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Week 38

Orient Aviation Daily Digest September 24, 2021

By Steve Creedy



AirAsia Group optimistic about strong air travel recovery

AirAsia Group is confident of a strong recovery in air travel after recording “overwhelming demand” for recently reopened destinations in Malaysia, the Philippines and Thailand. Read More »



Cathay Pacific Airways announces new economy fare structure

Cathay Pacific Airways is introducing a three-tier fare structure better tailored to the travel needs of customers. Read More »




Taiwan adjusts quarantine procedures for Peru, Bangladesh and Brazil

Taiwan’s Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) is relaxing quarantine measures for passengers arriving from Peru, Bangladesh and Brazil from tomorrow. Read More »



China’s domestic passenger numbers decline 7% in July

Intra-China domestic passengers dropped by 7% in July, to 49 million, compared with July 2019 and international numbers remained down by 98%, figures released this week by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) show. Read More »



Birch or rotable plastic? Air New Zealand tests “eco-serviceware”

The push to phase out environmentally unfriendly single-use plastics has raised a question Air New Zealand is keen to answer: which replacement is best? Read More »




IATA lauds Gulf carrier’s application of its Travel Pass across six continents

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has applauded a move by Emirates Airline to be the first carrier to implement the association’s Travel Pass on six continents. Read More »



Japan Airlines boosts international flights from the end of October

Japan Airlines (JAL) plans to increase its flights to North America, Europe, Southeast Asia and Sydney from October 31 to January 31, 2022. Read More »



Is the COMAC C919 headed for a year-end delivery?

The long-awaited delivery to China Eastern Airlines (CEA) of the COMAC C919 airliner may be just around the corner. Read More »


Asia-Pacific Aerospace Briefs Today

Boeing Australia will be the foundation tenant of the new Wellcamp Aerospace and Defence Precinct in the Queensland regional centre of Toowoomba. The aerospace giant will build military drones in the precinct, owned by the privately-held Wagner Corporation. Read More »