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APRIL 2022

Week 16

Orient Aviation Daily Digest April 19, 2022



Omicron virus forces Japan Airlines to downgrade its earnings guidance

Japan Airlines (JAL) has lowered its earnings forecast for its fiscal 2022 year due to the impact of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 on passenger demand. Read More »



Cathay Pacific Airways reports improved passenger demand after Hong Kong eases travel restrictions

Cathay Pacific Airways chief customer and commercial officer, Ronald Lam, said the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government's recent easing of some travel and transit restrictions had led to increasing passenger demand after a difficult March when passenger capacity was at 2% of pre-COVID-19 levels. Read More »




Singapore Airlines forecasts passenger capacity at 61% of pre-COVID-19 levels by May

Singapore Airlines (SIA) expects passenger capacity across the airline group to reach 61% of pre-COVID-19 levels by May. Read More »



Korean Air readies aircraft for increased international flying

Korean Air (KAL) is preparing to return more aircraft to international routes in line with the South Korean government's reopening of the country's international border. Read More »



AirAsia calls for easing of tests and paperwork to reduce friction of air travel

AirAsia Aviation Group CEO, Bo Lingam, has called on governments to continue to ease requirements for international travel so airfares can be lowered and administrative work reduced for air passengers. Read More »



Embraer E190-E2 visits key cities in Vietnam

Embraer’s E190-E2 regional jet, featuring a distinctive TechShark livery, completed a three-day tour of Vietnam last week, stopping at Côn Đảo, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. Read More »



Thai AirAsia X said Dr. Patima Jeerapaet commenced as the LCC's new CEO on April 1. Read More »


Asia-Pacific Aerospace Briefs Today

Today's briefs report news on Airbus, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and Oceania Biofuels. Read More »