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MARCH 2021

Week 12

Orient Aviation Daily Digest March 24, 2021

By Jordan Chong



IndiGo leaves rivals in its wake in struggling commercial airline market

Indian airlines flew 7.8 million domestic passengers in February 2021, figures from the country's Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) showed. Read More »



China Eastern suspends Shanghai Pudong-London Heathrow “given recent UK COVID-19 development”

China Eastern Airlines (CEA) will suspend its MU551/552 rotation between Shanghai Pudong and London Heathrow, "given the recent COVID-19 development in the UK", from March 28 to April 15. Read More »



Increase in A220-300 maximum take-off weight “a paper change” says Airbus

Airbus has increased the maximum take-off weight (MTOW) of its A220-300 regional jet by one tonne, to 70.9 tonnes, FlightGlobal has reported, citing comments from Airbus vice president of single-aisle marketing, Antonio Da Costa. Read More »



Asiana Airlines LCC Air Busan reports US$113.4 million annual loss

Air Busan yesterday reported a net loss of 128.5 billion won (US$113.4 million) for the 12 months to December 31, 2020, a deterioration from a net loss of 72.9 billion won 12 months earlier. Read More »



Australia’s airlines hurt by collapse of peak season international traffic

International travellers flying into and out of Australia in January averaged 2,180 a day, from 4.2 million in the same month a year ago. Read More »



All Nippon Airways responds to pent up appetite for A380 flights to nowhere

All Nippon Airways (ANA) has scheduled six A380 "Flying Honu" sightseeing flights during Japan's traditional Golden Week holiday from April 29 to May 6. Read More »