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MARCH 2022

Week 9

Orient Aviation Daily Digest March 4, 2022



All Nippon Airways and Japan Airlines cancel European services; operate new flight paths to Europe

Japan's two largest airlines, All Nippon Airways (ANA) and Japan Airlines (JAL), cancelled all European services yesterday and have made the same decision for all but a handful of flights today and tomorrow in response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Read More »



Philippine Airlines starts vaccinated travel lane flights to Singapore

Philippine Airlines (PAL) has commenced twice daily flights between Manila and Singapore as the Philippines joins Singapore's Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) program. Read More »




Finnair to resume service to Tokyo Narita

Finnair will restart nonstop flights between its Helsinki hub and Tokyo Narita from March 9. Read More »



IATA reports lower aircraft accident rate in 2021

There were fewer aircraft accidents in 2021, figures from the International Air Transport Association's (IATA) annual safety report show. Read More »



BOC Aviation to lease 11 737 MAX 8s to Canada’s Lynx Air

BOC Aviation will purchase 11 737 MAX 8s direct from Boeing with the narrow-bodies earmarked for long-term lease to Canadian start-up LCC, Lynx Air. Read More »



Indonesia evaluating quarantine rule changes for Bali

Indonesia will begin a trial of quarantine-free travel to the popular tourist destination of Bali from March 14. Read More »



Tata Sons will recommence its search for a CEO to run Air India after the chosen candidate had a change of heart. Read More »


Asia-Pacific Aerospace Briefs Today

Today's aerospace briefs report news from Air Transport Services Group, Airbus, Elbe Flugzeugwerke and ST Engineering. Read More »