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Orient Aviation Daily Digest December 15, 2021



All Nippon Airways expects full recovery to be further delayed

All Nippon Airways (ANA) said in a schedule update published yesterday its international operations will remain below a quarter of pre-COVID-19 levels until at least March 31, 2022. Read More »



VietJet reports quarterly profit to September 30

VietJet Aviation Joint Stock Company has reported a 72.9 billion dong (US$3.1 million) net profit for the three months to September 30, returning to the black from a net loss of 971.4 billion dong in the same three months of 2020. Read More »



Virgin Australia divorces Delta Air Lines, moves in with United Airlines

Virgin Australia (VA) Group has dumped decade long partner, Delta Air Lines, on trans-Pacific routes in favour of rival United Airlines (UA). Read More »



Qantas Airways opts for blended aviation fuel on famed Kangaroo route

Qantas Airways is to become the first Australian airline to use blended sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) on regular scheduled services. Read More »



Air New Zealand expects surge in demand after Auckland lockdown ends

Air New Zealand (AirNZ) is preparing for 12,000 customers to fly into and out of Auckland today after New Zealand’s biggest city ends 120 days of COVID-19 border restrictions. Read More »



Chinese aerospace scientists building prototype hypersonic passenger jet

A Chinese research team is building a prototype hypersonic plane with the aim of having a 10-person passenger plane capable of flying at Mach 5 in operation by 2035. Read More »


Asia-Pacific Aerospace Briefs Today

Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad (MAHB) is undergoing an open tender exercise for 226 commercial lots for retail, food and beverage and services businesses at its various airport sites in Malaysia following the recent improvement in air traffic movements as a result of the easing of air travel restrictions.