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Week 47

Orient Aviation Daily Digest November 25, 2021

By Steve Creedy



New Zealand’s tough border reopening excludes international visitors for five months

Indonesia, Fiji, India, Pakistan and Brazil will be removed from New Zealand’s “very high risk” classification list in coming weeks but the country will not reopen its borders to international visitors for five months. Read More »



Rex plans to take up to eight more 737-800s before year-end 2022

Australia’s Regional Express (Rex) is planning to significantly expand its domestic operations next year with the addition of up to eight 737 jets. Read More »



Asia-Pacific airports help to reduce carbon emissions

Sixty airports across the Asia-Pacific are addressing carbon emissions in programs that have produced 73,523 tonnes of CO2 savings over a one-year period. Read More »



Survey finds passengers who travelled during COVID-19 are likely to do so again

Travellers remain highly positive about air travel and have developed a more considered and informed view of the COVID-19 pandemic, a new survey has found. Read More »



India’s SpiceJet restarts 737 MAX flights

Budget airline, SpiceJet, restarted its 737 MAX operations on Tuesday with a confidence building flight from Delhi to Gwalior which hosted government and industry officials. Read More »



Luggage tracker has reunited 200 million people with their bags

Anyone whose luggage has headed off to destinations unknown can probably thank a tool that this year celebrates its 30th anniversary. Read More »



Turkish Aerospace Industries expands global reach with first Southeast Asian engineering office

Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) has set up its first Southeast Asian engineering and design office at the Cyberview Futurise campus in Sengalor, Malaysia. Read More »



Airports Council International (ACI) World’s Annual General Assembly has approved Sheik Aimen bin Ahmed Al Hosni, CEO of Oman Airports Management Company, as the new chair of its World Governing Board. Read More »


Asia-Pacific Aerospace Briefs Today

Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB) and UCSI Group have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to build a robust talent ecosystem enhancing the skills and capabilities of the workforce for greater economic development of the country. Read More »