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Week 39

Orient Aviation Daily Digest October 3, 2021

By Steve Creedy



Government COVID responses slash global air traffic demand

Government responses to the Delta variant of COVID-19 cut deeply into global air passenger traffic in August thanks to a China led deterioration in domestic markets. Read More »



Global airline association summit a ’vote of confidence’ in air travel

The International Air Transport Association’s annual general meeting in Boston is “a powerful vote of confidence in safety of international air travel”, IATA director-general, Willie Walsh, said this week. Read More »




Air New Zealand dominated Australia’s 2020-2021 international passenger market

New Zealand can chalk up another win over its bigger neighbour after Air New Zealand (Air NZ) trumped Qantas Airways to claim the lion’s share of Australia’s international passenger market in 2020-2021. Read More »



Green light for Nok Airlines restructure

Thailand’s Central Bankruptcy Court has approved Nok Airlines Public Company’s restructuring plan in time for the low-cost carrier to boost flights during the Thailand’s high season for travel. Read More »




All Nippon Airways launches sweepstakes to highlight vaccine value

Free flights and hotel upgrades are among the goodies being offered by All Nippon Airways (ANA) in an effort to encourage vaccination and promote travel in Japan. Read More »



Thai Airways International updates progress on restructure

Thai Airways International (THAI) is paying down debt in accordance with its court-approved rehabilitation plan and has written off shares to reduce its registered capital. Read More »



Qatar Airway launches FIFA World Cup travel packages in Asian markets

Asian football fans planning to attend the FIFA World Cup in Qatar can now guarantee their match tickets, return flights and accommodation through Qatar Airways packages offering options such as a full refund if your team fails to qualify. Read More »



Air China has appointed Huang Bin to succeed company secretary and board secretary, Zhou Feng, after the latter’s resignation. Huang, 58, is a graduate of the China Civil Aviation Institution and a senior accountant who started his career in civil aviation in 1983. He will be joint company secretary with lawyer Huen Ho Yin, who has been serving in the joint role since last month. Read More »


Asia-Pacific Aerospace Briefs Today

AerDragon Aviation Leasing Company has entered into a TrueChoice engine overhaul agreement with GE Aviation for eight CFM56-5B engines installed on four A320s. The aircraft were part of an AerDragon A320 order placed in 2007, the first from a China-based lessor. Read More »