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.
Electric bus in Jakarta, Indonesia. Photo credit: iStock/Samsul.

Electric Vehicles, Electronics, and the Digital Economy Drive FDI Flows to ASEAN

October 12, 2022

Growing investor interest in these key industries helps boost foreign direct investments to near pre-pandemic levels in 2021.
An AirAsia airplane parked at an airport in Indonesia.

BIMP-EAGA Strives to Restore Air and Sea Links in the Wake of the Pandemic

September 21, 2022

Some services have already resumed and efforts are underway to revive more.
Electric car

ASEAN Gears Up for a Shift to Electric Vehicles

August 10, 2022

Accelerating EV adoption is expected to help decarbonize the transport sector as well as attract investments.
Philippine Airlines launches direct flights between Cotabato City and Tawi-Tawi on 9 June 2022. Photo credit: Mindanao Development Authority.

Things Are Looking Up for Tawi-Tawi

July 11, 2022

Direct flights and new infrastructure projects move Tawi-Tawi closer to becoming an important gateway for Muslim Mindanao to other parts of BIMP-EAGA.
AirAsia Philippines has resumed flights to Kota Kinabalu. Photo credit: Air Asia.

AirAsia Philippines Returns to Kota Kinabalu, Expands Operations in Zamboanga

May 31, 2022

The low-cost airline started twice weekly flights between Manila and Kota Kinabalu on 27 May 2022.
At a vaccination hub in the Philippines. Photo credit: Asian Development Bank.

ASEAN to Develop One System for Verifying Vaccinated Travelers

May 24, 2022

Health ministers agree to work toward mutual recognition of COVID-19 vaccination certificates in the region.