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Apr 23, 2007

Adam Air, PT Bhakti Investama

PT Bhakti Investama, an Indonesian investment firm, acquired a 50% stake in Adam Air parent Adam Skyconnection Airlines, the Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation reported. Price was not disclosed. Apr 19, 2007

Air China

Air China launched twice-weekly Beijing-Sapporo flights this week. Apr 20, 2007

Air Sahara, Jet Airways

Jet Sees Air Sahara Profitable In Year One. India's Jet Airways said on Monday its takeover of Air Sahara would not strain its cash flows, and that it expected the loss-making Sahara to turn a profit in the first year of operations. Apr 17, 2007

All Nippon Airways

All Nippon Airways launches 'BusinessJet' serviceJapanese carrier becomes first in the east to introduce executive scheduled service Apr 19, 2007

Asiana Airlines

Asiana Airlines launched thrice-weekly Busan-Ho Chi Minh City service. Apr 16, 2007

Cathay Pacific Airways

Air China's Shanghai strategy includes new cargo JV with Cathay Air China unveiled details of the new cargo airline it plans to operate in partnership with Cathay Pacific Airways , to be based on the existing China Cargo Airlines that flies out of Beijing. Apr 17, 2007

Hainan Airlines

Hainan Airlines bounced back into the black last year, posting a CNY181.6 million ($23.5 million) profit that represented a reversal from a CNY215.7 million loss in 2006. Xinhua Financial Network reported that the carrier's "core business revenue" climbed 23.7% to CNY12.45 billion against a 26.2% increase in costs to CNY10.36 billion. Passenger numbers grew 12.4% to 14.4 million, but the airline said it is targeting 12.8 million passengers this year. No explanation for the decline was provided. Hainan was operating 101 aircraft at year end and plans to take delivery of two purchased 737-800s and one A319 and two leased A330s and two A319s this year, XFN said. Apr 16, 2007

Japan Airlines

Japan Airlines repainted a 777-200ER in oneworld livery and began flying the aircraft this week on routes to Europe. It will unveil a 777-300 in oneworld livery for domestic routes on April 30. JAL joined the alliance this month. Apr 20, 2007

Jet Airways

Jet Airways to buy Air Sahara. Indian airlines to merge after failed attempt last year, making the second biggest airline by fleet in the country. Apr 17, 2007


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