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Philippine Airlines to operate Manila-London single roundtrip for stranded tourists

Philippine Airlines will fly a single round-trip flight between Manila and London Heathrow on April 4 “in response to an urgent public need amid Covid-19 quarantine situation,” the airline said in a notice posted on its website.   While the …

  • Antigua & Barbuda to close V.C. Bird International airport

    Published on : Friday, March 27, 2020

    The cabinet of Antigua & Barbuda announced that it will close the V.C. Bird International airport to all incoming commercial traffic from tonight.     The possibility of flights from the customary North American and European tourism source markets for …

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  • Singapore Airlines and SilkAir pilots to take unpaid leave

    Published on : Thursday, March 26, 2020

    Singapore Airlines recently asked its pilots to take unpaid leave for up to seven days each month. The leave session is set to begin from April 1st 2020. The decision has been undertaken in light of the coronavirus pandemic and …

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  • Turkish Airlines suspends nearly all international flight services until April 17

    Published on : Thursday, March 26, 2020

    Turkish Airlines has suspended international flights until April 17 in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. The only exceptions are New York, Washington, Hong Kong, Moscow and Addis Ababa, the airline said in a statement.   The airline will continue …

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  • Qatar Airways adds 10,000 extra seats to its network

    Published on : Thursday, March 26, 2020

    Qatar Airways is stepping up some of its flying again, after also announcing some cuts in the last few days, by adding 10,000 extra seats back to its network. It’s doing so by adding extra flights to Paris, Perth and …

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  • Oman Air to suspend flights from Sunday

    Published on : Thursday, March 26, 2020

    Oman Air recently declared its decision to cut down all passenger services to and from Muscat. The decision will come into effect from Sunday afternoon, March 29th 2020. The decision comes in light of the coronavirus pandemic outbreak and its …

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  • London City Airport will remain shut until May

    Published on : Thursday, March 26, 2020

    As the world goes into a coronavirus lockdown, the London City airport which mostly caters to the business travellers will shut down this evening and not re-open until May at the earliest. In 2019, the airport in the capital’s docklands …

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  • Air New Zealand to operate limited services

    Published on : Wednesday, March 25, 2020

    New Zealand’s flag carrier Air New Zealand has decided to operate limited services. The decision would enable essential travel and maintain cargo flow in the critical times created in light of the coronavirus pandemic. The airline will also cut international …

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  • IATA: Aviation revenue to fall

    Published on : Wednesday, March 25, 2020

    The latest analysis of the International Air Transport Association reveals the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the global air transport industry.   It is estimated by the IATA that the industry passenger revenues could plummet $252 billion due to …

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  • Qantas Airlines makes historic non-stop flight from Northern Territory to Heathrow

    Published on : Wednesday, March 25, 2020

    Qantas Airlines is operating an historic non-stop flight from Australia’s Darwin to London’s Heathrow Airport as travellers struggle to return to the United Kingdom amid the coronavirus pandemic. Its flagship Sydney to London service usually flies via Singapore but due …

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  • WestJet cuts its workforce into half due to COVID-19 crisis

    Published on : Wednesday, March 25, 2020

    Canadian Airlines, WestJet has recently announced the elimination of 50% of its staff. The decision has been undertaken due to the adverse effects of the deadly coronavirus pandemic on the aviation industry.     On Tuesday, Ed Sims, Chief Executive, …

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  • Finland Government agrees to provide guarantee €600m loan to Finnair

    Published on : Wednesday, March 25, 2020

    The government of Finland has agreed to provide a state guarantee of up to €600 million to help Finland’s national carrier Finnair, although the measure still needs constitutional consent. The economic policy committee met to consider the guarantee.     …

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  • Ryanair cancels all commercial flight services until June

    Published on : Wednesday, March 25, 2020

    Ryanair, Europe’s biggest budget airlines has announced it expects to operate no further commercial flights between 24 March and June 2020. The airlines said that its fleet is likely to be grounded for the entirety of April and May following …

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  • Aeroflot’s long-term credit rating affected by COVID-19

    Published on : Tuesday, March 24, 2020

    PJSC Aeroflot’s long-term issuer default rating at “BB” has been affirmed by the Fitch Ratings  as part of its annual review of the airline’s credit ratings. The outlook has changed from “stable” to “negative”.     Due to the impact …

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  • South African Airlines suspends all international and domestic flights

    Published on : Tuesday, March 24, 2020

    South Africa’s national carrier South African Airways has since suspended all international and regional flights to help stop the spread of coronavirus disease that has killed more than 16,000 people and infected over 350,000 worldwide.     President Cyril Ramaphosa …

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  • United Airlines to reinstate few flights to some regions

    Published on : Tuesday, March 24, 2020

    United Airlines has recently changed its plans and decided to step back from cutting down 95% of capacity. They also announced to operate only a skeleton network in place as long as the coronavirus crisis continues to remain.  However, according …

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  • Southwest Airlines plans to cancel 1500 daily flights as booking hit low

    Published on : Tuesday, March 24, 2020

    Southwest Airlines plans to slash 1,500 daily flights beginning Friday as the airline and its competitors take increasingly dramatic steps to offset historic declines in travel demand from the  coronavirus crisis.   The increased flight cuts, up from a planned …

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  • Air Canada to reinstate few international flights to repatriate citizens

    Published on : Tuesday, March 24, 2020

    The Montreal-based airline, Air Canada has recently decided to reinstate some international flights in order to repatriate citizens. The decision has been undertaken to rescue certain passengers who have been stranded overseas due to the coronavirus pandemic.     The …

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  • COVID-19: explanation of safe flight operations

    Published on : Monday, March 23, 2020

    KLM has great respect for all its employees who work very hard in these challenging times to repatriate as many people as possible. Working on board an aircraft in a small area with many passengers obviously raises questions about the …

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  • New Round of $1 Billion Relief Measures for Airport Community

    Published on : Monday, March 23, 2020

    With support from the Government, the Airport Authority (AA) today launched a new round of HK$1 billion relief package for the airport community in view of the continuing impact brought by the COVID-19 outbreak.   The relief package is put …

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  • Austrian Airlines Extends Temporary Cessation of Flight Operations until April 19, 2020

    Published on : Monday, March 23, 2020

    The worldwide entry bans imposed as a consequence of the coronavirus have not been relaxed and there is still little demand for air travel. For this reason, Austrian Airlines will cease all regular flight operations until April 19, 2020. Today, …

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