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Week 36

Orient Aviation Daily Digest September 8, 2021

By Jordan Chong



AirAsia Thailand reports high load factors after service resumption

AirAsia Thailand CEO, Santisuk Klongchaiya, said yesterday there had been "very encouraging signs" from the LCC's recent resumption of domestic flights with high load factors and strong ticket sales recorded. Read More »



Hong Kong International Airport third runway reaches pavement milestone

Airport Authority Hong Kong (AA) said yesterday the pavement work had been completed for Hong Kong International Airport's (HKIA) new third runway. Read More »



Malindo Air preparing to reinstate 737 MAX operations: report

Lion Air Group carrier, Malindo Air, is expected to take delivery of 10 737 MAXs next year as it prepares to resume operations with the Boeing narrow-body, Malaysia's New Straits Times newspaper has reported, citing an unnamed internal source. Read More »





First Greater Bay Airlines 737-800 arrives in Hong Kong

LCC start-up, Greater Bay Airlines (GBA), has welcomed its first 737-800 to its Hong Kong hub. Read More »



Adelaide Airport celebrates Virgin Australia's launch of three domestic routes from the city

Adelaide Airport managing director, Mark Young, has welcomed the start of three domestic routes, launched by Virgin Australia (VA), in the past six days. Read More »



Airbus records 102 A320 family orders for August

Airbus said it booked orders for 102 aircraft in August: 95 orders for A320 family aircraft and seven for A330-900s. Read More »


Asia-Pacific Aerospace Briefs Today

SIA Engineering Company Limited (SIAEC) has officially launched its Lean Academy, with 100% of its workforce expected to be trained in Lean practices that optimise certain operational processes by early 2023. The initiative is backed by S$2.4 million (US$1.8 million) in salary support from the Singapore Economic Development Board. Read More »