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MARCH 2022

Week 10

Orient Aviation Daily Digest March 9, 2022



Cathay Pacific Group reports reduced losses for 2021 fiscal year

Cathay Pacific has reported an attributable loss of HK$5.527 billion for the year to December 31, 2021. Read More »



Embraer launches passenger-to-freighter conversion program

Brazil-headquartered air framer, Embraer, has launched a passenger-to-freighter (P2F) conversion program for its E190 and E195 regional jet family. Read More »




Malaysia to re-open international border on April 1

Malaysia’s prime minister, Ismail Sabri Yaakob, said restrictions on international travel will be removed on April 1 as the country transitions to “an endemic phase” of COVID-19. Read More »



ANA HOLDINGS INC. sets AirJapan on course for 2023 take off

ANA HOLDINGS INC. said its new airline, AirJapan, which will target medium-haul international routes, will commence commercial flights in the second half of next year. Read More »



Qantas to add four more E190s to Alliance wet lease agreement

Alliance Aviation Services said in a regulatory filing to the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) that Qantas had exercised options to wet lease another four Embraer E190 regional jets. Read More »



Finnair tweaks Asian network to avoid flying through Russian airspace

Finnair will maintain nonstop flights between Helsinki and Shanghai once a week and Helsinki-Seoul Incheon three times a week. Read More »



Australia’s Bonza loses COO before its launch flight

Peter McNally has stepped down as chief operating officer of Australian start-up carrier, Bonza, the Australian Financial Review has reported, citing comments from an airline spokesperson. Read More »


Asia-Pacific Aerospace Briefs Today

Today's aerospace briefs report news from Boeing. Read More »