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Week 8

Orient Aviation’s Week in the Asia-Pacific



Asia-Pacific airlines to take US$27.8 billion hit from COVID-19 forecasts global transport body

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released its initial assessment of the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on Thursday with a forecast that Asia-Pacific carriers would suffer a full year contraction in passenger demand of 13%. Read More »



Asia-Pacific carriers shrink networks as passenger demand falls away

Airlines across the region have announced more cuts to their networks into China and elsewhere in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Read More »



China reported to stage rescue of stricken carriers

China is considering a package of measures to lend support to its national airlines amid the sharp drop in demand due to COVID-19, Bloomberg news agency reported this week. Read More »



COMAC C919 deal for GE engines threatened

The U.S. could block General Electric from selling engines to Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) for its C919 narrow-body aircraft, it was reported this week. Read More »



SCOOT: Campbell Wilson will start a second stint as chief executive of Singapore Airlines' (SIA) low-cost carrier (LCC) unit Scoot on April 1 2020. Read More »


Short Takes

NEW FARES: Malaysia Airlines has expanded its unbundled economy fare types to ASEAN and South Asia routes. Read More »