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APRIL 2021

Week 15

Orient Aviation Daily Digest April 14, 2021

By Jordan Chong



Better days ahead for Malaysia Airlines says group’s CEO

Malaysia Airlines Group (MAG) CEO, Captain Izham Ismail, is optimistic about the future of the national carrier as it recovers from the coronavirus pandemic, local media reported. Read More »



China Airlines March passenger traffic improves by near 25%; cargo revenue soars

Taiwan’s flag carrier, China Airlines' (CAL), has reported the airline flew 23,105 passengers in March, down 89.5% from 219,944 passengers in the same month a year earlier. Read More »



Qantas sticking to October for resumption of its international network says group CEO

Qantas Group CEO, Alan Joyce, said today the airline was sticking to its October timetable for a restart of international flights into and out of Australia despite a slower than expected rollout of COVID-19 vaccines in the country. Read More »



Boeing records 69 aircraft orders in first quarter 2021; reports 54% delivery boost for the three months

Boeing said overnight it delivered 77 commercial aircraft in the three months to March 31, 2021, comprising 63 737s, six 777s, five 767s, two 787s and one 747. Read More »



Hong Kong plans reduced quarantine for travellers from low-risk countries

Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) chief executive, Carrie Lam, said yesterday travellers from low-risk countries Australia, New Zealand and Singapore could have quarantine cut back from 14 to seven days. Read More »



Korean Air wins Incheon-Seoul airport popularity contest for second consecutive year

Korean Air (KAL) has taken out the airline of the year title at the annual Incheon Airport Awards for a second year. Read More »