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Week 40

Orient Aviation Daily Digest October 5, 2021

By Steve Creedy



Asia-Pacific airline losses expected to drop sharply to US$2.4 billion in 2022

Asia-Pacific airline losses are forecast to fall from an estimated US$11.2 billion this year to $2.4 billion in 2022 as the region begins the long climb out of the COVID crisis. Read More »



Qantas Group finalises 10-year domestic fleet renewal program involving 100 aircraft

Qantas Group has confirmed it is in the final stages of a formal tender process that will result in more than 100 new narrow-body aircraft entering its fleet. Read More »



Global airline industry commits to net- zero carbon emissions by 2050

An overnight vote by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to commit to net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 places a heavy reliance on sustainable aviation fuels (SAF). Read More »



Call for an end to ‘wildly inconsistent’ COVID travel restrictions

Wildly inconsistent COVID-19 travel restrictions are stalling the recovery of air transport and the rationale for retaining them no longer exists, according to International Air Transport Association (IATA) director-general, Willie Walsh. Read More »




Shanghai to host 2022 International Air Transport Association AGM

China Eastern Airlines will host the 78th International Air Transport Association annual general meeting (AGM) in Shanghai from June 19 to June 21 next year. Read More »



Airports hit back at airline claims of “outrageous” pricing

Airports Council International World (ACI World) has described comments by airlines that increased charges by airports and air navigation service providers (ANSPs) could stall recovery as disappointing and out of context. Read More »




Emirates and Qantas renew alliance until 2028

Emirates Airline and Qantas Airways are promising a bonanza for frequent flyers after announcing a deal on Monday to extend their alliance for another five years. Read More »



China grants regional subsidies to 54 Mainland airlines

The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has awarded 54 airlines more than 1.5 billion yuan (US$233 million) in subsidies under the 2022 budget for domestic regional air routes. Read More »



Air New Zealand adds quarantine flights to Australia

Air New Zealand has added 25 quarantine “red” flights to Australia in its January schedule to match the New Zealand Government’s release of managed isolation and quarantine (MIQ) rooms. Read More »



IATA’s 2021 diversity and inclusions awards, announced at its AGM in Boston, have gone to Air India executive director, Harpreet A. de Singh, as an inspirational role model and McLarens Aviation’s first female engineer in the Middle East and Asia region and Lalitya Dhavala, the high-flyer award winner. All Nippon Airways won the diversity and inclusion team award. Read More »


Asia-Pacific Aerospace Briefs Today

Malaysia Aviation Group’s MASkargo has become the first carrier in the Asia-Pacific to use the CargoAi digital air cargo solution platform to distribute its global capacity. Read More »