Vietnam 

Nearly 4,000 flights delayed, cancelled in July – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  Vietnam Airlines had the most delayed flights with 1,740, while the figure for low-cost carrier Vietjet Air was 1,402. — Photo vneconomy.vn HÀ NỘI — Five domestic airlines reported 3,933 delayed flights in July, reported the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV). The five airlines operated a total of 29,939 flights during the month. They included Vietnam Airlines, Vietjet Air, Jetstar Pacific, Vietnam Air Services Company (VASCO) and Bamboo Airways. Vietnam Airlines had the highest number of delayed flights with 1,740, while low-cost airline Vietjet Air had 1,402. Budget carrier Jetstar Pacfic delayed 602 flights; Bamboo…

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Carriers cancel more Boeing 737 MAX flights as Ethiopian Airlines crash victims’ families refuse to settle

Southwest Airlines will not schedule Boeing 737 MAX flights until at least October 1, the airline said on Thursday, just as the families of some Ethiopian Airline crash victims told a Chicago judge they are not ready to settle litigation.Boeing shares lost 2.4 per cent as the Chicago manufacturer grapples with the fallout of two deadly crashes of its 737 MAX aircraft within five months, which prompted a worldwide grounding in March and a string of litigation.On Wednesday, the US Federal… Source link

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Singapore 

Unauthorised drones around Changi Airport delay 37 flights, affect operations of one runway, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Some 37 flights were delayed and one of Changi Airport’s two runways saw operations affected for 10 hours after unauthorised drones were spotted flying in the vicinity of the airport on Tuesday (June 18) and Wednesday. The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) said in a statement on Wednesday evening: “To ensure the safety of aircraft operations and passengers, the operations of one runway were suspended for short periods of time between 11pm on June 18 and 9am on June 19.” The CAAS noted that Changi Airport continued…

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Singapore 

Scoot to suspend flights to 4 cities on weak demand and aircraft shortage, Singapore News

Scoot is suspending flights to four cities – Lucknow in Northern India, Kalibo in the Philippines, Quanzhou in China and the Maldives’ capital Male, due to a combination of weak demand and aircraft shortage. All flights are served by the airline’s Airbus A320 aircraft, the low-cost arm of Singapore Airlines (SIA) said on Monday. The aircraft shortage arose due to the grounding of SilkAir’s Boeing 737 MAX 8 fleet. It would also no longer transfer SilkAir’s Boeing 737-800NG aircraft to Scoot in fiscal 2019/2020, as it had originally announced in November 2018.…

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Singapore 

Firefly resumes Seletar flights, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Seletar Airport may not be as busy as Changi Airport. But travellers can opt for more convenience due to its smaller size as Malaysian budget airline Firefly resumed its services to the island republic. The airport will adopt the new Global Positioning System (GPS)-based instrument approach procedures and the system is expected to be rolled out within the next six to 12 months, said Transport Minister Anthony Loke. He also reiterated Malaysia’s intention to take back the delegated airspace from Singapore in stages. “That is the requirement that was…

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Singapore 

SIA flights to London, Frankfurt re-routed to avoid Pakistan airspace, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – At least three Singapore Airlines (SIA) flights on Wednesday (Feb 27) – two to London and one to Frankfurt – had to stop halfway for refuelling after the airline re-routed flights to Europe to avoid Pakistan airspace. The Straits Times understands that the refuelling was necessary, as the decision to re-route added flying distance and time to the flights. The refuelling was done in Mumbai, India, and Dubai, United Arab Emirates. All SIA Singapore-Europe flights are being re-routed after India and Pakistan closed some of their airspace amid…

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China 

China’s social credit system shows its teeth, banning millions from taking flights, trains

Millions of Chinese individuals and businesses have been labelled as untrustworthy on an official blacklist banning them from any number of activities, including accessing financial markets or travelling by air or train, as the use of the government’s social credit system accelerates.The annual blacklist is part of a broader effort to boost “trustworthiness” in Chinese society and is an extension of China’s social credit system, which is expected to give each of its 1.4 billion citizens a… Source link

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Vietnam 

US to approve direct flights from Việt Nam – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

Vietnam Airlines, budget airline Vietjet Air and newcomer Bamboo Airways have expressed a desire to fly to the US. — Photo zing.vn Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — The United States’ Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is expected to grant a Category 1 rating to Việt Nam soon, allowing its airlines to fly to the US and codeshare with US carriers, according to the Straits Times. National flag carrier Vietnam Airlines, budget airline Vietjet Air and newcomer Bamboo Airways have expressed a desire to fly to the US. There are…

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Dublin to build on popularity among Chinese tourists, wants more direct flights to Hong Kong

Ireland is keen to expand the number of flights between Hong Kong and Dublin this summer, with the aim of attracting more Chinese tourists, Michael D’Arcy, minister of state of the Republic of Ireland’s Finance Department, said in an interview. The Cathay Pacific service to Dublin that started in June 2018 runs four times a week, and D’Arcy is negotiating for an expansion to five or six flights a week. The Hong Kong service is the first between an Asian city and Dublin, followed by Beijing, and has contributed to…

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Vietnam 

Nearly 40,000 flights delayed in 2018 – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

In 2018, there were 790 cancelled flights, accounting for 0.3 per cent of total flights. — Photo tapchigiaothong.vn Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Four domestic carriers, Vietnam Airlines, Vietjet, Jetstar Pacific and the Việt Nam Air Services Company (VASCO), reported a total of 39,632 delayed flights in 2018, representing 13.4 per cent of their flights – a year-on-year increase of one percentage point. According to the Civil Aviation Administration of Việt Nam (CAAV), the four airlines operated a total of 296,516 flights in the reviewed period, up 9 per cent compared to 2017. …

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