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JUNE 2021

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Orient Aviation Daily Digest June 23, 2021



Japan announces US$1.1 billion support package for nation’s aviation sector

Reducing taxes and airport and ancillary charges will form part of a US$1.1 billion relief package for the country’s aviation industry just announced by Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT). Read More »



China Airlines broadens contract with HAECO for component MRO of the flag carrier’s 777 fleet

Taiwan’s China Airlines (CAL) and HAECO have agreed to an expanded contract, to 2029, that covers component MRO, repair management, component pooling, component engineering, consumable and expendable parts support services, aircraft on ground (AOG) support and onsite consignment stock of CAL’s 16 passenger and freighter 777s at the airline’s Taipei home hub. Read More »



Airbus to support Cathay Pacific and HK Express A320 fleet under new maintenance contract

Airbus said it would maintain the A320 fleets of Cathay Pacific and its LCC, HK Express, under a new multi-year, maintenance-by-the-hour contract signed overnight. Read More »



Virgin Australia launches “VA-X & Win” giveaway campaign to encourage Australians to take the COVID-19 jab

Virgin Australia (VA) plans a national campaign that will give away millions of frequent flyer points and also free business class flights to encourage Australians to vaccinate against COVID-19. Read More »



India’s domestic passenger numbers slump after nationwide spike in COVID-19 cases

Airlines in India flew 63% fewer domestic passengers in May compared with the previous month as the country battled a devastating wave of new COVID-19 infections, figures from the country's Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) showed. Read More »



Han Wen Sheng succeeds Ma Xu Lun as China Southern Airlines president; Ma to remain chairman

China Southern Airlines (CSA) said in a regulatory filing to the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong that director Ma Xu Lun had relinquished the role of president of the carrier "due to re-arrangement of work". Read More »