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MARCH 2021

Week 12

Orient Aviation Daily Digest March 23, 2021

By Jordan Chong



Two-way Australia-New Zealand air travel bubble closer to introduction says Ardern

In two weeks, the New Zealand government will set the date for commencement of a green travel zone with Australia, the country’s prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, said yesterday. Read More »



Star Alliance chooses Singapore for centre of excellence for digital development

Frankfurt-headquartered Star Alliance has selected Singapore for a second management office and a centre of excellence as part of its post-COVID-19 strategy. Read More »



AirAsia Thailand adds final destination “Fly-Thru” services for domestic passengers

AirAsia Thailand yesterday introduced a domestic fly-thru service for 42 routes across the country. Read More »



Changi Airport reveals misery of Lunar New Year demand slump

Singapore Changi's monthly traffic report said the airport handled 118,000 passengers in February, a 96.6% reduction from 3.45 million passengers 12 months earlier. Read More »



Mainland regulator reports 31.8% domestic passenger decline in January

There were 30 million domestic air travellers in China in January, figures from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) showed, down 31.8% from 44 million in the same month a year earlier. Read More »



Embraer believes small passenger jets will lead air traffic recovery

Embraer Commercial Aviation marketing director Asia-Pacific, Victor Vieira dos Santos, said yesterday smaller and efficient narrow-bodies, with a capacity of up to 150 seats would be at the centre of the recovery in air travel from COVID-19. Read More »