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The excitement for flying starts from the ground up
Published: 2019-07-18

New routes, airline developments, brand-new planes and breaking records: aviation always has captivating news to offer. However, aviation media is not immune to the tectonic shifts that impact all news providers. Worldwide tendencies show that only 42% of people now trust the news providers they use themselves*. The ever-increasing flow of information makes it hard to understand which news are to make an impact and which developments will determine the way we will fly in the future. Thus, innovation, passion for aviation and industry expertise is playing an increasingly important role in today’s aviation news media.

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AIR Convention Asia 2019 is officially on, Aviation Industry Awards winners revealed
Published: 2019-05-06

Commercial aviation forum AIR Convention Asia launched in Bangkok, Thailand on May 1, 2019. Inviting hundreds of aviation professionals, decision-makers and influential companies, the event is the biggest commercial aviation forum held in the country.

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Aviation giants square off at the Aviation Industry Awards Asia
Published: 2019-04-12

AIR Convention’s Annual Aviation Industry Awards are back for 2019 prompting aviation industry giants to go up against each other once again. Last year big names like Airbus, Lufthansa, Norwegian and Changi beat out the competition in Aircraft Manufacturer, FSC, LCC and Airport categories.

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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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