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Joe Bates

Joe Bates

Preliminary financial performance figures released today by the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) revealed that the aggregated net earnings of Asia-Pacific airlines halved in 2018 to a combined $4.7 billion, from the $9.6 billion recorded in the previous year.

Passenger traffic across Asia-Pacific and the Middle East recorded moderate growth in February with monthly upturns of 2.7% and 2.5% respectively.

ACI Asia-Pacific regional director, Patti Chau, is to leave her position at the end of 2019 after seven years in the hotseat and 15 years with the organisation.

The bi-annual CPI Airport Commercial Development and Management Course for airport managers will be held once again in Sydney, Australia, from July 22-25, 2019, with registrations now open.

Bahrain International Airport operator, Bahrain Airport Company (BAC), today anounced a US$50.9 million net profit in 2018, a significant jump compared to US$34 million the previous year.

Joe Bates rounds-up some of the latest retail/F&B news, views and reviews from across the busy Asia-Pacific region.

Van Don International Airport, Vietnam’s impressive new gateway to Halong Bay, was one of three major new pieces of infrastructure to open on the same day in Quang Ninh province, writes Joe Bates.

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