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Week 48

Orient Aviation Daily Digest December 3, 2021



SpiceJet to accept two 777-200ERs into its fleet: report

India’s SpiceJet plans to introduce two 777-200ER wide-bodies to its fleet for long-haul passenger and/or cargo operations, local media has reported, citing unnamed industry sources. Read More »



India pushes back resumption of scheduled commercial international passenger services

India has delayed the resumption of scheduled commercial international passenger flights in response to the emergency created by the new COVID-19 Omicron variant, the country’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said. Read More »



Japan withdraws new bookings ban

Japan has cancelled a ban on new bookings for international flights into the country a day after the measure was introduced, local media reports, citing comments from the Ministry of Transport. Read More »



Virgin Australia resumes Sydney-Canberra route via Link Airways partnership

Virgin Australia (VA) will resume flights between Sydney and Canberra next year with Saab 340 B Plus aircraft operated under a wet lease agreement with Link Airways. Read More »



Asia-Pacific international freight volumes pick up in October

Asia-Pacific airlines benefited from global growth in cargo demand in October with a 7.9% increase in international air freight volumes, more than twice the previous month’s 4% expansion. Read More »



Binge entertainment ahead for Cathay Pacific Airways passengers; HBO Max to be offered to every seat

The inflight video binge will take on a new dimension when Cathay Pacific Airways premieres HBO Max in Asia with more than 200 hours of content in the first three months after its launch on January 1. Read More »



Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) has appointed Ryan Both as its new Executive General Manager Aviation, effective February 1. Both, who was previously CEO of Cobham Aviation Services and also has worked Eve Urban Air Mobility, succeeds Jim Parashos.


Asia-Pacific Aerospace Briefs Today

The Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) and CAPA - Centre for Aviation have announced a partnership whereby CAPA's interiors and fleet database, which comprises information on 4.5 million seats, 43,000 commercial aircraft, and IFE, and IFC OEMs, will serve as APEX's official aircraft interiors database. Read More »