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Week 35

Orient Aviation Daily Digest September 1, 2021

By Jordan Chong



Asia-Pacific reports 4.4% growth in cargo demand in July

Cargo demand growth in the Asia-Pacific accelerated in July, figures from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) show. Read More »



Air New Zealand's domestic passenger numbers up 24.3% in July

Air New Zealand (Air NZ) flew 978,000 passengers on its domestic network in July, up 24.3% month-on-month from 787,000 in June. Read More »



Regional Express posts US$3.6 million annual loss

Australia's Regional Express (REX) has reported a net loss of A$4.9 million (US$3.6 million) for the 2020-2021 fiscal year, an improvement from a net loss of $19.4 million 12 months ago. Read More »





Japan Airlines adds more cancellations to its domestic network

Japan Airlines (JAL) has suspended another 2,232 domestic flights from September 3 to September 30. Read More »



AirAsia Philippines closes in on 100% vaccination target

AirAsia Philippines said that at August 30, 213 of the LCC's 217 cabin crew, or 98%, were fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Read More »



Vietnam's regulator extends local flight restrictions

Vietnam's Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has extended restrictions on domestic flights as the country continues to fight COVID-19 infections. Read More »



ST Engineering has named former Amazon Web Services and Hewlett-Packard executive, Tan Lee Chew, as president commercial. Read More »


Asia-Pacific Aerospace Briefs Today

Atlas Air has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Sharp Technics K to establish a dedicated maintenance, repair and overhaul facility at Seoul Incheon International Airport capable of handling multiple wide-body aircraft at the same time. The workshop is expected to open in 2025. Read More »