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Global airlines slash profit forecast 21% on protectionism fears

Airlines will still turn a profit this year, but there is no easy money to be made says IATA general.

India’s beleaguered Jet Airways founder held at airport

Indian Immigration authorities stop former Jet Airways chief Naresh Goyal and his wife from travelling to London a month after the debt-laden company grounded its fleet.

Consult us before imposing departure levy, urges tourism group

Mita president Uzaidi Udanis says industry players are still in the dark as there is no information on the exact mechanism of implementation.

Oman seeks US$6 billion for aviation industry expansion

Oman Aviation Group plans to raise the funds through a sale of assets or by taking on more debt.

Asiana Airlines shares surge on reports parent group to sell stake

Last week, Kumho Asiana Group's restructuring plan had been rejected by the troubled airline's creditors.

Be careful in approving new flying schools, says ex-aviation authority chief

Azharuddin Abd Rahman, who is now the chairman of a flying school, says if there are too many schools, there may be an oversupply of pilots, as happened in the past.

Airlines cautious as analysts weigh Boeing 737 MAX capacity

Analysts are expecting a short-term hit to flying capacity while Boeing resolves safety concerns and trains pilots.

30% jump in international passengers at Langkawi airport, as island braces...

Malaysia Airports attributes this to major expansion work on the airport last year, all in time for the coming LIMA aerospace show.

Airlines rethink US$55 billion in Boeing orders amid crash concern

Boeing's order book could be seriously hit as mounting safety concerns prompt airlines to reconsider about US$55 billion worth of purchases.

The nations grounding their Boeing 737 Max planes

There are some 350 of the 737 Max 8 planes currently in service around the world.

Indian airlines halt service to north Indian cities amid tensions

Flights to Amritsar, Chandigarh, Dehradun, Jammu, Leh and Srinagar have been affected due to airspace restrictions or airport closures.

Local airlines crew turning drug mules worry cops

Bukit Aman anti-narcotics chief Mohmad Salleh says airline crew members have been caught in Taiwan, Korea, Japan, Australia and New Zealand for such offences.

Indonesian airlines slash fares after outcry over holiday surge

PT Garuda Indonesia, Lion Air and PT AirAsia Indonesia are among the carriers which cut prices from Jan. 11.

AirAsia says PSC hike threatens tourism, as spat continues with MAHB

The airline remains defiant despite being sued by the airport authority for failing to pay millions of ringgit in passenger tax.

Sabah DCM unhappy MASwings ceasing operations on 2 routes

Christina Liew urges the transport ministry and the Malaysian Aviation Commission to reconsider the decision as this will adversely affect Sabahans.

Putrajaya won’t regulate peak season airfares

But it could consider floor and ceiling prices if interim measures fail to halt spiralling ticket prices.

MAHB tells why Malaysia’s current airport model ensures connectivity

Construction of new airports catering to budget airlines could affect connectivity to smaller airports.

38% rise in complaints about airlines, mostly Malaysia Airlines

The Malaysian Aviation Commission says it received 858 complaints about mishandled baggage, flight delays and other things over the past six months and resolved almost all of them.

Super typhoon menaces Asia with path that risks US$120 billion in...

In the Philippines, economic losses could reach 6.6% of gross domestic product, or more than US$20 billion.

No ceiling price for airfares, says transport minister

However, Anthony Loke says, to reduce airfares, a pilot project will be carried out to increase flights by at least 20% during three main festive seasons.

Epic fare war crushes profits in booming Indian airline market

The Indian commercial aviation industry has been in shakeout mode ever since the government ended a state monopoly enjoyed by Indian Airlines in 1994.

Khazanah-led restructuring at Malaysia Airlines failed, says union

Nufam says top bosses are paid high salaries while staff have come under immense pressure following cost-cutting measures.

US airlines further amending websites to change Taiwan references

China has demanded that foreign firms, and airlines, in particular, do not refer to self-ruled Taiwan as a non-Chinese territory on their websites, a demand the White House slammed in May as "Orwellian nonsense."

Malaysia Airlines’ stewardesses uniforms fine, says deputy minister

Deputy transport minister tells Dewan Rakyat that uniforms of Malaysia Airlines stewardesses meet the requirements of aviation safety authorities and reflect local culture.

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