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Week 48

Orient Aviation Daily Digest December 1, 2021


Person of the Year 2021

Walter Cho named Orient Aviation’s Person of the Year

(Seoul, December 1, 2021) - Walter Cho, Chairman and CEO of Korean Air and Hanjin Group, has been named 2021 Person of the Year by Orient Aviation. Read More »



Hong Kong, Australia respond to Omicron with fresh travel restrictions

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government has introduced new restrictions for travellers arriving from locations with known cases of the new COVID-19 variant Omicron. Read More »



China Airlines joins A321neo club

Taiwan-headquartered China Airlines (CAL) has taken delivery of its first A321neo. Read More »



Cebu Pacific receives first A330-900

Philippines LCC, Cebu Pacific, has accepted delivery of the first of 16 A330neo wide-bodies it has on order. Read More »



Garuda Indonesia slumps deeper into the red

Garuda Indonesia has reported a net loss of US$1.7 billion for the nine months to September 30, a deterioration from a net loss of US$1.1 billion in the prior corresponding period. Read More »



Airbus reports promising results from world-first inflight sustainable fuel test

The initial results are available from a world-first study of the impact of 100% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) on both engines of a commercial jet and they look promising. Read More »



Airports call for scientific approach to new COVID-19 variant

Airports Council International World (ACI World) has called on governments to be pragmatic about their response to the new Omicron variant of COVID-19. Read More »



Dublin-headquartered SMBC Aviation Capital has appointed Aisling Kenny as its new chief financial officer, effective January 2022. Kenny joined the lessor in 2012 and has worked in restructuring, as head of funding and corporate tax and also head of the global functions of the business.


Asia-Pacific Aerospace Briefs Today

Cathay Pacific Cargo said it had launched a new digital booking platform, known as Click & Ship, offering a "full overview of pricing, schedule, and flight availability on a single page", as well as visibility of the operator's inventory and guaranteed space through direct booking. Read More »