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FlyPOP’s business model is predicated on the fact that the South Asian diaspora in the UK (and North America) are underserved by the global aviation industry. Despite the significant VFR demand in flying non-stop to major tier two cities in South Asia, most cannot be reached directly. The start-up airline plans to put an end to this and disrupt the industry by putting the passenger first.

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Singapore: CAPA Asia Aviation Summit

The summit will bring together up to 30 CEOs of leading carriers based in Asia, as well as those serving the world’s most vibrant aviation region. It will also have a dedicated day on corporate travel focusing on the biggest corporate travel spend: air

CAPA Asia Corporate Travel Summit

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Singapore: CAPA Asia Corporate Travel Summit

The summit will bring together up to 30 CEOs of leading carriers based in Asia, as well as those serving the world’s most vibrant aviation region. It will also have a dedicated day on corporate travel focusing on the biggest corporate travel spend: air

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23-Oct-2018 3:25 PM

Kuwait Airways appoints new CEO

Kuwait Airways, via its official Twitter account, announced (21-Oct-2018) the appointment of Kamel Hassan Al Awadhi as CEO, effective 01-Nov-2018. Mr Al Awadhi succeeds Abdullah Ahmed Al Sharhan, who was appointed acting CEO in Apr-2018.

Etihad Airways and Saudia announced (22-Oct-2018) a new codeshare partnership covering 41 destinations and plans for greater cooperation in other areas, including frequent flyer programmes, cargo and engineering and maintenance. Details include:

CAAC reported (22-Oct-2018) the following traffic highlights for Aug-2018:

  • Passengers: 56.6 million, +12.1% year-on-year;
    • Domestic: 50.6 million, +11.9%;
    • International: 5.9 million, +13.8%;
  • Passenger load factor: 86.5%, +1.4ppts;
  • Cargo: 607,000 tonnes, +6.4%;
    • Domestic: 404,000 tonnes, +3.8%;
      • Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan: 21,000 tonnes, -0.1%;
    • International: 203,000 tonnes, +11.9%. [more - original PR - Chinese]

EVA Air unveiled (22-Oct-2018) its first Boeing 787-9 aircraft on 22-Oct-2018. The carrier is scheduled to take delivery of a second 787-9 aircraft in 2018, for a total of four 787-9s and 20 787-10s, all of which are scheduled to be delivered by 2022. EVA Air's 787-9 is configured with 304 seats in a two class configuration, including 26 business and 278 economy class seats. EVA is finalising preparations and securing certifications for the aircraft and expects to put the first aircraft into service in Nov-2018, serving Taipei-Hong Kong initially before extending to Osaka and Tokyo Narita in Dec-2018 with delivery of its second 787-9. EVA will use the remaining two 787-9s for services to Australia and Europe in 2019. [more - original PR] [more - original PR - II]

Government of Dubai reported (18-Oct-2018) the expansion of Dubai World Central Al Maktoum International Airport is expected to completed by 2030, five years later than originally anticipated. According to Dubai Aviation Engineering Projects (DAEP), the airport will be able to accommodate 130 million passengers p/a within the first year of opening. Once all projects are complete, the airport will be able to handle 260 million passengers p/a. As previously reported by CAPA, DAEP recently launched a substructure package tender for the airport project. A contract is scheduled to be awarded in 1Q2019. [more - original PR]

Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) approved (18-Oct-2018) a maximum USD2 billion, 28 year contract for LA Gateway Partners to design, construct, finance, operate and maintain the consolidated rent-a-car (ConRAC) facility at Los Angeles International Airport. The ConRAC will consolidate more than 20 rental car locations in and around the airport into one facility located adjacent to the 405 freeway. It will feature 6600 ready/return parking stalls, 10,000 idle vehicle storage, 1100 rental car employee parking spaces, and more than 2500 parking spaces for badged LAWA employees. The facility will be connected to the automated people mover, which will eliminate the need for rental car shuttles to access the central terminal area. [more - original PR]

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