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APRIL 2022

Week 15

Orient Aviation Daily Digest April 13, 2022



EVA Air reports 24,017 passengers for March

EVA Air flew 24,017 passengers in March, down 1.7% month-on-month from the 24,426 passengers carried in February. Read More »



SriLankan Airlines seeks bids for new aircraft under dry lease

SriLankan Airlines (SLA) has issued Requests for Proposals (RFP) for up to 42 aircraft, state documents posted on the airline's tender notices website. Read More »




EASA passenger-to-freighter conversion exemptions ending on July 31

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) said exemptions that allow airlines to carry cargo in passenger aircraft cabins will not be extended beyond July 31, 2022. Read More »



Guangzhou Airport dropped from top of the ACI World's busiest airport table in 2020 to eighth position in 2021

Two airports in the Asia-Pacific - both in China – were among the top 10 airports in the world in 2021, figures from Airports Council International (ACI) World show. Read More »



Pelita Air joins A320 club

Indonesian airline, Pelita Air Service, will soon begin operating scheduled commercial flights after it welcomed two A320s into its fleet this week. Read More »



Australia's competition regulator will take “no further action” on Qantas Group’s 19.9% investment in Alliance Air

Alliance Aviation Services, parent company of Australia’s Alliance Air, said the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) planned no further action regarding the Qantas Group’s purchase of 19.9% of the domestic charter airline. Read More »


Asia-Pacific Aerospace Briefs Today

Sabre Corporation has forged a new partnership agreement with Bear Luxe Japan, which will provide the Japanese travel platform with access to the Sabre SynXis suite of products, including global distribution system (GDS) connectivity.