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JUNE 2021

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Orient Aviation Daily Digest June 16, 2021



Airbus chief commercial officer hints at development of A350 freighter

Airbus chief commercial officer, Christian Scherer, told reporters overnight the company was open to the development of a freighter version of its A350 wide-body. Read More »



Thailand’s Bankruptcy Court approves THAI restructuring plan: THAI chairman resigns in board reshuffle

Thai Airways International (THAI) said in a regulatory filing to the Stock Exchange of Thailand the country's Central Bankruptcy Court had approved the company's business rehabilitation plan. Read More »



Emirates Airline posts US$5.5 billion annual loss

Emirates Airline has reported a net loss of 20.3 billion dirham (US$5.5 billion) for the 12 months to March 31 2021, slumping into the red from a net profit of 1.1 billion dirham in the corresponding period a year ago. Read More »



Air China reports 8.2 million domestic passengers in May

Air China carried 8.2 million domestic passengers in May, more than double the four million flown in the same month a year ago. Read More »



China Eastern Airlines publishes domestic passenger growth figures amid “great uncertainty”

China Eastern Airlines (CEA) said in its monthly traffic report it flew 9.3 million passengers on its domestic network last month, a 123.9% improvement over 4.1 million passengers flown in May last year. Read More »



Star Alliance partners with NEC and SITA to expand use of biometrics

Star Alliance has partnered with NEC Corporation and SITA to expand the use of biometric self-service facilities. Read More »