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JUNE 2021

Week 26

Orient Aviation Daily Digest June 29, 2021

By Jordan Chong



Asia-Pacific airline lobby group says region’s carriers may need more government support

Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) director general, Subhas Menon, said carriers in the region were under renewed pressure as concerns about new COVID-19 variants kept international borders largely closed. Read More »



Lion Air Group signs contract extension with global technology provider Sabre Inc.

U.S. headquartered Sabre Inc. has extended its contract with Indonesia's Lion Air Group to include products and services that support increased ancillary revenue capabilities. Read More »



SIA Group’s LCC, Scoot, launches A321neo operations

Singapore Airlines wholly-owned LCC, Scoot, has started operations with A321neo. Read More »



Hong Kong bans incoming passenger flights from Britain

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government has ruled passenger flights from the UK will be banned from July 1 in response to a recent rise in COVID-19 infections in Britain and the increasing presence of the more transmissible Delta virus strain in the country. Read More »



AirAsia links up with digital air cargo network Freightchain

AirAsia Group said it would offer available cargo capacity on its operating airlines on digital air cargo network Freightchain. Read More »



Rolls-Royce delivers 1,000th Trent XWB engine

UK headquartered Rolls-Royce, which powers the A350 aircraft family, has delivered its 1,000th Trent XWB engine. Read More »