Daily News Briefs

Royal Brunei Airlines to operate revised and reduced flying schedule

Royal Brunei Airlines announced (12-May-2021) plans to operate a revised and reduced flying schedule due to travel restrictions and a decline in demand. The carrier

GoAir rebrands as Go First

GoAir, via its official Twitter account, announced (13-May-2021) it officially rebranded as Go First, India‘s first ULCC (Economic Times/The Hindu/Times of India/Live Mint, 13/14-May-2021). The

Thailand’s airlines request meeting with PM to discuss soft loan proposal

Thai Airlines Association requested a meeting with Thailand‘s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to discuss progress on a proposal to offer the carriers soft loans (Bangkok

Cathay Pacific ‘proactively’ encouraging employees to get vaccinated, 80% of pilots vaccinated

Cathay Pacific announced (13-May-2021) it is “proactively” encouraging all of its employees to get vaccinated, citing this as a “crucial step” in the resumption of

China Southern Airlines operates first A380 cargo service

China Southern Airlines, via its official Weibo account, operated (11-May-2021) its first cargo service with A380 equipment, transporting 20 tons of cargo from Guangzhou to

Taiwan moves Singapore and Vietnam from low to medium risk

Taiwan‘s Central Epidemic Command Center moved (12-May-2021) Singapore and Vietnam from its list of low risk countries to medium risk, effective immediately. The latest list

Changi Airport terminal buildings closed to the public until 27-May-2021

Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) announced (12-May-2021) all Singapore Changi Airport terminal buildings will close to members of the public from 13-May-2021 until 27-May-2021.

Malaysia imposes national lockdown from 12-May-2021 to 07-Jun-2021

Malaysia‘s Government imposed a national lockdown from 12-May-2021 until 07-Jun-2021 (TTR Weekly, 12-May-2021). Travel across state and district lines will only be permitted for work, emergencies,

All Nippon Airways proposing suspending FY2022 summer and winter bonuses

All Nippon Airways (ANA) reportedly proposed suspending summer and winter bonuses to employees in FY2022 ending 31-Mar-2022, after reporting record losses in FY2021 (NHK, 11-May-2021).

China Airlines pax up 79.1% in Apr-2021, cargo traffic up 33.6%

China Airlines reported (11-May-2021) the following traffic highlights for Apr-2021: Passengers: 20,256, +79.1% year-on-year; Passenger load factor: 16.5%, -11pp; Passenger traffic (RPK): +43.6%; Passenger capacity

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