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Week 38

Orient Aviation Daily Digest September 21, 2021

By Steve Creedy



Airlines welcome surprise US move to open its borders and axe onerous restrictions

US border restrictions that prevented residents from countries such as India and China from entering the country will be relaxed from early November. Read More »



Cathay Pacific talks down hopes capacity will improve to 30% t of pre-pandemic levels by December

Cathay Pacific said yesterday its August traffic statistics show capacity languishing at 13% of pre-COVID levels, although this was an improvement on previous months. Read More »




Airlines globally have removed 20.6 million seats from their selling systems to the end of December

Travel data provider, OAG, has reported that load factors are 10% to 15%t below normal levels, according to its latest figures. Read More »



Vietnam’s VietJet says it is ready to meet any rise in travel demand

After posting audited financial results confirming it was profitable in its first half, VietJet said it is on track to meet higher air traffic demand. Read More »




Cathay Pacific commits to 10% sustainable aviation fuel by 2030

Hong Kong’s Cathay Pacific has joined the flurry of airlines touting their environmental credentials with a pledge to use sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for 10% of its total consumption by 2030. Read More »



The Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam has recommended the Boeing 737 MAX can resume service

The Vietnamese regulator, the Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam (CAAV), has reviewed global data and recommended the 737 MAX can return to flying in its jurisdiction. Read More »



Regional aircraft manufacturer, ATR, names new vice president programmes

Guillaume Daudin has moved from Airbus to ATR as senior vice president programmes, effective from the first of this month. Read More »


Asia-Pacific Aerospace Briefs Today

Jet Aviation says its maintenance operation in Singapore has become its second facility to be awarded Aerospace Standards (AS/EN) EN 9110 certification in recognition of its quality management system. AS/EN certifications are based on ISO 9001 quality standards adapted for the aviation, space and defence industry. Read More »