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Week 31

Orient Aviation’s Week in the Asia-Pacific


Daily Digest

September 3, 2020

  • Singapore-based Scoot is expanding its network to 18 destinations this month, up from 11 in August. New services include nonstop flights from Singapore to Clark, Palembang, Pekanbaru and Yogyakarta and one-stop routes to Singapore-Kaohsiung-Osaka Kansai and Singapore-Taipei-Tokyo Narita.  Read More »


Daily Digest

September 2, 2020​

  • Cathay Pacific Group has signed a five-year agreement with GE Aviation for the use of the engine maker's event measurement system (EMS) flight analytics program and FlightPulse pilot app. Cathay Pacific general manager of operations, Captain Mark Hoey, said the airline group concluded EMS was the best fit for its requirements following a substantial trial period. "It is vital to have a flight analytics system that can easily adapt to our policies and procedures instead of the other way around. The good connectivity of the GE EMS system reduces the system migration effort, enables interaction with our corporate BI tool and maintains continuity to our users," Captain Hoey said in a statement. Read More »


Daily Digest

September 1, 2020

  • Thailand’s Nok Air has reported a 3.75 billion baht (US$121 million) net loss for the six months to June 30, 2020, compared with a net loss of 1.19 billion baht 12 months ago. Revenue fell 48% to 3.37 billion baht, Nok Air said in a regulatory filing to the Stock Exchange of Thailand today. COVID-19 had resulted in a reduction in air transport demand in both domestic and international markets the regional LCC said. Read More »



Singapore Airlines Group anticipates a capacity collapse of more than 50%

After reporting a quarterly loss this week for its latest quarter, the Singapore Airlines (SIA) group has forecast passenger capacity would be at least 50% lower for its full fiscal year compared with pre-COVID-19 numbers. Read More »



All Nippon Airways posts US$ 1 billion quarterly net loss

ANA HOLDINGS INC., the parent company of All Nippon Airways (ANA), said this week the airline would reduce in size in the period ahead to "get over COVID-19" after sliding into a quarterly loss in excess of 100 billion yen. Read More »



India’s IndiGo encouraged by response to restart

IndiGo CEO, Ronojoy Dutta, said this week there had been encouraging signs for the LCC since it resumed scheduled passenger flights in late May. Read More »



Airbus and Boeing signal production rate changes as billions in first half losses announced

Airbus and Boeing have both announced changes to production rates as weak demand due to the coronavirus pandemic left airlines with less need for new capacity. Read More »



AirAsia X to “remain in hibernation”, posts net loss

AirAsia X Group said yesterday there was "no clear visibility" in the timing of the aviation sector's recovery from the coronavirus pandemic after the long-haul LCC posted a first quarter net loss of half a billion ringgit. Read More »



Jayne Hrdlicka joining Hawaiian Airlines board

Hawaiian Airlines has appointed former Jetstar group CEO, Jayne Hrdlicka, to its board of directors. Most recently, Hrdlicka was CEO of New Zealand-based a2 Milk Company. She is also chair of the Tennis Australia board and was an advisor to Bain Capital, the new owner of Virgin Australia. Read More »


Short Takes

Nok Air said in a regulatory filing to the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) this week it had applied to Thailand's Central Bankruptcy Court to undergo a business rehabilitation plan. Read More »