Analysis for Asia

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.

Catch up on CAPA’s exclusive Market Analysis pieces – Delta, Japan Airlines, United and more

7 August, 2017

Every week, CAPA – Centre for Aviation, produces informative, thought provoking and detailed market analysis of the aviation industry. With supporting data included in every analysis, CAPA provides unrivalled and unparalleled intelligence.

Tarom releases RFP for long-haul aircraft as it eyes China and USA routes

7 August, 2017

Romanian national carrier Tarom is to push ahead with the acquisition of up to three widebodied aircraft to support its long-haul network development. The formal Request for Proposals (RFP) confirms a CAPA – Centre for Aviation exclusive story from the start of June when the airline’s CEO, Eugen Davidoiu, told The Blue Swan Daily that the recent arrival of Boeing 737-800s was just the first stage of a fleet renewal plan both to facilitate network growth as well as to replace older generation equipment.

Western Chinese cities shine among “New Economy Index” top 10 Chinese inflow airports

4 August, 2017

An index of economic activity in non-industrial growth industries has shown that central and western Chinese cities are leading the way in attracting new growth. The latest edition of the monthly Mastercard Caixin BBD China New Economy Index (NEI) highlights the central and western cities are becoming magnets for growth, partly supported by increasing visitor arrivals at expanding airports across the region.

Scoot to retime Singapore-Melbourne flights to improve passenger experience

4 August, 2017

Scoot has boosted sixth freedom traffic from Sydney since rescheduling three weekly frequencies to improve connections with and India and is planning to introduce a similar schedule change for Melbourne.

Paypal makes a play for China market

3 August, 2017

Paypal has found a way to tap into the lucrative China market by partnering with search giant Baidu. The move will give Paypal access to an additional 100 million users currently registered on Baidu Wallet, while Chinese online shoppers will have access to PayPal's 17 million international e-commerce sites.

Qatar Airways to shake up Canberra-Europe market

3 August, 2017

Qatar Airways will offer Canberra-Europe passengers a generally faster transit time than Singapore Airlines despite Qatar’s decision to serve Canberra with a stop in Sydney. Qatar will also likely offer aggressive fares from Canberra to Europe, driving down average fares after it launches services to Canberra in Feb-2017.

Japan Airlines banks on the value of a morning arrival as it adds to London schedule

28 July, 2017

This winter, Japan Airlines (JAL) will reinstate a second daily flight into the London, but rather than the mid-afternoon arrival time seen on all other flights in the Tokyo – London market, the service will arrive in the UK capital in the early hours of the morning, providing the Asian airline with an unique selling point versus rivals. It last operated two daily flights into London from Tokyo late last decade after it switched an existing Osaka – London flight to the capital in March 2009, but it closed in December of the same year.

Australia smartphone use surges ahead while China hits a ceiling

27 July, 2017

As the world turns mobile, as customers initiate increasing amounts of airline buying transactions on smartphones, it looks as if China’s growth has levelled off.

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