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Week 6

Orient Aviation Daily Digest February 11, 2021

By Jordan Chong



Cathay Pacific Group cuts network after Hong Kong demands stricter crew quarantine rules

Cathay Pacific Group will suspend routes to Australia, Europe, North America and within Asia from February 20, when tougher quarantine measures for its Hong Kong-based pilots and cabin crew come into effect. Read More »



Japan Airlines domestic passengers fall 51% in January

Japan Airlines (JAL) and its affiliate carriers flew 684,709 domestic passengers in January, down 51% from 1.41 million in December 2020 and 77% below the 2.8 million travellers it transported a year earlier. Read More »



GAMECO adds third 737 freighter conversion line

Guangzhou Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Company Limited (GAMECO) said on Tuesday it would introduce a third conversion line for its 737-800 converted freighter (BCF) program at the company's Guangzhou facility. Read More »



Garuda Indonesia to terminate leases for 12 Bombardier CRJ-1000 regional jets

Garuda Indonesia will return 12 Bombardier CRJ-1000 regional jets to its lessor before the expiry of the leases in 2027, the country's state-owned enterprise minister, Erick Thohir, told reporters in Jakarta yesterday. Read More »



AirAsia Group prices first tranche of share placement

AirAsia Group said in a regulatory filing to Kuala Lumpur's Bursa Malaysia yesterday the price for the first tranche of its capital raising through the issuing of shares in a private placement would be 0.675 ringgit (US$0.17) per placement share, which represented a 9.82% discount to the five-day volume-weighted average (VWAP) price to February 9. Read More »



SIA Group carriers operate first flights with all crew vaccinated

Singapore Airlines, SilkAir and Scoot have begun operating flights with cabin and cockpit crew fully vaccinated against virus outbreaks and transmissions. Read More »



IATA offers free training for laid-off cabin crew

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) said earlier this week its three-hour "Cabin Crew – Leveraging Professional Skills" online course would be offered free to laid-off airline cabin crew members to help them re-enter the job market. Read More »