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JULY 2021

Week 29

Orient Aviation Daily Digest July 19, 2021

By Jordan Chong



Thailand suspends domestic flights to “dark red” zones

The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) has introduced new restrictions suspending domestic flights to or from areas with high rates of COVID-19 infections as part of efforts to limit travel around the country. Read More »



South Korea’s Air Premia receives AOC

New South Korean carrier, Air Premia, has received an air operator certificate (AOC), the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MOLIT) said in a statement. Read More »



Cathay Pacific to commence A321neo operations on Aug 4

Cathay Pacific said late last week it would begin Airbus A321neo operations on August 4, with Hong Kong-Shanghai Pudong the initial route. Read More »



JAL introduces facial recognition technology at Tokyo Haneda and Narita

Japan Airlines (JAL) has introduced facial recognition technology on international flights departing Tokyo Haneda and Narita airport. Read More »



Australian domestic passenger numbers down 4% month-on-month in May

Australia's domestic carriers flew 3.4 million passengers on scheduled flights in May, down 4% month-on-month from 3.5 million in April, figures from the country's Bureau of Infrastructure and Transport Research Economics (BITRE) showed. Read More »



Scoot allocated slots at London Gatwick Airport

Singapore Airlines group (SIA) low-cost carrier (LCC) Scoot appears to have been granted 168 takeoff and landing slots at London Gatwick Airport for the upcoming northern hemisphere winter scheduling season from October 31 2021 to March 28 2022, according to figures on the Airport Coordination Limited (ACL) website. Read More »



Asia-Pacific aerospace briefs today

CAE said it planned to C$1 billion (US$787 million) on innovation projects over next five years in partnership with the Canadian government (C$190 million) and the government of Quebec (C$150 million), with the funds used to support the training company's Project Resilience that was focused on digitally immersive solutions using data ecosystems and artificial intelligence in civil aviation, defence and security and healthcare. Read More »