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APRIL 2021

Week 16

Orient Aviation Daily Digest April 22, 2021

By Jordan Chong



Japan’s leading carriers cut back May schedules following a spike in COVID-19 cases

All Nippon Airways (ANA) and Japan Airlines (JAL) have reduced their May domestic schedules as the country battles an increase in COVID-19 infections. Read More »



Pandemic crisis “longer and deeper than anyone would have expected” declares global airline association

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) said overnight the outlook for airlines had deteriorated in the first months of 2021 due to difficulty in controlling COVID-19 virus variants and slower than expected vaccination rollouts. Read More »



Cathay Pacific Group closes pilot base in Canada with Australia and New Zealand crew bases forecast to follow

Cathay Pacific Group today confirmed the closure of its pilot base in Canada and flagged a similar decision would be made for pilots based in Australia and New Zealand following consultation with affected staff, Hong Kong's South China Morning Post reported, citing a memo to staff. Read More »



India’s biggest LCC retains 53% grip on the country’s domestic passenger market; nearest rival, SpiceJet, is at 12.8%

India's airlines flew 7.822 million passengers on domestic flights in March, figures from the country's Directorate General of Civil Aviation showed. Read More »



Garuda Indonesia pays US$14.7 million fine for anti-competitive conduct

Garuda Indonesia has agreed to pay a US$14.7 million penalty to settle an Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) ruling for anti-competitive conduct in the air cargo market. Read More »



IndiGo commits to cargo with leases on four A321P2Fs

India's largest carrier, IndiGo, said overnight it would add four A321P2F (passenger to freighter) aircraft to the fleet for cargo operations. Read More »