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JUNE 2021

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Orient Aviation Daily Digest June 15, 2021



Korean Air sets record for carrier’s longest nonstop flight

Korean Air (KAL) said a recent flight from Seoul Incheon to Miami set a record for the carrier’s longest nonstop flight in its 52-year history. Read More »



Kuala Lumpur International Airport reports 88.2% jump in passengers for May

Malaysia’s capital city airport transported 166,000 passengers in May, up 88.2% from 88,000 in the same month a year ago, Malaysia Airports' monthly traffic report showed. Read More »



Singapore establishes US$11.3 million fund to support airport workers

Changi Airport Group (CAG) and the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) will support workers affected by enhanced safety measures at the airport with a fund of S$15 million (US$11.3 million). Read More »



U.S. approves 12 Vietnam Airlines repatriation flights

Vietnam Airlines has received approval from American regulators to operate 12 repatriation flights between Vietnam and the U.S., local media has reported. Read More »



GE Aviation and Safran extend CFM joint venture; launch sustainability initiative

GE Aviation and Safran have agreed to extend their CFM International 50/50 joint-venture, which manufactures engines for the A320 and 737 aircraft families, until 2050. Read More »



Eastar Jet closer to deciding new owner local media reports

In the coming week, South Korean carrier, Eastar Jet, will name its preferred buyer, Yonhap News Agency has reported, citing unnamed industry sources familiar with the matter. Read More »