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Book Review – Airlines of East and Central Asia

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Aviation author Gerry Manning has produced a new photographic book looking at many of the airlines of Asia.

As the introduction explains, the aim of this book is to illustrate the different types of aircraft, and the airlines that fly them, in one geographical area of the huge continent of Asia. The countries covered, in this volume, are China (including Hong Kong and Macau), Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, North Korea (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea), Mongolia, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Turkmenistan.

Over 96 pages, this is an entirely photographic record of mostly present-day airlines, though some lost carriers, aircraft types and colour schemes are also in there.

The book makes a good record of the diversity of airlines and airliners that can be found in these parts of Asia. Alongside classic, big names like ANA, Cathay Pacific, Japan Airlines, Asiana Airlines and EVA Air, there are many gems and smaller carriers.

Examples include:


West Air

China Postal Airlines


Each of the images in the book is accompanied by informative captions explaining a little more about the airline or aircraft featured.

There’s an in interesting mix included in the book, and the reproduction quality is good, with decent paper.

You can buy Airlines of East and Central Asia by Gerry Manning from Pen & Sword:





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