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Orient Aviation Daily Digest June 16, 2022



SIA reports sustained and strong recovery for May

Singapore Airlines (SIA) group carriers flew 1.7 million passengers in May, an increase of 17.4%, from 1.5 million passengers flown in April. Read More »



Airbus A321XLR completes maiden test flight

Airbus has completed the first flight of its A321XLR aircraft. Read More »



AirAsia X returning to Japan and Hawaii, flags London

AirAsia X (AAX) has announced plans to resume flying from Kuala Lumpur to Tokyo Haneda from July, Kuala Lumpur to Sapporo from December, and Kuala Lumpur to Honolulu via Osaka Kansai from October. Read More »



Air China progresses with plans to acquire controlling equity in Shandong Airlines parent

Air China has signed a framework agreement to acquire the equity interest of Shandong Aviation Group held by Shansteel Financial Holdings and subscribe for the increased registered capital of Shandong Aviation Group. Read More »



China Eastern Airlines posts month-on-month domestic passenger growth despite “grim” May

China Eastern Airlines (CEA) carried 1.5 million passengers on its domestic network in May, up 75.5% from the 853,290 passengers it carried in April. Read More »



Cathay Pacific Airways to hire 2,700 cockpit and cabin crew by year-end 2023; Greater Bay Airlines announces Hong Kong-Bangkok flights

Cathay Pacific Airways CEO, Augustus Tang, has told the South China Morning Post the full-service carrier is "very much in growth mode and growth mentality" after more than two years of close to zero flying, closure of its regional carrier, Cathay Dragon, and a radical downsizing of its local and international workforce. Read More »



Boeing reports 23 gross orders for May

Boeing's latest orders and deliveries report shows the aerospace conglomerate received 23 gross orders in May: seven 787-9s, seven 777Xs, three 777Fs and six 737 MAXs. Read More »



IATA appoints Xie Xingquan as regional vice president North Asia

The International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) new regional vice president North Asia, Dr. Xie Xingquan, has held various senior appointments in China, Canada and Singapore in his 24-year career in aviation. Read More »


Asia-Pacific Aerospace Briefs Today

Today's briefs report news from Bamboo Airways, Globe Air Cargo and SITA. Read More »