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Week 40

Orient Aviation Daily Digest October 6, 2021

By Steve Creedy



Air fares to spike short-term from capacity constraints: IATA boss

Air fares will rise because airlines will not have enough aircraft to cope with a surge in demand after passengers return to travelling again, International Air Transport Association (IATA) boss, Willie Walsh, predicts. Read More »



Global aviation sector rallies behind 2050 net-zero carbon emissions goal

Airports, manufacturers and air navigation service providers have rallied behind the push to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050. Read More »




Passengers frustrated by travel restrictions also see test costs as barrier to flying

Passengers are increasingly frustrated by a plethora of COVID-19 travel restrictions imposed by governments on travellers and also regard the cost of testing as a barrier to travel, a new survey has found. Read More »



AirAsia Group receives approval for US$119.6 million loan

AirAsia Group says approval from financial guarantee insurer Danajamin Nasional for an 80% guaranteed loan of up to RM500 million (US$119.6m) signals strong support for its recovery plans. Read More »




Thailand eyes more travel bubbles after reducing quarantine requirements

Travel bubbles with South Korea and India are reportedly on the Tourism Authority of Thailand’s (TAT) radar after the decision to reduce Thai quarantine requirements for vaccinated travellers. Read More »



U.S. border reopening date still unclear

Airlines have no clarity on a date for easing COVID restrictions for vaccinated visitors to the U.S. despite an avalanche of bookings. Read More »



Korean Air wins first Airbus award for A220 operational excellence

A superior on-time performance (OTP) has landed Korean Air (KAL) the first Airbus award for A220 operational excellence. Read More »



Air Niugini flies to the Philippines

Air Niugini’s scheduled 737 flights between Port Moresby and Manila have resumed after an easing of restrictions. Read More »



Rolls-Royce has announced that influential Airbus executive, Grazia Vittadini, will succeed Rolls-Royce chief technology officer (CTO), Paul Stein, when he steps down next year. Vittadini is currently CTO at Airbus. Read More »


Asia-Pacific Aerospace Briefs Today

Japan Airlines (JAL) has signed with Thomas Global Systems to equip the airline’s 767-300/300ER fleet with the TFD-7000 Series drop-in liquid crystal display (LCD) flight displays. Read More »