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JUNE 2021

Week 22

Orient Aviation Daily Digest June 3, 2021



IATA calls on G7 leaders to "take leadership" on borders

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has called on the Group of Seven (G7) nations to "take leadership" by agreeing to the use of data collected since the start of COVID-19 to drive recovery and restore freedom to travel for tested or vaccinated people. Read More »



COVID-19 pandemic forces postponement of Shanghai Airexpo

The Shanghai International Aerospace Technology and Equipment Exhibition 2021 has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Read More »



CDB Aviation adds three 737 MAX 8s to United Airlines agreement

China Development Bank Financial Leasing Company (CDB) said in a regulatory filing to the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong its aviation leasing arm, CDB Aviation Lease Finance DAC, had added three aircraft to a purchase-and-leaseback agreement with United Airlines (UA) first struck in September last year. Read More »



U.S. DoT issues Vistara with foreign air carrier permit

Vistara has been granted a foreign air carrier permit by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DoT), clearing the way for the joint venture Indian carrier to operate scheduled passenger and cargo flights between India and the U.S., either nonstop or via intermediate points. Read More »



Japan Airlines trims August and September international schedules

Japan Airlines (JAL) has announced more cuts to its international network to September 30. The oneworld alliance member will operate 25% of its normal international flying pattern in August and 26% in September. Read More »



Two AirAsia Indonesia commissioners step down

PT AirAsia Indonesia said in a regulatory filing to the Indonesia Stock Exchange commissioners Pin Harris and Muhamad Kerry Adrianto had stepped down from the board on May 27. Read More »