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MARCH 2022

Week 12

Orient Aviation Daily Digest March 22, 2022



CAAC confirms China Eastern Airlines 737-800 crash: rescue teams report no sign of survivors

A China Eastern Airlines (CEA) 737-800, registration B-1791, has crashed about 120nm west of Guangzhou in southern China. Read More »



Hong Kong executes policy U-turn on flight bans and quarantine

Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) chief executive, Carrie Lam, said yesterday bans on flights from nine countries will be lifted on April 1 and hotel quarantine on arrival will be cut from 14 days to seven days from the same date. Read More »



Garuda Indonesia receives second extension to deadline for debt restructuring

An Indonesian court has granted Garuda Indonesia a second extension for completion of the airline’s required debt restructuring, the Reuters news agency reports, citing comments from an unnamed case official. Read More »



Australian airlines flew 2.6 million domestic passengers in January

Australia’s carriers transported 2.6 million passengers on domestic flights in January, up 54.8% from 1.7 million passengers flown in the same month a year earlier, reports the country's Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE). Read More »



Singapore Airlines plans 62 flights a week to North America by June: report

Singapore Airlines (SIA) has scheduled a return to Newark Liberty Airport with daily flights to resume from March 28, Singapore's The Straits Times has reported, citing comments from SIA regional vice president for the Americas, Joey Seow. Read More »



India’s domestic passengers up 20% in February: IndiGo tops air traffic table

Indian airlines flew 7.7 million passengers on domestic flights in February, up 20.1% month-on-month from 6.4 million passengers carried in January. Read More »



ST Engineering said Joseph Leong had resigned as a non-independent non-executive director of the company and will step down from the board on April 1. Read More »


Asia-Pacific Aerospace Briefs Today

Today's briefs report news on Brisbane Airport and Ezhou Huahu Airport. Read More »