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Offering nonstop services between secondary destinations, such as Cebu−Kota Kinabalu and Makassar−Kota Kinabalu, could boost intra-Southeast Asian passenger traffic and tourism. Photo credit: ADB.

Air Travel in Southeast Asia Is On the Rise But May Face Turbulence Ahead

September 22, 2023

An ADB study sees airlines recovering 90% of their capacity by the end of 2023, but the path to full recovery will be challenging.
An electric bus is parked at a charging area with renewable energy sources at the background.

Renewable Energy Manufacturing in Southeast Asia Can Earn up to $100 Billion by 2030

September 13, 2023

The strategic shift to electric vehicles and clean power will not only cut emissions but also create economic opportunities.
An illustration of a low-carbon bus to be fielded in Davao City.

How Davao City Is Making Public Transport More Climate-Friendly

July 18, 2023

A smart system will deploy low-carbon buses to serve the transport needs of a growing population.
Stock photo of a commuter train in Indonesia. Photo credit: ADB.

Building Sulawesi’s First Railway

June 21, 2023

Makassar–Parepare Railway will connect two major port cities and serve five districts in South Sulawesi province.
Electric tricycle on a road along Legazpi Bay, Albay, Philippines with Mayon Volcano as background. Photo credit: ADB.

Jumpstarting the EV Market in the Philippines

March 08, 2023

Zero tariff on electric vehicles and other incentives are expected to encourage more Filipinos to opt for cleaner, greener vehicles.
Jin Air inaugural flight Busan to Kota Kinabalu. Photo credit: Sabah Tourism Board.

Sabah Eyes More Direct Flights to Boost Tourism Growth

February 21, 2023

Sabah is strengthening its position as a transport hub in Southeast Asia by stepping up destination marketing and increasing direct flights.
Malaysia Airport Berhad welcomes the return of regular Kota Kinabalu-Narita flights with a water salute. Photo courtesy of Sabah Tourism Board.

Malaysia Posts Strong Air Travel Recovery

December 23, 2022

Passenger traffic in first 10 months surpasses total for 2020 and 2021 combined.
A view of General Santos.

General Santos Wants to Be ‘Green City of the South’

November 24, 2022

A new plan that integrates and focuses the city’s green investment plan is now in place to guide it toward its vision.
Ride-hailing services in Indonesia. Photo credit: Asian Development Bank.

How Indonesia Can Put 55 Million e-Motorcycles on the Road by 2030

November 22, 2022

ADB study favors limiting the use of gasoline motorcycles for specific zones over subsidizing electric-powered units.
Passengers walking around an airport in the Philippines.

ASEAN, EU Ink World’s First Region-to-Region Air Transport Deal

November 11, 2022

The landmark agreement paves the way for more destinations, flight frequencies, and travel options as well as cargo services between Southeast Asia and Europe.