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Orient Aviation Daily Digest January 18, 2022



Singapore Airlines passenger numbers almost double in December

Singapore Airlines (SIA) group carriers flew 596,300 passengers in December, a 97.3% improvement from the 302,300 passengers flown in November. Read More »



VietJet to resume Ho Chi Minh City-Bangkok nonstop flights

LCC VietJet will resume nonstop flights between Ho Chi Minh City and Bangkok Suvarnabhumi from January 21, serving the route twice a week with A321s. Read More »




New Malaysian carrier receives conditional approval for air service licence

A new airline backed by private interests based in Malaysia has received conditional approval from local authorities for an air service licence (ASL). Read More »



China suspends more routes due to Omicron

The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has suspended Sichuan Airlines flights from Vancouver to Chengdu, United Airlines services from San Francisco to Shanghai, the China Southern Airlines routes from Nairobi to Changsha and five services flown by Lufthansa Airlines to China, including Frankfurt to Shanghai and Frankfurt to Shenyang. Read More »



Malaysia Airports reports 30% month-on-month domestic passenger growth

Malaysia Airports said its airports in Malaysia handled 2.8 million domestic passengers in December, up 30% month-on-month from 2.2 million in November. Read More »



Frederic Leger has been confirmed in the position of Senior President for Commercial Products and Services at the International Air Transport Association (IATA). Read More »



CDB Aviation, a wholly owned Irish subsidiary of China Development Bank Financial Leasing Co. Ltd. (“CDB Leasing”), has appointed Michelle Wu Head of Commercial, Greater China. Read More »


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