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MARCH 2021

Week 12

Orient Aviation Daily Digest March 22, 2021

By Jordan Chong



Qantas Group boss predicts up to 50% cuts in air fares post the pandemic

Qantas Group CEO, Alan Joyce, told the BBC, in an interview aired over the weekend, he expected airfares to stay low in the period ahead despite limited capacity. Read More »



China Airlines bids farewell to 747-400 passenger fleet

China Airlines (CAL) said goodbye to its 747-400 passenger fleet on Saturday with a joy flight that included sky high views of Japan’s Mt. Fuji. Read More »



Philippine Airlines cancels scores of flights to fight nation’s fresh COVID-19 outbreak

Philippine Airlines (PAL) yesterday announced an initial batch of flight cancellations in response to the government's closure of international borders to foreign visitors and a month-long incoming passenger arrivals cap of 1500 a day to fight a trend in new COVID-19 cases. Read More »



Japan’s Peach Aviation extends free COVID-19 tests to include peak Golden Week holiday

Japanese LCC, Peach Aviation, has extended its free COVID-19 test kits for passengers travelling from Tokyo Narita and Osaka Kansai airports. Read More »



Vietnam’s Bamboo Airways aims for second half domestic IPO

Bamboo Airways chairman, Trinh Van Quyet, said late last week the Vietnamese hybrid carrier planned to list on the country’s stock exchange by the third quarter of calendar 2021, media reports. Read More »



Embraer CEO reveals damage of pandemic and cancelled Boeing buyout on OEM’s bottom line

Embraer CEO, Francisco Gomes Neto, said the Brazilian aerospace company battled the coronavirus pandemic and Boeing's termination of a proposed commercial aircraft partnership last year resulting in losses that more than doubled over the previous 12 months. Read More »