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Week 6

Orient Aviation Daily Digest February 9, 2021

By Jordan Chong



Air New Zealand subsidiary faces investigation for repairs on Royal Saudi Navy vessels

Air New Zealand (Air NZ) is facing a government investigation after revelations its Gas Turbines subsidiary did maintenance work in 2019 on engines and a power turbine belonging to Royal Saudi Navy ships through a third-party contract. Read More »



AirAsia Malaysia reports 90% passenger collapse in final three months of 2020

AirAsia Malaysia carried 834,934 passengers in the three months to December 31, 2020, down 90% from 8.7 million a year earlier, parent AirAsia Group said in a filing to the Bursa Malaysia today. Read More »



All Nippon Airways domestic passengers decline in December

All Nippon Airways (ANA) monthly traffic report showed the Japanese carrier flew 1.3 million domestic passengers in December 2020 compared with 3.2 million travellers in the same month a year ago. Read More »



India and Russia open air travel bubble this week

India's Ministry of Civil Aviation said it had established an air bubble arrangement with Russia scheduled to start from Friday, February 12. Read More »



No to compulsory on board sleep overs declare Taiwan’s airline unions

Unions representing flight crews of Taiwan's main airlines have criticised a Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) proposal to require long-haul crews to sleep on board the aircraft rather than stay overnight in hotels during duty layovers, local media reported. Read More »



Cathay Pacific Group announces terms of US$869 million convertible bond issue

Cathay Pacific Group has published the offering circular for its sale of convertible bonds in a regulatory filing to the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong. Read More »