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Week 7

Orient Aviation’s Week in the Asia-Pacific



COVID-19 cuts deep swathe through region’s airline networks

The impact from the COVID-19 outbreak on Asia-Pacific airlines is likely to be worse than the financial hit they suffered when SARS struck in 2003, analysts say. Read More »



Boeing forecasts demand for 4,500 new aircraft in Southeast Asia

Boeing has predicted the airlines of Southeast Asia will require some 4,500 new aircraft in the next two decades to support growing demand for air travel, particularly in markets such as Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam. Read More »



Papua New Guinea carrier orders more ATRs

Papua New Guinea-based PNG Air plans to add three short take-off and landing (STOL) ATR turboprops to its fleet. Read More »



ST Engineering firms up orders for A321 freighter conversions

ST Engineering has firmed up a Letter of Intent from aircraft leasing management company, BBAM, for Airbus A321 passenger to freighter conversion aircraft. Read More »



Korean Air chooses Pratt & Whitney to power A321neo fleet

Korean Air (KAL) has chosen Pratt & Whitney (P&W) engines for its fleet of A321neos. Read More »



Aeroflot and Japan Airlines commence code-share

Japan Airlines (JAL) and Aeroflot have sealed a code-share agreement, first announced in 2017, on nonstop routes between Japan and the Russian Federation, as well as selected domestic services in both countries. Read More »



CDB Aviation Promotes Sign Kadouh to Head of Asia Pacific

CDB Aviation, a wholly owned Irish subsidiary of China Development Bank Financial Leasing Co., Limited (“CDB Leasing”), has promoted Sign Kadouh to Head of Asia Pacific. Read More »