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Week 49

Orient Aviation Daily Digest December 10, 2021



Japan Airlines domestic passengers top two million in November

Japan Airlines (JAL) flew more than two million passengers on its domestic network in November, preliminary figures published yesterday have revealed. Read More »



Air Lease Corporation delivers A321neo LR to Japan’s Peach Aviation

Air Lease Corporation (ALC) has delivered the first of two long-range A321neos to Japanese LCC and All Nippon Airways affiliate, Peach Aviation. Read More »



Malaysia Aviation Commission predicts positive industry outlook

The Malaysia Aviation Commission's (MAVCOM) expects airlines in Malaysia to transport between 32.6 million and 49 million passengers in calendar 2022. Read More »



Receding Omicron fears “well-position” China's “Big Three” carriers for recovery: analyst

Hong Kong’s HSBC has reiterated its confidence China’s big three airlines will benefit from a resurgence in travel confidence, despite the emergence of the Omicron variant of COVID-19. Read More »



IATA urges governments to follow World Health Organization advice on new variant

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has called on governments to follow World Health Organization (WHO) advice and immediately rescind travel bans introduced in response to the Omicron variant of the coronavirus. Read More »



Etihad’s claim of being first with green loyalty program in dispute

Both Etihad Airways and Qantas Airways are declaring they have launched the world’s first green loyalty program. Read More »


Asia-Pacific Aerospace Briefs Today

Elbe Flugzeugwerke, a joint venture between Airbus and ST Engineering, has announced its A320 passenger-to-freighter aircraft, A320P2F MSN2737, completed its first flight at Singapore's Seletar Aerospace Park on Wednesday. Read More »