increasing attention to is their aircraft cabin interiors.

4th Apr 2011 | Read more

Asian Aerospace Show Report

Hong Kong once again played host to the Asian Aerospace International Expo and Congress on 8-10 March. While some exhibitors seemed disappointed that the halls were not busier at a time of recovery for commercial aviation, attendance still reached a record 12,300 delegates and the show had its fair share of major announcements, as Andrzej Jeziorski reports.

1st Apr 2011 | Read more

Airport News, March 2011.

A summary of Airport News from March of 2011.

1st Mar 2011 | Read more

Aviation Awards Asia entries round-up

Aviation Awards Asia.

1st Mar 2011 | Read more

Hong Kong Airport hails record year.

Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) enjoyed record passenger and cargo activity during 2010, as air travel and freight demand rebounded from the global downturn

1st Mar 2011 | Read more

Boeing again reschedules ‘seven-late-seven’

Following November's Boeing 787 in-flight fire, emergency landing, and subsequent temporary grounding, Boeing has developed a temporary modification for its six test aircraft, which now have resumed test flying. But the manufacturer has also confirmed a seventh delay to the troubled programme, as Ian Goold reports.

28th Feb 2011 | Read more

GMF AeroAsia invests in expansion

The Jakarta-based maintenance services provider is planning to add a fourth hangar by 2013.

1st Feb 2011 | Read more

Taipei’s in-town airport enjoys resurgence.

Last year, a tourism expert close to Taiwan’s president suggested the eventual demolition of Taipei’s downtown Songshan International Airport to make way for a riverside park.

1st Feb 2011 | Read more

Cargo carriers’ road to recovery

Asian cargo carriers are gearing up for long-term growth, despite a gloomy near-term outlook. Emma Kelly reports.

28th Jan 2011 | Read more

Firefly takes aim at AirAsia’s dominance

Malaysia Airlines’ Firefly subsidiary has begun to operate as a low-cost carrier with the arrival of its first Boeing 737 narrowbodies, offering fresh competition to the region’s market leader, AirAsia, writes William Dennis.

28th Jan 2011 | Read more

Air NZ taps viral marketing to raise profile

s an end-of-the-line carrier located in a small country, Air New Zealand might well be expected to be a follower rather than a leader in the industry. But, as the online viral success of its latest television commercials show, innovation does sometimes originate in unexpected places.

28th Jan 2011 | Read more

Emirates surges to record first half

With traffic on the rebound, Emirates has posted a massive 352 percent surge in first-half profit. At the same time, the carrier has committed itself to a dramatic expansion of its fleet.

13th Dec 2010 | Read more

Aviation Outlook Asia - Part two

Beijing Capital International Airport (BCIA) estimates that passenger numbers grew 11.5 percent in 2010 from the previous year to 73 million. The airport predicts growth will average 10.5 percent from 2011 through to 2015.

13th Dec 2010 | Read more

Rolls-Royce pinpoints component failure in Qantas incident

“The failure was confined to a specific component in the turbine area of the engine,” the company says.

16th Nov 2010 | Read more

Qantas’s Airbus A380 fleet remains grounded a week after an uncontained engine failure forced one of the aircraft to make an emergency landing in Singapore.

Qantas now has six A380s in service and 14 more on order.

12th Nov 2010 | Read more

NBAA First News

Cessna Announces Larger, Advanced Citation Ten

1st Nov 2010 | Read more

Airport News. September, 2010

Emma Kelly reports

1st Sep 2010 | Read more

General News. September 2010.

A glance at Aviation News. Sept, 2010.

1st Sep 2010 | Read more

Dubai opens second major airport

With Dubai anticipating a surge in passenger and cargo demand over the next two decades, the Emirate has opened what will eventually become the world’s largest airport

1st Jul 2010 | Read more

AirAsia seeks LCC Airport in Bangkok

The AirAsia Group of low-cost airlines has appealed to the Thai government to convert Bangkok’s old Don Muang Airport into a hub for budget carriers.

1st Jul 2010 | Read more

ATM projects seek greener future

Air traffic management initiatives around the world have environmental principles at their core, as Emma Kelly reports

1st Jun 2010 | Read more

Airport News. June 2010

Tokyo’s Haneda Airport will support international air services from October, with the opening of its fourth runway and new international passenger terminal, according to the country’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism.

1st Jun 2010 | Read more

India invests in airport development

Earlier this decade, India experienced a massive – and unsustainable – surge in air travel demand. Now, however, more stable growth has returned and the country’s plans to develop its airport infrastructure are more important than ever

17th Apr 2010 | Read more

Asian Aviation at a glance