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JULY 2021

Week 27

Orient Aviation Daily Digest July 7, 2021

By Jordan Chong



Southeast Asian and Oceania airlines cut capacity by 600,000 plus seats a week

In the last seven days airlines in Southeast Asia and Oceania have significantly reduced capacity from the ongoing impact of COVID-19, figures from travel data company, OAG, reveal. Read More »



Malaysia Airlines says all staff will be fully vaccinated by mid-August

Malaysia Airlines Group (MAG) expects to have all employees vaccinated against COVID-19 by the middle of next month. Read More »



India lifts domestic capacity limits by 15% to 65%

India's Ministry of Civil Aviation has increased capacity limits for domestic flights to 65%, from 50% previously. Read More »



Several flights will fly empty to Sydney after Australia cut the weekly cap for incoming international passengers by 50%

The Board of Airline Representatives of Australia (BARA) told The Australian newspaper the government's decision to reduce the number of overseas arrivals allowed entry to the country meant up to a third of all international flights to Sydney would have no passengers on board. Read More »



Vietnam Airlines receives US$87 million loan as it falters from COVID-19

Vietnam Airlines has secured a two trillion dong (US$87 million) loan from Southeast Asia Commercial Joint Stock Bank (SeAbank) to shore up its finances from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, local media has reported. Read More »



Asiana Airlines schedules September Seoul-Honolulu charters

Asiana Airlines has listed A350-900 charter flights between Seoul Incheon and Honolulu, the Corporate Travel Community website reports. Read More »



Asia-Pacific aerospace briefs today

Organisers of the Australian International Aerospace and Defence Exposition have confirmed the event will take place this year at Avalon Airport, west of Melbourne, from November 30 to December 5. Read More »