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Week 42

Orient Aviation Daily Digest October 18, 2021

By Steve Creedy




AirAsia X Creditors to get less than 1% of money owed: report

AirAsia X creditors are to receive just 0.5 % of the money owed to them under a restructuring proposal reportedly contained in a 127-page explanatory document for November 12 meetings. Read More »



U.S. confirms reopening border to China and India from November 8

Airlines have welcomed confirmation by the U.S. government that it will reopen its borders to vaccinated travellers from 33 countries, including China and India, from November 8. Read More »




Australia introduces “vaccine passport” as airlines boost Sydney schedules

Australia will introduce an international proof of COVID vaccination from tomorrow. Read More »



Vaccinated Travel Lanes give Singapore Airlines a traffic ‘uptick’

Singapore Airlines (SIA) appears on track to reach a predicted 37% of pre-COVID levels by its third financial quarter as it continues to expand services and benefit from Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) arrangements. Read More »



Hong Kong International Airport records 18% rise in September air cargo traffic

Strong demand helped Hong Kong International Airport report a double digit rise in cargo traffic in September as passenger numbers also increased. Read More »



Advanced Master in Air Transport Management [OPEN FOR ENROLMENT]

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



September passenger traffic delivers mixed performance at China’s major carriers

Domestic passenger traffic for China’s big three airlines rebounded from a lacklustre August in September but demand remained well down on last year. Read More »



Peach Aviation offers unlimited travel passes

Japanese LCC, Peach Aviation, hopes to stimulate interest in domestic tourism with a series of measures that include one month passes allowing unlimited flying on the airline’s 33 domestic routes. Read More »



Hong Kong leads industry with adoption of new lithium battery safety program

CEVA Logistics operations at Hong Kong and Schiphol airports will lead the way in launching an industry certification aimed at promoting the safe handling and transport of lithium batteries. Read More »




Qatar Airways has appointed Chan Cheong Eu as senior manager for sales for North Asia. He will add the company’s Japan and Korea portfolio to his existing coverage of Greater China. Thomas Scruby, who had responsibility for Japan and Korea, is moving to the airline’s Doha headquarters as vice president distribution.


Asia-Pacific Aerospace Briefs Today

ST Engineering and UPS have entered into an agreement to work together on a skills progression programme that will provide on-the-job training to prospective aviation technicians. The companies said the initiative was among the first established between an airline and MRO service provider to provide training and career opportunities to people interested in an aircraft maintenance career.