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MARCH 2024

Week 11

Orient Aviation Daily Digest March 13, 2024

By Ryan Chase



China Airlines to launch summer in Seattle flights, aiming for larger share of transit traffic

China Airlines (CAL) is expanding its North America network with nonstop five times a week Taipei Taoyuan-Seattle. Read More »




Regulators seize black boxes after LATAM Sydney-Auckland flight incident

Chile's Dirección General de Aeronáutica Civil (DGAC) has opened an inquiry into LATAM flight LA800, operated by 787-9 registration CC-BGG, after it experienced a sudden change in altitude when flying to Auckland from Sydney on March 11. Read More »



Air New Zealand halts Chicago route due to “ongoing challenges” with Trent 1000 engines

Air New Zealand (Air NZ) is putting nonstop Auckland-Chicago O'Hare on hold from March 31 to October this year. Read More »



AirAsia Malaysia adding Thailand’s Pattaya to post-pandemic network

AirAsia Malaysia will resume nonstop three times a week Kuala Lumpur-Pattaya U-Tapao on June 17. Read More »



IATA cargo head says foundations laid for sector’s sustainable growth

International Air Transport Association (IATA) head of cargo, Brendan Sullivan, told delegates at the World Cargo Symposium (WCS) in Hong Kong earlier this week that air freight volumes were “firmly back to pre-pandemic levels”. Read More »



The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) governing council has appointed secretary-general, Juan Carlos Salazar, to a second three-year term. Read More »


Asia-Pacific Aerospace Briefs Today

Today's briefs report news from BBN Indonesia, Cathay Cargo Terminal, GE Aerospace, Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals, International Air Transport Association and Lufthansa Cargo. Read More »


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