By Dominic Lalk
The focus at this week’s Singapore Airshow was on digital transformation and MRO services. The major OEMs also issued updated fleet demand forecasts for the Asia-Pacific and predicted ever more aircraft would be needed in the region in the next two decades.
On the airline front, Air Belgium announced plans to resume an A340-300 service between Brussels and Hong Kong from March, which will put it in direct competition with Cathay Pacific Airways. Cathay partner, Air China, also announced it would introduce Panama City to its network via an add-on leg from Houston, Texas.
AirAsia X is considering B787s versus A330 neos for its fleet and will shift operations from Melbourne’s Tullamarine airport to Avalon Airport. Japan Airlines (JAL) has increased its codeshare network again and Russia’s Aeroflot has committed to 50 Irkut MC-21-300s.
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