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Orient Aviation Daily Digest August 3, 2021



Japan Airlines reports US$531 million net loss for June quarter

Japan Airlines (JAL) has announced a 57.9 billion yen (US$531 million) net loss for the three months to June 30, an improvement from a 93.7 billion yen net loss in the same three months in 2020. Read More »



AirAsia Philippines restricts flights to essential travellers

AirAsia Philippines is limiting its domestic flights to frontline health workers, government officials, those travelling for medical reasons and individuals bound for overseas during the country's enhanced community quarantine (ECQ). Read More »



Qantas Group furloughs 2,500 employees

Qantas Group said today 2,500 staff, including airport workers and cabin and cockpit crew, would be stood down without pay as stay-at-home orders in several Australian states due to COVID-19 outbreaks have decreased flying activity. Read More »



VietJet Air posts US$4.2 million quarterly loss

VietJet Air has reported a net loss of 97 billion dong (US$4.2 million) for the three months to June 30, an improvement from a net loss of 1.1 trillion dong in the same three months in 2020. Read More »



Air New Zealand suspends Auckland to San Francisco and Vancouver

Air New Zealand (Air NZ) has informed travel agents passenger flights from Auckland to San Francisco and Vancouver will be suspended from October 31 to December 31. Read More »



Thai Airways International sells property assets: report

Thai Airways International (THAI) has completed the sale of a number of property assets in Thailand, The Nation has reported, citing a company announcement. Read More »



Asia-Pacific aerospace briefs today

Airbus has appointed Sefiani as its public relations agency in Australia covering commercial aircraft, helicopters, defence and space, the Mumbrella website has reported, citing comments from Airbus head of communications for the Asia-Pacific, Sean Lee.