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Week 33

Orient Aviation Daily Digest August 17, 2021

By Jordan Chong



SpiceJet posts US$98.2 million quarterly loss, CEO says airline better positioned than last year

Indian carrier, SpiceJet, has reported a net loss of 7.29 billion rupee (US$98.2 million) for the three months to June 30, a deterioration from a net loss of 5.93 billion rupee in the same three months in 2020. Read More »



Virgin Australia says invitation-only VIP program to be maintained and re-branded

Virgin Australia (VA) chief commercial officer, Dave Emerson, said the airline would maintain its invitation-only program for high-end and VIP frequent flyers, following a review and consultation with members. Read More »



Air China reports 31.2% domestic passenger growth in July

Air China flew 7.6 million passengers on its domestic network in July, up 31.2% from 5.8 million passengers in the same month in 2020. Read More »



China Eastern declares COVID-19 still having significant impact

China Eastern Airlines (CEA) said domestic passenger numbers rose 21.2%, to 8.7 million in July, from 7.2 million passengers a year earlier. Read More »



China Southern transported 11.1 million domestic passengers in July

China Southern Airlines (CSA) carried 11.1 million passengers on domestic flights in July, up 24% from 9 million passengers a year earlier. Read More »



Thai Airways announces US$332.6 million interim profit

Thai Airways International (THAI) returned a net profit of 11.1 billion baht (US$332.6 million) for the six months to June 30, from a net loss of 28 billion baht in the same six months in 2020. Read More »


Asia-Pacific Aerospace Briefs Today

ST Engineering said its Elbe Flugzeugwerke (EFW) joint venture with Airbus has signed an agreement with lessor, BBAM Limited Partnership, for A320/A321 passenger-to-freighter (P2F) orders, including options. Read More »