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MAY 2022

Week 19

Orient Aviation Daily Digest May 9, 2022



Japan Airlines forecasts return to profit after announcing narrowed annual losses

Japan Airlines (JAL) is predicted to return to profit after reporting a narrowed net loss of 177.6 billion yen (US$1.4 billion) for the 12 months to March 31, an improvement from a net loss of 286.7 billion yen in the year-ago period. Read More »



Jet Airways confirms 737-800 test flight

India's Jet Airways has flown for the first time in three years, conducting a 737-800 test flight late last week ahead of expected proving flights with the country's Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). Read More »




China Eastern Airlines receives approval to maintain alternative route to New York JFK

China Eastern Airlines (CEA) has received approval to continue to operate its New York JFK-Shanghai Pudong service from an alternative Chinese airport. Read More »



Cebu Pacific adds A320 flights to Manila-Legazpi route

Philippines LCC, Cebu Pacific (CEB), has commenced A320 services between Manila and Legazpi, with the first flights taking place last week. Read More »




Air New Zealand celebrates Māori culture in new safety video

Air New Zealand (AirNZ) has released a new safety video that encourages its customers to care for the local environment, travel safely and respect culture. Read More »



Air Lease Corporation pushed to quarterly loss after write-off of Russia-based aircraft

Air Lease Corporation (ALC) has written off the value of its 21 owned and managed aircraft stuck in Russia since the country's invasion of Ukraine. Read More »


Asia-Pacific Aerospace Briefs Today

Today's briefs report news from Airbus, Boeing, SIA Engineering Company and Thales. Read More »