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APRIL 2021

Week 14

Orient Aviation Daily Digest April 8, 2021

By Jordan Chong



February air passenger demand remains weak but cargo delivers strong performance

Figures from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) showed demand for air travel stayed weak in February, with revenue passenger kilometres (RPK) down 70.3% compared with the same month a year earlier. Read More »



Japan Airlines domestic network set at 72% for May

Japan Airlines (JAL) domestic network will operate at 72% of pre-COVID-19 levels in May, the carrier has announced. Read More »



Singapore Airlines sweetens deal for its KrisFlyer frequent flyers

Members of Singapore Airlines (SIA) KrisFlyer frequent flyer program will have an alternative to flying to maintain their silver or gold membership tiers. Read More »



New LCC joining Korea’s crowded skies after launch delayed by pandemic

South Korean LCC, Aero K, said this week it would commence commercial operations on April 15 with Cheongju-Jeju as inaugural route, local media reported. Read More »



Cebu Pacific’s eighth A321neo enters service; LCC plans 59 new aircraft in fleet by 2027

Cebu Pacific (CEB) said this week its newest A321neo was scheduled to enter service tomorrow on various domestic routes. Read More »



Malaysia Airlines extends deal with Airbus for A350 and A330 MRO support

Airbus has signed a multi-year contract extension to provide maintenance support for the A330s and A350s in the fleet of Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB). Read More »