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JULY 2022

Week 29

Orient Aviation Daily Digest July 22, 2022



Asiana Airlines returning to Beijing

South Korea’s Asiana Airlines will resume nonstop Seoul Incheon-Beijing Capital airport tomorrow, two years and four months after the route was suspended following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More »



ATR forecasts demand for 2,450 turboprops in next two decades

Aircraft maker, ATR, forecasts airlines will need 2,450 new turboprops in the next 20 years to meet demands for more regional connections and lower emissions from flying. Read More »




Rex and Dovetail to test retrofitting electric engines on the airline’s fleet

Australia’s Regional Express (Rex) and Dovetail Electric Aviation have signed a strategic partnership to develop and certify the retrofitting of electric engines on regional and general aviation aircraft. Read More »



Jetstar resumes flying between Australia and Japan

Australia-based Jetstar Airways has returned to Japan following a two-year absence due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More »



Japan Airlines offers paid lounge access at selected airports worldwide

Japan Airlines (JAL) is offering travellers paid entry to its lounges for up to three hours at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi, Frankfurt, Honolulu, San Francisco and Tokyo Narita airports. Read More »



Bangkok Airways unveils investment trust for its Samui Airport

Bangkok Airways has launched the BA Airport Real Estate Investment Trust (BAREIT) for investment in the privately-held Samui Airport. Read More »


Farnborough Airshow News Briefs

Today's Farnborough Airshow briefs report news from Airbus, Boeing, Embraer and Pratt & Whitney. Read More »


Asia-Pacific Aerospace Briefs Today

Today's briefs report news from AAR Corp. Read More »



Production of the Orient Aviation Daily Digest will take a break for the rest of July and the first two weeks of next month. Read More »