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JULY 2021

Week 28

Orient Aviation Daily Digest July 12, 2021

By Jordan Chong



Thai AirAsia suspends domestic network operations

Thai AirAsia has suspended all scheduled domestic flights from July 13 to July 31 in response to the COVID-19 situation in Thailand as well as "in support of the containment efforts by the government", the LCC joint venture said. Read More »



South Korea MP says Korean Air to pay US$2.1 billion for Asiana Airlines

Korean Air (KAL) is expected to spend 2.4 trillion won (US$2.1 billion) to complete its proposed merger with Asiana Airlines, The Korea Herald has reported, citing information from South Korean politician, Park Sang-hyuk. Read More »



Air New Zealand schedules repatriation flights from Australia following Sydney’s virus outbreak

Air New Zealand (Air NZ) will operate nine repatriation flights from Sydney – seven to Auckland and two to Christchurch – between July 13 and July 23 – following fresh outbreaks of COVID-19 in Sydney. Read More »



Australian trade minister hopeful of air travel bubble with Singapore by December

Australian trade minister, Dan Tehan, has told local media year-end 2021 would be the earliest date for the operation of an air travel bubble between Australia and Singapore. Read More »



Finnair adds two Asian routes and a Miami service from new Stockholm base

Helsinki-headquartered Finnair is to serve Bangkok and Phuket from a new base in Sweden’s Stockholm. Read More »



Malaysia Airlines parent launches “Journify” digital platform

Malaysia Aviation Group (MAG), the parent company of Malaysia Airlines, has launched a digital platform focused on travel and lifestyle. Read More »



Asia-Pacific aerospace briefs today

Etihad Airways Cargo will partner with CargoAir to support its digital platform with the provision of new API accessibility for freight forwarders.