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Week 43

Orient Aviation Daily Digest October 27, 2021

By Steve Creedy



Singapore expands Vaccinated Travel Lanes to Switzerland and Australia

Singapore Airlines (SIA) has moved quickly to capitalise on the opening of quarantine-free Vaccinated Travel Lanes (VTLs) to passengers from Australia from November 8. Read More »



U.S. outlines airline requirements for new travel rules

U.S. President, Joe Biden, signed a proclamation this week that lifts severe travel restrictions on 26 Schengen countries in Europe as well Ireland, China, India, South Africa, Iran and Brazil from November 8. Read More »



Airline group welcomes easing borders after dismal September international passenger numbers

Association of Asia Pacific Airlines director-general, Subhas Menon, has welcomed a move by governments away from zero-COVID regimes after September proved another disaster for international passenger demand. Read More »



Malaysia Airlines progressively reopens domestic lounges

Malaysia Airlines will reopen its domestic Golden Lounge at Kuala Lumpur International Airport from October 29. Read More »



Become a Well-rounded Aviation Leader

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 »



Thai Prime Minister pushes for ASEAN reopening

Thailand’s prime minister, Prayut Chan-o-cha, has urged ASEAN leaders to start reopening their borders and work together to address COVID-19. Read More »



Aerospace manufacturers outline net-zero emissions road map

Chief technology officers of seven major aerospace companies this week called on policymakers, research institutions, fuel producers and airport operators to build on progress in recent years to make the aviation industry more sustainable. Read More »



Korea’s airports prepare for post lockdown world

Korean authorities are working on international recovery plans for seven airports as border restrictions around the region ease. Read More »




East China airport traffic down 31%

The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has reported September passenger throughput for the 46 airports in East China fell 31.1 % year-on-year to 19.3 million. Read More »



Travel management platform, CWT, has appointed Laura Wang as director of global supplier management (GSM) China. Read More »


Asia-Pacific Aerospace Briefs Today

Fokker Services has signed a 10-year repair license agreement with Honeywell Aerospace for its LEAP engine accessories and line replaceable units. The contract means Fokker is now a Honeywell Aerospace authorized service centre and warranty repair shop for these components.