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TPConnects launches IATA NDC-based SaaS software for global travel agents

TPConnects SaaS-based solution addresses the current problem of 99% of the travel agents lacking their own digital assets...

2 May 2019


Qatar Airways strengthens ties with Amadeus to maximise revenue, improve customer experience

Last summer, the aviation industry set a new record, with over 200,000 aircraft taking to the skies every day. In a competitive marketplace, airlines are looking for the right technology that enables them to deliver memorable experiences for their customers...

26 Apr 2019


Airbus opens first plane-completion centre in China

TIANJIN, China: Airbus on Wednesday inaugurated its first completion centre for large aircraft in China, a new asset for the European manufacturer in heated competition with American rival Boeing...

21 Sep 2017


China Eastern Airlines to acquire 10% of Air France-KLM

BEIJING, China: China Eastern Airlines said on Friday it is set to acquire a 10% stake in Air France-KLM, as it moves to expand its network in Europe...

31 Jul 2017


Cathay Pacific's sister airline rebranded

The Cathay Pacific Group announced that Dragonair had been rebranded as Cathay Dragon, ushering a new era of growth and opportunity for its two airlines...

4 Feb 2016


Alibaba creates Alitrip for online travel arrangements

SHANGHAI, CHINA: Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba, which completed the world's biggest stock offering last month, is tapping into the country's growing online travel business with an independent platform, know as Alitrip.

29 Oct 2014


China's first airliner won't fly for some time

BEIJING, CHINA: The maiden test flight of China's first large commercial jetliner has been delayed to 2015 due to development difficulties, state media reported on Wednesday (7 August), in a setback for the country's aviation ambitions.

9 Aug 2013


Cathay Pacific's awful profit slump

HONG KONG, CHINA: Cathay Pacific said on Wednesday (13 March) that its 2012 net profit plunged more than 83%, as the airline was buffeted by persistently high fuel prices and the eurozone financial crisis.

14 Mar 2013


China firm to invest US$1.6bn in new plane engine

SHANGHAI, CHINA: A state firm will invest an initial US$1.6bn to develop China's own aircraft engine as it seeks to catch up with other countries, official media said on Thursday (15 November).

16 Nov 2012


China's Year of the Dragon present

Launch of first direct South Africa - China flight is a game changer for our tourism industry.

By Michael Jones 17 Feb 2012