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Orient Aviation Daily Digest December 15, 2023



WestJet to open Calgary-Seoul in 2024

Canada’s WestJet has announced a new nonstop service to Seoul Incheon from its Calgary hub that will commence in May next year. Read More »



Japan Airlines joins A350-1000 club

Japan Airlines' (JAL) first A350-1000 has touched down in Tokyo after an official handover ceremony at Airbus headquarters. Read More »



Air New Zealand to test domestic WiFi in 2024

Air New Zealand (Air NZ) will conduct a trial of internet connectivity via WiFi on its domestic network next year in partnership with satellite internet service provider, Starlink. Read More »



Virgin Australia agrees workplace contract with cabin crew

Virgin Australia (VA) and the unions representing its cabin crew have announced a new in-principle workplace contract between the airline, the Flight Attendants' Association of Australia (FAAA) and the Transport Workers Union (TWU). Read More »



China’s ARJ21 and C919 receives warm welcome in Hong Kong

Hong Kong has marked the arrival of the ARJ21 and C919 to the city with an official welcoming ceremony at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA). Read More »



AirAsia leases four ex-MYAirline A320s

Four A320s previously in the colours of grounded Malaysia LCC, MYAirline, have found a new home at AirAsia, the Bernama news agency reports quoting AirAsia Aviation Group CEO, Bo Lingam. Read More »



RTX has named chief operating officer, Christopher Calio, to succeed Greg Hayes as the aerospace and defence company's CEO. Read More »



Boeing has appointed chief sustainability officer, Chris Raymond, as the new CEO of Boeing Global Services. Read More »


Asia-Pacific Aerospace Briefs Today

Today's briefs report news from China Aircraft Leasing Company, China Cargo Airlines and SATS Group. Read More »


Editorial Note

This is the final edition of the Orient Aviation Daily Digest for 2023. Read More »


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