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Week 32

Orient Aviation Daily Digest August 10, 2021



China's three largest airlines implement sharp capacity cuts

China Southern Airlines (CSA) has removed about 1.4 million seats from its schedule in the past week amid a fresh outbreak of COVID-19 in the country, figures from travel data company, OAG, show. Read More »



Royal Brunei Airlines puts planned flights to Indonesia on hold

Royal Brunei Airlines (RB) has delayed its proposed Bandar Seri Begawan to Jakarta and Surabaya services until September 15 "due to health and safety concerns". Read More »



Malaysia Airlines improves yield and margins in 2020

Malaysia Airlines (MAG) global head of revenue management, Dersenish Aresandiran, said the company recorded a 14% increase in yield and a 23% direct operating cost margin last year, an improvement over 2019. Read More »



Korean Air resumes flights to Guam

A Korean Air (KAL) 777-300ER carrying 82 passengers touched down in Guam late last week, marking the airline's resumption of passenger flights to the Pacific Ocean territory. Read More »



More than 90% of AirAsia Philippines pilots and cabin crew vaccinated

AirAsia Philippines said 90% of its pilots and 94% of its cabin crew have been vaccinated against COVID-19. For ground staff, the figure is 86%. Read More »



Cathay Pacific Group defers preference share dividend

Hong Kong-headquartered Cathay Pacific Group has again deferred dividends payable for holders of preference shares. Read More »



Asia-Pacific aerospace briefs today

Boeing has signed contracts with Turkish Aerospace Industries and India's Tata Advance Systems for the production and supply of 737 fan cowls, with both companies to supply 50% of the monthly requirements from 2025. Read More »