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JULY 2020

Week 27

Orient Aviation's Week in the Asia-Pacific



Garuda posts first quarter loss from “profound impact” of COVID-19

Garuda Indonesia said this week the coronavirus pandemic was having a "profound impact" on its operations and financial health after it slumped into the red in the first quarter of calendar 2020. Read More »



Singapore Airlines chairman says group positioned to capture post-COVID-19 growth

Singapore Airlines (SIA) chairman, Peter Seah, said this week a recent capital raising had provided the company with the breathing space to weather the coronavirus pandemic and emerge stronger in its aftermath. Read More »



IATA figures encouraging for Asia-Pacific carriers

Airlines in the Asia-Pacific have posted the "least worst outcome" in terms of passenger demand during May, with the hope of better to come in the period ahead, figures from International Air Transport Association (IATA) showed. Read More »



Virgin Australia creditors unlikely to be fully reimbursed; shareholders to receive nothing

Administrators for Virgin Australia (VA) have told creditors they should not expect to be repaid all they are owed by the airline group following the sale of the carrier to Bain Capital last week. Read More »



Thai Airways International (THAI) this week named board member, Chansin Treenuchagron, as acting president. Read More »


Short Takes

This week marked 20 years since Indonesian low-cost carrier group, Lion Air, operated its first flight - on June 30, 2000. Since then, the privately held company has grown from a single LCC to an airline group with affiliates in Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand. Read More »