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APRIL 2021

Week 13

Orient Aviation Daily Digest April 1, 2021

A look at the week

By Jordan Chong

First, a scheduling note.

The Orient Aviation Daily Digest is publishing an early look at the week because we will take an Easter break from tomorrow, April 2, to Tuesday April 6.

I would like to take this opportunity, on behalf of the Orient Aviation Media Group team, to thank you for your continuing support of our daily news and wish you a happy holiday break, including a visit from the Easter Bunny.

Now onto the look at the week where it has been interesting to note the differing views of the industry’s prospects in airline financial results published in the last few days. Read More »



AirAsia Group boss reassures customers they will receive ticket refunds despite long delays

In a video message posted on Linkedin yesterday, AirAsia Group CEO, Tony Fernandes, said the LCC group was working to issue refunds to the remaining 450,000 people yet to receive them. Read More »



Australians rush to book government backed cut price air tickets

About 200,000 government subsidised half-price domestic flights have been snapped up by consumers after they went on sale today, figures from Australia's two largest airline groups, Qantas and Virgin Australia (VA), showed. Read More »



“Critically important” to maintain trade relations with China to avoid market share loss to Airbus says Boeing boss

Boeing CEO, Dave Calhoun, told a U.S. Chamber of Commerce Aviation Summit yesterday the OEM risked losing market share to Airbus if it was "locked out" of China amid ongoing tensions between the U.S. and its largest trading partner, local media reported. Read More »



Taiwan launches first of several planned air travel bubbles

Flights between Taiwan and Palau commenced today, the result of a new air travel bubble (ATB) between the two destinations. Read More »



Vietnam’s fast expanding hybrid carrier acquires six slots at London Heathrow airport

Ambitious Bamboo Airways said this week it would start nonstop flights to London Heathrow when market conditions allowed and government restrictions eased. Read More »



Cathay Pacific former chief financial officer, Martin Murray, joins airline’s board as a non-executive director

Cathay Pacific said in a regulatory filing to the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong yesterday its former chief financial officer, Martin Murray, has joined its board as a non-executive director. Read More »