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MAY 2022

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Orient Aviation Daily Digest May 19, 2022



Singapore Airlines narrows annual loss to US$683.6 million

Singapore Airlines Group (SIA) has reported a net loss of S$948.1 million (US$683.6 million) for the 12 months to March 31, an improvement from a net loss of S$4.3 billion in the year ago period. Read More »



Bangkok Airways losses increase in March quarter

Bangkok Airways has reported a net loss of 1.02 billion baht (US$29.5 million) for the three months to March 31, compared with a net loss of 745.6 million baht in the same three months in 2021. Read More »




Australia’s Bonza says first aircraft to be delivered “slightly later than expected”

Bonza chief commercial officer, Carly Povey, said the Australian start-up LCC is not expected to begin flying before September after the arrival of its launch aircraft has been pushed back. Read More »



Singapore LCC Scoot to add Jeju to regional network

Scoot will commence nonstop flights between Singapore and Jeju Island on June 15. Read More »




Asiana Airlines returns to profit on strong cargo and international passenger demand

South Korean carrier, Asiana Airlines, has posted a 36.4 billion won (US$28.7 million) net profit for the three months to March 31, returning to profitability from a net loss of 230.4 billion won in the same months in 2021. Read More »



China Eastern Airlines crash caused by pilot actions? Wall Street Journal report

The cockpit crew of China Eastern Airlines (CEA) flight MU5735 may have deliberately crashed the 737-800 that killed all 128 passengers and crew on board, global media has reported. Read More »



India’s IndiGo has named Pieter Elbers as the airline's next CEO. Read More »


Asia-Pacific Aerospace Briefs Today

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