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Week 41

Orient Aviation Daily Digest October 11, 2021

By Steve Creedy



High demand after Singapore Airlines expands Vaccinated Travel Lane flights

A weekend announcement that Singapore Airlines (SIA) was expanding quarantine-free Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) flights to 14 cities sparked high demand at the carrier that stretched its customer service system. Read More »



Tata Sons vows to rebuild Air India after $2.4 billion winning bid

Tata Sons has vowed to restore debt-laden Air India’s reputation after the company’s $2.4 billion winning bid for the flag carrier was confirmed on Friday. Read More »




Fiji reopens to international travellers

Fiji Airways is gearing up for the return of international travellers after prime minister, Frank Bainimarama, announced the easing of restrictions and an end to quarantine for partner countries. Read More »



Qantas reroutes Sydney-Singapore-London flights via Darwin hub

Qantas confirmed on Friday it had reached agreement to operate its flagship flights to London through the Northern Territory capital of Darwin rather than Perth or Singapore. Read More »



Bangkok among five Thai tourist areas looking at reopening from November 1

Bangkok, Pattaya and Chiang Mai are among five tourist areas set to reopen from November 1 provided they are not hit by large COVID outbreaks. Read More »



Advanced Master in Air Transport Management is now open for enrolment

This 18-month Master programme is jointly offered by the Hong Kong International Aviation Academy (HKIAA) and Ecole Nationale de l’Aviation Civile (ENAC) in Hong Kong. Read More »



Google Flights adds carbon emissions to travel results

Travel tool, Google Flights, has begun estimating carbon emissions for flights in its search results. Read More »



Japan Airlines and All Nippon Airways join forces on sustainable aviation fuels

Japanese and foreign airlines servicing Japan will require 2.3 million kilolitres of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) by 2050 to achieve net-zero CO2 emissions, according to a joint report by All Nippon Airways (ANA) and Japan Airlines (JAL). Read More »




Adelaide Airport has appointed Brenton Cox as managing director. Cox, who has been the airport’s executive general manager finance and corporate since 2013, takes up the post from December 10. He succeeds Mark Young, who has been in the role since 2011.


Asia-Pacific Aerospace Briefs Today

An update by Air Lease Corporation said the company delivered 16 new aircraft in the third quarter, including one A320neo, six A321neos, seven 737-8s and two 737-9s. Aircraft investments in the quarter totalled about $800 million, with the majority occurring in the second half of the three month period.