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Week 38

Orient Aviation Daily Digest September 22, 2021

By Steve Creedy



Airbus unveils sleek new contender for urban mobility market

Airbus has unveiled a sleek electric vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) urban taxi that could be operating above Asian cities as early as 2025. Read More »



Kuala Lumpur International Airport launches private COVID screening facility

International passengers arriving at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) are now able to avoid long waits for COVID-19 testing after the airport has opened a private facility with eight locations across the complex. Read More »




Philippine Airlines creditors’ meeting scheduled for October

Creditors affected by the Philippines Airlines (PAL) decision to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the US are scheduled to meet on October 22, according to a regulatory filing. Read More »



Thailand extends COVID subsidies for domestic air travel

Thailand’s cabinet has extended a scheme to boost domestic travel to the end of February as a coronavirus outbreak that saw almost 11,000 new cases on Tuesday continues to batter the country’s tourism industry. Read More »




August traffic statistics put Indian airlines well ahead of 2020

India’s domestic airlines carried 6.7 million (67 lakh) passengers in August, a hefty 136.6% increase over the same month in 2020. Read More »



Thai Airways International to sell three more aircraft: report

Thai Airways International (THAI) is putting three more aircraft and a flight simulator up for sale, according to the Bangkok Post. Read More »



Sabre Corp has promoted travel veteran, Nicole Regel, to senior director overseeing Sabre Travel Solutions agency business across Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific. Read More »


Asia-Pacific Aerospace Briefs Today

Malaysia Airports Holdings has signed a strategic partnership with Maxis Bhd to co-develop smart airport capabilities. The group said Maxis would be managing the Wi-Fi and 5G-related network services and solutions at Kuala Lumpur International Airport. Read More »