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Orient Aviation Daily Digest August 2, 2021



Garuda Indonesia signs agreement with AerCap to end legal action

Indonesian flag carrier, Garuda Indonesia, said lessor AerCap has agreed to end legal proceedings after the two parties signed a global side letter agreement on July 28. Read More »



India extends international flight restrictions

India's Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has extended an order that has restricted scheduled international commercial passenger services from March last year to a new deadline of August 31. Read More »



Japan Airlines posts third monthly domestic demand decline

Japan Airlines (JAL) flew 820,411 passengers on its domestic network in June, down 2.3% month-on-month from 839,666 passengers in May. Read More »



Lion Air Group to stand down 8,000 staff: report

Indonesia's Lion Air Group intends to stand down about 8,000 staff as pandemic travel restrictions impacted demand for air travel, local media has reported, citing an airline statement. Read More »



Korean Air achieves 10,000 cargo-only flights milestone

On Sunday, Korean Air (KAL) reached a record of 10,000 cargo-only passenger flights after launching the service with a Seoul Incheon-Ho Chi Minh City route in March last year. Read More »



Thai AirAsia extends flight suspension

Asia Aviation Public Company Limited (AAPC), the parent of Thai AirAsia, said on Friday the airline's domestic flight operations would remain suspended until August 8. Read More »



Asia-Pacific aerospace briefs today

BOC Aviation has signed up Norse Atlantic Airways as a customer with the European-based carrier to take delivery of six used 787-9s from the lessor by the end of 2021.

The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) said Juan Carlos Salazar of Colombia has officially taken his seat as the United Nations agency director general. He succeeds Fang Liu of China, who has stepped down after seven years in office. Read More »