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APRIL 2021

Week 15

Orient Aviation Daily Digest April 13, 2021

By Jordan Chong



China Eastern and Air France-KLM extend code-share agreement to Beijing-Paris and Amsterdam services

Air France-KLM and China Eastern Airlines (CEA) said overnight they planned to expand their joint venture to code-sharing on the Paris-Beijing and Amsterdam-Beijing routes. Read More »



Bangkok Airways closes lounges and suspends catering as COVID-19 cases spike across Thailand

Bangkok Airways has suspended inflight meals and closed all passenger lounges in new measures put in place following an increase in COVID-19 cases in Thailand. Read More »



Nok Air granted more time to submit survival plan to Thailand’s bankruptcy court

Nok Air said in a regulatory filing to the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) yesterday the country's Central Bankruptcy Court has approved its request for another one-month extension for submission of its business rehabilitation plan to the official receiver. Read More »



Philippines extends 1,500 daily cap on international passengers into Manila

The Philippines Civil Aeronautics Board advised on April 11 that the daily 1,500 limit on international passenger arrivals at Manila's Ninoy Aquino International Airport would be extended to the end of the month. Read More »



Airbus appoints Sabine Klauke to leading engineering role and successor to Grazia Vittadine as chief technology officer

Airbus said overnight chief technology officer, Grazia Vittadini, had decided to leave the company to pursue other opportunities. Read More »



British Airways Noella Ferns expands sales responsibility to major Asia-Pacific markets

British Airways (BA) said yesterday Noella Ferns had been appointed as head of sales for the Asia-Pacific, covering Australia, mainland China, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. Read More »