Cathay Pacific, and maybe Swiss, signal that they aren't waiting for Boeing's NMA or MoM or whatever it might be
HNA's capacity to invest more in airlines including Virgin Australia has been put in question by overseas reports
Good story, great photo, but pity about the detail
Orders and commitments to up to 75 A330s for China’s airlines are being reported in France as a step closer to Airbus setting up a wide-body completion factory in the PRC.
The ‘improved’ air services agreement with China to be announced today Friday might be an excuse for firing up the ‘lock up our skies’ debate to protect Qantas, but this isn’t a simple issue.
The significance of the China market for airliners, and what it might mean for the future shape of Airbus and Boeing, was on display yesterday when an A319 for China Eastern rolled out of the Airbus Tianjin final assembly line.
A well researched Canadian report about the stifling of airline competition in China, and the lack of low cost carriers, touches on all the sore points for Asia’s major budget carrier franchises, AirAsia, Jetstar and Tiger. It also covers the back-to-the-past arguments that are far from dead in Australia from those who want to see […]
Is today’s order by China aircraft leasing company ICBC for 50 Airbus A320s, 30 current engine option versions, and 20 new engine options or NEOs, a sign that Europe might be relenting on its tax on airliner emissions being applied to non-European airlines using its airports and air space? Most of the world’s carriers, as […]
While China hypnotises Australian airlines, and others that are on the outside looking in, with its huge potential, its airlines this year are playing out the painful consequences of lifting capacity beyond demand, and then trying to fill their flights by resorting to fare cuts that make a bad outcome even worse. This report on […]