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Week 35

Orient Aviation Daily Digest August 30, 2021

By Jordan Chong



Air China 2021 interim net loss declines to US$1 billion

Air China's net loss narrowed to 6.8 billion yuan (US$1 billion) in the six months to June 30, from a net loss of 9.4 billion yuan in the same months in 2020. Read More »



China Southern Airlines narrows interim loss to US$725 million

China Southern Airlines (CSA) has reported a net loss of 4.7 billion yuan (US$725 million) for the six months to June 30, an improvement from a net loss of 8.2 billion yuan in interim 2020. Read More »



Virgin Australia starting consultation with staff, unions on COVID-19 vaccination mandate

Virgin Australia (VA) today proposed a COVID-19 vaccination mandate that asks all frontline staff to be inoculated by November 15, with all other staff required to be fully vaccinated by March 31, next year. Read More »



AirAsia Thailand to restart domestic flights from September 3

AirAsia Thailand will end a near two-month grounding on September 3 when it resumes domestic flights on 11 routes from Bangkok's Don Mueang airport. Read More »



Bangkok Airways confirms cybersecurity attack

Bangkok Airways has been subjected to a cybersecurity attack with hackers gaining access to personal data including passenger names, nationality, gender, phone number, email, address, passport information, historical travel information, special meal information and partial credit card details. Read More »



Hong Kong suspends Philippine Airlines and Turkish Airlines services

Hong Kong has suspended flights from Istanbul and Manila, flown by Turkish Airlines and Philippine Airlines, respectively, for two weeks after passengers on two inbound flights tested positive to COVID-19. Read More »


Asia-Pacific Aerospace Briefs Today

Singapore Changi Airport said Terminal 1 and Terminal 3 will reopen to the general public from September 1, albeit with safeguards and some restrictions in place to protect passengers, airport workers and the public. Access to the two terminals has been restricted since May after a COVID-19 outbreak was detected at the airport. Read More »