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Orient Aviation Daily Digest January 24, 2022



Cathay Pacific Airways reports narrowed losses for 2021 fiscal year

In unaudited consolidated accounts for its full-year to December 31, 2021, Cathay Pacific Group has announced it expects to record a consolidated loss attributed to shareholders of “approximately” HK$5.6 billion-HK$6.1 billion (US$780 million-US$784 million). Read More »



Flag carrier’s CEO warns of flight changes after New Zealand tightens COVID containment measures

Air New Zealand (Air NZ) CEO, Greg Foran, said there will be an impact on the airline's domestic operations following New Zealand’s introduction of new restrictions to contain the spread of Omicron. Read More »



Changi Airport more than doubles passenger capacity in December

Singapore Changi Airport handled 817,000 passengers in December, up 107% month-on-month from 395,000 passengers in November. Read More »




U.S. suspends scores of flights from China-based airlines

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DoT) has suspended 44 passenger flights from China-based airlines from late January to March in response to the Civil Aviation Administration of China's (CAAC) "circuit-breaker" actions against U.S.-based carriers. Read More »



Bangkok Airways schedules Bangkok-Phuket "sealed” flights

From February 1, Bangkok Airways will operate two "sealed route" services daily between Bangkok Suvarnabhumi and Phuket, with ATR 72-600s. Read More »



China domestic passenger numbers decline 44.7% in November

Airlines in China flew 21.4 million passengers on domestic flights in November, down 44.7% month-on-month from the 38.8 million domestic passengers flown in October, Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) figures show. Read More »



Airbus terminates Qatar Airways A321neo order: report

Airbus has cancelled an order for 50 A321neo from Qatar Airways, Bloomberg news agency reported late last week. Read More »



AFI KLM E&M executive vice president, Anne Brachet, has announced the appointments of Bruno Tricoire and Nicolas Bertrand as senior vice presidents of components and industrial affairs and projects, respectively. Read More »