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Week 4

Orient Aviation Daily Digest January 28, 2022



Air India returns to Tata Group

Air India's near seven decades in government hands ended yesterday when ownership of the flag carrier was formally transferred to Tata Group. Read More »



International 2021 passenger numbers tumble 76.2% at Asia-Pacific airlines: AAPA report

Asia-Pacific carriers flew 16.7 million passengers on scheduled international services in calendar 2021, a decline of 76.2% from 70 million passengers in the previous year, figures from the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) show. Read More »




Korean Air restored to profitability

Korean Air (KAL) has reported a net profit of 638.7 billion won (US$538.8 million) for the 12 months to December 31, swinging back to the black from a net loss of 194.6 billion won a year earlier. Read More »



AirAsia Malaysia and AirAsia Philippines report fourth quarter lift in passengers

AirAsia Malaysia carried 2.2 million passengers in the three months to December 31, up 164% from 834,934 passengers in the same months in 2020, figures from parent, AirAsia Group, show. Read More »



Boeing narrows full-year loss and forecasts "mounting recovery"

Boeing’s net loss narrowed to US$4.3 billion in the 12 months to December 31, from a net loss of US$11.9 billion a year earlier. Read More »



China Airlines will add four 777Fs to its air cargo fleet

China Airlines (CAL) has strengthened its commitment to the airline’s air freight business with an order for four new 777Fs. Read More »


Asia-Pacific Aerospace Briefs Today

Japan Airlines (JAL) said it will be the first airline in the world to use a foam washing technique for cleaning the CF34 engines used on the Embraer E170 regional jet flown by affiliate J-Air. It has signed a contract with GE Aviation for the foam washing service. The use of foam instead of water will lower CO2 emissions and save water.