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Orient Aviation Daily Digest January 22, 2024



Turkish Airlines headed to Melbourne with one stop service via Singapore

Turkish Airlines has chosen Melbourne as its first destination into Australia, with the inaugural service scheduled for March 15. Read More »



Akasa Air confirms top up commitment for 737 MAX fleet

India-headquartered Akasa Air has ordered 150 737 MAXs from Boeing: an undisclosed mix of 737 MAX 8s and 737 MAX 10s. Read More »



Cathay Pacific opens lounge at southern China ferry terminal

Cathay Pacific has established a premium lounge at the Shenzhen Shekou Cruise Home Port ferry terminal as part of the Hong Kong-headquartered airline's strategy to offer passengers a seamless travel experience from its “expanded home market” of China’s Greater Bay Area. Read More »



Indonesia’s regulator lifts temporary grounding of 737 MAX 9

Indonesia’s Director-General of Civil Aviation, M Kristi Endah Murni, has removed the country’s temporary ban on 737 MAX 9 flying that was imposed after the Alaska Air incident earlier this month. Read More »



India’s largest passenger airline to launch nonstop Hyderabad-Bangkok in February

IndiGo has announced its sixth nonstop India-Bangkok route with the inauguration of daily Hyderabad-Bangkok Suvarnabhumi on February 26. Read More »



oneworld alliance cuts ribbon on Seoul Incheon lounge

The oneworld airline marketing alliance has officially opened a premium passenger lounge at Seoul Incheon Airport after plans for the oneworld facility. Read More »



Japan Airlines (JAL) has named Mitsuko Tottori as its new representative director and CEO, effective April 1. Read More »


Asia-Pacific Aerospace Briefs Today

Today's briefs report news from CAE Simulation Training Private Limited, Etihad Airways, Hawaiian Airlines, IndiGo, ONERA, Sabre, Safran and Travelport. Read More »


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