A trusted source of Asia-Pacific commercial aviation news and analysis


Week 5

Orient Aviation Daily Digest January 30, 2024

By Ryan Chase



Malaysia Airlines to receive 12 aircraft in 2024 including first A330-900

Malaysia Airlines is scheduled to accept delivery of 12 new aircraft this year: eight more 737 MAX 8s and the first four of 20 A330-900s the flag carrier has ordered. Read More »



Japan Airlines announces London Heathrow as third A350-1000 route

Japan Airlines (JAL) has named London Heathrow as its latest A350-1000 destination. Read More »



Cathay Group joins Hong Kong Sustainable Aviation Fuel Coalition as a founding member

The Hong Kong Sustainable Aviation Fuel Coalition was officially launched in the Special Administrative Region on January 29 with Cathay Group, a co-initiator, among its 14 founding members. Read More »



AirAsia Indonesia to add Jakarta-Kota Kinabalu to destinations

AirAsia Indonesia (AAI) will launch three times a week Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta to Kota Kinabalu in Sabah on February 6, the only airline to fly nonstop between the two cities. Read More »



Oman Air trims Asia in radical route restructuring

Oman Air has shrunk its Asia network with the withdrawal of Colombo in Sri Lanka, Islamabad and Lahore in Pakistan and Chittagong in Bangladesh from its schedule. Read More »



SMBC Aviation Capital and CDPQ establish aircraft financing business

Lessor SMBC Aviation Capital and investment company, CDPQ, have announced a new aircraft financing and leasing business, initially to be funded with US$500 million a year over three years. Read More »


Asia-Pacific Aerospace Briefs Today

Today's briefs report news from the European Union Aviation Safety Agency, Eve Air Mobility, GMR Hyderabad International Airport, the International Air Transport Association, Malaysia Airports Holdings, Munich Airport and Recaro Aircraft Seating. Read More »


Advertising Inquiries:

Christine McGee
Publisher & editor-in-chief
E: Christine@orientaviation.com
M: +852 6438 3379