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APRIL 2021

Week 15

Orient Aviation Daily Digest April 15, 2021

By Jordan Chong



Rehabilitated Virgin Australia leases 10 737-800s to ride nation’s passenger traffic surge

Virgin Australia (VA) said today it had reached agreement with aircraft lessors to add 10 737-800s to its fleet for domestic expansion. Read More »



Qantas Group lifts domestic capacity forecast to 90% of pre-pandemic levels; Jetstar to operate 787s on Australian network

Qantas Group CEO, Alan Joyce, said today there were positive signs of a sustained recovery as the domestic market remained open and quarantine-free travel with New Zealand prepared to kick off next week. Read More »



American Airlines keeps Hong Kong route on hold while quarantine for foreign crew enforced

American Airlines (AA) said overnight flights to Hong Kong would stay suspended during the northern hemisphere summer "due to the effects of the pandemic and resulting weak demand". Read More »



China Southern Airlines says future role of A380 fleet under review

China Southern Airlines (CSA) senior vice president for international and corporate relations, Wu Guoxiang, said yesterday the role of the Guangzhou-headquartered carrier's fleet of five A380s was being reassessed. Read More »



“Second Coming” for Singapore-Hong Kong air travel bubble?

Singapore Transport Minister, Ong Ye Kung, said the country was in active discussions with Hong Kong on an air travel bubble (ATB) between the two countries. Read More »



Hong Kong-Taipei Taoyuan tops OAG’s Asia-Pacific international city pairs table

Hong Kong-Taipei Taoyuan topped the list of busiest international routes in the Asia-Pacific with 133,502 seats on the city pair, figures from travel data company OAG showed. Read More »