Airline News

  • APOC Aviation closes on three airframe deals in first quarter of 2020

    Published on : Tuesday, March 31, 2020

    Part-out activity has commenced this month in Marana, Arizona for two A319-132 airframes recently acquired by APOC Aviation.   MSN 1758 and 1790 were formerly operated by Air Macau and the parts are expected to arrive into APOC’s stock during April …

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  • EasyJet grounds entire fleet due to COVID-19 scare

    Published on : Monday, March 30, 2020

    EasyJet has grounded its entire fleet of planes and said it cannot give a date for when they will restart. The budget airline said it had made the move due to the unprecedented travel restrictions imposed by governments globally due …

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  • Indian aviation industry is witnessing $3.6 billion loss

    Published on : Monday, March 30, 2020

    As many countries in the world are closing their borders, the COVID-19 or coronavirus outbreak has acutely impacted the travel industry, especially airlines witnessing the most notable casualties. According to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), airlines could lose a …

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  • Emirates asks passengers to wait a year for refunds

    Published on : Friday, March 27, 2020

    After the UAE closed the county’s airports and Emirates stopped flying on Wednesday leaving hundreds of thousands of British travellers with grounded flights, the carrier informed passengers whose flights are cancelled that they should accept vouchers that are redeemable after …

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  • Vietjet issues coronavirus COVID 19 insurance plan

    Published on : Friday, March 27, 2020

    Vietnamese airline Vietjet has launched an insurance policy named “SKY COVID CARE” that allows all of its passengers to claim up to 200 million Vietnamese dong, if they are infected with the coronavirus or COVID 19 virus while traveling on …

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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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  • 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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  • 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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