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Week 38

Orient Aviation Daily Digest September 19, 2022



Cathay Pacific targeting 33% of pre-pandemic capacity by December

Cathay Pacific chief customer and commercial officer, Ronald Lam, has forecast the airline will be operating a third of its pre-COVID passenger capacity by year end. Read More »



Air India launches transformation plan; targets 30% domestic market share

Air India has announced its transformation strategy, Vihaan.AI, which aims to capture 30% of the domestic India market and significantly expand its international network by 2027. Read More »



Inaugural Auckland-New York JFK nonstop service takes off

Air New Zealand (Air NZ) has commenced commercial operation of the fourth longest nonstop flight - Auckland-New York JFK – in the world. NZ2, flown by 787-9 ZK-NZN, departed Auckland a little after 1600 hours local time on Saturday and landed 16 hours and 15 minutes later at New York’s JFK airport. Read More »



All Nippon Airways domestic passengers top three million for first time since pandemic outbreak

Japan’s All Nippon Airways (ANA), flew 3.3 million passengers on its domestic network in August, up 15.1% month-on-month from the 2.8 million customers carried in July. Read More »



Boeing remarketing several 737 MAXs originally scheduled for China carriers

Boeing has commenced remarketing 737 MAXs built but not delivered to airline customers on the Mainland, a top company executive has confirmed. Read More »



ZIPAIR Tokyo launches second U.S. West Coast destination

ZIPAIR Tokyo will commence nonstop Tokyo Narita-San Jose on December 12. The LCC, owned by Japan Airlines (JAL), will fly the route three times a week with 787-8s. Read More »


Asia-Pacific Aerospace Briefs Today

Today's briefs report news from Airports Council International, FedEx, Gevo and Seoul Incheon Airport. Read More »