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American Airlines orders 460 Boeing and Airbus aircraft
American Airlines orders 460 Boeing and Airbus aircraft American Airlines said it would have the youngest fleet in the US within five years.
The world's fourth-largest airline by number of passengers, American is buying 200 Boeing 737s and 260 Airbus A320 aircraft.
American described the twin deals as "the largest aircraft order in history".
Its parent company AMR Corporation added that the new single-aisle planes would "transform" American's fleet.
The new aircraft will be delivered between 2013 and 2022.
AMR chairman Gerard Arpey said American would have "the youngest and most fuel-efficient fleet among our peers in the US industry within five years".
He added: "This new fleet will dramatically improve our fuel and operating costs, while enhancing our financial flexibility."
The exact financial details of both deals have not been revealed.
Europe's Airbus said the American order was a "strong endorsement".
Tom Enders, Airbus president and chief executive, said: "We are extremely proud and gratified once again to count American Airlines among Airbus' global customers."
Airbus said that the order for 260 planes from its A320 "family" of aircraft would include its A319, A320 and A321 models.
Seattle-based Boeing said that American also had an option to buy a further 100 planes.
Both Airbus' A320 planes and Boeing's 737s are short to medium-range aircraft. Both hold approximately 200 passengers.
^ Parang desperado na yung Boeing. They're forced to re-engine the 737, instead of an entirely new plane like the 787, just to get a piece of the pie.
Anyway, I did not get the exact kilometer distance from airport to KL Sentral because my friend's place is located somewhere else, but quite close to KL already. We travelled about 50kms from the airport, and takes about 40 minutes driving from KLIA to his place.
Will post some pictures soon about my flight last week with SQ and AK.
Check this link cebupacificair.com
i guess so since both Robinsons and Ceb Pac are gokongwei companies
ANA and AirAsia to form ‘AirAsia Japan’
July 21, 2011 | Posted by Richard in Airline News | Plane Talking Live
It’s looking good for ANA and AirAsia as they join up to create a new airline
ANA Group, Japan’s largest airline, and AirAsia, the world’s best low cost airline, today announced that they are teaming up to form AirAsia Japan, a new low-cost carrier.
AirAsia Japan will be the first low-cost carrier to be based at Narita International Airport. Operating under the AirAsia brand, it is to serve both domestic and international destinations when commencing operations in August 2012, subject to obtaining the relevant approvals.
In Japan, the aviation market is undergoing rapid transformation with developments including the expansion of Open Skies agreements and increased domestic competition from road and rail-based travel. In addition, Narita airport, a major international hub serving Tokyo, is seeking to increase capacity with the introduction of a new terminal and is expected to attract many low-cost carriers and foreign airlines.
ANA has been seeking opportunities to launch a new low-cost business based at Narita and, after analysis, has concluded that partnering with an existing low-cost carrier is the most efficient and strategically advantageous option.
Having already established an unmatched network, especially within the ASEAN region, AirAsia has been seeking a business partner with strong Japanese market influence to further expand its scope, as well as contribute to strengthening bilateral ties between ASEAN and Japan.
The formation of AirAsia Japan leverages AirAsia’s successful business model and brings together the complementary strengths of the two companies, generating new demand with the aim of making affordable and quality travel available to all.
Mr. Shinichiro Ito, President and CEO of ANA said, “By combining AirAsia’s business model and brand with ANA’s depth of knowledge of the Japanese market, we aim to bring new value to our customers, offer diverse and enjoyable travel experiences, and generate new demand. We believe that AirAsia Japan will make air travel more accessible and provide a convenient and efficient travel option for a wide range of people.”
Tan Sri Dr. Tony Fernandes, Group CEO of AirAsia said, “We are proud to extend AirAsia’s successful low-cost business model to Japan and further provide opportunities for everyone to fly to the destinations of their dreams with low fares. AirAsia Japan will not only boost economic growth between ASEAN and East Asia by providing better access to markets around the region, but also enhance links within travel, trade and tourism. AirAsia is proud to be identified as a low cost carrier partner to ANA, a very respected, credible and successful airline in Japan. This new joint venture is an important milestone in AirAsia’s growth as ANA is the very first airline partner to form a joint venture with AirAsia.”
New Company Outline
Company name: AirAsia Japan Co., Ltd.
Address: 1-5-2 Higashi Shimbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo (plan)
Capital: ANA 67%, AirAsia 33% (Voting-right share basis)
*ANA 51%, AirAsia 49% (Capital basis)
Base: Narita International Airport
Paid-in-capital: JPY 5 Billion
Fiscal year ending: March
* Company representative will be determined once the company is formally established.
* AirAsia Japan will operate under the AirAsia brand and service model
Aug. 2011: Establish company
Sept.- Oct. 2011: Apply for Air Operators’ Certificate (AOC)
Aug. 2012: First flight
* The above schedule is subject to obtaining the relevant approvals.
* Because operations will not commence until 2012, ANA does not anticipate any impact to its earnings for this fiscal year, ending March 2012.
^AirAsia is slowly but surely living up to its name.
Watch out, here comes AirAsia Japan!!
The joint venture with All Nippon Airways, described by AirAsia as a very profitable one, is already in talks for the setting up of a local low-cost carrier terminal at Narita.
Tokyo: All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan's largest airline, and AirAsia Bhd have formed a 51:49 joint venture (JV) to create a five billion yen (RM190 million) AirAsia Japan Co Ltd that will be based at Narita International Airport.
The JV, described by AirAsia as a very profitable one, is already in talks for the setting up of a local low-cost carrier terminal (LCCT) at Narita.
Read more: AirAsia in Japan http://www.btimes.com.my/Current_New...#ixzz1Sq39l1VP
By Mary Ann Ll. Reyes (The Philippine Star) Updated July 23, 2011 12:00 AM
MANILA, Philippines - Philippine Airlines (PAL) managed a turnaround despite a difficult operating environment, with a total comprehensive income of $72.5 million for its fiscal year ended March 31, 2011, from the previous year’s $14.4-million loss.
In its filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), PAL recognized revenues of $1.67 billion, 23 percent higher than the preceding year’s figure of $1.36 billion. During the year, passenger and cargo traffic grew by 12.4 percent and 41.8 percent respectively as the aviation industry rebounded from the global slump the year before. Increases in passenger yields also complemented the growth in traffic volume.
Total expenses for the year totaled $1.61 billion, up 19 percent from last year’s figure of $1.35 billion. Jet fuel, which continues to be the airline’s biggest expense, rose by $142 million or 29.9 percent. During the 12-month period from April 2010 to March 2011, jet fuel prices averaged at $102.89 per barrel compared to $86.94 per barrel a year ago.
While PAL is pleased with its recent positive performance, the airline said in a statement that it remains watchful of the year ahead as fuel prices continue its upward trend. It also noted a gradual slowdown in traffic demand especially for leisure travelers.
Fuel price volatility, the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan and political unrest in the Middle East and North Africa also pose a serious threat to the flag carrier’s fragile bottom.