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MARCH 2021

Week 10

Orient Aviation Daily Digest March 9, 2021

By Jordan Chong



Air New Zealand’s international passenger traffic collapsed by 97% in January

Air New Zealand's (Air NZ) monthly traffic report, published today, showed the airline flew 565,000 passengers on its domestic network in January, down 27.5%, from 780,000, in the same month a year ago. Read More »



Singapore Airlines joins International Air Transport Association’s Travel Pass trials

Singapore Airlines (SIA) will participate in a pilot study of the International Air Transport Association's (IATA) Travel Pass mobile app for passengers travelling from Singapore to London Heathrow from March 15-28. Read More »



Boeing and Korean Air’s aerospace division extend contract to manufacture MAX 737 winglets

Korean Air's aerospace division (KAL-ASD) has signed a contract to continue manufacturing 737 MAX winglets, FlightGlobal has reported, citing comments from the company. Read More »



China maintains lead as world’s top domestic air passenger market

China was the biggest country market in scheduled capacity in the first week of March, at about 16.2 million seats, figures from travel data company, OAG, published yesterday showed. Read More »



Global airline lessor giants planning merger?

GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) and AerCap Holdings are discussing a potential US$30 billion merger, the Wall Street Journal has reported, citing people familiar with the matter but not authorised to speak on the record. Read More »



Air India to say goodbye to its 747-400 fleet

Air India is expected to officially retire its 747-400 fleet next week, Ajay Awtaney's Live from a Lounge website reported, citing unnamed sources at the airline. Read More »