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Week 30

Orient Aviation Daily Digest July 30, 2021

A look at the week

By Jordan Chong

The news this week that Singapore was working towards allowing quarantine-free travel by September was an encouraging sign nations were turning their attention to restarting international travel. The Singapore government said having 80% of its population vaccinated is one requirement for quarantine free travel with countries or regions that have the COVID-19 situation under control. Vaccination rates have been cited by a number of airlines this week as an important part of any recovery in the industry.

IndiGo CEO, Ronojoy Dutta, said India's vaccination rates suggested the country's COVID-19 third wave would be relatively flat, which will allow the LCC to return to 100% of pre-COVID-19 domestic capacity by year end 2021. Read More »



ANA HOLDINGS reports lower losses

ANA HOLDINGS INC, the parent company of All Nippon Airways (ANA), has reported a net loss of 51.2 billion yen (US$467 million) for the three months to June 30, an improvement from a net loss of 108.8 billion yen in the same three months in 2020. Read More »



Australia's Federal Court rules Qantas contravened local work place laws

Australia's Federal Court has found Qantas contravened local laws when it outsourced ground handling work at 10 airports that had previously been undertaken by 2,000 in-house employees. Read More »



SIA reduces losses to US$302.3 million in latest fiscal quarter

Singapore Airlines (SIA) has reported a net loss of S$409 million (US$302.3 million) for the three months to June 30, an improvement from a net loss of S$1.1 billion in the same three months in 2020. Revenue rose 52.2%, to S$1.3 billon, SIA informed the Singapore Exchange. Read More »



Fiji Airways returns two A330s to lessors

South Pacific carrier, Fiji Airways, has returned two A330-200s to their lessors, a few months before the expiry of their short-term leases. Read More »



Malaysia Airlines appoints Grab executive to board

Malaysia Airlines Group (MAG) said Grab Holdings executive, Cheryl Goh Ching Ling, will join the company as a non-executive director. Read More »



Japan Airlines cancels 517 more domestic flights

Japan Airlines (JAL) has cancelled another 517 August domestic flights, bringing to 7,888 services eliminated from next month's operating schedule. Read More »



Asia-Pacific aerospace briefs today

Collins Aerospace said it will help the International Air Transport Association (IATA) integrate its travel pass platform into airlines’ passenger management systems.

SIA Engineering Company (SIAEC) has appointed former Tuas Power Generation CEO, Lim Kong Puay, as an independent, non-executive director effective August 1. Read More »