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Week 6

Orient Aviation Daily Digest February 8, 2022



Australia’s international border to reopen on February 21

Australia's international border will reopen to tourists, business travellers and other visa holders from February 21, the government has announced, adding a proviso that all arrivals into Australia must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Read More »



Capital A's Tony Fernandes calls for sustainable approach to COVID-19 travel rules

Capital A CEO, Tony Fernandes, has called on governments to abandon travel restrictions as a means to contain the pandemic. Read More »




All Nippon Airways offers pre-flight document verification on 19 routes

All Nippon Airways (ANA) has rolled out a pre-flight verification service, known as ANA Travel Ready. Read More »



Boeing 777-9X headed to Singapore Airshow

Boeing said a 777-9X flight test aircraft will make its Asia debut at next week's Singapore Airshow. Read More »




Virgin Australia resumes frequent flyer redemptions on Singapore Airlines flights

Virgin Australia (VA) said members of its Velocity frequent flyer program will again be able to use points to book reward seats on alliance partner, Singapore Airlines (SIA). Read More »



HSBC Global Research upgrades Cathay Pacific Airways to “buy”

Cathay Pacific Airways is forecast to return to profitability in 2022 and achieve double-digit return on equity the following year as a result of improving international revenue passenger kilometres (RPK), HSBC Global Research said in a research note dated February 7. Read More »




Klaus Heinemann has joined Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC) as a strategy consultant with the intention to take up the position of non-executive chairman of the regional aircraft leasing company after its emergence from Chapter 11. Read More »


Asia-Pacific Aerospace Briefs Today

Today's aerospace briefs include the latest news from Changi Airport Group, the Plaza Premium Group and SATS Ltd. Read More »