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Week 36

Orient Aviation Daily Digest September 6, 2021

By Jordan Chong



Philippine Airlines files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the U.S.

Philippine Airlines (PAL) has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the Southern District of New York. Read More »



Jet Airways 777-300ER sold for US$9 million

Jet Airways administrators in The Netherlands have sold a 777-300ER, registration VT-JET, formerly operated by the Indian carrier, for US$9 million. Read More »



AirAsia Indonesia extends commercial flight suspension to September 30

AirAsia Indonesia said all scheduled commercial flights will remain suspended until September 30 "in support of the government’s efforts to control the fluctuating COVID-19 situation in Indonesia". Read More »





Thai VietJet to commence three international routes in October

Thai VietJet said it will launch three nonstop international routes next month. Read More »



Langkawi travel bubble to start with local visitors on September 16

The Malaysian government said the island of Langkawi will welcome local visitors from September 16 under a travel bubble scheme. Read More »



Boeing 787 deliveries on hold until October: report

Deliveries of Boeing 787s will remain suspended until the end of October as the manufacturer continues to work with the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on fixes to manufacturing defects, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) has reported. Read More »


Asia-Pacific Aerospace Briefs Today

South Korean companies LG Chem and Dansuk Industrial have signed a heads of agreement to build South Korea's first biofuel plant producing hydro-treated vegetable oil suitable for aviation and other vehicle purposes. The plant, to be located in Daesan, is expected to be operational by 2024. Read More »