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MAY 2022

Week 21

Orient Aviation Daily Digest May 25, 2022



Cheer leaders and surfers herald start of Virgin Australia and United Airlines partnership

Virgin Australia (VA) and United Airlines (UA) kicked off their new partnership on trans-Pacific routes ahead of the U.S. carrier's flight from Sydney to San Francisco on May 24. Read More »



Malaysia Airports reports 1.2 million KLIA passengers processed for April

Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad (MAHB) said Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) handled 1.2 million passengers in April, more than five times the 224,000 passengers who passed through its terminals in the same month in 2021. Read More »




Korean Air marshalling global expertise to win approval for Asiana Airlines merger

Korean Air (KAL) is mobilising all available company resources to persuade regulators worldwide to approve its proposed merger with rival, Asiana Airlines. Read More »



Cathay Pacific Airways releases 2021 sustainability report

Cathay Pacific Airways has published its 2021 sustainability report, which shows the Hong Kong-based airline group's CO2 emissions fell 20%, to 6.06 million tonnes in 2021, compared with a year earlier. Read More »




Vietnam Airlines narrows losses to US$115 million for the quarter

Vietnam Airlines has reported a net loss of 2.6 trillion dong (US$115.2 million) for the three months to March 31 compared with a net loss of 4.1 trillion dong in the same months in 2021. Read More »



Australia’s Regional Express decides Sydney-Canberra route “no longer viable”

Domestic airline, Regional Express (Rex), will cease nonstop Canberra-Sydney flights on May 30 due to competition on the route and high airport charges. Read More »


Asia-Pacific Aerospace Briefs Today

Today's briefs report news from Griffin Global Asset Management, IndiGo, Malaysia Aviation Group, Sabre and Virgin Australia. Read More »