News and notes from around the interweb:
- Family feud saps Asiana Airlines’ owner from within The Kumho Asiana Group loses its ‘chaebol’ status after selling the airline.
- Hong Kong Airlines has to raise cash to maintain its operating license. There’s been dispute over control of the carrier, and investors haven’t wanted to put in cash without first sorting through where the cash has been going (if it’s been siphoned off by troubled HNA Group). Now PricewaterhouseCoopers has reportedly resigned as the carrier’s auditor which is a bad sign.
- Struggling Thai Airways currently has 82 widebody planes, plus 20 narrowbodies at Thai Smile. They’re now proposing to spend $4.9 billion buying or leasing 38 new planes, 31 of which would come over the next 5 years.
To be sure their fleet is a real hodge podge, they operate 10 different widebody types.. The 31 initial deliveries of both narrowbodies and widebodies would be to replace current aircraft. They hope to be profitable by mid-2020, which is a good indication that they will not be.
- Review of Hilton’s new Al Houara Resort and Spa, south of Tangier I wonder if places like this will get more business from Americans once Royal Air Maroc joins oneworld.
- United MileagePlus shopping portal bonuses for purchases through May 19. (HT: Doctor of Credit)
- Hawaiian Airlines baggage handler hero
A QUEEN WENT OFF!!😂😂 pic.twitter.com/saxgr5jIyL
— tg☄️ (@tiffanygataniss) May 3, 2019