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APRIL 2022

Week 14

Orient Aviation Daily Digest April 6, 2022



Delta Air Lines to increase Los Angeles-Sydney frequency to 10 weekly

Delta Air Lines will add three nonstop flights a week between Los Angeles and Sydney from December 16, lifting the airline’s frequency on the route from daily to 10 a week. Read More »



Singapore Airlines suspends Singapore-Hong Kong flights for a week

Singapore Airlines (SIA) has suspended its twice daily Singapore-Hong Kong services - SQ882 and SQ894 - from April 5 to April 11 "to comply with regulatory requirements from the Hong Kong authorities", SIA said in a website statement. Read More »




CDB Aviation signs five-aircraft deal with Mexico’s Volaris

China Development Bank Financial Leasing Co. said its CDB Aviation Lease Finance unit had entered into a purchase and leaseback agreement with Mexico's Volaris for five A320neo family aircraft, scheduled for delivery by December 31, 2024. Read More »



Malaysia Airlines forecasts capacity of 70% to 80% of pre-COVID-19 levels by year-end

Malaysia Airlines Berhad is expecting to operate at 70% of pre-COVID-19 capacity levels, and potentially 80%, by the end of 2022, local media reports, citing comments from Malaysia Aviation Group Berhad (MAG) Group CEO, Captain Izham Ismail, at an event in Kuala Lumpur. Read More »



Hainan Airlines puts two A350-900s on the market

Hainan Airlines is selling two A350-900s as part of efforts to optimise its fleet structure, FlightGlobal has reported, citing a notice for tender published on April 2. Read More »



Air Lease Corporation firms up 737 MAX order

Air Lease Corporation (ALC) has firmed up its order for 32 737 MAXs. Read More »


Asia-Pacific Aerospace Briefs Today

Today's briefs report news from Airport Authority Hong Kong, FL ARI Aircraft Maintenance and Engineering Company, Fraport AG and Xi'an Airport. Read More »