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MARCH 2021

Week 11

Orient Aviation Daily Digest March 16, 2021

By Jordan Chong



SIA Group continues steady path to recovery

SIA Group (SIA) said yesterday there was cause to be positive about a recovery [in the industry] in the second half of the year from the global rollout of coronavirus vaccines. Read More »



China Eastern Airlines records 284% domestic passenger jump during Lunar holiday month

China Eastern Airlines' (CEA) monthly traffic report, published yesterday, showed it flew 3.9 million passengers on its domestic network in February, a 283.8% increase from one million customers transported a year earlier. Read More »



China Aircraft Leasing Group Holdings reports 62% profit hit from COVID-19

China Aircraft Leasing Group Holdings (CALC) said yesterday it would take time for the aviation industry to bounce back after the lessor reported net profit for the 12 months to December 31, 2020 fell 62.7%, to HK$334.1 million (US$43 million), from HK$896 million 12 months earlier. Read More »



Thailand’s Nok Air given more time to produce rescue package

Thailand-based LCC, Nok Air, said in a regulatory filing to the Stock Exchange of Thailand yesterday it had been granted a one-month extension to submit its business rehabilitation plan to the Central Bankruptcy Court. Read More »



Air China’s domestic traffic boost offsets 94% collapse in international travel

Air China said yesterday it carried 3.5 million domestic passengers in February, up 176.5% from the same month a year earlier. Read More »



China’s largest airline group enjoys passenger boost as the Mainland takes New Year break

Like its “Big Three” rivals, Air China and China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines (CSA) passenger numbers climbed by the millions during the February Lunar holiday break. Read More »