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Orient Aviation Daily Digest August 4, 2021



Air New Zealand downgrades 2022 earnings guidance

Air New Zealand (Air NZ) said the suspension of quarantine free travel between Australia and New Zealand would result in a larger than expected loss in its current financial year. Read More »



Malaysia's scheduled capacity down more than 90% from pre-COVID-19 levels

Malaysia's scheduled capacity of 1.39 million seats in the week to August 5 represented a 92.3% decline from pre-COVID-19 levels, figures from travel data company, OAG, show. Read More »



International Air Transport Association declares 2020 worst year on record for industry

In its World Air Transport Statistics (WATS) report, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has confirmed 2020 was the worst year on record for air travel. Read More »



China's regulator issues notice on refunds as China battles COVID-19 Delta outbreak

The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) said airline customers who had purchased air tickets for flights between August 4 and August 31 can apply for a refund without financial penalty. Read More »



Nok Air must submit 2020 financial accounts to stock exchange by September 1

The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) has set a deadline of September 1 for Nok Air to lodge its financial accounts. If the LCC fails to publish its financial accounts by that date, the airline faced possible delisting from the stock exchange, SET said. Read More »



DHL Express orders all-electric aircraft for cargo operations

DHL Express has ordered 12 all-electric Alice eCargo aircraft from Eviation. "We firmly believe in a future with zero-emission logistics,” DHL Express CEO, John Pearson, said. Read More »



Asia-Pacific aerospace briefs today

China Eastern Airlines is the launch mainland China carrier for Panasonic Avionics live television. 

Aircraft parts distributor and maintenance, repair and overhaul provider, Topcast Aviation Supplies, said Karen Koh has been named regional sales director for Asia and Rachel Leung appointed legal and compliance director, both effective immediately. Read More »