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Week 7

Orient Aviation Daily Digest February 15, 2022



Airbus forecasts Asia-Pacific to be a main driver of industry recovery

Airbus chief commercial officer and head of Airbus international, Christian Scherer, forecast yesterday the Asia-Pacific will return to pre-COVID-19 levels within the next three years. Read More »



All Nippon Airways adds flights to its European and U.S. networks

All Nippon Airways (ANA) plans to add capacity on two European and two U.S. routes in response to passenger and cargo demand trends. Read More »




Korean Air to operate 737 MAX 8 schedule from March 1

Korean Air (KAL) intends to commence 737 MAX operations on March 1 after accepting the first of 30 of the type the airline has on order. Read More »



AirAsia X focuses on cargo services; sells belly space on its A330s

LCC AirAsia X (AAX) has managed to sell one third of its A330-300 fleet's belly space as it focuses on cargo to generate revenue. Read More »




China Southern Airlines domestic passenger numbers rise 10.5% in January

China Southern Airlines (CSA) flew 6.6 million passengers on its domestic network in January, up 10.5%, from six million in the same month in 2021. Read More »



Fiji Airways returning to New Zealand

Fiji Airways is heading back to New Zealand for the first time since the start of the pandemic with nonstop flights from Nadi to three destinations from March 14. Read More »




CDB Aviation, a 100% Irish subsidiary of China Development Bank Financial Leasing Co. Ltd (“CDB Leasing”), has appointed former GECAS senior executive, Ryan Barrett, as Head of Commercial, Asia-Pacific. Read More »



Asia-Pacific Aerospace Briefs Today

Today's aerospace briefs feature announcements from Boeing, Collins Aerospace and ST Engineering. Read More »