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Week 48

Orient Aviation Daily Digest November 30, 2021



IATA urges caution on Europe’s proposed nine month limit on vaccines

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has criticised a European Commission (EC) recommendation that COVID-19 certificates used by fully vaccinated air travellers should lapse nine months after the last vaccine was administered unless they get a booster shot. Read More »



Thai AirAsia restructuring approved

A shareholders meeting of Thai AirAsia parent, Asia Aviation Ltd (AAV), late last week overwhelmingly approved resolutions to restructure the budget carrier. Read More »



Vietnam Airlines reports US$154 million Q3 loss

Vietnam Airlines recorded a net loss of more than VND3.5 trillion (US$154.2 million) in its third quarter, to September 30, as COVID-19 affected revenues at its flying, airport and engineering businesses. Read More »



Air New Zealand to only support proven sustainable tourism businesses in 2022

Air New Zealand (Air NZ) announced on Monday it will sell only activities and attractions awarded a Qualmark endorsement for their commitment to quality, safety and sustainability from March 31 next year. Read More »



Japan bans foreigner arrivals

Japan’s Prime Minister, Fumio Kishida, said yesterday all foreign arrivals would be banned from entering the country in response to the new Omicron variant of COVID-19. Read More »



Air India opens bookings for Melbourne

Air India said in a post on Twitter it will recommence nonstop flights between Delhi and Melbourne from December 15. Read More »


Asia-Pacific Aerospace Briefs Today

Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad (MAHB) has reported a 182.3 million ringgit (US$43 million) net loss for the three months to September 30 2021, an improvement from a net loss of 319.7 million ringgit in the same three months in 2020. Revenue rose 16.3% to 461.3 million ringgit, MAHB said in a regulatory filing to the Bursa Malaysia.