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JUNE 2021

Week 23

Orient Aviation Daily Digest June 9, 2021



AirAsia Group’s Teleport to operate dedicated 737 freighter

AirAsia Group said its logistics business, Teleport, will begin cargo operations with a dedicated 737-800F freighter by the third quarter of 2021. Read More »



Boeing delivered 17 aircraft and picked up 73 gross orders in May

Boeing delivered 17 aircraft in May: 10 737 MAXs, one 737-800, one 747-8F, two 767-300Fs, one 777F, one 787-8 and one 787-9, figures from the manufacturer's website show. Read More »



Australia's Rex downgrades earnings guidance, forecasts full-year loss

Australia's Regional Express (Rex) expects to be in the red for a second consecutive year in 2020-2021 as a result of domestic border closures. Read More »



Asia-Pacific air cargo demand stays above pre-COVID-19 levels reports IATA

Asia-Pacific carriers recorded 5.4% growth in cargo tonne kilometres (CTK), a measure of demand, in April 2021, compared with pre-COVID-19 levels in April 2019, overnight figures from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) reported. Read More »



Virgin Australia appoints Bain partner as chief commercial officer

Virgin Australia (VA) has named Dave Emerson as the airline's chief commercial officer effective immediately. Read More »



Airports Council commits to net zero carbon emissions by 2050

Airports Council International (ACI) World said overnight its member airports across the body's five global regions – Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean and North America – have pledged to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050. Read More »