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Week 36

Orient Aviation Daily Digest September 10, 2021

A look at the week

By Jordan Chong

Flights between Germany and Singapore under a vaccinated travel lane (VTL) scheme began this week, offering quarantine-free travel for residents of the two countries.

The first flight from Frankfurt to Singapore, Singapore Airlines' SQ325, touched down at Changi Airport on Wednesday with 100 passengers onboard, figures from the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) show.

Of those, 57 were short-term visitors with the remainder Singaporean citizens, permanent residents or individuals with Singapore long-term passes, local media said. Read More »



Japan Airlines seeking US$2.7 billion in capital raising

Japan Airlines (JAL) said it will raise 300 billion yen (US$2.7 billion) to support the business amid the prolonged impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More »



Cathay Pacific closing London pilot base

Cathay Pacific Airways has confirmed the closure of its London pilot base with affected staff to be offered relocation to Hong Kong or redundancy, local media has reported, citing a company statement. Read More »



Malaysia approves Korean Air-Asiana Airlines merger

The Malaysian Aviation Commission (MAVCOM) has approved the proposed merger of Korean Air (KAL) and Asiana Airlines. Read More »





SkyTeam's 19 member airlines sign up for IATA 25by2025 initiative

All 19 member airlines of the SkyTeam marketing alliance have signed up for the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) 25by2025 initiative. Read More »



All Nippon Airways updates domestic schedule

All Nippon Airways (ANA) has cancelled another 6,510 domestic flights from September 16 to October 31, due to reduced air traffic demand. Read More »



Cebu Pacific selling Super Pass vouchers

Philippines LCC, Cebu Pacific, has commenced sales of its Super Pass vouchers offering one-way base fares of 99 peso (US$2) for flights to any of the airline's domestic destinations. Read More »


Asia-Pacific Aerospace Briefs Today

HAECO Group subsidiary, HAECO Americas, has signed an agreement with 321 Precision Conversions to provide heavy maintenance and structural modifications for A321 passenger-to-freighter conversions. Work will commence in January 2022 at the HAECO Americas' Florida facility. Read More »