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Orient Aviation Daily Digest January 17, 2022



Air China posts 37.5% December decline in domestic passengers

Air China flew 4.2 million passengers on its domestic network last December, down 37.2% from 6.7 million travellers transported in the same month a year earlier. Read More »



Hong Kong extends flight bans for eight countries

Hong Kong has extended its ban on all passengers from Australia, Canada, France, India, Pakistan, the Philippines, the UK and the U.S. landing in or transiting through the Special Administrative Region (SAR) until February 4. Read More »




Japan Airlines cuts more flights from domestic schedule

Japan Airlines (JAL) has cut more flights from its domestic schedule for this month and in February in response to market conditions. Read More »



China Eastern Airlines reports 4.8 million domestic passengers for December

China Eastern Airlines (CEA) transported 4.8 million passengers on its domestic network in December, a 32.5% fall from seven million in the same month in 2020. Read More »



China Southern Airlines says domestic passengers declined 38.4% in December

China Southern Airlines (CSA) reported domestic passenger numbers fell 38.4% in December, to 6.1 million, from 9.9 million a year earlier. Read More »



Singapore Airlines announces US$600 million bond issuance

Singapore Airlines (SIA) has said in a regulatory filing to the Singapore Exchange (SGX) it would raise US$600 million in fresh capital through the sale of eight-year notes with an annual interest rate of 3.375%, payable twice a year. Read More »



Former Air Tahiti boss to run new South Pacific carrier

A trademark application with the French Industrial Property Office shows the founder of a new carrier planning to operate in Tahiti, Air Moana, is a former chief executive and chairman of Air Tahiti, Christian Vernaudon. Read More »



Buddha Air leads network expansion in Nepal

Nepalese airlines are expanding their fleets as a result of a surprising rise in domestic passenger numbers. Read More »



Engine Lease Finance Corporation, a leading independent spare engine leasing company, has appointed Richard Hough as the lessor’s chief operating officer. It also has promoted Aoife Fennell to executive vice president and chief technical officer. Read More »