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MAY 2021

Week 18

Orient Aviation Daily Digest May 6, 2021

By Jordan Chong



Australia’s competition watchdog opposes Qantas-Japan Airlines joint venture

Australia's competition watchdog said in a draft determination today it would reject a proposed joint venture between Qantas and Japan Airlines on flights between Australia, Japan and New Zealand. Read More »



Airbus pioneering aviation engineer, Bernard Ziegler, passes away at 88

Pioneering aviation engineer and test pilot, Bernard Ziegler, has died at age 88. Read More »



India’s airline operations paralysed by uncontrolled COVID-19 pandemic

Airlines in India reduced scheduled capacity by 6.5%, to about 2.501 million seats from May 3 compared with about 2.676 million seats in the previous seven days, figures from travel data company, OAG, showed. Read More »



Air freight carrier Atlas Air says global demand for air cargo still outpacing capacity

Atlas Air Worldwide CEO, John Dietrich, said overnight he expected air freight demand and yields to remain strong, with capacity on long-haul trade lines to remain tight in the period ahead as global demand for air freight outpaced air cargo transport supply. Read More »



Cathay Pacific Group in market for US$ dominated bonds issue reports Reuters

Cathay Pacific Group was considering issuing US$ denominated bonds and was speaking to potential investors today to determine the level of interest in the issue, Reuters news agency reported, citing a term sheet it had sighted. Read More »



Philippines regulator increases daily passenger cap to 2,000 at Manila International Airport

Philippines' Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) has increased the international passenger cap at Manila's Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) to 2,000 passengers, up from 1,500 passengers previously. Read More »