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JULY 2021

Week 27

Orient Aviation Daily Digest July 8, 2021

By Jordan Chong



IATA director general says data supports more relaxed travel rules

International Air Transport Association (IATA) director general, Willie Walsh, said overnight governments needed to consider alternatives to closing borders in response to COVID-19. Read More »



SIA chairman tells shareholders COVID-19 situation “has not abated”

Singapore Airlines Group (SIA) chairman, Peter Seah, has told shareholders the last year was the singularly most challenging 12 months in the history of the airline. Read More »



Japan Airlines announces deeper cuts in its domestic network

Japan Airlines (JAL) has removed another 4,238 flights from its domestic schedule as the rise in COVID-19 infections impacts demand across the country. Read More »



AirAsia Group boosts digital portfolio with Thailand acquisition

AirAsia Group said in a regulatory filing to the Bursa Malaysia it had reached a US$50 million agreement to buy the Thailand-based businesses of services and payments platform company Gojek. Read More »



India’s Vistara commences nonstop Delhi-Tokyo flights

Indian international carrier, Vistara, has commenced direct flights between Delhi and Tokyo Haneda. Read More »



Qantas long-haul pilots outline mental health toll from work furloughs

Qantas Group’s long-haul pilots have described the toll on their mental health from being stood down for extended periods due to COVID-19 in correspondence on the airline's internal communications system, reports Matt O'Sullivan in The Age and Sydney Morning Herald. Read More »



Asia-Pacific aerospace briefs today

Descartes Systems Group said in a statement it would supply its core blue tooth low energy readers, tags and network for Cathay Pacific Cargo's ultra-track cargo tracking service. Read More »