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AIR Convention Asia brings aviation industry giants to Bangkok
Published: 2019-03-07

Two years ago Thailand’s capital Bangkok became the most visited city in the world, overtaking destinations like Paris and London. Tourism is thriving in the country accounting for 22% of its GDP in 2018 and Thailand is expecting a record 41.1 million foreign tourists in 2019. Unsurprisingly, air travel companies are taking note. Bangkok is becoming one of the top attractions for aviation industry giants and new government initiatives are utilizing flourishing economy to make Thailand a technology and aerospace hub of the future. 

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Humans need not apply: robots are taking over airports
Published: 2019-01-30

Just a decade back a fully automated airport with no staff seemed something out of a science fiction movie. Today it is a reality. From Glasgow Airport’s trial with GLAdys, Shenzhen Airport’s operating security robot Anbot to the fully automated Changi’s Terminal 4 − the industry seems to be moving towards a completely seamless experience for passengers. Starting with biometrics and ending with customer service robots, what does the airport of the future look like and do humans need not apply?

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Airlines go bankrupt: will you make it home for Holidays?
Published: 2018-12-21

The past year has not been easy for European airlines – Air Berlin, Primera Air, SkyWork, Cobalt Air, Monarch and Small Planet Airlines, VLM Airlines Brussels all shut down. Meanwhile WOW Air’s acquisition by Icelandair Group fell through leaving the transatlantic carrier to fend for itself after reporting a 36% profit drop in its third quarter 2018 financial results. And although the carrier is now looking at a $75 million investment from Indigo Partners, the fact remains that more airlines are at risk this coming year.

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Airlines go high tech: personal layouts of air travel in Asia
Published: 2018-11-28

Almost every sector of global commerce is acquiring a more personalized focus and aviation industry is no exception. Gaining data about existing customer preferences to offer more tailor-made options is one of the top items on commercial aviation agenda now. Here, Asian aviation market is actively exploring the opportunities offered by personalization. 

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Airport you don’t want to leave: Changi adds Aviation Industry Award to its list
Published: 2018-11-06

Even rushing passengers do not mind getting lost, if it is among petal clouds, dancing raindrops, flower gardens... Or, generally speaking − in Singapore Changi Airport. Known as a destination in its own right, Changi is recognized in Aviation Industry Awards 2018 as the No.1 airport in the world, and here is why:

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How to manage booming capacity – Asian aviation case
Published: 2018-10-29

Asia is one of the most important aviation markets as it undoubtedly ascending. The number of air passengers in Asia keeps continuously growing, concurrently driving global air traffic. Aggregate factors, implicating fast economic development, liberalization of the market, growing middle class and bigger salaries – all largely contribute to the significant growth of air traffic in the region, making it highly compelling. The expansion of low cost market in the region also attributes to industry development.

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The dark side of aviation growth to be tackled in Asia and Europe
Published: 2018-10-22

Despite a generally healthy condition of global aviation industry and its stable growth during last decade, challenging issues like growing fuel prices, raising competition among airlines and shrinking profit margins lie on the other side of the shield. To examine specifics of changing aviation markets AIR Convention is launching two events in 2019, seizing Asia and Europe, with high hopes to tackle hot-button topics of the industry.

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Norwegian named Low-Cost Airline of the year at Annual Aviation Industry Awards 2018
Published: 2018-10-10

Norwegian, the third largest low-cost carrier in Europe, has been named the Low-Cost Carrier of the year at the Annual Aviation Industry Awards, VIP initiative of AIR Convention Aviation Forum, which took place on September 26th, 2018 in Vilnius, Lithuania. 

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Pilot Career Show Brussels: complex initiative to meet ever-greater demand for pilots
Published: 2018-08-20

The issue of global pilot shortage is starting to aggravate the aviation industry. Pilot strikes calling for improved working conditions is its latest representation. The core problems of the issue touch upon many related fields, particularly regarding pilot training, given that the number of graduate students is not able to meet the yearly demand in every region equally, including in Europe. 

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Five Ways Airlines of North America are Dealing with Empty Cockpits
Published: 2018-07-23

The looming dearth of pilots threatening global aviation is no news, however, the ratio it affects airlines differs from region to region, and so do subsequent measures taken to curb the shortage. Lack of pilots in North America is currently having the most negative impact on smaller regional airlines and Air Force. The scope of the problem is about to get enormous, though: North America takes the third position in the list of regions where the magnitude of the problem is the highest, trailing behind only Europe and Asia-Pacific. 

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