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APRIL 2021

Week 17

Orient Aviation Daily Digest April 29, 2021

By Jordan Chong



China restricts operations of airlines carrying five to nine and above COVID-19 positive passengers

The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) said yesterday it would trial new circuit breaker measures for international passenger flights to better manage regular COVID-19 prevention and control, as well as support, capacity deployment at airlines. Read More »



India’s Vistara applies to operate to the U.S. from September

Indian airline, Vistara, has signalled plans to launch flights to the U.S. from September with 787s. Read More »



Japan Airlines cuts back domestic flights as new State of Emergency disrupts key markets

Japan Airlines (JAL) said yesterday it had revised downwards its May domestic schedule as COVID-19 infections in the country increased. Read More »



“Dire operating conditions” prevailed at Asia-Pacific carriers in March, airline association reports

Asia-Pacific airlines faced "dire operating conditions" in March, the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) said today given "unabated border restrictions", the uneven progress of the vaccination rollout and a rapid resurgence in COVID-19 infections in countries such as India. Read More »



Airbus returns to the black with a net profit of US$439 million for the quarter

Airbus today reported a net profit of 362 million euros (US$439 million) for the three months to March 31, 2021, swinging to the black from a net loss of 481 million euros a year earlier. Read More »



Boeing announces first quarter net loss of US$561 million

Boeing overnight reported a net loss of US$561 million for the three months to March 31, 2021, an improvement from a net loss of US$641 million a year earlier. Read More »