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Week 42

Orient Aviation Daily Digest October 19, 2021

By Steve Creedy



Malaysia Airports reports a 74% surge in domestic traffic

Malaysia Airports has attributed a 74% increase in domestic traffic between August and September to the Langkawi travel bubble and the progress being made by Malaysia’s National Recovery Plan. Read More »



Australian domestic airlines and airports form joint approach to COVID-safe travel

Australia’s major domestic airlines and airports have joined forces to formulate an industry approach aimed at helping airline passengers navigate various state and territory travel requirements. Read More »




Travellers reap frequent flyer bonanza as Qantas Airways promises millions of award seats

Australians are looking at a frequent flyer windfall after Qantas Airways today announced its biggest ever single release of award seats. Read More »



Positive airline outlook yet to translate into capacity increases

A flurry of announcements about eased restrictions has set a buoyant tone in the airline industry but aviation data company, OAG, said this trend has yet to translate into capacity increases. 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 »



AirAsia ready for Sarawak after border restrictions eased

AirAsia has welcomed the reopening of travel between the Malaysian peninsula and Sarawak with a 30% discount on flights. Read More »



Hong Kong bans Air Canada Vancouver flights for two weeks

Air Canada scrambled to rebook passengers over the weekend after the Hong Kong health authorities banned the airline’s flights from Vancouver until October 29. Read More »



Regional Express 737s to return to service next month

Singapore-backed Australian carrier, Regional Express (REX), will resume domestic 737-800 services between Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra from November 15. Read More »



All Nippon Airways receives its final A380

All Nippon Airways (ANA) has received its third and final A380. Read More »




Sydney Airport takeover clears due diligence hurdle

A consortium making a A$23 billion (US$17 billion) for major Australian gateway, Sydney Airport, has cleared its first hurdle and finished its due diligence. Read More »



ST Engineering has announced the appointment of Timothy J. McBride as president of ST Engineering North America Inc effective November 1. Headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, McBride will oversee the group’s single largest market outside of Singapore, contributing about a quarter of its total revenue.


Asia-Pacific Aerospace Briefs Today

Korean Air is displaying its unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) expertise at the 2021 Seoul International Aerospace and Defense Industry Exhibition (at Seoul Airport. The biennial event, which runs until October 23, this year attracted 440 domestic and foreign companies. Korean Air’s display includes military, vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) and stealth UAVs as well as urban mobility traffic management systems and small satellite launch vehicles. Read More »