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    1. August 28, 2014

      Malaysia Airlines cleared for radical restructuring

      Malaysia has approved the most radical restructuring of Malaysia Airlines since the national carrier was established in the...

    2. August 17, 2014

      China’s state-owned airlines hit turbulence

      China’s state-owned airlines have had a turbulent year and are warning of first-half earnings to match when they report...

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    1. August 10, 2014

      Malaysia Airlines seeks change of fortunes

      When Najib Razak, Malaysia’s prime minister, said at the end of last week that the future of his country’s flag carrier...

    2. beyondbrics

      August 8, 2014

      Malaysia Airlines' woes in three key charts

      By Jennifer Hughes Malaysia Airlines was struggling long before its two disasters this year. Higher costs and tougher...

    3. July 23, 2014

      Q&A: Why are airlines allowed to fly over war zones?

      Why are we seeing many airlines stop flying to Israel’s Tel Aviv airport? On Tuesday at 12.15 EST, the Federal Aviation...

    4. July 16, 2014

      Qantas to remain Australian but foreign ownership limits eased

      Australia has opened the door for foreign investors to take a larger stake in Qantas, but the national carrier will remain...

    5. May 19, 2014

      Back to the front of the cabin

      On Singapore Airlines, you can stretch out on a flat bed in pyjamas designed by Givenchy, the French fashion house. Rival...

    6. May 8, 2014

      Singapore Airlines warns of uncertainty ahead

      Singapore Airlines, one of Asia’s largest carriers, has warned of economic uncertainty in key markets and intense...

    7. The World

      April 11, 2014

      Diary of an Australian egotist

      The first time I met Bob Carr, who was then Australian foreign minister, he struck me as a polite and humble man. That just...

    8. March 26, 2014

      Singapore Airlines’ branding of its low-cost carrier

      The story. Singapore Airlines has won a reputation over decades for providing passengers with high levels of service and...

    9. March 8, 2014

      Malaysia Airlines battles against low-cost carriers

      State-controlled Malaysia Airlines is one of Asia’s oldest air carriers and, like its rivals Cathay Pacific, Singapore...

    10. March 7, 2014

      Airbus says revenue goal was ‘ambitious’

      Airbus has scaled back its ambitions to expand in the US defence market but insisted it can still compete for sales of...

    11. February 13, 2014

      Dogfight for aircraft orders looms large in Asia

      In the dogfight for aircraft orders between Boeing and Airbus, Asia is looming ever larger as a theatre of war. At this...

    12. February 10, 2014

      Indian airline entrepreneurs face bumpy ride

      Since New Delhi decided to allow foreign airlines to own stakes in Indian domestic carriers 17 months ago, Etihad, AirAsia...

    13. February 10, 2014

      Optimism about aviation markets tempered by Asian jitters

      Asia’s growing middle classes and their desire to travel are making the region home to some of the world’s fastest expanding...

    14. December 16, 2013

      Asia’s budget airlines seek collaboration

      Four low-cost Asian airlines have unveiled a range of deals in a sign that intense competition and overcapacity is forcing...

    15. December 6, 2013

      Qantas: wrong-spirited Australia

      Qantas, Tim Tams, Vegemite and Victoria Bitter are all Australian national treasures. Three are foreign owned and thriving....

    16. November 12, 2013

      Indonesian demand for flights still sky high

      Offering 19 direct flights every day between Jakarta, the capital, and Medan, the biggest city on the resource-rich island...

    17. November 12, 2013

      Asia’s budget airlines hit turbulence

      “The People of India deserve to fly. Everyone should be able to fly,” Tony Fernandes, owner of AirAsia, tweeted recently....

    18. October 11, 2013

      Short cuts: Necker Island’s Great House reopens and a music delivery service at London’s W hotel

      Singapore Flying enthusiasts have just six weeks left to experience the world’s longest scheduled commercial flight....

    19. October 8, 2013

      Singapore Girl is facing a bumpy ride

      Singapore Girl is flying into turbulence. For years the advertising icon of Singapore Airlines – a stewardess dressed in a...

    20. September 26, 2013

      AirAsia India gains clearance for future Indian take-off

      AirAsia, the low-cost carrier started by Tony Fernandes, the Malaysian entrepreneur, has moved a step closer to taking off...

    21. September 23, 2013

      Delta and Virgin joint venture plans approved

      US regulators on Monday approved plans for a joint venture on transatlantic routes between Delta Air Lines and Virgin...

    22. September 19, 2013

      Tata to set up new Indian carrier with Singapore Airlines

      India’s Tata Group, the tea-to-telecoms conglomerate, and Singapore Airlines announced on Thursday plans to set up a new...

    23. beyondbrics

      September 19, 2013

      Tata & Singapore Airlines: keen to fly

      What can Tata possibly see in this struggling sector? For the second time this year, Tata Sons has announced plans to launch...

    24. August 11, 2013

      Big air alliances rule out move from Heathrow

      The world’s biggest airlines have ruled out moving from Heathrow to another UK airport, bolstering the chances of a highly...

    25. June 24, 2013

      Delta secures Virgin Atlantic stake

      Delta Air Lines finalised its purchase of a 49 per cent stake in Virgin Atlantic as the two carriers unveiled a code-share...

    26. June 17, 2013

      Aerospace jobs and revenues set to rise as the Midlands takes off

      The Midlands, which employs about 45,000 people in the aerospace sector, expects to boost employment by a further 8 per cent...

    27. June 16, 2013

      Airbus and Boeing battle heats up

      The escalating battle between Airbus and Boeing in the lucrative long-haul passenger jet market will be laid bare at the...

    28. May 30, 2013

      Singapore Airlines orders 30 Airbus A350 jets

      Singapore Airlines (SIA) has ordered 30 of Airbus’s latest wide-body jets and looks set to buy a further 30 aircraft from...

    29. FT Alphaville

      May 17, 2013

      The 6am Cut London

      Asian stocks were mixed with Japanese benchmarks slightly higher but many other regional stocks fell amid profit warnings...

    30. May 16, 2013

      Virgin Australia shares hit by profit warning

      Virgin Australia has blamed weak economic conditions and a move to a new reservations system for a profit downgrade that...

    31. beyondbrics

      April 5, 2013

      Asian airlines & bird flu: don't panic

      embed1 In the bird flu pandemic of a decade ago, airline stocks plunged by up to 30 per cent as travellers scrapped their...

    32. beyondbrics

      April 3, 2013

      AirAsia in India: all dressed up with no place to fly

      Talk about trying to run before you can walk – or in this case, fly. AirAsia is on the hunt for some tall, outgoing – and in...

    33. March 13, 2013

      Cathay Pacific: fasten your seat belts

      Asia’s flag carriers have found different ways of coping with the threat from the growing fleet of low-cost rivals. Some,...

    34. beyondbrics

      February 22, 2013

      India: AirAsia's lukewarm welcome

      When New Delhi decided last September to permit foreign airlines to own up to 49 per cent of domestic Indian carriers, the...

    35. February 22, 2013

      Tata aviation sector deal ‘perplexing’

      In one of the few interviews given before his departure as head of India’s Tata group last year, Ratan Tata played down the...

    36. February 21, 2013

      Qantas: cruising altitude

      Australia’s iconic airline has finally seized the controls after five years of virtual free fall. Shares in Qantas have...

    37. January 4, 2013

      Planes, trains and magazines

      For the past few days I’ve been engaged in what has become an annual new year exercise: delivering a list of ideas to...

    38. December 30, 2012

      A banker changes the flight path

      When he was asked by the government to turn round Garuda Indonesia, the troubled national airline of southeast Asia’s...

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