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Cathay slashes earnings outlook as passengers shun Hong Kong

Airline is expecting major decline in inbound bookings for the rest of 2019.

Sabah, Sarawak open to cooperation on regional airline

The state leaders say having such an airline would boost tourism and economic activity in Sabah and Sarawak.

Cathay Pacific’s crisis puts focus on Air China’s next move

State-run Air China has several options, but analysts say there’s no simple, risk-free path forward.

Qantas to see if passengers can handle marathon route

Qantas will use employees to see if the human body can handle the 20-hour long haul flight.

Lufthansa boss sees only ‘dozen’ long-haul airlines in future

Lufthansa's CEO warns that any future economic crisis could hit European airlines particularly hard but predicts that a downturn could 'accelerate' mergers and acquisitions.

Cathay remains under scrutiny as CEO takes fall for protests

Incoming CEO Augustus Tang has the delicate task of continuing to placate China while also minimizing the fallout from staff, customers and investors as the unrest in Hong Kong continue to seethe.

Boeing reports US$2.9 bil loss in 2Q, biggest quarterly loss ever

Revenues tumble 35.1% to US$15.8 billion, reflecting the hit from a halt to deliveries of the 737 MAX, a top-selling plane.

Temasek-backed SATS plunges on macro headwinds, Jet Airways

Shares of SATS plunge as much as 5.6%, the most in nearly 7 years.

Settle salaries before shutting airlines down, union tells Mavcom

Nufam says in most cases, employers will get off scot-free, leaving employees in the lurch.

Ryanair sees risk to 2020 growth if 737 MAX grounded beyond...

Ryanair's CEO warns of the impact the prolonged grounding of Boeing Co's 737 MAX could make on the airline's growth plans.

Airbus seals deals with big buyers, following Boeing’s MAX sale

Airbus seal deals with big buyers for its latest passenger jet at the Paris Airshow, battling back a day after a surprise order by British Airways' owner for rival Boeing's grounded 737 MAX jet.

Japan Airlines looks to deepen partnership with Malaysia Airlines

It says it may extend the partnership to cover US flights and other Asian routes.

Lion Air plane skids off runway at Indonesian airport

The Boeing 737-800NG plane skidded off the runway as it was trying to land at Supadio International Airport.

Abang Johari: Sarawak will set up its own airline soon

This is to boost the state’s economic development, draw more tourists and resolve poor air connectivity issues.

Cathay Pacific makes second first class blunder in two weeks

On its website Sunday morning, Cathay was offering first-class flights from Lisbon to Hong Kong for just US$1,512.

IATA expects global passenger demand up 6% in 2019

The November 2018 international passenger demand increased to 6.6% compared with the same period a year earlier, up from 6.2% in all regions led by carriers in Europe.

KLIA makes it to top 20 list for On-Time Performance

Malaysia's 'mega airport' joins Tokyo Haneda and Changi in OAG Punctuality League 2019.

Avianca Brasil declares bankruptcy

The airline owes almost US$127 million with multiple creditors.

Sexual harassment in the sky: Hong Kong flight attendants fight back

Female cabin crew mentions how they had been harassed not only by passengers but also by colleagues.

Airline boss takes 20% pay cut in penance for drunk Japan...

The pilot, who showed up for duty to fly the London-Tokyo route on Oct. 28, was found to have consumed excessive alcohol, following which he was handed a 10-month sentence.

Cathay enlists firm once sued for data breach to help after...

The airline is just the latest company to have its data hacked, with Facebook Inc., and fellow air carriers British Airways Plc and Delta Air Lines Inc. all targeted over the past year.

Questions mount over delay after Cathay Pacific admits huge data leak

The troubled airline is already battling to stem major losses as it comes under pressure from lower-cost Chinese carriers and Middle East rivals.

Cathay Pacific hit by data leak affecting 9.4m passengers

Cathay Pacific acted immediately to contain the event, commence a thorough investigation with the assistance of a leading cybersecurity firm, and to further strengthen IT security measures.

Emirates-Etihad may be airline deal of the decade.

Executives at the two companies have been quietly laying plans to create what would be the world’s biggest airline by passenger traffic.

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