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Week 44

Orient Aviation Daily Digest November 5, 2021

By Steve Creedy



Qantas Airways looks at Asian opportunities; CEO pledges to restore capacity as quickly as possible

Qantas Group CEO, Alan Joyce, denied the airline is trying to profiteer during the industry recovery and said the company is trying to get capacity back “as fast as we can”. Read More »



Vietnam unveils plans for international travel

Vietnam has announced a phased plan to welcome back fully-vaccinated tourists without the need to quarantine. Read More »




Air Lease Corp forecasts growing demand; reaps Q3 benefits from industry recovery

Influential aircraft lessor, Air Lease Corp. (ALC), said an improving airline industry delivered good third-quarter results, including record high rental revenues, total assets, and lease placements. Read More »



Hong Kong airport considering segregating Mainland passengers as workers receive third vaccine dose

Hong Kong airport plans to segregate passengers arriving from China to avoid cross-infection among inbound passengers. Read More »



QantasLink to connect wine regions using Embraer jets to open routes

In what may be a shot across the bow of proposed Australian low-cost carrier airline, Bonza, QantasLink is linking key wine producing areas in New South Wales and South Australia using Embraer EI90 jets. Read More »



[FINAL CALL] Advanced Master in Air Transport Management

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 »



Fiji Airways promotes first woman in 70 years to command widebody jet

Fiji Airways has announced the promotion of the first woman to command a widebody aircraft in its 70-year history. Read More »



VietJet and Safran extend co-operation

Vietnam’s Vietjet and Safran have signed a strategic partnership to expand their existing US$10 billion cooperation agreement, including establishing a maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO) capability. Read More »



Dnata has appointed Guillaume Crozier as senior vice president UAE Cargo responsible for dnata's cargo business at hub airports in the United Arab Emirates. Read More »


Asia-Pacific Aerospace Briefs Today

Denmark's A.P. Moller-Maersk will buy freight forwarder, Senator International, along with two Boeing aircraft as it moves to diversify beyond ocean shipping. Maersk will acquire the German logistics and air freight firm for an enterprise value of about US$644 million.