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Orient Aviation Daily Digest December 17, 2021



All Nippon Airways domestic passengers reach 12 month high in November

All Nippon Airways (ANA) monthly traffic report showed it flew 2.1 million domestic passengers in November, the highest monthly total since November 2020 when it carried 2 million passengers. Read More »



AirAsia Thailand launches vaccinated travel lane flights between Bangkok and Singapore

AirAsia Thailand will commence Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) flights between Bangkok Don Mueang and Singapore from December 29. Read More »



China Airlines reports 11% month-on-month passenger growth

China Airlines' (CAL) monthly report showed the Taiwan-based carrier flew 10,508 passengers in November, up 11.3% month-on-month from 9,443 air travellers in October. Read More »



Qantas Airways optimistic despite expected US$789.2 million first-half EBIT loss

Qantas Airways said it has accelerated the repair of its balance sheet even as it predicted a first-half earnings loss before interest and tax (EBIT) of A$1.1 billion (US$789.2 million) for the airline. Read More »



Singapore Airlines signs Letter of Intent for seven A350 freighters with five options

Singapore Airlines (SIA) will become the first airline to operate the A350 freighter after it signed a Letter of Intent to buy seven of the recently launched type and options for another five. Read More »



Korean Air drone technology cuts maintenance inspection times by 60%

Korean Air (KAL) has developed world-first technology to inspect aircraft using a drone “swarm”. Read More »


Asia-Pacific Aerospace Briefs Today

Pratt & Whitney this week welcomed its eighth Asia-Pacific facility in its GTF MRO Network, Korean Air’s maintenance and engineering division. The Seoul MRO will service PW1100G-JM engines for A320neo family engines and also offer full disassembly, assembly and test capability. Read More »


From The Publisher

To all our readers of the Orient Aviation Daily Digest thank you for your support in another tumultuous year in Asia-Pacific commercial aviation. Read More »