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Week 42

Orient Aviation Daily Digest October 20, 2021

By Steve Creedy



Battered by COVID-19 restrictions, Cathay Pacific sees some improvement in passenger traffic

Hong Kong’s strict COVID-19 restrictions resulted in September passenger numbers at Cathay Pacific Airways to fall into a now familiar pattern remaining 94% below pre-pandemic levels. Read More »



Thai AirAsia’s revised restructuring plan approved

The board of Thai AirAsia major shareholder, Asia Aviation Plc (AAV), has approved a revised restructuring plan that will be put to an extraordinary general meeting of shareholders on November 26. Read More »




Vietnam’s regulator proposes full resumption of domestic flights from December

The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) has submitted a proposal to resume normal domestic flying from December if COVID-19 cases are under control, according to government media reports. Read More »



Korean Air to resume flights to Hawaii after 19-month suspension

A Korean Air (KAL) scheduled service will head to Hawaii on November 3 for the first time since early April 2020. 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 »



Rolls-Royce and Boeing in successful 100% sustainable fuel flight

Evidence continues to mount that 100% sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) can be successfully used in aircraft engines after a successful test flight by Rolls-Royce, Boeing and World Energy. Read More »



Thai Airways International unveils schedules for almost 30 international destinations

Financially-embattled Thai Airways International (THAI) is making a comeback on international routes with an ambitious northern winter schedule that will see it resume flights to a number of its regular destinations. Read More »



Virgin Australia reports bookings surge as domestic restrictions ease

Virgin Australia (VA) experienced a 134% increase in bookings and website traffic surged after governments in the Australian states of Victoria and Queensland released details of their border re-openings. Read More »



Sydney Airport September traffic ravaged by COVID-19 restrictions

Sydney Airport hosted just 42,000 passengers in September, down 98.8 % on the same month in 2019, as the impact of domestic and international lockdowns continued to ravage traffic. Read More »




Boeing Global Services CEO, Ted Colbert, has been named Black Engineer of the Year for 2022 by Black Engineer & Information Technology magazine. Read More »


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