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Delta Air Lines reports $15.6 billion loss for financial year 2020

Delta Air Lines recently reported a pre-tax loss of $15.6 billion for financial 2020, representing a loss per share of $19.49 on total revenue of $17.1 billion. In the December quarter alone, the carrier saw pre-tax losses of $1.1 billion. …

  • Sri Lankan Airlines operate three rescue flights from India

    Published on : Thursday, April 23, 2020

    Sri Lankan Airlines have decided to operate three rescue flights from two Indian cities in order to bring stranded citizens back to their homeland. On Thursday and Friday, respectively one flight from Amritsar and two flights from Coimbatore will depart …

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  • Air Mauritius enters voluntary administration

    Published on : Thursday, April 23, 2020

    The coronavirus pandemic has led another flag-carrier Air Mauritius to enter voluntary administration.   The week has been tough for airlines and the carrier follows Virgin Australia in making the move, however, South African Airways is teetering on the edge. …

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  • TAP Air Portugal to launch route

    Published on : Thursday, April 23, 2020

    The imminent addition of a TAP Air Portugal route to the city has been welcomed by official in Cape Town. Starting from November 11th , the direct seasonal Lisbon to Cape Town service will operate three days a week and …

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  • Air Canada suspends all operations in the U.S.

    Published on : Wednesday, April 22, 2020

    Air Canada recently announced that it has decided to suspend all scheduled transborder flights between Canada and the United States entirely after April 26. The move comes after the extension of the U.S.-Canada border closure and travel restriction between the …

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  • IATA predicts slow recovery in aviation sector, govt should boost confidence

    Published on : Wednesday, April 22, 2020

    Considering the anticipated slow recovery in demand for air travel the International Air Transport Association has called for governments to work with the industry on confidence-boosting measures.   Alexandre de Juniac, IATA director general said that passenger confidence will suffer …

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  • United Airlines reports a loss of $2.1 billion

    Published on : Wednesday, April 22, 2020

    The news comes as the coronavirus pandemic continues to drive travel demand down to the lowest level in decades. After the recession of 2008 the United Airlines has reported a $2.1 billion loss for the first quarter.  During the first …

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  • Emirates to delay regular operations till July

    Published on : Wednesday, April 22, 2020

    Emirates has confirmed that it will not resume regular flight operations anytime before the month of July. After suspending operations in March for two weeks, the airline was only running a skeleton schedule. Regular flights were expected to arrive before …

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  • Airlines in China offer cheap deals to attract travellers

    Published on : Wednesday, April 22, 2020

    Chinese airlines in post coronavirus time are rolling out a series of deals to attract travelers in the run-up to Labour Day — the first major holiday since the nation came to a standstill due to Covid-19.     It …

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  • Turkish Airlines to operate hundreds of rescue flights this week

    Published on : Tuesday, April 21, 2020

    Turkish Airlines have decided to operate nearly 200 rescue flights this week to bring home Turkish nationals who are stranded abroad due to the COVID-19 pandemic.     According to reports, the carrier will operate a massive nine-day program to …

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  • Norwegian subsidiaries file for bankruptcy

    Published on : Tuesday, April 21, 2020

    Most countries having advised against or banned non-essential travel and the closure of borders and quarantine restrictions has effectively brought the entire airline industry to a halt. Consequently, almost all of the flight operations offered by Norwegian have been cancelled, …

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  • Air New Zealand is going to shorten its carriers

    Published on : Tuesday, April 21, 2020

    Major global airlines have projected layoffs, furloughs and capacity cuts over the next few months, with Air New Zealand warning it expected staffing levels to be 30% lower than it is now, due to the coronavirus pandemic. Airlines have been …

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  • Virgin Australia seeks to recapitalise business, enters voluntary administration

    Published on : Tuesday, April 21, 2020

    In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic,Virgin Australia has entered voluntary administration as it seeks to recapitalise the business in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.   The company  hopes to emerge in a stronger financial position on the other …

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  • Ryanair gives vouchers instead of cash refunds

    Published on : Tuesday, April 21, 2020

    Europe’s biggest budget airline, Ryanair insists all of its passengers on cancelled flights can still get a refund – even though it appears to be offering only vouchers for future travel. The passengers whose flights have been grounded as a …

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  • Singapore Airlines announces its schedule in May

    Published on : Tuesday, April 21, 2020

    The Singapore Airlines (SIA) has extended its flight cancellations until the end of May in response to the ongoing coronavirus or COVID 19 crisis.     The flag carrier of Singapore had originally cut its flight capacity by 96 per …

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  • United Airlines use cargo aircraft as food distribution center

    Published on : Tuesday, April 21, 2020

    United Airlines announced that it has now transformed one of its cargo facilities at George Bush Intercontinental Airport into a food distribution center. This adds to United Airlines’ numerous efforts to help communities fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.     …

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  • South African Airways to terminate staffs

    Published on : Monday, April 20, 2020

    South African Airways  revealed plans  to release all employees at the end of April. It is expected that  some 4,700 staff at the airline will see contracts terminated in just a few days. It was noted that the carrier has …

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  • Virgin Atlantic in danger of collapse without government support

    Published on : Monday, April 20, 2020

    Founder Richard Branson of Virgin Atlantic has warned that the airlines could be in imminent danger of collapse without government support.   The entrepreneur said in an open letter to the staff that the coronavirus pandemic had created the most …

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  • Etihad Airways advises on operational status and outlines re-start plans

    Published on : Monday, April 20, 2020

    Etihad Airways has provided an update on its current and planned operations as COVID-19 travel restrictions remain in place around the world.       Subject to UAE government imposed travel restrictions being lifted on passenger travel, Etihad plans to …

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  • London Luton Airport supports local community

    Published on : Monday, April 20, 2020

    London Luton Airport is focused  on supporting the local community and making best use of its facilities. It. is supported by its shareholders AENA and AMP Capital The passenger traffic nears zero with almost 70 per cent of the workforce …

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  • United Airlines enter sale and leaseback agreement with BOC Aviation

    Published on : Monday, April 20, 2020

    American carrier United Airlines recently entered into a sale and leaseback agreement with Singapore-based aircraft leasing company BOC Aviation. United would include 22 of its aircraft in the leaseback plan. On Sunday, BOC Aviation announced that it will purchase those …

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