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MAY 2022

Week 20

Orient Aviation Daily Digest May 16, 2022



Air China’s Mainland traffic declines 84.3% after several cities hit by fresh virus outbreaks

Air China transported 1.3 million passengers on its domestic network in April, down 84.3% from the 8.3 million passengers it carried in the same month in 2021. Read More »



China Southern Airlines posts 81.7% collapse in domestic passenger demand

China Southern Airlines (CSA) carried 2.2 million passengers on its domestic network in April, down 81.7%, from the 12 million passengers flown in the same month in 2021. Read More »




Philippine Airlines records US$20.3 million quarterly profit

PAL Holdings, the parent company of Philippine Airlines, has announced a 1.1 billion peso (US$20.3 million) net profit for the three months to March 31, a turnaround from a net loss of 8.6 billion peso in the same months in 2021. Read More »



Australian regulator issues interim approval of Virgin Australia and United Airlines partnership

Australia's competition regulator has granted interim authorisation for Virgin Australia (VA) and United Airlines (UA) to commence a code-sharing and pricing agreement. Read More »




Garuda Indonesia requests third extension to debt restructuring deadline

Garuda Indonesia has applied to the Central Jakarta District Court for a 30-day extension to finalise its debt restructuring. Read More »



Emirates CEO forecasts profit recovery after reporting narrowed annual losses

Emirates Group chair and CEO, Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, expects the airline group to return to profit in fiscal 2023 after the Dubai-headquartered carrier posted narrowed losses for its current financial year. Read More »



Today's people news reports appointments at Asia Aviation Public Company Limited and Etihad Cargo. Read More »


Asia-Pacific Aerospace Briefs Today

Today's briefs report news on Goshawk, SMBC Aviation Capital and ST Engineering. Read More »