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Week 39

Orient Aviation Daily Digest September 27, 2021

By Steve Creedy



Border reopening optimism prompts a flurry of Australian schedule updates

The Qantas Group on Monday reacted to signs of borders reopening in Australia with plans to reroute its flagship Perth-London service via Darwin while bringing forward the reopening date between Victoria and New South Wales. Read More »



Cebu Pacific Air primes for fourth quarter recovery

Cebu Pacific said it is ready for domestic travel recovery in the Philippines with increased flights in response to easing of quarantine restrictions. Read More »




HNA Group restructuring continues after chairman and chief executive questioned by police

HNA Group said its operations are “stable and orderly” after revealing its chairman and chief executive were removed by police due to suspected criminal offences. Read More »



Cathay Pacific Airways pilots denied Hong Kong work visas

Dozens of Cathay Pacific Airways pilots have been terminated after Hong Kong immigration officials denied them visas to relocate to the airline’s home port, according to the South China Morning Post. Read More »



Starlux Airlines serving nine destinations after adding Singapore route

Taiwan’s Starlux Airlines is now flying to nine destinations after launching a Taipei-Singapore service on September 23. Read More »




Nordic Aviation Capital names Norman C.T. Liu as incoming president

Industry veteran, Norman C. T. Liu, has taken up the full-time role of president of Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC) with immediate effect. Read More »


Asia-Pacific Aerospace Briefs Today

SIA Engineering Company (SIAEC) has signed a deal to expand airframe maintenance services for Hawaiian Airlines’ Airbus A330-200 fleet. SIAEC’s agreement with Hawaiian currently covers A330 heavy checks and painting and it will now be performing 12-year checks in Singapore starting March 2022. Read More »