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MAY 2021

Week 22

Orient Aviation Daily Digest May 31, 2021



Air Do and Solaseed Air plan to merge by October next year

Japanese carriers, Air Do and Solaseed Air, today announced they will merge, with the transaction targeted for completion by October next year. Read More »



Qantas Group launching free flight giveaway for vaccinated travellers

Qantas Group CEO, Alan Joyce, told Australian morning television audiences today the airline group will offer 10 prizes of unlimited travel for a year to encourage more people to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Read More »



Air New Zealand reports big jump in trans-Tasman passengers in April

Air New Zealand's (Air NZ) monthly traffic report showed the airline flew 51,000 passengers on its trans-Tasman-Pacific network in April, a big increase from 11,000 in March, with the start of two-way quarantine free travel between Australia and New Zealand fuelling demand for the month. Read More »



THAI bankruptcy court hearing postponed after some creditors question rehabilitation plan

Thai Airways International (THAI) said in a regulatory filing to the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) the country's Central Bankruptcy Court had rescheduled a hearing of the airline’s business rehabilitation plan to June 15. Read More »



Cathay Pacific adding eight routes to network from June 1

Cathay Pacific plans to resume nonstop flights on eight routes in June, according to a network update on its website. Read More »



Singapore Airlines capital raising receives questions from Singapore's securities investors association

The Securities Investors Association of Singapore (SIAS) has written to Singapore Airlines (SIA) seeking more details about the company's upcoming capital raising. Read More »