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JULY 2021

Week 29

Orient Aviation Daily Digest July 22, 2021

By Jordan Chong



Qantas group domestic capacity falls to 40% of pre-COVID-19 levels

Qantas Group CEO, Alan Joyce, has told employees domestic capacity at Qantas and Jetstar airlines had fallen to about 40% of pre-COVID-19 levels after stay-at-home orders in three Australian states hit passenger demand, local media reported, citing a memo to staff. Read More »



IATA survey reveals 86% of passengers felt safe on board a flight due to COVID-19 measures

More than eight in 10 people who have travelled in the past year said they felt safe on board an aircraft, figures from an International Air Transport Association (IATA) survey show. Read More »



ZIPAIR Tokyo adds Singapore to fledgling network

ZIPAIR Tokyo has announced plans to launch nonstop Tokyo Narita-Singapore from Tuesday, September 7. Read More »



AirAsia Group seeks extension on private placement of shares

AirAsia Group Berhad is seeking additional time to complete a private placement of shares first announced in January. Read More »



Indonesia's Super Air Jet outlines first six destinations

New Indonesian airline, Super Air Jet, will launch routes to Batam, Jakarta, Medan Kualanamu, Pamembang, Padang and Pontianak. Read More »



Thailand's airlines fear job losses without government support

Airlines Association of Thailand (AAT) president, Puttipong Prasarttong-Osoth, said about 20,000 staff from seven airlines faced losing their jobs if the ban on domestic flights was extended beyond three months and there was no support from the government, local media reported. Read More »



Asia-Pacific aerospace briefs today

China Development Bank Financial Leasing Company (CDB) said in two regulatory filings to the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong that its aviation leasing arm, CDB Aviation Lease Finance DAC, had agreed to the sale of two A321s to Navigator Aviation DAC as well as sell two A320neo to ICBCIL Aviation Company Limited. Read More »