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MARCH 2021

Week 12

Orient Aviation Daily Digest March 25, 2021

By Jordan Chong



Tokyo’s major airports to trial facial recognition technology for passengers

Tokyo's Haneda and Narita airports will begin trials of facial recognition technology for passengers in April ahead of a full launch in July. Read More »



Japan Airlines partners with travel agency in domestic sightseeing flights

Established national travel company, JTB Corporation, and Japan Airlines will jointly develop and operate six domestic sightseeing flights with overseas themes from May to October this year. Read More »



Rehabilitated Virgin Australia cuts free food for economy passengers in onboard menu review

Virgin Australia (VA) said today it is reviewing its business and economy class fares at the hybrid carrier following its emergence from voluntary administration last November. Read More »



Starlux Airlines launches second destination to Vietnam from Taipei home hub

Taiwan-based StarLux Airlines said yesterday it would commence three times weekly nonstop flights between Taipei and Ho Chi Minh City from May 13. Read More »



Sydney Airport signs for SITA Flex at two passenger terminals

Travel technology provider, SITA, has signed a five-year agreement with Sydney Airport to supply its common-use platform, SITA Flex, and baggage messaging system, SITA BagMessage, at two of the airport’s terminals. Read More »



SIA Engineering adds governance, audit and restructuring specialist, Quek Bin Hwee, to board

SIA Engineering Company (SIAEC) has appointed chartered accountant and former vice chairman of PwC Singapore, Quek Bin Hwee, to its board. Read More »