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APRIL 2022

Week 14

Orient Aviation Daily Digest April 4, 2022



Asiana Airlines extends Lufthansa Technik maintenance contract

South Korea's Asiana Airlines has renewed a repair and overhaul contract (MRO) with Lufthansa Technik for another five years. Read More »



U.S. NTSB team headed to southern China to support China Eastern Airlines crash probe

The U.S. National Transport Safety Board (NTSB) has announced a team of investigators is travelling to southern China to support the investigation into the crash of China Eastern Airlines (CEA) flight MU5735. Read More »



Malaysia targets two million visitors following the re-opening of its borders

Malaysia is hoping to welcome two million visitors in the remaining nine months of 2022, minister for tourism, arts and culture, Nancy Shukri, has told local media. Read More »



LATAM re-establishes flights to Auckland and Sydney

South American carrier, LATAM, has resumed flights from Chile’s Santiago to Auckland and Sydney after a prolonged absence due to the pandemic. Read More »



Cebu Pacific flags increase in domestic capacity

Cebu Pacific said its domestic capacity is expected to exceed pre-COVID-19 levels in April as a result of an ongoing recovery in operating conditions. Read More »



Virgin Australia puts the spotlight on business class fares

Virgin Australia (VA) has announced a reduction in business class fares that positions the cost of a seat at the front of its aircraft up to 60% below pre-COVID-19 levels. Read More »



AirAsia X said in a regulatory filing to the Bursa Malaysia that Nadda Buransiri has resigned as the LCC group’s CEO. Read More »


Asia-Pacific Aerospace Briefs Today

Today's briefs report news from GE Aviation and Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport. Read More »