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JUNE 2021

Week 25

Orient Aviation Daily Digest June 22, 2021



Hong Kong loosens COVID-19 quarantine rules

Hong Kong is to allow fully vaccinated travellers from lower-risk countries to quarantine in the Special Administrative Region for a shortened period of seven days. Read More »



Singapore competition watchdog seeks public comment on proposed All Nippon Airways-Singapore Airlines joint venture

The Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore (CCCS) is seeking public feedback to the proposed joint venture between All Nippon Airways (ANA) and Singapore Airlines (SIA). Read More »



Vietnam Airlines to receive US$174.4 million in loans from local banks

Vietnam Airlines is expected to receive a four trillion dong (US$174.4 million) loan from a trio of Vietnamese banks, local media has reported, citing comments from a State Bank of Vietnam official. Read More »



Garuda Indonesia CEO announces airline lost US$2 billion in 2020

Garuda Indonesia CEO, Irfan Setiaputra, has revealed the airline lost about US$2 billion on revenue of about US$1 billion in calendar 2020 as the coronavirus pandemic hammered its bottom line, local media reports. Read More »



Air New Zealand to recommence Auckland-Taipei flights in August

Air New Zealand (Air NZ) intends to recommence nonstop passenger flights between Auckland and Taipei Taoyuan from August with 787-9s. Read More »



International travellers to and from Australia increased by 50% in April

There were 112,857 international passengers flying into and out of Australia in April, up 49.9% from 75,306 passengers in the same month a year earlier, and almost double the 58,336 passengers carried in March, data from the country's Bureau of Infrastructure and Transport Research Economics (BITRE) showed. Read More »