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Orient Aviation Daily Digest June 17, 2021



Philippine Airlines parent posts US$1.5 billion loss; restructuring plan “in final stages”

PAL Holdings, the parent company of Philippine Airlines (PAL), has reported a 71.8 billion peso (US$1.5 billion) net loss for the 12 months to December 31, 2020, slumping deeper into the red from a net loss of 10.3 billion pesos in December 2019. Read More »



Jetstar Asia A320s redeployed to Australia

LCC Jetstar will temporarily deploy three A320s from Singapore-based Jetstar Asia to Australia in response to strong leisure travel demand in the country and an expected slower recovery of international travel across Asia. Read More »



China Aircraft Leasing Group announces sale and purchase deal Taiwan’s China Airlines

Mainland lessor, China Aircraft Leasing Group Holdings Limited (CALC), has informed the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong it has entered into a sale and purchase agreement for three A330-300s with Taiwan’s China Airlines (CAL). Read More »



Airbus, Cathay Pacific working on reduced crews for A350 flights

Airbus and Cathay Pacific were investigating the use of a single pilot in the cruise phase of long-haul flights, Reuters news agency hs reported, citing industry sources. Read More »



Thailand’s prime minister wants country “fully open” by October

Thailand’s prime minister, Prayuth Chan-ocha, said in a nationally broadcast speech the country was on track to be "fully open" within 120 days. Read More »



China Southern Airlines domestic passengers climb above COVID-19 levels

China Southern Airlines (CSA) flew 11.8 million passengers on its domestic network in May, more than double the 5.8 million passengers it transported in the same month a year ago. Read More »