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MARCH 2022

Week 12

Orient Aviation Daily Digest March 23, 2022



Civil Aviation Administration of China teams lead investigation into fatal China Eastern Airlines crash

Shanghai-headquartered China Eastern Airlines (CEA) accident investigators are working with Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) teams to determine why one of the carrier’s 737-800s fell 29,100 feet from the sky and crashed in mountainous terrain killing all 132 passengers and crew on board. Read More »



Malaysia Airlines expanding international network as borders reopen

Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB) will add more flights to Thailand and resume nonstop services to India as Malaysia opens its international borders once again. Read More »



Changi Airport reports 703,000 passengers for February

Singapore Changi Airport had 703,000 passengers travel through its terminals in February, down 2.4% month-on-month from 720,000 in January. Read More »



China domestic passenger numbers increase 9% month-on-month in January

Airlines in China flew 29.4 million passengers on domestic flights in January, up 9% month-on-month from 27 million passengers in December 2021, figures from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) show. Read More »



Air New Zealand reopening five airport lounges

Air New Zealand (Air NZ) has updated reopening times for its international premium passenger lounges after the New Zealand government brought forward the reopening of the country's border for non-citizens and residents. Read More »



Hong Kong Airport passenger numbers for February up 21.1% over January

Passengers travelling through Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) rose 21.1% month-on-month, to 86,000 in February, from 71,000 in January. Read More »



Air Charter Service has named Nick Davis as head of its group charter team. Read More »


Asia-Pacific Aerospace Briefs Today

Today's briefs report news from DHL Express, Gevo, oneworld and Neste. Read More »