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Week 8

Orient Aviation Daily Digest February 23, 2021

By Jordan Chong



International Air Transport Association plans digital travel pass launch in March

International Air Transport Association (IATA) Asia-Pacific regional director for airports and external relations, Vinoop Goel, told reporters during an online briefing today the airline lobby group's digital travel pass was on track to be launched next month. Read More »



UK High Court approves Malaysia Aviation Group’s restructuring of aircraft lessor debt

Malaysia Aviation Group Bhd (MAG), the holding company of Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB), said yesterday the UK High Court had approved a restructuring plan involving one of its leasing subsidiaries and the majority of aircraft operating lessors, local media reported. Read More »



Hong Kong businessman increases holding in AirAsia Group to 9%

AirAsia Group said in a regulatory filing to the Bursa Malaysia yesterday Hong Kong businessman, Stanley Choi Chiu Fai, had purchased 167.1 million shares in the company for 114.46 million ringgit (US$28.3 million) through his private investment vehicle, Positive Bloom Ltd. Read More »



SIA Group releases A380 from storage to install updated cabin retrofit

Singapore Airlines flew one of its A380s from storage in Alice Springs to Sydney yesterday to prepare the aircraft for a cabin retrofit program, local media reported. Read More »



Asiana Airlines converts more A350-900s to cargo-only flights

Asiana Airlines said yesterday it had converted another two A350-900s for cargo-only operations. Read More »



New Adelaide passenger lounge Virgin Australia’s way of the future says CEO

Virgin Australia (VA) has signalled its intention to keep investing in premium product with the opening of a refurbished lounge at Adelaide Airport, South Australia. Read More »