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MAY 2021

Week 18

Orient Aviation Daily Digest May 4, 2021

By Jordan Chong



Malaysia Airlines forecasts full industry recovery by 2023

Malaysia Airlines Group CEO, Captain Izham Ismail, told reporters today the flag carrier was working on plans to withdraw its fleet of six A380s and acknowledged there would be challenges with selling the aircraft. Read More »



March domestic traffic improved by 87.6% at All Nippon Airways

All Nippon Airways (ANA) carried 1.3 million passengers across its domestic network in March, up 87.6% from 693,815 passengers in February. Read More »



Virgin Australia records US$2.4 billion loss to June 30 last year

Virgin Australia (VA) recorded a A$3.1 billion (US$2.4 billion) loss for the 12 months to June 30, 2020, The Australian newspaper's Robyn Ironside has reported, citing financial statements lodged with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission. Read More »



New Zealand establishes second two-way Pacific air travel bubble

New Zealand and the Cook Islands will operate a reciprocal air travel bubble that will commence on May 17, it was announced yesterday. Read More »



New Indonesian LCC to fly “in the near future” says CEO; focused on millennials market

Indonesia airline, Super Air Jet, was preparing to begin flying in the "near future" with A320s and operating on a low-cost carrier model, CEO Ari Azhari told Reuters news agency yesterday. Read More »



International airline association says China’s domestic air travel bookings reverting to 2019 patterns

Domestic travellers in China were not booking their air tickets as close to travel as they did during the height of the coronavirus pandemic in 2020, figures from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) show. Read More »