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Week 33

Orient Aviation Daily Digest August 16, 2022



Malaysia Airlines selects A330neo to renew wide-body fleet

Malaysia Aviation Group (MAG), the parent of Malaysia Airlines, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Airbus, Rolls-Royce and lessor Avolon to acquire 20 A330neo (A330-900). Read More »



Qantas Group to replace 737 freighters with A321P2F aircraft

Qantas Group’s cargo arm will restructure its freighter fleet with the replacement of five 737 freighters with six A321 passenger-to-freighter converted airplanes (A321P2F). Read More »



SIA Group tops two million passengers for first time since pandemic outbreak

SIA Group airlines flew 2.1 million passengers in July, up 7.5% from the 1.9 million travellers it carried in June. Read More »



Thai Airways International announces US$91 million quarterly loss

Thai Airways International (THAI) has reported a net loss of 3.2 billion baht (US$91 million) for the three months to June 30 compared with a 23.3 billion baht net profit in the same months in 2021. Read More »



China Southern Airlines domestic passengers decline near 25% in July

China Southern Airlines (CSA) carried 8.4 million passengers on its domestic network in July, down 24.6%, from the 11.1 million in-country passengers flown in the same month in 2021. Read More »



Air China peak season domestic air traffic demand disappoints

Air China flew 5.2 million passengers on its domestic network in July, down 32.9% from the 7.6 million passengers it carried in the same month in 2021. Read More »



Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, a co-founder of India’s newest airline, Akasa Air, died suddenly on August 14 at age 62. Read More »