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APRIL 2021

Week 14

Orient Aviation Daily Digest April 7, 2021

By Jordan Chong



Australian and New Zealand carriers more than quadruple trans-Tasman flights after air travel bubble unveiled

New Zealand prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, has announced Australians can travel to New Zealand without being quarantined on arrival from 2359 local time Sunday, April 18. Read More »



Singapore accepts IATA Travel Pass app for pre-flight COVID test results

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) said overnight Singapore’s government had approved the use of its Travel Pass app to verify pre-departure COVID-19 PCR test results. Read More »



Japan Airlines has retired its P&W4000 powered 777s a year ahead of schedule

Japan Airlines (JAL) said on its website earlier this week it had sent all of its 777-200s and 777-300s, powered by Pratt & Whitney PW4000 series engines, to early retirement. Read More »



Asiana Airlines launches domestic A380 “non-landing tourism flights”

Asiana Airlines has opened bookings for its latest series of A380 "non-landing tourism flights", scheduled for April, May and June. Read More »



THAI to sell popular inflight menu staples at convenience stores and supermarkets

Thai Airways International (THAI) plans to commence sales of some of its inflight cuisine at convenience stores and supermarkets across the country, local media reported, citing comments late last week from the airline's head of catering, Warangkana Luerotewong. Read More »



Cathay Pacific Group schedules two April flights to return residents to Hong Kong

Cathay Pacific Group has scheduled two flights from London Heathrow to Hong Kong to assist residents of the Special Administrative Region to return home. Read More »