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Vietjet umumkan rencana penerbangan rute Jakarta-Ho Chi Minh

Aug 22, 2017 - 6:19 PM

Penerbangan rute Jakarta Ho Chi Minh oleh Vietjet direncakan mulai Desember 2017

RUTE BARU. Para pejabat pemerintahan Vietnam berpose bersama dengan Menteri Perhubungan RI dan Vice President Vietjet dalam acara pengumuman rencana penerbangan rute Jakarta-Ho Chi Minh yang diselenggarakan di Hotel Mandarin Oriental, Jakarta Pusat pada Selasa, 22 Agustus. Foto oleh Valerie Dante/Rappler

VietJet to buy 100 Boeing aircraft for $11.3B

May 23, 2016 - 5:00 PM

The Vietnamese budget airline and the US aircraft maker sign a deal in front of US President Barack Obama and Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang

epa05324509 President and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes Ray Conner (2-L) and Vietjet CEO Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao (3-R) sign a Boeing aircraft buying contract for 100 airplanes as U.S. President Barack Obama (C-L) and Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang (C-R) look on at the Presidential Palace in Hanoi, Vietnam, 23 May 2016. US President Barack Obama visits Vietnam for the first time from 23 to 25 May 2016, making him the third US President to visit the South East Asian country since the end of the Vietnam War in 1975. EPA/KHAM NGUYEN / POOL

Cebu Pacific, 7 other budget airlines form alliance

May 16, 2016 - 10:30 PM

Customers will be able to view select and book the best available airfares on flights from any of the airlines in a single transaction

Saudi flag carrier to launch low-cost offshoot

Apr 18, 2016 - 10:45 PM

Saudi Arabian Airlines announces the establishment of the low cost Flyadeal which will begin operating by mid 2017

epa05265523 A photograph made available on 18 April 2016 shows Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) Director-general Saleh Al-Jasser speaking during a press conference to announce the establishment of a new low cost airline, in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, 17 April 2016. Reports state Al-Jasser announced the launching of a new airliner to be called 'Flyadeel' to provide low cost economic air transport. The new company is expected to start operations by mid-2017. EPA/KAMAL MUSTAFA

Low cost carriers soaring in Southeast Asia

Feb 20, 2015 - 10:48 AM

Low cost carriers are still driving most of the growth in Southeast Asia and would continue through 2015 a Sydney based aviation think tank says

The wRap Indonesia: Jan. 7, 2015

Jan 07, 2015 - 1:59 PM

A planned ban on super cheap airfare Indonesia s plan to increase its tourism promotion budget almost 5 times a popular singer busted for drugs again and more

Cebu Pacific to mount flights to Tokyo, Nagoya

Nov 22, 2013 - 6:48 PM

Cebu Pacific is offering discounted seat prices from November 22 24 or until seats last Travel period will be March to September 2014

NEW FLIGHTS. Cebu Pacific will start mounting flights to Tokyo and Nagoya.Photo courtesy of Airbus

Longer ground time for Cebu Pacific starts in 2 weeks

Jul 16, 2013 - 5:14 PM

CAAP decides to give Cebu Pacific a two week breather before it requires the budget airline to implement a 45 minute turnaround or the time between take offs and landings in local airports

EXTEND GROUND TIME. The industry regulator wants Cebu Pacific to extend to 45 minutes from 25 the time spent offloading and loading passengers, and inspecting the aircraft at the airport . Photo by AFP

PH budget airline market eases with AirPhil's rebranding

Mar 24, 2013 - 1:00 PM

An aviation expert says the rebranding of PAL s budget arm into a full service carrier will ease competition in the saturated market

LCC market has been over-saturated leading to very high competition

Cebu Pacific launches flights to Camiguin, Masbate

Mar 07, 2013 - 4:02 PM

Cebu Pacific launches new domestic routes to Camiguin and Masbate

CEB LAUNCHES NEW DESTINATION. Cebu Pacific launches new destinations to Camiguin and Masbate

AirAsia Philippines halts Macau flights amid China sea spat

Jun 01, 2012 - 6:55 PM

Budget airline AirAsia s Philippine a unit of the Malaysian low cost carrier said Friday June 1 it had shelved planned daily flights to Macau amid a simmering maritime dispute between China and the Philippines

Airlines hit back at CAB, threaten higher fares

May 31, 2012 - 5:11 PM

Local airlines say the orders of the government to suspend overbooking and their issuance of non refundable tickets will kill their low cost carrierr business model forcing them to increase airfares