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APRIL 2021

Week 16

Orient Aviation Daily Digest April 20, 2021

By Jordan Chong



Britain bans entry to travellers from India as cases of new COVID-19 variant increase

The U.K. government said overnight travellers from India would be prohibited from entering the country after 0400 local time on Friday, April 23. Read More »



AirAsia Philippines offers COVID-19 vaccinations to employees

AirAsia Philippines said yesterday it will offer COVID-19 vaccinations to about 1,500 employees from next month, having identified a priority list of ground staff, pilots, cabin crew and staff with direct engagement with passengers. Read More »



Malaysia Airlines unveils fixed price MHflypass to lure back passengers to the flag carrier

Malaysia Airlines has launched a fare that offers six one-way or three return domestic trips for a fixed price. Read More »



THAI sells Bangkok training centre site for US$58 million

Thai Airways International (THAI) announced yesterday Energy Complex Company Limited was the successful bidder for the company's Land and Laksi Training Centre property in Bangkok after submitting the highest bid, 1.81 billion baht (US$58 million). Read More »



Australia-New Zealand air travel bubble unchanged after Auckland airport worker tests COVID-19 positive

Quarantine-free travel between Australia and New Zealand, which began yesterday, was expected to continue despite an aircraft cleaner working at Auckland Airport testing positive to COVID-19. Read More »



ANA HOLDINGS INC. senior advisor resigns from PAL board

PAL Holdings, the parent company of Philippine Airlines, said in a regulatory filing to the Philippines Stock Exchange late last week Ryuhei Maeda had retired as a director of PAL Holdings and Philippine Airlines. Read More »