Vietnam 

Vietnam Airlines flies its first Boeing 787-10 dreamliner – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  Boeing delivered the first of eight 787-10 Dreamliner airplanes to Vietnam Airlines on August 15. Photo courtesy of Boeing   NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. US – Boeing delivered the first of eight 787-10 Dreamliner airplanes to Vietnam Airlines on August 15 via lease from Air Lease Corporation, Boeing said in a statement. “Welcoming the largest member of the 787 family to our growing fleet ensures we continue to boast one of the youngest and most modern fleets in Asia and also add a competitive edge to Vietnam Airlines’ operations.…

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State-owned China Eastern Airlines uses AI to improve customer experience amid avalanche of complaints

In a business that receives around one million complaints a year, the ability to handle large amounts of information is critical.That is why state-owned China Eastern Airlines is now using artificial intelligence (AI) to improve the customer experience, using the technology’s ability to handle huge amounts of data to tailor its services for individual consumers.The airline’s data labs unit is even trying to solve problems before they happen by, for example, developing a pilot service that will… Source link

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Vietnam Airlines to offer in-flight wifi – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  Vietnam Airlines passengers will be able to use wifi on some flights starting later this year. — Photo Vietnam Airlines HÀ NỘI — National flag carrier Vietnam Airlines is planning to launch in-flight wifi service on four aircraft this year, CEO Dương Trí Thành said on the sidelines of the Vietnam ICT Summit 2019 in Hà Nội on Thursday. Thành said Vietnam Airlines will choose the national holiday on September 2 or the capital city’s liberation day on October 10 as the start date for its in-flight wifi. Thành said…

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China’s currency slide has a sting in the tail for mainland airlines and these other debt-laden companies

Many of the mainland’s leading companies are facing a fallout from the recent slide in the value of the yuan.Airlines are in for a turbulent ride from higher fuel costs, while property developers and utilities, which loaded up on US dollar loans, will get squeezed by rising debt servicing costs, according to analysts.David Cui, head of China equity strategy at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, said a weaker yuan made A shares less attractive to foreign investors as yuan-denominated earnings were… Source link

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Vietstar Airlines licensed to operate – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  A Vietstar Airlines plane. The airline was granted an operation certificate by the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam. — Photo anninhthudo.com.vn HÀ NỘI — Vietstar Airlines officially became the first multirole aviation enterprise to receive an Air Operator Certificate for the operation of commercial jets in Việt Nam. Under the permit from the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam, Vietstar will run two types of aircraft – the Embraer Legacy 600 and Beechcraft King Air B300. The Embraer Legacy 600 is a modern commercial jet equipped with VIP seats. It can fly…

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Vietnam Airlines launches Đà Nẵng – Busan flight – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  Representatives cut the ribbon to launch the new route connecting Đà Nẵng and Busan city. — VNA/VNS Photo Mạnh Hùng HÀ NỘI — The national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines on Sunday launched a new route between the central city of Đà Nẵng and Busan city, connecting Việt Nam and the Republic of Korea (RoK). This is the third route linking Việt Nam and Busan run by Vietnam Airlines, following those connecting Busan and Việt Nam’s major cities of Hà Nội and HCM City. It is also the seventh route between the…

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Vietnam Airlines Group makes $2.24 billion in revenue – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  Vietnam Airlines’ Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. Vietnam Airlines says its consolidated pre-tax profit was estimated at VNĐ1.65 trillion in the first half of this year, up 30 per cent compared to the plan. — Photo Vietnam Airlines HÀ NỘI — Vietnam Airlines Group, listed with code HVN, earned nearly VNĐ52 trillion (US$2.24 billion) in consolidated revenue in the first half of this year, marking a year-on-year increase of 5.5 per cent. The information was released on Tuesday showing that its consolidated pre-tax profit was estimated at VNĐ1.65 trillion, up 30 per cent compared…

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Citic Group, Wuxi company and Henry Tang’s family in talks to buy Hong Kong Airlines, putting an end to boardroom tussle

A consortium of mainland Chinese and Hong Kong investors is bidding to buy Hong Kong Airlines, offering an end to the messy boardroom tussle at the city’s third-largest carrier and a financial lifeline to the debt workout by one of China’s biggest asset buyers.The investors comprise the family of Hong Kong’s former Chief Secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen, include a unit of Citic Group, and Wuxi Communications Industry Group, the Chinese owner of the Dornier Seawings amphibious aircraft maker,… Source link

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Airlines need to take the initiative in human resources, says transport ministry official – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

Việt Nam is considered one of the fastest-growing aviation markets. The domestic market, including Vietnam Airlines, Jetstar Pacific, Vietjet Air, Bamboo Airways and Vasco, has witnessed the newest name Vinpearl Air, a member of Vingroup. The development of the aviation industry will require human resources and infrastructure. Deputy Minister of Transport Lê Đình Thọ yesterday spoke with Vietnam News Agency about the sector. How can airlines deal with the shortage of human resources? The appearance of new airlines in recent years has increased competition in Việt Nam’s…

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Singapore 

Four Singapore Airlines A380 planes to be inspected after safety agency alert, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Four of Singapore Airlines’ (SIA) Airbus A380 planes will have to be inspected after an aviation safety agency issued an alert about cracks in a part of the wing in the early models of the planes. Last Friday (July 5), the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (Easa) proposed an airworthiness directive on the issue, following reports of cracks in the wing outer rear spar in wing box assemblies made between 2004 and 2006. The spar, a long beam that runs from the aircraft body to the tip of…

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