Middle East & South Asia

Flynas chief executive Paul Byrne is seeking to inculcate a "low-cost way of thinking" at the Saudi carrier in order to achieve a "moderate" profit this year. Byrne, who took up his post in November 2014, says he is trying to reduce costs at the Riyadh-based airline. Speaking to Flightglobal…
Alaska Air Group will exercise its eight options for the Embraer 175 with SkyWest Airlines, says chief executive Brad Tilden. The Seattle-based carrier will use the aircraft to replace the eight 70-seat Bombardier CRJ700s that the Utah-based regional airline currently operates for it over the next 15 months, he says…
Ascend's head of consultancy Rob Morris weighs in on recent suggestions that the assumed economic life of an aircraft should be reduced to 18 yearsShortening assumptions on the economic useful life of aircraft has some merits, but recent suggestions that it could be as short as 18 years are likely…
Malaysia Airlines is targeting breakeven by 2018 as it prepares to relaunch itself as a new carrier on 1 September. Chief executive Christoph Mueller, briefing the media in Kuala Lumpur for the first time since taking the helm of the carrier last month, today confirmed MAS's intent to reduce its…
Singapore Airlines (SIA) has unveiled a special livery to mark Singapore’s 50th year of independence. The carrier will have two Airbus A380s featuring a large Singapore flag-themed design on the fuselage. This livery is one of the many initiatives it has to mark the country’s independence, and it will remain…
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