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Week 4

Orient Aviation Daily Digest January 27, 2022



Airbus launches cargo service with BelugaST transport aircraft

Airbus has launched a freight service using its fleet of BelugaST oversize transport aircraft. The service, Airbus Beluga Transport, will target the aeronautic, energy, humanitarian, maritime, military and space sectors. Read More »



“Stellar year” for air cargo: IATA report

Total cargo freight tonne kilometres (CTK), a measure of demand, at Asia-Pacific carriers was up 4.1% in December compared with the same month in 2019, figures from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) report. Read More »




Hong Kong Airport records 28.3% air passenger growth for December

Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) handled 154,000 passengers in December, up 28.3% month-on-month from 120,000 passengers in November. Read More »



All Nippon Airways cancels 3,865 domestic flights to February 28

Japan's All Nippon Airways (ANA) has cancelled 3,865 domestic flights from today to February 28 due to the impact of COVID-19 on passenger demand. Read More »



China Airlines flew 15,533 passengers in December

Taiwan’s China Airlines (CAL) flew 15,533 passengers in December, an increase of 47.8% month-on-month from 10,508 passengers in November. Read More »



Malaysia Aviation Group's MHFlySafe receives Bureau Veritas certification

Malaysia Aviation Group (MAG) said the MHFlySafe campaign had been certified by Bureau Veritas Certification Malaysia for the group carriers, Malaysia Airlines, Firefly and MASWings, as well as the group’s ground handling company, AeroDarat Services. Read More »



Air New Zealand (Air NZ) has named former United and Hertz executive, Alexandria Marren, as its chief operating officer, succeeding Carrie Hurihanganui, who has accepted a new role as CEO of Auckland International Airport. Read More »


Asia-Pacific Aerospace Briefs Today

Raytheon Technologies Corporation, the parent company of Collins Aerospace and Pratt & Whitney, has reported a net profit of US$3.9 billion for the 12 months to December 31, swinging back to the black from a US$3.1 billion net loss in the previous year. Read More »