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MARCH 2021

Week 11

Orient Aviation Daily Digest March 18, 2021

By Jordan Chong



U.S. government claims new Hong Kong air crew quarantine rules unfairly impact its carriers

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DoT) ordered overnight Hong Kong-based carriers would be required to file all scheduled cargo, passenger and combination services to the U.S. Read More »



Malaysia’s High Court allows AirAsiaX more time to reach settlement with creditors

AirAsia X (AAX) said yesterday Malaysia’s High Court had granted a restraining order against legal action for three months. Read More »



Fresh COVID-19 outbreak forces tighter restrictions for entry to Philippines

The Philippines government said yesterday international passenger arrivals would be capped at 1,500 people a day and the entry of foreigners and some returning overseas Filipinos suspended from March 20 to April 19. Read More »



Last A380 off the production line flies on to Hamburg for finishing work

Airbus's final A380 has completed its maiden flight, the group’s CEO, Guillaume Faury, said on Twitter overnight. Read More »



Taiwan and Palau will operate air travel bubble from April 1

Taiwan and Palau have confirmed an air travel bubble (ATB) will start on April 1 with two flights a week between Taipei and the Pacific Ocean island nation flown by China Airlines (CAL). Read More »



Singapore Airlines passengers complete inaugural Singapore-London digital Travel Pass flight

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) said overnight its Travel Pass app had been successfully used on a Singapore Airlines flight from its home base to London Heathrow. Read More »