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Week 34

Orient Aviation Daily Digest August 24, 2021

By Jordan Chong



PAL Holdings second quarter loss narrows to US$158.3 million

PAL HOLDINGS, the parent of Philippine Airlines (PAL), has reported a net loss of 7.96 billion peso (US$158.3 million) for the three months to June 30, an improvement from a net loss of 11.55 billion peso in the same three months in 2020. Read More »



Australia's June international traffic 94.2% below 2019 levels

Approximately 194,290 international passengers flew into and out of Australia in June, representing a 94.2% decline from pre-COVID-19 levels of 3.3 million in June 2019, the country's Bureau of Infrastructure and Transport Research Economics (BITRE) said in a report. Read More »



AirAsia Group pushes back release of financial results

AirAsia Group Berhad has postponed the release of its financial results for the three months to June 30, due to the coronavirus pandemic. Read More »



Bangkok Airways resuming Phuket-Samui flights

Bangkok Airways will restore nonstop flights between Phuket and Samui from tomorrow (August 25) to facilitate passengers as well as to support Thailand's re-opening projects - Phuket Sandbox and Samui Plus Model. Read More »



Changi Airport passenger numbers improve for second straight month

Singapore Changi Airport's monthly traffic figures show it handled 204,000 passengers in July, up 14.6% from 178,000 in June and 19.3% above the 171,000 recorded for May. Read More »



Malaysia Airlines enhances Enrich loyalty program experience

Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB) has launched an updated online platform for its Enrich frequent flyer program that it said represented another milestone in the program's transformation from a frequent flyer program to a progressive travel and lifestyle loyalty program. Read More »


Asia-Pacific Aerospace Briefs Today

Engine maker and maintenance provider, GE Aviation, said Japan Airlines has signed a five-year TrueChoice Overhaul agreement covering about 100 CFM56-7B engines powering 48 737-800s in the oneworld alliance member's fleet. Read More »