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MARCH 2022

Week 11

Orient Aviation Daily Digest March 14, 2022



Asia-Pacific passenger demand up 19.4% in January: IATA

Air traffic demand at Asia-Pacific airlines, measured by revenue passenger kilometres (RPK), rose 19.4% in January compared with the same month in 2021, figures from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) show. Read More »



Japan Airlines to increase fuel surcharge for international routes

Japan Airlines (JAL) has applied to Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) to increase the fuel surcharge on international passenger tickets sold in Japan. Read More »



Hong Kong International Aviation Academy further enhances your training experience

The new campus and five specialised training centres have come into service in the Hong Kong International Aviation Academy (HKIAA). Read More »



Bangkok Airways targets 2.6 million passengers for calendar 2022

Bangkok Airways president, Puttipong Prasarttong-Osoth, said the airline expects to carry 2.6 million passengers and generate passenger revenue of 8.2 billion baht (US$245.5 million) in calendar 2022 amid a recovery from the worst effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More »



Malaysia Airlines boosts Kuala Lumpur-London service

Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB) plans to fly twice a day between Kuala Lumpur and London Heathrow from late June with A350-900s, local media has reported, citing comments from the airline's regional director for Europe and the UK, Daniel Bainbridge. Read More »



Capital A not to take up US$119 million government backed loan facility

Capital A, formerly AirAsia Group, said in a regulatory filing to the Bursa Malaysia it will not proceed with a 500 million ringgit (US$119 million) loan facility under the Malaysia government's guarantee scheme because it was "unable to accept and/or fulfil certain conditions". Read More »



Bamboo Airways extends MRO partnership with AFI KLM E&M

Vietnam’s Bamboo Airways has agreed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Air France Industries/KLM Engineering and Maintenance (AFI KLM E&M) that laid the foundations for extensive cooperation, the signatories said. Read More »


Asia-Pacific Aerospace Briefs Today

Today's briefs report news from EmbraerX, GE Aviation and Sabre Corporation. Read More »