Category: Asia & Pacific

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Vietnam Airlines Approved to Perform US Repatriation Flights

Reading Time: < 1 minute As VnExpress reports, Vietnam Airlines has received permission to complete 12 repatriation flights to the US this year. The flights will start on June 22nd – the carrier will fly from Hanoi to Washington DC with a stop in Alaska. Airbus A350s and Boeing 787s in the airline’s fleet will be used for these flights. […]

MPL vs ATPL
MPL and ATPL: What are the differences?

Reading Time: 4 minutes While an ATPL and CPL duet is to a greater or lesser extent familiar to everyone, an MPL (Multi-Crew Pilot Licence) introduced in 2006 might still remain vaguely understandable for many. However, once explained or better – tried out – it proves to be a modern program accommodating the needs of future pilots in the […]

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U.S. Airlines Cancel Flights to Israel As Violence There Does Not Cease

Reading Time: < 1 minute On Wednesday, U.S. airlines decided to stop flights to Tel Aviv amid a deadly conflict between Israel and Palestine. The airlines including American Airlines, United Airlines and Delta Air Lines canceled service to Tel Aviv, which Palestinians have recently attacked. In addition, Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion International Airport was temporarily closed and flights were redirected […]

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Bamboo Airways Starts Hiring Boeing 787 Dreamliner Pilots

Reading Time: < 1 minute Vietnam’s Bamboo Airways is looking to expand its pool of Boeing 787 Dreamliner pilots. While it is still unclear when the travel recovery will be in its full swing, the airline wants to be all set once the demand comes back. Bamboo has posted the requirements for candidate First Officers, Captains and Instructors. Both Vietnamese […]

Thai Airlines
Thailand Decided to Extend Tax Cut for Jet Fuel Until 2022

Reading Time: < 1 minute Thailand extends tax cuts for aircraft fuel until 31st December 2021 to help airlines stay afloat as travel remains decimated. The tax for jet fuel was reduced in February last year – from 4.726 baht/liter ($0.15/l) to just 0.2 baht/liter ($0.0064/l) to aid the airline industry hit hard by the pandemic. The reduction had to […]

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Australia and New Zealand Create a Travel Bubble

Reading Time: < 1 minute Tearful reunions were all around Auckland airport on Monday since residents from Australia could travel freely to New Zealand without a quarantine obligation for the first time in more than a year. According to the Australian Government Department of Home Affairs, all people residing in Australia or New Zealand can enjoy quarantine-free travel, as long […]

Turkish Airlines Resumed Boeing 737 MAX Operation
Turkish Airlines Resumed Boeing 737 MAX Operation

Reading Time: < 1 minute Turkey’s national carrier Turkish Airlines put one of its Boeing 737 MAX aircraft back into service following the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) Boeing 737 MAX lift. The first flight Turkish Airlines made using its Boeing 737 MAX after the type’s grounding was from Istanbul airport to Ankara. TK2138 took off from Istanbul Airport […]

Vietnam Wants to Use Vaccine Passport to Reopen Borders

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Vietnamese Government is close to reopening its borders to international travelers due to the rollout of COVID-19 vaccinations and work on the introduction of digital health passports. According to VN Express, the Vietnamese Government wants to ease the entry to Vietnam but keep the country safe. A Vietnamese Government committee has said Vietnam’s IT […]

Indonesian Navy Recovers Cockpit Voice Recorder of Sriwijaya Air jet
Indonesian Navy Recovers Cockpit Voice Recorder of Sriwijaya Air jet

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Indonesian navy has recovered the voice recorder from the Sriwijaya Air jet’s cockpit that crashed into the Java Sea shortly after takeoff in January. None of the 62 people on board survived. Divers found the casing and beacon of the CVR three days after the crash, but they could not locate the memory unit. […]

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Vietnam Airlines Expects Approval to Operate Direct Flights to the US

Reading Time: < 1 minute Vietnam Airlines is waiting for the US government approval to operate direct flights to the US. The flights would serve the repatriation needs of the Vietnamese. Vietnam Airlines has previously operated 12 repatriation flights, and now it sees demand for regular direct flights to be scheduled. The plan has been approved by the Board of […]