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JULY 2021

Week 27

Orient Aviation Daily Digest July 6, 2021

By Jordan Chong



SIA appoints Yeoh Oon Jin as a non-executive board director

Singapore Airlines (SIA) has announced Yeoh Oon Jin will join the airline’s board as an independent non-executive director on August 1, 2021. Read More »



HKSAR considers impact of Singapore's COVID-19 strategy on air travel bubble

Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) chief executive, Carrie Lam, said Singapore's new COVID-19 strategy represented a "new factor" in the proposed air travel bubble (ATB) that was first mooted in late 2020 and is yet to get off the ground. Read More »



Cathay Pacific launches “Cathay” premium lifestyle brand

Cathay Pacific is rolling out partners in spending, dining, shopping, hotels and wellness categories as well as offering a co-branded credit card in Hong Kong as part of its new premium travel lifestyle brand, Cathay. Read More »



South Korea Fair Trade Commission extends review of Korean Air–Asiana Airlines merger media reports

South Korea's Fair Trade Commission (FTC) has extended its review of Korean Air's (KAL) proposed merger with Asiana Airlines, the Business Korea website has reported. Read More »



Air New Zealand’s latest international schedule lists 11 routes to 10 destinations

Air New Zealand (Air NZ) said in a note to travel agents its long-haul international network schedule, from October 31 to December 31, would be 10 routes from Auckland and one from Christchurch. Read More »



Phuket has welcomed 1,300 foreign visitors since launch of “Sandbox” scheme

Some 1,300 travellers have arrived in Phuket since the popular tourist destination reopened to foreign visitors on July 1, Tourism Authority of Thailand director, Nanthasiri Ronnasiri, told local media. Read More »