Analysis for Asia

Philippine Airlines ups capacity on Manila – London as 777s return to route

22 August, 2017

Asian flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) will boost its operations between Manila and London Heathrow this winter with the return of its Boeing 777-300ERs on the route from September 19, 2017. The aircraft, which initially served the city pair between November 2013 and August 2014 while PAL awaited the return of its Category 1 US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) safety rating, will deliver a significant capacity upgrade on the route versus the Airbus A340-300 it will replace.

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21 August, 2017

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AirAsia X aims to double Australia operation over the next decade

18 August, 2017

AirAsia X is aiming to expand its Australia network by up to three new destinations within three years and double its Australia traffic over the next 10 years.

China Airlines targets Europe-Australia Kangaroo Route traffic with new daily service to Sydney

16 August, 2017

At the same time as plans to launch Taipei-London in Dec-2017, China Airlines has announced a second daily Taipei-Sydney flight, as well as plans to transition Sydney from A330 to A350 service. This is a clear attempt to target the Europe-Australia route from Sydney.

Asian markets provide best value for money for long haul city breaks from Europe

15 August, 2017

A trio of Far Eastern cities have been named best value for a long haul city break in a new barometer of costs for holidaymakers in ten cities with flight times of six or more hours from Europe. Research for the Post Office Travel Money Long Haul City Costs Barometer found that Bangkok is the cheapest overall destination, narrowly beating Tokyo and Beijing, while cities in North America were found to be significantly more expensive.

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15 August, 2017

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Cathay Pacific adds capacity to Adelaide as competition to China intensifies

14 August, 2017

Cathay Pacific Airways has boosted capacity in the Adelaide market by 17% with the introduction of a fifth year-round frequency. The extra flight improves Cathay’s position in the South Australia-China market, which is expanding rapidly but became more competitive following the late 2016 launch of services to Adelaide by China Southern Airlines.

Malaysia Airlines confirms London launch date for A350 services

14 August, 2017

Malaysia Airlines has updated its flight schedules and confirmed a January 2018 scheduled debut for its new Airbus A350-900 widebodies. As recently suggested by the airline, the type will replace the A380 on its Kuala Lumpur – London Heathrow route, initially on its MH004/MH001 rotation from January 15, 2018 and then also on its MH002/MH003 flight from March 5, 2018.

China Southern adds capacity to Adelaide as Chinese visitor numbers to South Australia surge

8 August, 2017

China Southern has already increased capacity to Adelaide, which it began serving in late 2016, by switching from the A330-200 to higher density A330-300. However, the airline has stopped offering a first class product in the South Australia market, leaving Emirates as the only airline in Adelaide with first class.

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7 August, 2017

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