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MAY 2021

Week 21

Orient Aviation Daily Digest May 26, 2021



Japan Airlines announces more cuts to June domestic flying schedule

Japan Airlines (JAL) has cancelled another 937 domestic flights from June 1 to June 17 as the country battles a fresh wave of COVID-19, bringing domestic flights cancelled in the month to 9,138. Read More »



Qantas Group increases domestic wide-body flying; adds routes to Australia network

Qantas Group has increased its wide-body flights from Australia's east coast capital cities to Perth and Darwin and launched seven routes as a result of strong demand for domestic travel. Read More »



SMBC Aviation Capital orders 14 737 MAX 8s

Boeing has announced an order of 14 737 MAX 8s from lessor, SMBC Aviation Capital, which has Japan's Sumitomo Corporation and Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group as major shareholders. Read More »



China Southern Airlines suspends two international routes from its network

China Southern Airlines (CSA) has scheduled 55 international flights a week on 25 routes for June. Read More »



AirAsia Philippines backs calls for vaccinated travel “green lane”

AirAsia Philippines has backed calls from the country's Department of Tourism (DoT) to establish a "green lane" for foreigners vaccinated against COVID-19 to travel to the Philippines. Read More »



Singapore Airlines re-routes European flights away from Belarusian airspace

Singapore Airlines (SIA) has rerouted its flight paths to Europe to avoid Belarusian airspace, The Straits Times has reported, citing comments from an airline spokesperson. Read More »