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Week 40

Orient Aviation Daily Digest October 8, 2021

By Steve Creedy



Asian countries taken off UK red list as more entry requirements eased

Thailand, the Philippines, Myanmar and Nepal are among 47 countries that will be removed from the UK government’s red list from October 11 after authorities confirmed today the list will shrink to seven nations. Read More »



Airports warn governments to embrace science over politics in COVID reopening

A high-level International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) conference will be warned governments should reject politics for a scientific and harmonised approach to reopening borders. Read More »




Experts raise doubts about Bali’s reopening plan

The Indonesian government’s plan to reopen Bali to several destinations from October 14 has received a lukewarm reception from some experts. Read More »



VietJet Air confirms plans to resume domestic flights from October 10

Vietnamese carrier, VietJet Air, plans to open seven domestic routes from Sunday as part of a wider move to resume domestic flying in Vietnam. Read More »



Malaysia Airlines launches improved customer service platform

Malaysia Airlines is rolling out a “hyper-personalised” customer service platform that aims to give passengers more control over their journeys and keeping them better informed. Read More »




Air Seychelles enters administration

Air Seychelles has blamed Etihad Airways and the COVID pandemic for the appointment of administrators to restructure its operations. Read More »



ATR embraces digital experiences with new customer experience studio

Regional aircraft manufacturer, ATR, has inaugurated a customer experience studio at its French headquarters in Toulouse, which it said is the first of its kind in the aeronautical industry. Read More »



Emirates Airline inks deal for HBO Max streaming service

Emirates Airline has struck a deal with WarnerMedia to become the first airline in the region to feature the media giant’s premium HBO Max streaming service. Read More »


Asia-Pacific Aerospace Briefs Today

AerCap Holdings signed lease agreements for 42 aircraft in the third quarter - five wide-body and 37 narrow-body aircraft. It purchased five A320neo Family aircraft and two from the Boeing 737 MAX family. Sale transactions for 11 aircraft were executed and the company signed financing transactions worth about US$1.1 billion.