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Week 39

Orient Aviation Daily Digest September 28, 2021

By Steve Creedy



AirAsia X posts record quarterly loss

Malaysia’s AirAsia X has posted a record loss of RM24.62 billion ($US5.9 billion) for the quarter ended June 30. Read More »



Asia-Pacific cargo markets resilient in August amid continuing passenger woes

Strict border controls continued to wreak havoc on Asia-Pacific airlines in August as passenger numbers remained at 4% of August 2019 levels and carriers filled less than 35% of seats. Read More »




Above 50% of Asia-Pacific passengers confident of returning to the skies

More than half of the Asia-Pacific’s air passengers are confident they will flying within the next six months, but a big proportion of them expect to travel less and stick closer to home a new survey has found. Read More »



Air New Zealand and government join forces on sustainable aviation fuel

Air New Zealand (Air NZ) and the nation’s Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) are inviting “leaders in innovation” to demonstrate the feasibility of operating a commercial sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) plant in New Zealand. Read More »




All Nippon Airways helps passengers shrink the COVID paunch with new meal menu

All Nippon Airways (ANA) is introducing a range of diabetic, low-fat, low-calorie and low-salt meals on international flights from October 1. Read More »



Jetstar Asia and Qatar Airways renew cooperation at Changi Airport

Singapore’s Jetstar Asia and Gulf carrier, Qatar Airways, have re-established their interline connection at Changi Airport to allow passengers from Doha single-ticket travel to 10 destinations. Read More »



Popular A380 continues comeback at Emirates Airline

Dubai’s Emirates Airline, the world’s biggest operator of the double-decker A380, plans to boost cities served by the aircraft by 65%, to 27, of the type. Read More »



Korean Air first major global airline to go all-in on Amazon Web Services

Korean Air (KAL) has completed the migration of its entire IT infrastructure to Amazon Web Services Korea LLC (AWS). Read More »


Asia-Pacific Aerospace Briefs Today

HNA Group’s Hainan Airlines will receive US$5.9 billion in strategic investment, according to sources quoted by Reuters. The sources said the investment was disclosed by the leader of the government-led working group addressing HNA’s liquidity issues, Gu Gang, during a creditor meeting on yesterday. Read More »