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APRIL 2022

Week 16

Orient Aviation Daily Digest April 20, 2022



Japan Airlines applies to increase fuel surcharges for second time this year

Japan Airlines (JAL) has applied to the country's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) to increase its fuel surcharge on international passenger tickets sold in Japan. Read More »



Singapore air passenger traffic reaches 31% of pre-COVID levels

The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) said Singapore’s Changi airport handled 400,000 air passengers in the week ending April 17, representing 31% of pre-COVID-19 levels and an 18% improvement from a month earlier. Read More »




Air China domestic passenger numbers tumble in March

Air China carried 2.2 million passengers on its domestic network in March, down 70.5% from 7.5 million passengers in the same month in 2021, a reaction to new government restrictions imposed in China to contain fresh outbreaks of COVID-19. Read More »



China Eastern Airlines reports 71% drop in domestic passengers following new Omicron outbreaks on the Mainland

China Eastern Airlines (CEA) carried 2.5 million passengers on domestic flights in March 2022, down 71.1%, from the 8.6 million passengers transported in the same month in 2021. Read More »



China Southern Airlines domestic passenger numbers slide 63.9% in March

China Southern Airlines (CSA) carried four million passengers on its domestic network in March, down 63.9%, from 11.7 million passengers flown in the same month in 2021. Read More »



Vietjet opening four Vietnam-India routes, resuming suspended India services from April 29

Overnight Vietjet announced four new services from Vietnam to India: Hanoi-Mumbai, Ho Chi Minh City-Mumbai, Phu Quoc-New Delhi and Phu Quoc-Mumbai, marking the LCC’s post-pandemic return and continuing expansion in South Asia. Read More »



Malaysia Airlines boosts domestic services for festive season

Malaysia Airlines Group CEO, Captain Izham Ismail, has defended the carrier against claims of extreme price hikes on the airline’s flights between Peninsular Malaysia and the East Malaysian states of Sabah and Sarawak. Read More »



InterGlobe Aviation, the parent company of India LCC IndiGo, has named Vikram Singh Mehta and B.S. Dhanoa as new independent non-executive board directors. Read More »


Asia-Pacific Aerospace Briefs Today

AviaAM Leasing has acquired a 737-800 for its passenger-to-freighter conversion project. Read More »