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Week 5

Orient Aviation Daily Digest February 1, 2024

By Tomasz Sniedziewski



Commercial airline association reports robust international growth to continue

The Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) said the region’s carriers strengthened their recovery from the pandemic in 2023, reporting healthy international passenger demand underpinned by strong appetite for travel after all pandemic-related travel restrictions were removed. Read More »



Japan clears Korean Air-Asiana Airlines merger

The Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) has approved Korean Air’s (KAL) integration with Asiana Airlines. Read More »



China Eastern Airlines operating codeshare with Virgin Atlantic

China Eastern Airlines (CEA) and Virgin Atlantic have agreed a codeshare that allows Virgin Atlantic passengers flying London Heathrow-Shanghai Pudong to travel to the Mainland destinations of Chengdu, Changsha, Qingdao, Shenzhen and Xi’an on a single ticket. Read More »



Embraer deliveries increase for latest fiscal year

In the 12 months to last December 31, Embraer delivered 81 aircraft and reported revenue rose by US$1.2 billion year-on-year, to US$18.7 billion. Read More »



China Eastern Airlines narrows financial losses

China Eastern Airlines (CEA) is forecasting net losses ranging from 6.8 billion yuan (US$950 million) to 8.3 billion yuan for 2023, an improvement from a net loss of 37.386 billion yuan in 2022. Read More »



Bonza concludes inaugural year, reporting more than 750,000 passengers flown

On January 31, Bonza celebrated its first anniversary announcing it had carried more than three quarters of a million passengers on the domestic LCC in the 12 months since its launch. Read More »


Asia-Pacific Aerospace Briefs Today

Today’s briefs report news from Arrow Aviation, China Airlines, Hartzell Propellers, KP Aero Industries, Panasonic Avionics and Virgin Australia. Read More »


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