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APRIL 2021

Week 15

Orient Aviation Daily Digest April 12, 2021

By Jordan Chong



Almost 40% of THAI staff fail competency screening review

At least 4,000 Thai Airways International (THAI) staff face losing their jobs after they failed the first round of screening at the company, the Bangkok Post reported on the weekend. Read More »



EVA Air reports near 35% increase in passengers carried

EVA Air's monthly traffic report showed the Taiwanese carrier flew 23,029 passengers in March, a 34.7% increase from 17,092 passengers a month earlier. Read More »



Boeing details decision to remove some 737 MAXs from service

Boeing said late last week it had informed 16 customers of a specific batch of 737 MAXs that it needed to remove from service to repair a potential electrical issue. Read More »



Australia’s competition authority says yes to Virgin Australia/Alliance Airlines corporate liaison

Australia's competition regulator has approved Virgin Australia's (VA) partnership with Alliance Airlines, allowing the pair to work together on 41 regional and two short-haul international routes in areas such as capacity, flight schedules and pricing. Read More »



Bangladesh authorities suspend international flights for seven days

The Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) said yesterday all international flights into and out of the country would be suspended from April 14 to April 20 inclusive, following government guidance and instructions. Read More »



Russia’s updated Ilyushin aircraft completes successful maiden flight

The Russian Federation's Voronezh Aircraft Production Association said late last week its new Ilyushin Il-96-300 aircraft successfully completed its first flight on April 9. Read More »