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MAY 2022

Week 18

Orient Aviation Daily Digest May 2, 2022



Qantas Group seals A220, A321XLR and A350 orders with Airbus

Australia’s largest airline group has confirmed its previously announced Project Winton order for 20 A220s and 20 A321XLRs. Read More »



VietJet posts 98.4% improvement in quarterly after-tax profit

Vietjet Aviation Joint Stock Company has reported an after-tax profit of 244 billion dong (US$10.6 million) for the three months to March 31, up 98.4% from an after-tax profit of 123 billion dong in the same period in 2021. Read More »




Virgin Australia adding 737 MAX 8 to fleet, retiring Fokker 100s

Virgin Australia (VA) will add more Boeing aircraft to its fleet with the introduction of four 737 MAX 8s to its operations from February 2023 and also will deploy an undisclosed number of 737-700s into its fleet to replace its 10 Fokker 100 regional jets. Read More »



China Eastern Airlines reports US$1.2 billion net loss for Q1 2022

China Eastern Airlines (CEA) recorded a net loss of 7.8 billion yuan (US$1.2 billion) for the three months to March 31, more than double the 3.8 billion yuan net loss it incurred in the matching quarter in 2021. Read More »



Air China quarterly loss widens to US$1.3 billion to March 31

Mainland flag carrier, Air China, has reported a 8.9 billion (US$1.3 billion) net loss for the three months to March 31 against a net loss of 6.2 billion yuan in the same months in 2021. Read More »



China Southern Airlines unveils Q1 US$680 million loss

China Southern Airlines (CSA) posted a net loss of 4.5 billion yuan (US$680 million) for the three months to March 31, against a net loss of 4.0 billion yuan in the year-ago period. Read More »


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