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Orient Aviation Daily Digest July 18, 2024

By Tomasz Sniedziewski



India reports interim passenger traffic surpasses pre-pandemic performance

India’s airlines flew 79.3 million passengers in the six months to June 30 compared with 76 million air travellers a year ago, reports the country’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). Read More »




Vietnam Airlines assessing small jet order to expand domestic network

Vietnam Airlines is exploring a possible order for about 20 A220s or Embraer E2 regional jets to increase domestic capacity, Bloomberg reports, based on comments from unnamed resources. Read More »



Sichuan Airlines first Mainland carrier to use SAF for international passenger flight

On July 5, Sichuan Airlines (SAL) used sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for a Chengdu to Tokyo flight, the carrier said in a July 17 social media post. Read More »



Thai AirAsia to hit quarter century domestic destination target in October

Thai AirAsia will commence its latest domestic route, daily Bangkok Don Mueang-Lampang, on October 1. Read More »



Japan announces measures to increase jet fuel supply at major airports

Japan’s production and importation of jet fuel is being increased to address supply shortfalls at the country’s airports. Read More »



China Southern Cargo commences Shenzhen-Anchorage-Chicago

China Southern Airlines Cargo has inaugurated its eighth route, Shenzhen to Chicago via Anchorage, with 777Fs, the freight operator announced on X (formerly Twitter). Read More »


Asia-Pacific Aerospace Briefs Today

Today's briefs report news from ACIA Aero Leasing, AerCap, Aergo Capital Limited, Blueberry Aviation, Garuda Indonesia and Mandarin Airlines. Read More »


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