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Week 6

Orient Aviation Daily Digest February 9, 2022



Malaysia to welcome international visitors from March 1

Malaysia’s National Recovery Council (NRC) chairman, Muhyiddin Yassin, said this week international travellers will be able to enter the country without quarantine from March 1, local media has reported. Read More »



Korean Air rolls out biometric self-boarding at Seoul Gimpo Airport

Select Korean Air (KAL) passengers travelling on domestic routes departing from Seoul Gimpo Airport can now board their flights with a scan of their palms, rather than using a boarding pass. Read More »




Airline optimism dampened by Omicron and unrelenting cost pressures: IATA

The number of airline executives expecting a better bottom line in the period ahead has fallen amid fresh worries about the impact of the COVID-19 Omicron variant and cost pressures on their operations, figures from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) show. Read More »



Boeing purchases 7.5 million litres of sustainable aviation fuel

Boeing has signed a contract to buy 7.5 million litres of a sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) from EPIC Fuels to support its commercial aircraft business in the U.S. states of Washington and South Carolina. Read More »




U.S. carriers adjust Australia network

American Airlines has suspended its nonstop Los Angeles-Sydney route for the month of May, according to media reports citing schedules loaded into global distribution systems (GDS). Read More »



Cebu Pacific Air reports 90% plus take-up of online booking service

Cebu Pacific Air (CEB) said its passengers have embraced recently introduced flexible options that allow flight changes to be made online. Read More »



Asia-Pacific Aerospace Briefs Today

Today's aerospace briefs feature the latest news from dnata and ALSIM Simulators. Read More »