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MAY 2021

Week 21

Orient Aviation Daily Digest May 27, 2021



Airbus flags potential production rate of 75 A320s a month by mid-2020s

Airbus CEO, Guillaume Faury, said today the commercial aircraft market was expected to return to pre-COVID-19 levels between 2023 and 2025 when he outlined production targets for the company’s aircraft programs. Read More »



IATA forecasts passenger numbers to return to pre-COVID-19 levels by 2023

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Tourism Economics have published research forecasting passenger numbers will reach 52% of 2019 pre-COVID-19 levels this year, before rising to 88% in 2022. Read More »



China Airlines to resume services on seven international routes in June

China Airlines (CAL) will resume nonstop flights on seven international routes next month, the Taiwanese carrier's latest schedule showed. Read More »



Lucio Tan III named PAL Holdings vice president

PAL Holdings, the parent company of Philippine Airlines, said in a regulatory filing to the Philippines Stock Exchange that Lucio Tan III, the grandson of Lucio Tan, has been appointed vice president of the carrier. Read More »



Hong Kong International Airport announces 60,000 ticket giveaway to encourage locals to take vaccine jab

Airport Authority Hong Kong (AA) has launched a free air ticket giveaway to support the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government's COVID-19 vaccination program. Read More »



Malaysia Airlines includes Melbourne, Tokyo Narita in IATA travel pass trial

Malaysia Airlines has added Kuala Lumpur-Melbourne and Kuala Lumpur-Tokyo Narita to its trial of the International Air Transport Association's (IATA) Travel Pass. Read More »



Asiana Airlines launches Seoul Gimpo Airbus scenic flight

Asiana Airlines is marketing a scenic flight aboard an A321neo that will depart from Seoul Gimpo Airport in June, alongside two A380 scenic flights from Seoul Incheon Airport. Read More »