The German government and Lufthansa, which has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, have reached a preliminary deal on a 9 billion euro ($9.8 … Read more
Airline Lufthansa said on Thursday it is in advanced talks with the German government’s economic stabilisation fund over a rescue deal worth up to 9 … Read more
EasyJet has revealed that the personal details of nine million customers have been accessed by “highly sophisticated” hackers.
Easy Jet said it was to notify … Read more
LATAM Airlines Group, the region’s largest carrier, will lay off 1,400 employees, the company said on Friday, marking the first instance of a major Latin … Read more
Air Canada will lay off more than half of its 38,000 employees next month as it grapples with the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic. The … Read more
Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd said on Friday it made an unaudited loss of HK$4.5 billion ($580.53 million) at its full-service airlines in the first four … Read more
Temperature screening and face masks will become common sights at airports to mitigate the spread of the new coronavirus, but physical distancing could make flying … Read more
The top three U.S. airlines have told their flight attendants not to force passengers to comply with their new policy requiring face coverings, just encourage … Read more
Australia saw overseas arrivals collapse to almost nothing in April as it closed its borders to fight the coronavirus pandemic, in a massive blow for … Read more
Passengers on all flights of KLM, the Dutch subsidiary of Air France KLM, must wear face masks during travel starting on Monday, the airline said … Read more
US airline workers have been largely spared from the carnage that’s pushed the country’s unemployment to record highs since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. … Read more
The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), the British aviation watchdog has warned airlines that they are legally required to provide refunds to customers who had their … Read more
International air travel will take at least 18 months to recover, Emirates Airline said Sunday, as the coronavirus pandemic contributed to a collapse in annual … Read more
The European Commission will tell countries in the European Union to provide state guarantees for travel vouchers during the coronavirus pandemic, if they prefer people … Read more
Latvia’s government on Thursday gave the go-ahead to an investment of up to 250 million euros ($271 million) in airBaltic to help the airline get … Read more
Lufthansa is negotiating a 9 billion euro ($9.71 billion) bailout with Germany’s economic stabilisation fund to ensure its future, the airline said on Thursday.
The … Read more
British Airways parent IAG has tapped UK government-backed loans to boost liquidity, in a sign of the damage wrought by the coronavirus on even the … Read more
The international aviation governing body, IATA, said it is opposed to social distancing during flights, claiming that “evidence” suggests that the risk of transmission on … Read more
Some major airlines are now requiring passengers to wear face mask on flights to limit the spread of viruses.
When it comes to a global … Read more
Wizz Air’s planned Abu Dhabi-based joint venture carrier is expected to start flying this year, the European budget airline said in a statement on … Read more
Germany, Italy and Spain join other 12 governments calling EU to suspend cash-refunds in bid to save cash-drained airlines
Germany, Italy and Spain have joined a call by 12 European Union governments for the EU’s executive body to suspend rules forcing crisis-hit airlines to … Read more
Rolls-Royce is considering cutting up to 15% of its workforce as aviation sector meets further turbulence
British aero-engine maker Rolls-Royce Holdings is considering cutting up to 15% of its workforce, a source close to the company told Reuters, as customers cut … Read more
The Italian air transport sector is in an “unprecedented” crisis with travellers down 85% to two million in March and down 31.8% to 25.6 million … Read more
Beginning May 4, all travellers who step foot on a plane operated by JetBlue will need to wear a crucial accessory: a face mask. The … Read more
The flights to several EU countries and the U.S. will remain suspended until May 14 while the movement restrictions for senior citizens have been eased, … Read more
European planemaker Airbus on Wednesday posted a 49% slump in first-quarter adjusted operating profit to 281 million euros ($304.7 million) as revenue dropped 15% to … Read more
Argentina has announced a prohibition on all internal and international commercial flights until the end of August in its efforts to fight off the deadly … Read more
As travellers stay home because of the coronavirus pandemic and revenue tumbles, American and other US carriers are pivoting to freight.
Demand for goods has … Read more
Shares in Air France-KLM and Lufthansa LHAG.CE led European stock market gains on Monday on hopes that government bailouts would see them through the coronavirus … Read more
Vienna Airport launched a savings programme equivalent to a quarter of annual revenue on Friday in response to the travel falloff caused by coronavirus and … Read more
Airlines including United, Delta, EasyJet and others have announced plans to do away with the middle seat in their economy class cabins during the … Read more
An information board at Schiphol Airport, The Netherlands. The necessary preparations are being made at Schiphol Airport regarding the coronavirus crisis among them implementing measures … Read more
Virgin Australia has confirmed it has entered voluntary administration – making it Australia’s first big corporate casualty of the coronavirus pandemic.
It is part-owned … Read more
The days of cheap air travel will be over if airlines are forced to introduce physical distancing measures on planes because of the Covid-19 pandemic, … Read more
Asia’s airports have reached “rock bottom” almost four months into the Covid-19 pandemic, with the number of passengers at about 5 per cent of last … Read more
On Thursday, there were just 4162 flights in the European network administered by Eurocontrol, down 87% on the same day last year.
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In the United States the trade unions representing flight attendants have begun to share that many members have tested positive and the numbers are also … Read more
The French government is prepared to provide “massive support” to Air France KLM to help the French-Dutch air carrier make it through the downturn, France’s … Read more