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JUNE 2021

Week 23

Orient Aviation Daily Digest June 10, 2021



Garuda Indonesia reveals details of its debt crisis

Garuda Indonesia said in a regulatory filing to Indonesia’s stock exchange today it is operating about 53 aircraft out of a fleet of 142 airplanes in response to market conditions. Read More »



Asia-Pacific international air travel demand falls 94.4% below pre-COVID-19 levels reports IATA

Asia-Pacific airlines' international revenue passenger kilometres (RPK) declined 94.4% in April compared with pre-COVID-19 levels of two years earlier, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) said overnight. Read More »



Airline alliances call for certainty to support reopening of international borders

The three major airline alliances – oneworld, SkyTeam and Star Alliance – have issued a joint statement calling on the Group of Seven (G7) governments to agree a common set of travel and health standards to enable the safe reopening of borders. Read More »



Singapore Airlines returning to Manchester

Singapore Airlines (SIA) has announced a resumption of nonstop flights to Manchester from July 16 with A350-900s. Read More »



AirAsia COO says 90% of the low-cost carrier group’s fleet is grounded

AirAsia Group chief operating officer, Javed Anwar Malik, told a CAPA consultancy conference the Malaysia-based group has idled more than 200 aircraft due to coronavirus pandemic. Read More »



Air New Zealand to establish temporary crew base in Brisbane to serve Norfolk Island

Air New Zealand (Air NZ) has received a contract extension to operate non-stop flights from Brisbane and Sydney to the Australian external territory of Norfolk Island, until the end of August 2023. Read More »