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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. …

  • Hawaiian Airlines is going to send 2 million face masks to Hawaii

    Published on : Monday, April 20, 2020

    Hawaiian Airlines has transported a cargo flight to China which will bring 2 million face masks back to the islands of Hawaii.     The effort is in partnership with the grassroots community group Every1ne Hawaii. The airline says it …

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  • AirAsia announces its domestic flight resumptions

    Published on : Monday, April 20, 2020

    AirAsia, one of the low cost airlines in Asia has announced that the domestic flight resumptions are starting on April 29 with other countries following in the days after. The initial recovery from COVID-19 or deadly coronavirus will not be …

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  • Virgin Atlantic cancels launch of London- Sao Paulo route

    Published on : Saturday, April 18, 2020

    British carrier Virgin Atlantic has announced that it will be canceling the launch of the London to Sao Paulo route that was scheduled to commence on October 6. The airline said in an official statement that in response to the …

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  • Canada makes usage of mask mandatory during air travel

    Published on : Saturday, April 18, 2020

    On April 17, the Canadian transport department outlined new measures that require passengers to wear a face mask as they fly. The measure will begin on April 20. Any passengers flying to and from Canada will now have to wear …

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  • Trump govt reaches agreement, $25 billion bailout to prop up industry

    Published on : Friday, April 17, 2020

    Although the airline industry is hobbled by the coronavirus pandemic but the Trump administration has reached an agreement in principle with major airlines over the terms of a $25 billion bailout to prop up an industry.   According to the …

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  • Emergency funds offered to airlines in Australia

    Published on : Friday, April 17, 2020

    In order to maintain key domestic routes across the country Qantas and Virgin Australia have been offered $A165 by the Australian government.   In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic both carriers have suspended the majority of operations.     …

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  • Cathay Pacific is going to sack nearly 300 cabin crew in United States

    Published on : Friday, April 17, 2020

    Cathay Pacific to sack nearly 300 cabin crew in US, calling bases in New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles ‘no longer viable’. Cathay Pacific is to sack almost 300 of its staff in the United States and close its …

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  • Frankfurt Airport reports major drop in traffic

    Published on : Friday, April 17, 2020

    Frankfurt Airport, considered being the hub of German aviation has officially reported a drop in traffic. Similar to various other airports around the world, Frankfurt Airport has also been hit by the global downturn caused by the coronavirus pandemic.   …

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  • WestJet to furlough 700 pilots this month

    Published on : Friday, April 17, 2020

    Canadian Airline WestJet has decided to lay-off 700 of its pilots in the midst of the struggle it is facing in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The lay-off would be carried out across WestJet, WestJet Encore, and Swoop. All of …

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  • Oman air to operate special round-trip flight

    Published on : Thursday, April 16, 2020

    Oman Air will operate a special round-trip flight from Muscat to Bangkok, Thailand, to bring home citizens who have been receiving medical treatment in the east Asian country.   The flight is expected to depart today and return tomorrow, it …

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  • Ryanair expects a quick recovery with low fares

    Published on : Thursday, April 16, 2020

    Ryanair is steeling for an airline price war that it expects to win once coronavirus restrictions are lifted and passengers flock back to tourist destinations, Chief Executive Michael O’Leary told.     Brushing off forecasts of a sluggish recovery, O’Leary …

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  • Taiwan’s largest carrier, China Airlines is considering a name change

    Published on : Thursday, April 16, 2020

    The coronavirus or COVID 19 pandemic has indirectly reignited fresh calls from the public to change the name of Taiwan’s largest carrier, China Airlines.     According to reports in Taiwanese media, the concerns arose after the airline sent a …

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  • Emirates Airlines is conducting rapid COVID-19 test for passengers

    Published on : Thursday, April 16, 2020

    Emirates Airlines has begun conducting the rapid-on site COVID-19 test for passengers to provide safe travel. The testing began with passengers on a flight from Dubai to Tunisia on Wednesday. The analysis is a blood test with results within 10 …

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  • Wellington Airport to resize organisation

    Published on : Thursday, April 16, 2020

      Due to reduced passenger numbers Wellington Airport is proposing to cut up to 30 per cent of its workforce, Wellington Airport chief executive Steve Sanderson said the airport was consulting with its staff on a proposal to resize the organisation …

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  • Singapore Airlines Group faces huge drop in traffic due to COVID-19

    Published on : Thursday, April 16, 2020

    On Wednesday, April 15, Singapore Airlines released its March performance measurements and confirmed that ongoing service cancellations have affected the carrier’s financial performance. Singapore Airlines Group witnessed an overall 64.8% decline in passenger numbers. Singapore Airlines officially announced that in …

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  • U.S. to help airlines with billion dollars payroll support

    Published on : Wednesday, April 15, 2020

    The United States federal government has decided to provide payroll support up to US$25 billion for all U.S. based airlines. The funds are part of a US$2 trillion relief package signed by Congress to provide aid towards the unprecedented economic …

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  • Wizz Air to reduce workforce by 19 per cent

    Published on : Wednesday, April 15, 2020

    In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, Wizz Air has decided to make 1,000 positions redundant which means that there will be a 10 per cent reduction in the workforce.     Wizz mentioned while releasing its results for the …

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  • Air Arabia and Etihad Airways have no plans to delay the launch of low cost airline

    Published on : Wednesday, April 15, 2020

    Air Arabia and Etihad Airways have no plans to hold up the introduction of a low-cost Abu Dhabi-based airline in a joint venture – but the timing will depend on market conditions, an Air Arabia spokesman.     Air Arabia …

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  • Heathrow Airport suspends operations of two terminals

    Published on : Wednesday, April 15, 2020

    Heathrow Airport has decided to temporarily close down two of its terminals. The move comes in light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic that has adversely affected the aviation sector across the globe and result in a sharp plunge in passenger …

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  • British Airways Airbus A350 collides with Emirates Boeing 777 in Dubai

    Published on : Wednesday, April 15, 2020

    A British Airways carrier, Airbus A350 has crashed with an Emirates Boeing 777. The incident took place at the Dubai International Airport. It has been reported that the A350 was being pushed back when it struck the Emirates aircraft in …

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