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JUNE 2021

Week 22

Orient Aviation Daily Digest June 1, 2021



Asia-Pacific airline lobby group welcomes industry efforts to increase COVID-19 vaccination uptake

Passenger demand in the Asia-Pacific remained "significantly depressed" in April as surges in COVID-19 transmissions across several countries in the region dampened hopes of a meaningful recovery, the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) said. Read More »



Singapore Airlines says new capital raising will “fortify” its financial position

Singapore Airlines (SIA) said in a regulatory filing to the Singapore Exchange (SGX) the upcoming capital raising would "fortify" the company's financial position and would provide the resources to position itself for growth and leadership. Read More »



Australian cargo operator commences Singapore service

Tasman Cargo Airlines has commenced freighter services between Australia and Singapore with a five times a week 767-300F Melbourne-Darwin-Singapore routing, Changi Airport Group (CAG) said in a statement. Read More »



Vietnam suspends international passenger arrivals at country’s biggest airports

The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) has suspended inbound international passenger flights at Hanoi's Noi Bai International Airport and extended a similar restriction at Ho Chi Minh City's Tan Son Nhat International Airport in response to an increase in COVID-19 infections across the country. Read More »



Korean Air-Asiana Airlines merger cleared by Thailand and the Philippines

Korean Air (KAL) announced yesterday its planned merger with South Korean rival, Asiana Airlines, had received the green light from the Philippines and Thailand. Read More »



Air China names Ma Chongxian as president; board supports his nomination as vice chairman

Air China has appointed Ma Chongxian as its new president. In a regulatory filing, the Beijing-based company said Ma’s new role was a promotion from his present position of vice president of the Mainland flag carrier. Read More »