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APRIL 2021

Week 16

Orient Aviation Daily Digest April 19, 2021

By Jordan Chong



Japan Airlines international passengers decline 81.8% year-on-year

Japan Airlines (JAL) flew 1.2 million passengers on its domestic network in March, an 85.7% improvement from 632,551 in February. Read More »



Cebu Pacific forges ahead with US$250 million convertible bond private placement

Cebu Pacific (CEB) said in a regulatory filing to the Philippine Stock Exchange today it planned to raise US$250 million through the sale of convertible bonds via a private placement. Read More »



Mainland airlines to post US$4.6 billion loss for 2021 first quarter; domestic rebound maintains momentum

The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) said on Friday the country's airlines were forecast to accumulate losses of 30.05 billion yuan (US$4.6 billion) for the three months to March 31, 2021, a 13.2% reduction from 34.63 billion yuan in the same three months last year. Read More »



Hong Kong bans India, Pakistan and Philippines flights after passenger diagnosed with new COVID-19 strain

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government said yesterday all flights from India, Pakistan and the Philippines would be banned for two weeks after a new COVID-19 strain, known as N501Y, was detected for the first time in the city. Read More »



Love WAS all around as Australia-New Zealand air travel bubble launched

There were emotional scenes at airports in Australia and New Zealand today as quarantine-free travel commenced between the countries, allowing friends and families to reunite after prolonged absences caused by the pandemic. Read More »



Korean flag carrier raises US$313 million in corporate bond sale

Korean Air (KAL) has raised 350 billion won (US$313 million) through the sale of corporate bonds, FlightGlobal has reported, citing regulatory disclosures. Read More »