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Orient Aviation Daily Digest January 21, 2022



Japan Airlines posts 21-month high for international passengers

In December, Japan Airlines (JAL) flew more than 100,000 passengers on its international network, its best non-domestic passenger numbers in almost two years. Read More »



Qantas Airways seeks termination of cabin crew agreement

Australia's Qantas Airways has applied to the country's Fair Work Commission to tear up its enterprise agreement with long-haul cabin crew. Read More »



Cathay Pacific Airways introducing pilot bonuses for "closed loop" flights: report

Cathay Pacific Airways is offering pilots a bonus of up to HK$29,000 (US$3,725) to be rostered on closed loop flights, reports Bloomberg, citing a staff memo. Read More »




India extends international flight suspensions

India has delayed the resumption of scheduled international passenger flights until February 28, the country's Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has said. Read More »



MAG CEO surprised new carriers permitted to enter Malaysian market

Malaysia Aviation Group (MAG) CEO, Captain Izham Ismail, this week expressed concern Malaysia would not be able to absorb the new airlines "flooding the market with unnecessary capacity". Read More »



Taiwan adds airport arrival testing to nine more countries

Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said this week passengers arriving from nine countries - Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam – will have to wait for the results of a government funded rapid RT-PCR COVID-19 test at the airport. Read More »


Asia-Pacific Aerospace Briefs Today

HAECO Group has signed off its first split scimitar winglet modification in tandem with a C Check for a Virgin Australia 737-800. The maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) provider said it has completed more than 110 winglet modifications on 737NGs, 757s and 767s. Read More »