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Week 34

Orient Aviation Daily Digest August 23, 2021

By Jordan Chong



Qantas launches vaccination prize giveaways of free flights, Frequent Flyer points and cash vouchers

Qantas today officially launched its vaccination giveaways offering free flights, frequent flyer points and other prizes for those who have received the jab. Read More »



China records 19.2% June decline in domestic air travellers

Airlines in China flew 41.2 million passengers on their domestic flights in June, down 19.2% month-on-month from 50.9 million in May, figures from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) report. Read More »



Asia-Pacific passenger demand decline accelerated for second straight month

The International Air Transport Association has reported the decline in passenger demand in the region increased for a second consecutive month. Read More »



AirAsia Philippines extends essential worker restrictions for flights

AirAsia Philippines' domestic flights will continue to be restricted to frontline health workers, government officials, those travelling for medical reasons and individuals bound for overseas until August 31. Read More »



Greater Bay Airlines outlines initial three routes

Hong Kong-based start-up, Greater Bay Airlines (GBA), has named Bangkok Suvarnabhumi, Phuket and Singapore as its first three destinations when it begins flying, the company's website states. Read More »



SpiceJet commences trial of IATA Travel Pass

Indian LCC, SpiceJet, has today commenced a trial of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Travel Pass app on its Mumbai-Male route. Read More »


Asia-Pacific Aerospace Briefs Today

Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB) intends to issue a Request For Proposal for a three-year contract to manage its Golden Lounges at Kota Kinabalu and Kuching airports, with August 25 the deadline for suppliers to express their interest. Read More »