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Orient Aviation Daily Digest December 13, 2021



AirAsia Philippines adds more domestic flights

AirAsia Philippines is planning more domestic flights during the Christmas and New Year period in response to a surge in demand for travel. Read More »



IATA signs agreement with Indonesia National Air Carriers Association

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) said the Indonesia National Air Carriers Association (INACA) will promote IATA's Standard Safety Assessment (ISSA) among its membership as part of an agreement between the two associations. Read More »



Omicron prompts India to extend international flight suspensions until late January

The suspension of scheduled international commercial passenger services to and from India has been extended by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) until 11:59 pm on January 31. Read More »



Air New Zealand introduces vaccination verification status to frequent flyer profiles

Air New Zealand (Air NZ) has updated its mobile app to make it easier for people to prove their vaccination status and meet new requirements taking effect this week. Read More »



American Airlines cancels Hong Kong route; adds Doha

American Airlines (AA) is discontinuing service to Hong Kong because of soft demand in Asia. Read More »



Airbus and Qatar Airways A350 dispute deepens

Airbus is preparing an independent legal assessment to address “mischaracterisation” by Qatar Airways of non-structural surface degradation on the hulls of the Gulf carrier's A350s. Read More »



Cathay Pacific to introduce tighter monitoring of pilots: report

Cathay Pacific Airways pilots face greater surveillance while staying at overseas hotels such as records of when they enter and leave their rooms and the use of a one-time room key, the South China Morning Post has reported, citing an email from the company that organises hotels for the airline's air crew. Read More »