South East Asia Industry News

[ What's Next? ] What Will Airports Be Like in the Future?
14 March 2018
In the future, you’ll want to visit the airport more often.
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[ What's Next? ] Scientists Have Developed a Way to Make Wood as Strong as Steel.
14 March 2018
Scientists have developed a new type of "super wood" that is more than 10 times stronger and tougher than normal wood - and this innovation could potentially become a natural and inexpensive substitute for steel and other materials.
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[ Philippine ] Neda: SMC’s proposed airport proj may be completed by 2022
03 January 2018
The National Economic and Development Authority (Neda) said the new Manila International Airport project proposed by San Miguel Corp. (SMC) may be completed before the President’s term ends in 2022.
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[ Philippine ] DOTr seeks changes to design of Caticlan airport
03 January 2018
The Department of Transportation (DOTr) is seeking the recommendation of the National Economic and Development Authority (Neda) regarding changes to the design of the ongoing construction of Caticlan Airport that could increase its cost by 300 percent. The airport upgrade is being undertaken by a unit of San Miguel Corp.
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[ Philippine ] DOTr currently prioritizing development of Kalibo International Airport
03 January 2018
KALIBO, Aklan—The Department of Transportation (DOTr) is currently prioritizing the development of the Kalibo International Airport (KIA) as a major gateway to Boracay Island.
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[ Philippine ] Decision on Bulacan airport seen this month
03 January 2018
The National Economic and Development Authority’s Investment Coordination Committee (ICC) will decide this month whether or not it will green-light San Miguel Corp.’s proposed airport project in Bulacan.
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[ Thailand ] Ready for take-off: U-tapao airport is to receive a $5.7 billion upgrade.
03 January 2018
Despite the strong foundation of its well-established automotive industry, Thailand still requires decades of investment in personnel, expertise and research and development (R&D) before the country can properly enter the race to become an aviation hub in Asean.
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[ Thailand ] Chiang Mai airport expansion returns to fore
03 January 2018
The future of Chiang Mai airport, long blurred by unclear state policy directives and relative inaction, appears to be getting revived attention.
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[ Indonesia ] Indonesia's aviation sector sees double-digit passenger growth for 2018
03 January 2018
JAKARTA (THE JAKARTA POST/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Indonesia's aviation industry is forecasting double-digit passenger growth next year due to an expected boom in demand, government and industry officials say.
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[ Indonesia ] Jakarta's Soekarno-Hatta airport to see massive expansion
03 January 2018
JAKARTA (THE JAKARTA POST/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - PT Angkasa Pura II, Indonesia's state-owned airport services company, says investment to 2023 will total Rp 94.9 trillion (S$9.5 billion)to cope with soaring aviation business growth across the archipelago. The majority of the investment will go to Jakarta's Soekarno-Hatta airport with the remainder for airports in Sumatra.
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News Archive

[ Thailand ] Aviation hub potential exists but work must be done
[ Philippine ] Clark airport projects moving up the review process
[ Vietnam ] to spend over US$1 billion for upgrading three airports.
[ Indonesia ] AP II expects 11% passenger surge during this year-end holiday.
[ Indonesia ] Customs Office committed to making Bali Airport a corruption-free zone
[ Cambodia ] Capital’s airport gets upgrade
[ Thailand ] Bangkok infrastructure faulted
[ Cambodia ] Potential for Cambodia’s aviation sector to soar ahead
[ Cambodia ] Stung Treng airport awaits revamp by The Asian Development Bank (ADB)
[ Thailand ] New Don Mueang crowd plan
[ Thailand ] Six major airports have been selected for a project to develop so-called "smart airports" in the next five years starting next year.
[ Thailand ] Krabi, Udon Thani and Surat Thani airports to get B13bn update
[ Singapore ] Urgent need for Asian nations to collaborate to cope with region's growing air traffic: Global aviation body.
[ Singapore ] robotic prototype aims to lighten load of airport baggage handlers.
[ Thailand ] The Department of Airports (DOA) wants the Airports of Thailand Pls (AOT) to manage 2 airports
[ Thailand ] The Minister for Transport, Thailand, stated a new investment plan of 8 mega projects with a cost of ‎$3.9 billion.
[ Indonesia ] Panglima Jenderal Soedirman Airport in Purbalingga to become commercial airport
[ Philippine ] NAIA out of ‘worst airports’ list, 4 others among best in Asia
[ Philippine ] FDC, JG Summit to bid for Clark airport developmen
[ Indonesia ] Angkasa Pura II enhances business with digital strategy
[ Vietnam ] Site Clearance, Land Compensation for Long Thanh Airport Will Require $1bn
[ Indonesia ] Airport operator to build Soekarno-Hatta II
[ Indonesia ] Angkasa Pura (AP) II said earlier that the development of the third runaway was urgent because of high aircraft activity.
