Chen Chuanren


Based in Singapore, Chen Chuanren is the S.E Asia and China Correspondent for Air Transport World, joining the team on July 2018.

Chuanren has a defence background, serving in the Republic of Singapore Air Force’s Air Defence and Operation Command for five years before pursuing journalism. He has a Diploma in Mechatronics (Aerospace) and a Bachelor Degree in Communications (Mass Communications). He continues to write on defence matters on a freelance basis.


Jetstar Group, Tigerair Taiwan sign interline agreement
Jetstar Group and Tigerair Taiwan have entered a “virtual” interline alliance, enabling customers to book flights on both LCCs through their respective websites.
Turkish, Malaysia Airlines sign codeshare agreement
Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB) and Turkish Airlines have expanded their commercial cooperation with a codeshare agreement.
Hong Kong Airlines A320
Hong Kong Airlines receives cash injection
With a Dec. 7 deadline set by regulators looming, Hong Kong Airlines (HKA) said Dec. 4 it has drawn up a cash injection plan and received sufficient cash to pay its employees on Dec. 5.
Two Singapore Airlines aircraft involved in separate landing incidents
Investigations have been opened into two separate landing incidents involving Singapore Airlines’ aircraft within a week.
Jetstar Asia maintains fleet discipline while growing network
Singapore-based LCC Jetstar Asia will continue to operate its fleet of A320ceos rather than take in new aircraft as it looks to tap transfer passengers from parent Qantas Group while extending its network beyond Southeast Asia.
AirAsia A320neo
AirAsia Group sees $15.9 million loss in 3Q on fleet restructuring
Despite a MYR3.1 billion ($741.8 million) in revenue, an increase of 18% year-on-year (YOY), AirAsia Group Berhad still ended the 2019 third quarter with a MYR67 million net loss, reversing the MYR804 million profit in Q3 2018.
Peach Aviation seeks more pilots to sustain post-merger growth
With the merger with Vanilla Air complete, Japanese LCC Peach Aviation is now looking to hire more pilots as it works to expand its capacity and network.
Regulator gives Hong Kong Airlines until Dec. 7 to improve finances 
Hong Kong’s Air Transport Licensing Authority (ATLA) is giving Hong Kong Airlines (HKA) until Dec. 7 to find either a new investor or avenue to inject cash into airline operations, or risk having its license revoked or suspended.
CALC buys two Boeing 787s; commits to remaining MAX orders
Hong Kong-based China Aircraft Leasing Co. (CALC) announced in a stock announcement on Nov. 26 that it will be acquiring two Boeing 787 Dreamliners.
Cybersecurity growing concern for airlines: AAPA
Cyberattacks are a growing threat to airlines, the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) said as the trade group convened in Kuala Lumpur Nov. 22 to finalize six annual resolutions.
Hong Kong Airport passenger numbers down 13% in October
Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) handled 5.4 million passengers in October, a decline of 13% year-over-year (YOY), marking the third consecutive month of double-digit declines in numbers since the escalation of anti-government protests in the region.
China’s SF Airlines to raise $825 million for more freighters, logistics systems
SF Airlines, the air freight arm of China’s largest courier company, plans to raise CNY5.8 billion ($825 million) with a corporate bond sale for the acquisition of new aircraft and logistics technology.
AirAsia A321neo at the delivery event in Hamburg.
AirAsia takes delivery of first A321neo
AirAsia took delivery of its first A321neo from Airbus in Hamburg on Nov. 20.
Guangzhou, Shenzhen airports eye expansion
Looking to further tap into the Greater Bay Area (GBA) growth, Guangzhou Baiyun Airport and Shenzhen Bao’an Airport have announced ambitious expansion plans to increase the airports’ handling capacity and enhance their international standings.
Thai Airways Boeing 777-300
Thai Airways widens 3Q net loss on stiff competition
Thai Airways (THAI) reported a 2019 third-quarter net loss of THB4.7 billion ($152.7 million), widened from a THB3.7 billion loss in the year-ago period.
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