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APRIL 2021

Week 16

Orient Aviation Daily Digest April 21, 2021

By Jordan Chong



Delta Airlines to launch nonstop Portland-Seoul flights in September

Delta Air Lines said overnight it would commence nonstop flights between Portland and Seoul Incheon from September 9. Read More »



India lifts ban on foreign registered 737 MAX overflights

India's Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said yesterday foreign registered 737 MAXs would be allowed to overfly Indian airspace, subject to permission. Read More »



Indonesia’s international airline recovery forecast for 2026

Air travel volumes in Indonesia are not expected to fully recover to pre-COVID-19 levels until 2026, a study by Padjadjaran University (UNPAD) and commissioned by the Indonesia National Air Carriers Association (INACA) has determined. Read More »



Boeing extends retirement age to retain Boeing boss Dave Calhoun

Boeing Company CEO, David Calhoun, will remain in the job beyond his 65th birthday after the company lifted its standard retirement age from 65 to 70. Read More »



Mainland carriers continue to record healthy domestic passenger expansion

Airlines in China flew 23.9 million passengers on domestic flights in February, down 20.6% from 30 million in January, figures from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) published yesterday showed. Read More »



Australia’s intrastate traffic hits trough in weeks leading to state border reopenings

Australia's airlines flew 1.62 million passengers on domestic scheduled flights in February, down 1.8% from 1.65 million in January, figures from the country's Bureau of Infrastructure and Transport Research Economics (BITRE) showed. Read More »