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Week 40

Orient Aviation Daily Digest October 4, 2021

By Steve Creedy



Air New Zealand announces “no jab, no fly” policy

Air New Zealand (Air NZ) has told customers wanting to take international flights they have until February 1 next year to be fully vaccinated as part of a “no jab, no fly” policy. Read More »



Qantas Airways plans November restart of flights to London and Los Angeles

Qantas Airways has brought forward its planned restart of overseas scheduled flights to November 14 after the Australian government announced international borders will open earlier than expected. Read More »




COVID-19 an opportunity to rethink threat strategy says new ICAO boss

New International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) secretary general, Juan Carlos Salazar, believes COVID-19 offers a chance for the industry to rethink its approach to threats and update its strategies. Read More »



Philippine Airlines receives U.S. court approval to access US$505 million in financing

A U.S. Bankruptcy Court has given Philippine Airlines (PAL) permission to access US$505 million of debtor-in-possession financing that provides additional liquidity to meet the company’s obligations. Read More »



Malaysians favour domestic air travel

The majority of Malaysian air travellers expect to stick close to home as they dust off their travel plans over the next 12 months. Read More »




AirAsia Thailand adding routes in October

AirAsia Thailand is predicting a stronger fourth quarter tourism recovery as it expands its flight schedules this month by adding nine routes to the 11 already back in operation. Read More »



Visitors to Hong Kong down by 98.5% in the year to August

The good news in the latest Hong Kong August visitor arrival statistics was a 265% jump in mainland visitors compared with August last year. Read More »



Air New Zealand chief financial officer, Carrie Hurihanganui, has resigned to take on the role of chief executive of Auckland Airport from early in 2022.


Asia-Pacific Aerospace Briefs Today

Qantas Airways is reportedly in talks to replace its 717 and Fokker 100 regional jets. Industry sources told Reuters the airline was looking at A220s and Embraer’s E2. It is expected to announce a tender within days. Read More »