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Week 47

Orient Aviation Daily Digest November 26, 2021

By Steve Creedy



Qantas Airways goes green with frequent flyer eco-scheme

Qantas Airways today launched what is believed to be a world first scheme to entice its 13 million frequent flyers to embrace carbon offsetting and other eco-friendly activities. Read More »



Asia-Pacific October passenger figures remained significantly depressed

October international passenger demand remained in the doldrums for Asia-Pacific airlines even as carriers benefited from a jump in freight traffic. Read More »



Cathay Pacific Airways cuts passenger flights over Christmas: report

Cathay Pacific Airways is reportedly cutting passenger flights in the peak Christmas-New Year season as it converts some inbound services to cargo only. Read More »



Europe considers time limits on vaccines

The European Commission has suggested people who received their last COVID-19 vaccine shot more than nine months ago should no longer be regarded as covered for air travel. Read More »



Airports of Thailand extending discounts for concessionaires and airlines to 2023

Airports of Thailand (AoT) will continue until 2023 discounts aimed at helping its concessionaire and airline customers weather the COVID-19 downturn. Read More »



Thai VietJet claims top spot for passengers and cargo

Thai VietJet has claimed the top spot for passenger and cargo in Thailand. Read More »



STARLUX Airlines to launch Taipei-Fukuoka route

STARLUX Airlines will start its third service to Japan in February with the promise of more to come as the delivery of new aircraft allows the Taiwanese carrier to expand its network. Read More »


Asia-Pacific Aerospace Briefs Today

AirAsia Group subsidiary, Asia Digital Engineering (ADE), has completed the first installation of Inmarsat’s GX Aviation inflight broadband solution. ADE said the installation on an AirAsia Airbus A320 marked an important milestone in its ambitions to become the preferred GX Aviation installation partner for all airlines in Southeast Asia.