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Cover Story

Region’s recovery report card

Taken at face value, the latest statistics for international operations of the region’s airlines chart a spectacular rise. Read More »


Cover Story

Orders a plenty from Indo-Asia-Pacific carriers in 2024

Amidst the gloom of recent times there was one bright moment for troubled Boeing. Read More »



Industry Insight Special Report

High cost constraining SAF uptake

The market for sustainable aviation fuel, or SAF, is projected to experience phenomenal growth in the next decade and beyond, predicts three separate forecasts released in January. Read More »


Industry Insight Special Report

A manufacturer’s perspective on SAF production

Neste expects the global Sustainable Aviation Fuel market to reach 15 million tons by 2030, primarily driven by globally expanding policy frameworks, such as blending mandates. Read More »


News Backgrounder

Gutsy gambit

As India’s aviation sector clawed its way out of the doom and gloom of 2020 and 2021 to better times in the last two years, the country’s airlines have coped differently to the pandemic. Read More »


News Backgrounder

Steady as it goes for region’s aircraft lessors

Aircraft lessor performance in 2024 is forecast to remain solid from improving lease pricing, reports Morningstar DBRS, the world’s fourth largest credit ratings agency. Read More »



China to top global air passenger demand, toppling North America’s decades of dominance

By 2042, four of the world’s six largest air passenger markets will be in the Indo-Asia-Pacific, forecasts the Airport Council International annual World Airport Traffic Forecast (WATF) China will top the table followed by India (3), Indonesia (4) and Japan (5). Read More »



“Right time to pass on the baton” says Virgin Australia CEO

Since September last year, Australia’s three largest airlines were run by women: Qantas Group’s Vanessa Hudson, Jetstar’s Stephanie Tully and Virgin Australia’s Jayne Hrdlicka, coincidentally a former Jetstar CEO. Read More »



Governments called to arms to support “green” fuel production

Never one to mince words, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) director general, Willie Walsh, speaking at a recent Singapore summit, said airlines worldwide are doing all they can to reduce emissions but they cannot do it alone. Read More »



Airline strengths and threats in 2024

Asia-Pacific airlines posted a 126.1% rise in full-year international traffic in 2023 compared with 2022, the strongest year-on-year increase among airline regions worldwide, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) reported earlier this month. Read More »