Asia Pacific’s Leading Airports Perform Strongly on The OAG Megahubs International Index 2018

South East Asian airports continue to dominate low-cost flight connectivity. SINGAPORE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Six of Asia Pacific’s largest airports are amongst the Top 20 most connected airports worldwide according to OAG’s International Megahubs Index 2018, which ranks those airports with the highest ratio of scheduled international connections to the number of destinations served. Asia Pacific’s Top 5 Most Connected…

[Myanmar] Myanmar’s Yangon airport aims to attract new carriers

Myanmar’s Yangon International Airport still sees enormous potential for commercial aviation in Myanmar, despite recent news of local airline startups folding. Yangon Aerodrome Company operations director Pedro Manuel De Carvalho Cavern told ATW at the annual World Routes Development Forum in Guangzhou there are simply too many startups in the country that should be focused on “quality not…

[Hong Kong] Typhoon Mangkhut: Hong Kong airport to handle 2,000 rescheduled flights over two days with both runways to remain open overnight

Passengers urged to confirm their flight departure times with airlines before heading to the airport The two runways at Hong Kong International Airport will both remain open overnight on Monday and Tuesday to handle 2,000 rescheduled flights after Typhoon Mangkhut, the most intense storm to hit the city on record, wreaked havoc on Sunday. “About 900 flights will…

[Thailand] Suvarnabhumi Airport introduces self-service immigration kiosks

SAMUT PRAKARN, 16th September 2018 (NNT) – Hong Kong travelers can now pass through customs faster at Suvarnabhumi International Airport, using newly-introduced self-service immigration kiosks. Two automated passport control kiosks made their debut at Suvarnabhumi Airport on Saturday, welcoming travelers from Hong Kong. Getting through airport customs used to take 30-45 minutes. But with the…

[Vietnam] Vietnam sets to lift foreign ownership cap in aviation industry

The Hanoitimes – The government has planned to increase foreign shareholding in Vietnamese airlines in a move to seek more investment to meet the country’s rapidly growing air transport demand. Vietnam’s passenger transportation will rise by 16 percent annually in the next two years Under the latest draft decree submitted to the government recently, which revises…

[Thailand] U-Tapao Rayong-Pattaya International Airport joins with AIS to develop Smart Terminal Pioneering the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) under the Thailand 4.0 policy

U-Tapao Rayong-Pattaya International Airport has entered into a partnership with AIS to support and develop its air transport system through the introduction of new innovations. AIS will take part in the pre-construction period and the opening of the Passenger Terminal 3, upgrading the airport to become the Bangkok’s third major commercial airport in the future.…