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CAPA Middle East & Africa Aviation Summit

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Amman: CAPA Middle East & Africa Aviation Summit

Winds of change are sweeping through Middle East and African aviation, and so this Summit is a timely opportunity to examine the commercial and operational issues and discuss emerging local markets and growth prospects in the region.

CAPA Airline Leader Summit: Making Money 2020

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Dublin: CAPA Airline Leader Summit: Making Money 2020

We invite you to join us, along with airline executives from around the globe in Dublin to explore the rise of digital airlines, customer loyalty, air financing, retailing and sustainability and how these may impact airlines making money in 2020.

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US Trade Representative increased (14-Feb-2020) the additional duty rate on aircraft imported from the EU from 10% to 15%, effective 18-Mar-2020, and made certain other minor modifications. The US issued a notice of formal adjustments to its WTO authorised retaliation action over EU subsidies to Airbus for large commercial aircraft production. The initial retaliation was implemented on 18-Oct-2019. The WTO authorised the US to take countermeasures on USD7.5 billion in goods after a victory in its unfair trade practices case against the EU, France, Germany, Spain and the UK. [more - original PR

Cathay Pacific Group chief customer and commercial officer Ronald Lam stated (17-Feb-2020) 1H2020 will be "extremely challenging financially", adding the group's financial results will be "significantly down" year-on-year. The carrier attributes the downgrade to "additional significant drop in demand for flights and consequential capacity reduction caused by the novel coronavirus outbreak". [more - original PR]

Hainan Airlines Group reported (18-Feb-2020) the following traffic highlights for Jan-2020:

  • Passengers: 4.6 million, -35.0% year-on-year;
    • Domestic: 4.2 million, -36.4%;
    • International: 369,400, -12.9%;
    • Regional: 17,520, -36.5%;
  • Passenger load factor: 74.4%, -9.2pp;
    • Domestic: 76.1%, -11.3pp;
    • International: 70.4%, -1.7pp;
    • Regional: 57.0%, -20.5pp;
  • Cargo: 42560 tonnes, -21.2%;
    • Domestic: 35,500 tonnes, -20.5%;
    • International: 7010 tonnes, -23.5%;
    • Regional: 50 tonnes, -66.0%;
  • Cargo load factor: 29.3%, -13.5pp;
    • Domestic: 22.7%, -16.0pp;
    • International: 40.1%, -7.4pp;
    • Regional: 6.6%, -16.3pp.

Hainan Airlines Group traffic Includes Hainan Airlines, China Xinhua Airlines, Air Changan, Shanxi Airlines, Lucky Air Company Limited, Fuzhou Airlines, Urumqi Airlines, Guangxi Beibu Gulf Airlines and excludes Tianjin Airlines from Nov-2019. [more - original PR - Chinese]

Air India, via its official Twitter account, announced (17-Feb-2020) Rajiv Bansal commenced in his role as Air India chairman and MD.

Singapore Airlines Group reported (14-Feb-2020) it will continue to pursue ongoing strategic initiatives in 2020, including the integration of Singapore Airlines (SIA) and SilkAir and the development of Scoot. It will also continue to invest in Vistara, its JV in India with Tata Sons. [more - original PR]

Australia's Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Region Economics (BITRE) reported (17-Feb-2020) the following domestic RPT traffic highlights for Australian airlines for the 12 months ended Dec-2019:

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