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Week 33

Orient Aviation Daily Digest August 19, 2021

By Jordan Chong



Air New Zealand cuts network after country returns to lockdown

Air New Zealand (Air NZ) will operate seven return flights on five domestic routes tomorrow, August 20, with all other flights in the network cancelled after the New Zealand government put the country into Alert Level 4 lockdown on Tuesday night following the discovery of a case of community transmission of COVID-19 in Auckland. Read More »



India posts second month-on-month improvement in domestic passengers

Airlines in India flew five million domestic passengers in July, up 60.8% month-on-month from 3.1 million passengers in June, figures from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) show. Read More »



Japan Airlines reports 58% increase in domestic passengers for July

Japan Airlines (JAL) transported 1.3 million passengers on its domestic network in July, up 58% month-on-month from 820,411 passengers in June. Read More »



Domestic passenger numbers in Australia fall 30.5% in June

Australia's domestic market recovery stalled in June as stay-at-home orders were introduced and interstate borders closed following a fresh outbreak of COVID-19, figures from the country's Bureau of Infrastructure and Transport Research Economics (BITRE) show. Read More »



Asiana Airline announces lower profit for June quarter

South Korea's Asiana Airlines has reported net profit fell 45.4%, to 63.4 billion won (US$54 million), in the three months to June 30, from 1.16 trillion won in the same months in 2020. Read More »



THAI completes reduction in registered capital

Thai Airways International (THAI) has completed a decrease in its registered capital from 26,989,009,500 baht (US$809 million) to 21,827,719,170 baht as required in its business rehabilitation plan. Read More »


Asia-Pacific Aerospace Briefs Today

Malaysia-listed inflight services and logistics company, Brahim's Holdings Berhad, has reported a net loss of 6.5 million ringgit (US$1.5 million) for the three months to June 30, a deterioration from a net loss of 3.4 million ringgit in the same three months in 2020. Brahim's said its in-flight catering division was expected to record an adverse performance for the full calendar due to the COVID-19 impact. Read More »