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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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  • 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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  • Airline industry executives are seeking $58 billion warn Congress ‘time is running out’

    Published on : Monday, March 23, 2020

    Major U.S. airline executives warned that the lawmakers on Saturday that if they did not immediately pass worker payroll protection grants, many airlines would be forced to furlough employees. In an attempt to weather the coronavirus crisis, the airline industry …

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  • Global airline industry is facing meltdown over coronavirus fear

    Published on : Tuesday, March 17, 2020

    The global travel industry faces an extensive shutdown over Coronavirus  fears after most of the global airline companies announced that the new flight reductions and more countries introduced more travel bans and isolation requirements.   The novel coronavirus has gone global reaching …

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  • LATAM Airlines to slash international routes by 30%

    Published on : Friday, March 13, 2020

    LATAM airlines group, the biggest Latin American airline recently decided to cut international flights by 30%. The decision has been taken in light of the novel coronavirus outbreak. The airlines have taken the step as a measure against the deadly …

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  • Austrian Airlines continues to fly to the USA

    Published on : Friday, March 13, 2020

    Due to the new US regulations, according to which passengers from the European Union, Switzerland and other countries are no longer allowed to enter the country, Austrian Airlines is changing its flight schedule to the United States. From Saturday 14 …

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  • Norwegian to suspend more than 4000 flights and implement layoffs

    Published on : Friday, March 13, 2020

    Following the U.S. ban on travel from most of Europe and the escalating coronavirus situation, Norwegian has decided to ground 40 percent of its long-haul fleet and cancel up to 25 percent of its short-haul flights until the end of …

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  • Etihad Airways sees rapid transformation programme

    Published on : Monday, March 9, 2020

    Etihad Airways (Etihad) has announced an encouraging 32% improvement in core operating performance for 2019, on revenues of US$ 5.6 billion (2018: US$ 5.9 billion). The losses were significantly reduced to US$ 0.87 billion (2018: US$ -1.28 billion). This result …

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  • Etihad Airways signs with IATA

    Published on : Monday, March 9, 2020

    Etihad Airways marked International Women’s Day by pledging to increase its female workforce by 25 percent over the next five years – the first airline in the country to make this commitment. This follows the International Air Travel Association’s (IATA) …

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  • airBaltic Cancels all Flights to and from Milan and Verona due to Coronavirus

    Published on : Monday, March 9, 2020

    Due to health and safety reasons airBaltic has made decision at the moment to immediately suspend all flights to/from Milan and Verona until the end of April. Passengers who have bookings for the affected flights will be contacted individually.   …

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  • Airbus set for strong presence at India’s flagship civil aviation show – Wings 2020

    Published on : Saturday, March 7, 2020

    Airbus will highlight its class-leading products, technologies and services at India’s largest civil aviation show – Wings India. The biennial event will be held at Begumpet Airport in Hyderabad from 12-15 March 2020.   Airbus will exhibit at Stand 9 in …

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  • American Airlines flight makes emergency landing to remove unruly passenger

    Published on : Thursday, March 5, 2020

    An American Airlines flight travelling from Chicago to Dallas was diverted to St. Louis, Missouri, after an unruly passenger tried to open emergency exit door mid-air.   The incident took place on Tuesday, March 3, creating panic among other passengers …

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  • Austrian Airlines cancels Tel Aviv flights from March 8

    Published on : Thursday, March 5, 2020

    Due to the newly imposed entry restrictions by the Israeli government, Austrian Airlines will have to discontinue its flight connection to Tel Aviv from Sunday, March 8 onwards. The Austrian home carrier will cancel three daily flights until March 28, …

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  • EasyJet begins cancellation of flights due to virus outbreak

    Published on : Saturday, February 29, 2020

    EasyJet announced its decision to begin cancelling some of its flights due to the coronavirus outbreak. Routes affected are particularly those in and out of northern Italy. easyJet is one of the latest carriers to reduce or suspend its schedule …

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  • British Airways will remove 700 tonnes of single-use plastic from flights

    Published on : Thursday, February 27, 2020

    British Airways has announced that the company will eradicate 700 tonnes of single-use plastic from its flights during 2020. According to the British Airways, the company has planned to get rid of more than a billion single-use plastic items, which …

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  • U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Final Rule to Enhance Air Carrier Pilot Development

    Published on : Wednesday, February 26, 2020

    The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announced a final rule aimed at enhancing the professional development of air carrier pilots. The Pilot Professional Development rule requires specific training for newly-hired pilots and supplemental training for captains. …

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  • United Airlines downgrades fliers, pays $90,000 in travel vouchers

    Published on : Wednesday, February 26, 2020

    United Airlines had to change a Boeing 777 aircraft for a Saturday flight from Newark to Hawaii, which led to a reduction of business class seats.   So the airline offered miles to passengers willing to sit in a lower …

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  • Jetstar Asia Airways soon to launch flight services to Colombo

    Published on : Wednesday, February 26, 2020

    Jetstar Asia Airways will turn out to be the only low-cost carrier in Singapore to fly direct from the island city-state to Colombo, Sri Lanka when it introduces the new flights on 1st July 2020.   With fares going on …

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  • Norwegian Air Ranked Largest Foreign Airline in New York City for 2019

    Published on : Wednesday, February 26, 2020

    Norwegian Air, the World’s Best Low-Cost Long-Haul Airline, maintained its leadership position as the largest foreign airline in New York City for 2019, after surpassing Air Canada in February 2019, according to the Port Authority of New York and New …

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