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Week 7

Orient Aviation Daily Digest February 18, 2021

By Jordan Chong



Cathay Pacific Group flew less than 1,000 passengers a day in January

Cathay Pacific Group monthly traffic statistics reported the airline group flew 30,410 passengers in January 2021, a 99% reduction from three million in the same month a year ago. Read More »



EVA Air passenger numbers fall 97.6% for latest reported month

Taiwan's EVA Air said it carried 28,099 passengers in January 2021, down 97.6% from 1.2 million 12 months earlier and 14% lower than the 32,852 flown in December 2020. Read More »



China Airlines achieves 43.5% jump in cargo demand as vaccine and medical deliveries speed up

Taiwan’s China Airlines flew 33,355 passengers in January, down 97.4% from 1.3 million in the same month a year earlier. Read More »



Airbus posts calendar 2020 net loss; reports a return to profit in December quarter

Airbus has reported a net loss of 1.13 billion euros (US$1.36 billion) for the 12 months to December 31, 2020 an improvement from a net loss of 1.36 billion euros for the 2019 year. Read More »



Australia's international passenger numbers drop 98% in December

Australia’s Bureau of Infrastructure and Transport Research Economics (BITRE) has reported 79,370 international passengers flew into and out of Australia in December, down 98% from four million in the same month a year earlier. Read More »



U.S. Federal Aviation Administration orders inspections of 787 compression panels

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) intends to issue an airworthiness directive (AD) on February 19 that will require inspections of decompression panels on about 222 787 family aircraft. Read More »