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MARCH 2024

Week 11

Orient Aviation Daily Digest March 11, 2024

By Ryan Chase



British Airways increasing peak season London-Tokyo flights

British Airways (BA) will operate seasonal double daily London Heathrow-Tokyo Haneda from the end of the month to next October. Read More »




Airbus booked two aircraft orders and delivered 49 airliners to customers in February

In its latest update, Airbus announced confirmed year-to-date orders for 33 aircraft after it received a mid-month commitment for two A350-900s from an undisclosed customer. Read More »



Three major U.S. carriers granted waiver extensions for flights to China

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DoT) has approved requests from American Airlines (AA), Delta Air Lines (Delta) and United Airlines (UA) for continuation of waivers on flight frequencies between China and North America. Read More »



Japan Airlines expands cargo operations to Hong Kong

Japan Airlines (JAL) is launching a once a week freighter service between Tokyo Narita and Hong Kong on April 6. Read More »



Industry data identifies robust start for global air cargo in 2024

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) said cargo tonne kilometres (CTK), a measure of demand, rose 18.4% in January compared with the same month in 2023. Read More »



Qantas Airways to introduce larger aircraft on selected South Pacific and New Zealand routes

From October, Qantas Airways will increase its international capacity from Brisbane to New Zealand with the operation of larger aircraft and add two seasonal Oceania routes to its network. Read More »



HAECO has appointed Corné van Rooij as general manager of HAECO Global Engine Support, succeeding Kevin Kruger. Read More »


Asia-Pacific Aerospace Briefs Today

Today's briefs report news from Boeing, Emirates Airline, Ethiopian Airlines, Eve Air Mobility, HAECO and Qatar Airways Cargo. Read More »


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