[Laos] New Lao Airlines chief navigates flag carrier toward future

Lao Airlines welcomed a significant leadership change yesterday that comes as the government moves to transform the state-owned enterprise into a more efficient and competitive one. The state-owned firm in Vientiane yesterday held an official ceremony to welcome Mr Bounma Chanthavongsa as its new president. Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith appointed Mr Bounma Chanthavongsa as 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…

[Cambodia] JC Airlines begins China service from Sihanoukville airport

JC (Cambodia) International Airlines, a Chinese-owned carrier that began operations last year, launched a new daily service connecting Sihanoukville, in the Kingdom’s coast, to Guangzhou in southern China. The new route seeks to capitalise on the increasing number of Chinese visitors to the coastal areas of Cambodia, an airline representative said. “We decided to launch…

[Japan] Typhoon-hit Kansai airport to resume some international flights Saturday

Domestic flights already restarted; restoration of full operations could take a week Aircraft are back at Kansai International Airport, which partly resumed serving domestic flights on Sept. 7. (Photo by Tomoki Mera) OSAKA– Kansai International Airport in western Japan, which was closed on Tuesday after being damaged by the powerful Typhoon Jebi, will resume some…

[Singapore] Changi Airport welcomes first Chinese express cargo airline

SF Airlines’ inaugural flight on a Boeing B767F aircraft landed in Changi Airport today. (Photo: CAG)  SINGAPORE: Changi Airport on Tuesday (Sep 4) welcomed its first ever Chinese express cargo airline, which will operate between Singapore and China. SF Airlines, which landed at Changi on its inaugural flight from Shenzhen, is the largest express airline in China by aircraft fleet,…

Jet and Bangkok combine flight services

Jet Airways, the Indian full-service international airline, and Bangkok Airways have announced an expansion of their existing codeshare agreement to provide more destinations between Thailand, Vietnam and India. The partnership will offer enhanced connectivity in the combined networks of both airlines. Under the expanded codeshare agreement, Jet Airways will place its marketing code on Bangkok…