A trusted source of Asia-Pacific commercial aviation news and analysis

JULY 2021

Week 26

Orient Aviation Daily Digest July 2, 2021

A look at the week

By Jordan Chong

The Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) this week presented the industry with a sobering outlook for the remaining months of 2021.

In addition to news May recorded demand for air travel in the region was 95.5% below pre-COVID-19 levels, the AAPA director general, Subhas Menon, said more government support would likely be needed to support the region’s airlines during the ongoing pandemic crisis.

Financial results published this week confirmed airlines continue to do it tough. PT AirAsia Indonesia descended deeper into the red in the first three months of calendar 2021. India’s SpiceJet also has reported a quarterly loss, albeit a narrowing one. Read More »



AirAsia Indonesia reports US$51.4 million quarterly loss

Joint venture PT AirAsia Indonesia has reported a net loss of 747.6 billion rupiah (US$51.4 million) for the three months to March 31, 2021, falling deeper into the red from a net loss of 345.5 billion rupiah in the 2020 corresponding quarter. Read More »



Air New Zealand domestic passengers down 8.9% month-on-month in May

Air New Zealand's (Air NZ) monthly traffic report showed it flew 739,000 passengers across its domestic network in May, down 8.9% from 811,000 passengers in April. Read More »



Phuket launches quarantine-free travel for fully vaccinated international visitors

Four airlines operated international flights into Phuket on July 1, the first day of the popular tourist destination's reopening to overseas visitors. Read More »



SpiceJet announces US$31.5 million quarterly loss

SpiceJet has reported a 2.4 billion rupees (US$31.5 million) net loss for the three months to March 31, 2021, an improvement over a net loss of 8.1 billion rupees in the previous corresponding period. Read More »



Japan Airlines increasing investment in Spring Japan and Jetstar Japan

Japan Airlines (JAL) is increasing its financial commitments in its LCC joint ventures, Spring Japan and Jetstar Japan. Read More »



IATA seeking successor to Asia-Pacific boss, Conrad Clifford, following his promotion to deputy director general of the association

Conrad Clifford has concluded a six-year stint as the International Air Transport Association's (IATA) regional vice president Asia- Pacific, based in Singapore. Read More »