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Week 46

Orient Aviation Daily Digest November 17, 2023



Malaysia Airlines receives first 737 MAX 8

Malaysia Airlines has accepted the first of 25 737 MAX 8s it had ordered via operating leases with Air Lease Corporation. Read More »



Batik Air Malaysia headed to Uzbekistan

Batik Air Malaysia will start nonstop Kuala Lumpur-Tashkent in Uzbekistan on December 15 with a flight a week to be flown with an A330-300. Read More »



China's “Big Three” airlines record 300% passenger increase over 2022

Air China, China Eastern Airlines (CEA) and China Southern Airlines (CSA) have reported triple digit year-on-year increases in air traffic in their latest traffic updates. Read More »



Asiana Airlines opening new seasonal service to Melbourne

Asiana Airlines will add a second Australian destination to its network when it begins seasonal two times a week Seoul Incheon-Melbourne next month. Read More »



Qantas found guilty of illegally standing down worker

An Australian court has pronounced Qantas guilty of illegally standing down a worker who expressed concerns about the cleaning of aircraft arriving from China in the early days of the pandemic. Read More »



SriLankan opens self-check in kiosks at Colombo home hub

SriLankan Airlines has installed self-service passenger facilities at Colombo Bandaranaike International Airport allowing its customers to check in, select seats, print boarding passes and bag tags and deliver luggage to self-bag drop collection points. Read More »


Dubai Airshow Roundup

This news roundup from the 2023 Dubai Airshow includes announcements from Airbus, Boeing, CAE, EGYPTAIR, Emirates Airline, Etihad Airways, flydubai, Mohammed bin Rashid Aerospace Hub and Safran Nacelles. Read More »


Asia-Pacific Aerospace Briefs Today

Today's briefs report news from Air bp, Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore, H2FLY GmbH, Embraer, Japan Airlines, Jio, Sabre, Scoot, SITA, Universal Hydrogen Co and ZeroAvia Inc. Read More »


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