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CAPA TV | June 24, 2018

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Bangkok Airways Issues RFP For CSeries, 737 MAX And A319neo/A320neo

June 24, 2018 |

Bangkok Airways president Puttipong Prasarttong-Osoth discusses the airline’s evaluation of new generation aircraft and network expansion plans. Bangkok Airways is issuing an RFP this month to Airbus, Boeing and Bombardier and plans place an order later this year for new … Read More

Avianca Argentina Plans Rapid Expansion With 10 More Aircraft This Year

June 24, 2018 |

Avianca Holdings and Synergy Group chairman German Efromovich discusses the performance so far and the expansion plans for Avianca Argentina. Avianca Argentina commenced operations in 2017 and is part of Synergy Group, the parent company for Avianca Brazil and the … Read More

Kansai Airports Co CEO On Growth Opportunities And The LCC Market

June 22, 2018 |

Kansai Airports co CEO Emmanuel Menanteau talks new growth opportunities including the booming South East Asia market, as well as the impact LCCs have had on Japan. According to Mr Menanteau, LCCs represent almost half the market at Osaka Kansai International Airport (KIX) and … Read More

Vietnam Airlines CEO: A321neo First Delivery Delayed Until At Least Dec-2018, Regional Jet Wet Leases To Fill Capacity Void

June 20, 2018 |

Vietnam Airlines CEO Duong Tri Thanh discusses delays in A321neo deliveries, growth projects for 2018 and market conditions in Vietnam. Delivery of the airline’s first A321neo has been postponed from 1Q2018 to Dec-2018 and could potentially be pushed to 2019. Vietnam Airlines … Read More

Philippine Airlines President: New Routes To Delhi, Mumbai, Sapporo And Potentially Chicago, Seattle And Tel Aviv

June 18, 2018 |

Philippine Airlines president Jaime Bautista discusses PAL’s new fleet of A321neos and A350-900s. The first A321neo, featuring 12 lie flat business class and 154 economy seats, was delivered at the end of May-2018. PAL will take six 166-seat low density … Read More

Germania CEO Update

June 13, 2018 |

Germania CEO Karsten Balke gives a brief history of this independent airline and talks strategic partners and fleet expansion. “As we are a small, independent airline… everything has to be built on our own”, he said. Mr Balke expresses interest in … Read More

Copa: ‘We Like The Size Of The MAX 10… We Will Use Them In Our Highest Load Factor Markets’

June 6, 2018 |

Copa Airlines CEO Pedro Heilbron, speaking on CAPA TV, stated (04-Jun-2018) the carrier will incorporate Boeing 737 MAX 10 aircraft in 2021, “we like the size of the MAX 10… we will use them in our highest load factor markets… It will probably … Read More

SAA Requires USD1.7bn Funding, Government To Sell ‘Big Stake’ In Airline: CEO

June 6, 2018 |

South African Airways (SAA) CEO Vuyani Jarana, speaking on CAPA TV, confirmed (04-Jun-2018) the carrier has a “break even time line of about three years”, but noted “the plan needs funding”. Mr Jarana said the airline’s capital requirements will total about … Read More

Virgin Australia Talks Being The ‘Challenger Brand’ In New Zealand, And International Opportunities

June 6, 2018 |

Virgin Australia Airlines group executive Rob Sharp, speaking at CAPA Airline CEOs in Sydney, stated (06-Jun-2018) the end of its partnership with Air New Zealand, and the announcement of a new Air New Zealand/Qantas codeshare agreement, means the carrier will be the “challenger brand” … Read More

Austrian Airlines Welcomes Government Decision To Halve Pax Tax, Hopes For Complete Abolition

June 5, 2018 |

Austrian Airlines, Chairman of the Advisory Board, Harry Hohmeister, speaking on CAPA TV, welcomed (04-Jun-2018) the Austrian government’s decision to halve the passenger tax, noting the “passenger taxation is just a stupid tax… and i hope they will completely take it away”.

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ACI World DG: ‘Everything That Makes The Process Faster Helps In Terms Of Capacity’

June 5, 2018 |

Airports Council International (ACI) World DG Angela Gittens, speaking on CAPA TV, stated (04-Jun-2018) “It’s always amazed me how we’ve pretty much done bag processing the same way for 50 years”, despite the existence of technology that could improve the process. … Read More

Air Malta Chairman Sees Potential For Malta To Become Year Round Destination For Tourists

June 5, 2018 |

Air Malta chairman Charles Mangion, speaking on CAPA TV, stated (04-Jun-2018) the airline is “working with tourism authorities” to push tourism arrivals “throughout the year”, noting the “saturation” in summer periods would require adjustments to year round inbound schedules. Mr Mangion … Read More