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JULY 2021

Week 28

Orient Aviation Daily Digest July 15, 2021

By Jordan Chong



All Nippon Airways introduces passenger facial recognition at Tokyo Narita Airport

From July 19, All Nippon Airways (ANA) will launch facial recognition technology on selected international flights out of Tokyo Narita airport. Read More »



Singapore’s Scoot returning to Berlin next month

SIA Group subsidiary, Scoot, intends to resume flights to Berlin from August 10, Berlin Brandenburg Airport said overnight. Read More »



Japan Airlines cuts deeper into domestic flight schedule as country’s COVID-19 cases accumulate

Japan Airlines (JAL) has removed another 4,379 flights from its domestic schedule after the rise in COVID-19 infections affected demand. Read More »



IATA boss urges governments to follow WHO advice on safe travel

International Air Transport Association (IATA) director general, Willie Walsh, has called on governments to follow World Health Organisation (WHO) guidance on risk-based travel. Read More »



Cebu Pacific names Brian Franke as a director of the Philippines LCC

Cebu Pacific has informed the Philippines Stock Exchange that Indigo Partners LLC principal, Brian Franke, has been elected a director of the company, effective immediately. Read More »



Sydney Airport rejects US$16.7 billion takeover bid as “opportunistic”

Sydney Airport directors have knocked back a proposed A$22.3 billion (US$16.7 billion) buyout offer from a consortium of infrastructure investors. Read More »



Asia-Pacific aerospace briefs today

Boeing and SkyNRG announced overnight they had formed a partnership focused on scaling the availability and use of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) globally, with Boeing to invest in SkyNRG America’s SAF production project. Read More »