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MARCH 2022

Week 13

Orient Aviation Daily Digest March 30, 2022



AAPA director general encouraged by momentum of international border re-openings

Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) director general, Subhas Menon, has welcomed re-openings of borders and the easing of travel restrictions in the Asia-Pacific. Read More »



Airbus A380 flies with 100% sustainable aviation fuel in one engine

Airbus has successfully completed a test flight with an A380 powered by 100% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). Read More »



Cathay Pacific Airways increases flying as restrictions ease at Hong Kong hub

Cathay Pacific Airways will add more flights to its schedule following the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region's (HKSAR) announcement that services from nine countries - Australia, Canada, France, India, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, UK and the U.S. – will resume to Hong Kong from April 1. Read More »



Thai Airways International updates progress of business rehabilitation plan

Thai Airways International (THAI) has informed the Stock Exchange of Thailand it has sold two CFM56-3C1 engines for 737-400 aircraft no longer in use for US$265,000. Read More »



Air New Zealand secures cargo contract extension to March 2023

Air New Zealand (Air NZ) has secured a 12-month contract extension, to March 2023, for the operation of cargo flights under the country's Maintaining International Air Connectivity (MIAC) scheme. Read More »



AirAsia Malaysia boosts Singapore network with five new routes

AirAsia Malaysia will operate five new routes from Singapore and boost frequencies between the city state and Kuala Lumpur as travel restrictions ease. Read More »



Boeing has named Stephanie Pope as president and CEO of its Boeing Global Services business, effective from April 1. Read More »


Asia-Pacific Aerospace Briefs Today

Perth Airport has launched a number of initiatives to support travellers with a disability. Read More »