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PAL Holdings reports USD1.5bn net loss for 2020

PAL Holdings reported (17-Jun-2021) revenues of PHP55.3 billion (USD1.1 billion), expenses of PHP81.8 billion (USD1.7 billion) and a net comprehensive loss of PHP73 billion (USD1.5

KLM outlines network plans for Asia for summer 2021

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines stated (16-Jun-2021) it is anticipating a “cautious re-emergence of customer demand” for destinations in Asia, and outlined the following significant changes

Korean Air extends suspension of services to five destinations in Japan

Korean Air extended its suspension of services connecting Seoul Incheon to Kagoshima, Okinawa, Sapporo Chitose, Aomori and Komatsu until the end of Jul-2021 (Chosun Ilbo,

India domestic pax down 82.6% in May-2021, compared to May-2019

India‘s Directorate General Civil Aviation (DGCA) reported (17-Jun-2021) the following domestic traffic highlights for May-2021: Passengers: 2.1 million, -82.6% compared to May-2019; IndiGo: 1.2 million; 

Singapore Airlines Group: Full service carrier pax down 95.3% in May-2021, compared to May-2019

Singapore Airlines Group reported (17-Jun-2021) the following traffic highlights for full service carriers (Singapore Airlines and SilkAir) for May-2021: Passengers: 101,700, -95.3% compared to May-2019;

Cathay Pacific expands codeshare network with Qatar Airways

Cathay Pacific, via its official Weibo account, announced (16-Jun-2021) the expansion of its codeshare network, stating that “in the future, you can choose to take

Hainan Airlines Group pax down 33.4% in May-2021, compared to May-2019

Hainan Airlines Group reported (17-Jun-2021) the following traffic highlights for May-2021: Passengers: 4.7 million, -33.4% compared to May-2019; Domestic: 4.7 million, -28.6%; International: 4840, -98.9%;

Visitor arrivals to Japan down 99.6% in May-2021, compared to May-2019

Japan National Tourism Organisation reported (16-Jun-2021) 10,000 visitor arrivals to Japan in May-2021, a decline of 99.6% compared to May-2019. Japanese overseas travellers declined 97.9%

Thai Airways receives court approval to commence restructuring plan

Thai Airways received approval from Thailand‘s Central Bankruptcy Court (CBC) to commence a restructuring plan (Reuters/Bloomberg/Nikkei Asia/The Thaiger/Bernama, 15-Jun-2021). The carrier stated: “The plan administrators and all

Malindo Air to trial IATA Travel Pass on select services

Malindo Air announced (15-Jun-2021) plans to commence trials of the IATA Travel Pass on select services, with plans to roll out the app on all international routes. In

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