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Week 48

Orient Aviation Daily Digest November 29, 2021



Singapore adds six countries to vaccinated travel lane program

Singapore will include Cambodia, Fiji, Maldives, Sri Lanka and Turkey in the country's vaccinated travel lane (VTL) program from December 9. Read More »



Garuda Indonesia and Singapore Airlines agree to MoU as VTL signed between two countries

The CEOs of Garuda Indonesia and Singapore Airlines (SIA) have deepened their partnership with an agreement “to explore a wide-ranging commercial partnership” that will “include potential alignment of frequent flyer programs, joint marketing activities and initiatives that will promote inbound tourism into Indonesia, subject to regulatory approval”, SIA’s Goh Choon Phong and Garuda’s Irfan Setiaputra, said in a joint statement on November 26. Read More »



Cathay Pacific Airways air crew resignations increasing: Reuters report

Cathay Pacific has told Reuters news agency pilot resignations have "risen beyond normal levels since the end of October". Read More »



Australia and Singapore restrict travel from threat of the COVID-19 Omicron variant

Singapore has closed its border to certain non-citizens who have been to seven countries in Africa - Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe – in response to the emergence of the COVID-19 Omicron variant. Read More »



AirAsia seeking extra frequencies on Malaysia domestic routes

AirAsia Malaysia CEO, Riad Asmat, has called on regulators to approve the LCC's request to boost frequencies on flights between Peninsular Malaysia and Sarawak for the Christmas and Chinese New Year period to support lower fares. Read More »



Virgin Australia orders compulsory vaccinations for international passengers

Virgin Australia (VA) has introduced a vaccination requirement for travellers on its international routes, effective immediately. Read More »



Vietnam regulator proposes increasing domestic capacity

The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) has proposed lifting the number of domestic flights and again to allow airlines to offer on board service beyond the supply of drinking water. Read More »


Asia-Pacific Aerospace Briefs Today

Global MRO, SR Technics, and VietJet have signed a US$150 million Memorandum of Understanding for MRO services on the LCC’s CFM56-5B engine fleet that powers its A320s and A321s. Read More »