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Week 41

Orient Aviation Daily Digest October 12, 2021

By Steve Creedy



Former Cebu Pacific executive launching U.S. backed Australian airline

Former Cebu Pacific chief commercial officer and FlyArystan chief executive, Tim Jordan, is taking on a new challenge with an audacious plan to launch a low-cost Australian carrier called Bonza. Read More »



European push by Hong Kong’s Plaza Premium Group gathers steam with Gatwick lounge opening

Hong Kong’s Plaza Premium Group said its newest lounge at London Gatwick Airport reinforces its strategic presence in the UK and its growing foothold in Europe. Read More »




Thai PM urges expanded national reopening targets

Thai prime minister, Prayut Chan-o-cha, wants Thailand to reopen to at least 10 low-risk countries from November 1 so it can take advantage of the year-end holiday period. Read More »



Singapore Airlines launches seasonal services to Vancouver and Seattle

Singapore Airlines (SIA) is launching a four-times weekly seasonal service to Vancouver in Canada and onto the U.S. city of Seattle from December 2 to February 15. Read More »



Airbus records one aircraft order in September

Airbus delivered 40 aircraft in September as the European manufacturer received just one order for the month. 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 »




Greater Bay Airlines receives its air operator’s certificate

Low-cost start-up, Greater Bay Airlines, has received an air operator’s certificate (AOC) from the Hong Kong Civil Aviation Authority in what it characterised as a first essential step toward commercial operations. Read More »



Virgin Australia brings forward Fiji launch date

The Fijian government’s reopening plan has prompted Virgin Australia to advance the date for resumption of flights by a week, to December 16, to better align with start of Australia’s holiday season. Read More »


Asia-Pacific Aerospace Briefs Today

Japanese start-up, Toki Aviation Capital, has signed a lease agreement with Nordic Aviation Capital for two ATR72-600s with a planned 2022 entry into service. Read More »