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Week 40

Orient Aviation Daily Digest October 7, 2021

By Steve Creedy



AirAsia Malaysia mandates vaccination and Super App check-in for flights

Adult travellers wanting to fly AirAsia Malaysia as it resumes services after the nightmare of COVID-19 will need to be fully vaccinated. Read More »



Britain eases travel advisories for several Asia-Pacific destinations

Britain is expected to reduce the list of “red ” countries after easing COVID travel advisories this week for a number of Asia-Pacific nations. Read More »




Vietnamese regulator recommends 10 domestic routes be reopened, backs Bamboo Airways U.S. aspirations

The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) has proposed 10 domestic routes be resumed after consulting 21 provinces and cities with airports about plans to safely reopen air transport. Read More »



Asian football enhances Panasonic’s inflight sports offering

Football fans will be able to follow their favourite teams at 30,000 feet thanks to a decision by Panasonic Avionics to add the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) to its in inflight live television sports offering. Read More »



Competition watchdog expects to complete Asiana Airlines takeover review by December

The head of the Korea Fair Trade Commission (KFTC) has told the lawmakers a review of Korean Air’s proposed takeover of Asiana Airlines will be completed by year-end. Read More »




Qantas Airways repatriation flight makes history

A record-breaking Qantas Airways repatriation flight carrying 107 passengers from Buenos Aires in Argentina touched down in Darwin Wednesday night after a marathon flight of 15,020kms lasting 17 hours and 25 minutes. Read More »



Aircraft lessor expects Thai Airways International rehabilitation plan to conclude in November

Aircraft lessor, Amedeo Air Four Plus, expects the Thai Airways International (THAI) rehabilitation plan to conclude in November, slightly later than it first scheduled. Read More »


Asia-Pacific Aerospace Briefs Today

Moody’s Investors Service has affirmed Singapore Technology Engineering’s (ST Engineering) Aaa issuer rating, but reassessed its baseline credit assessment from baa1 To a3. Read More »