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Week 6

Orient Aviation Daily Digest February 10, 2021

By Jordan Chong



SIA Group converts 14 787-10 orders to 11 777-9s

Singapore Airlines Group (SIA) said yesterday it had converted orders for 14 787-10 aircraft to 11 777-9 wide-bodies and pushed back delivery dates for existing aircraft on order from Airbus and Boeing. Read More »



Asia-Pacific airline lobby group banks on vaccine delivery for recovery

Association of Asia-Pacific Airlines (AAPA) director general, Subhas Menon, told reporters yesterday he believed vaccinations for COVID-19 held the key to the reopening of international borders that remain largely closed as national governments tried to limit the spread of the virus. Read More »



Air China announces retirement of non-executive board director

Air China said in a regulatory filing to the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong yesterday Wang Xiaokang had stepped down as an independent non-executive director of the company. Read More »



Mainland demand declines by 40.4% in January

The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) said yesterday there were 30.18 million passengers on domestic and international routes in January 2021, down 40.4% from 50.6 million in the prior corresponding period. Read More »



Boeing reports delivery of 26 aircraft in January

Boeing said it delivered 26 aircraft in January 2021 – 22 737 family aircraft, one 767-300F and three 777 family aircraft – up from 13 deliveries in the same month a year earlier. Read More »



India’s IndiGo names replacement for suddenly departing Aditya Pande

InterGlobe Aviation, the parent company of Indian LCC, IndiGo, said in a regulatory filing to the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) yesterday Jiten Chopra had been appointed chief financial officer, effective February 22, 2021. Read More »



Seoul Incheon-Tokyo Narita top Asia-Pacific city pair

The Seoul Incheon-Tokyo Narita city pair is the busiest international route in the Asia-Pacific with 100,676 seats in February, according to figures from travel data company OAG. Read More »