[ Indonesia ] The construction of the airport at Bintan Riau Islands is expected to be complete in 2019 with the target of being operational in 2020.
[ Indonesia ] Angkasa Pura II to own shares in West Java airport
[ Thailand ] Airports of Thailand is revising its plan for a second airport in Chiang Mai.
[ Vietnam ] Saigon airport named among the world's best for a sleepover
[ Vietnam ] Transport ministry has hired a French consulting firm to work on a project to enlarge Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City following instructions from the government.
[ Indonesia ] Kertajati Tops Off Terminal Structure, Readies for 2018 Operations
[ Singapore ] Changi Airport's T4 off to a smooth start
[ Cambodia ] PM announces new airport in Siem Reap
[ Malaysia ] Airports records 11.4m passengers in August
[ Thailand ] The Department of Airports will open bidding for its regional airports development projects -- valued at 8.8 billion baht -- this year, department director-general Darun Sangchai said.
[ Singapore ] A peek at airports of the future: Automated check-in, face scans and robot baggage handlers.
[ Thailand ] Hat Yai Airport construction of a parking garage with a capacity of 2,800 cars and a warehouse building for cargo with an area of 1,800 square meters are in the 2026 plan
[ Thailand ] The landscape of the airline catering business at Phuket airport is undergoing a transformation with Bangkok Air Catering Co (BAC) breaking up a long-standing monopoly.
[ Indonesia ] Indonesia Has Two of the World's Best Airports
[ Combodia ] Timeframe set for Siem Reap airport construction
[ Vietnam ] Prime Minister okays hiring of foreign consultants for Tan Son Nhat airport expansion
[ Vietnam ] Tan Son Nhat in urgent of need of expansion
[ Thailand ] Funding allocated to expand Khon Kaen, Krabi airports.
[ Singapore ] On 25 July 2017, Changi Airport in Singapore unveiled its new Terminal 4 (T4)
[ Thailand ] Bangkok Air Catering (BAC) Phuket started operations on 15 June 2017
[ Indonesia ] PT Angkasa Pura II is closing all duty free operations in Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta International Airport Terminal 2 (T2) as the operator readies itself to move all international flights to the new Terminal Three Ultimate (T3U).
[ Vietnam ] Vietnam’s Transport Ministry has chosen a lotus-inspired design for a new terminal at Long Thanh International Airport in the southern province of Dong Nai.
[ Thailand ] Suvarnabhumi Airport test automated immigration with Singaporeans.
[ Thailand ] Buri Ram airport upgrade gets approval
[ Vietnam ] Vietnam’s Ministry of Transport (MoT) has said that it would seek the government’s permission to continue selling the stakes of state-owned Airports Corporation of Vietnam (ACV) to “strategic investors”.
[ Indonesia ] Indonesia’s Sriwijaya Air is to open a private airport and MRO facility on Bintan Island, with financial backing from Singapore’s Gallant Venture Ltd.
[ Thailand ] Thai Airways International (THAI) has said that it is set to unveil ‘the world’s No. 1 MRO Centre” by the year 2021.
[ SINGAPORE ] The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with GomSpace
[ Philippines ] The Government is committed to complete the PHP 12.55 billion Clark International Airport (CRK) passenger terminal by 2019.
[ Philippine ] Government said that it would offer investors in July 2017 the PHP 12.55 billion Clark International Airport Expansion Project that will be the test for a ‘hybrid’ financing scheme that mixes official development assistance (ODA
[ Singapore ] Changi Airport Group (CAG) has unveiled the latest design details for its new Canopy Park concept, one of three main attractions located in its Jewel mixed-use complex at Changi Airport in Singapore.
[ PHILIPPINES ] The Department of Transportation (DOTr) abruptly terminated a plan to auction off to the private sector the operations and modernization of five regional airports
[ Malaysia ] Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) in Malaysia is expecting to spend up to MYR 150 million (about USD 35 million) over the next few years to upgrade and improve its baggage-handling efficiency, according to local media reports
[ Laos ] The country is in need of four new international airports
[ Indonesia ] Indonesia has invited private companies to take part in developing airports because of limited funds in the state budget
[ Thailand ] AOT to invest approx. USD 11 billion in 6 airports development
[ SINGAPORE ] The Changi East project "Terminal 5"
[ Indonesia ] The Indonesian Government’s plan to build a large-scale airport in North Bali
[ Vietnam ] The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAA) will co-operate in May 2017 with the US FAA to conduct an assessment of the CAA’s capacity to oversee safety in accordance with ICAO standards.