Category: CORONAVIRUS UPDATES

TAP Air Portugal to Restore 40% of Operations in September

Reading Time: < 1 minute TAP Air Portugal expects to restore 40 per cent of its pre-coronavirus operations in September. This equals to close to 700 round-trip flights per week for a total of 76 routes. In August, the carrier plans to perform nearly 500 round-trip flights per week for a total of 66 routes. These include 18 weekly flights […]

Biggest Fear of Ryanair: Second Wave of the Coronavirus Cases

Reading Time: < 1 minute Ryanair has revealed its Q1 2020 results showing a net loss of €185 million. In comparison with a net profit of €243 million in the same period last year, the damage of the pandemic is already becoming obvious. Through the 35-year history, Ryanair says the Q2 of 2020 was the most challenging, the coronavirus pandemic […]

End of Era: Last Qantas Boeing 747 Bids the Very Final Farewell

Reading Time: 2 minutes The final flight QF7474 of the last Qantas Boeing 747 jumbo has already took place. Almost five decades of mutual history of ‘Queen of the Skies’ and Australia’s national carrier is over. The very first jumbo jet entered Qantas fleet in 1971. In 1979, Qantas even became the first airline to operate an all Boeing […]

Sad Farewell: British Airways to Retire Entire Boeing 747 Fleet

Reading Time: < 1 minute Prior to the crisis, British Airways was world’s largest operator of Boeing 747 ”Queen of the Skies”. However, the aircraft type has become a victim of the coronavirus pandemic. In light of the decreased demand for air travel, the airline announced it is about to retire its entire fleet of superjumbos with immediate effect. “It […]

Emirates Airbus A380 Back in the Sky with Daily Services

Reading Time: < 1 minute While fleet grounding news comes hard, each ungrounding case adds extra positive sparkles. Finally, after almost three months, Emirates put back into service its iconic Airbus A380 jets. Following the ”inaugural” flight to London Heathrow, the carrier said it will deploy world’s biggest passenger aircraft on the daily Amsterdam service, and add a second daily […]

Lufthansa Group Cuts 100 Aircraft; Halts Germanwings

Reading Time: < 1 minute The second wave of restructuring measures implemented by the Lufthansa Group has been revealed. Among the key decisions: Group’s fleet reduction by 100 aircraft and suspension of Germanwings operations. Across all its business units, Lufthansa Group confirmed having a calculated personnel surplus of at least 22,000 full-time positions. This includes leadership and administration positions as […]

Ryanair Returns with Over 1,000 Daily Flights in July

Reading Time: < 1 minute The beginning of July marked the renewal of air services in many countries and for many operators. For example, low-coster Ryanair has returned to flying with over 1,000 daily flights all across Europe in July. By introducing more flights, Ryanair is placing back on track with almost 90% of its pre-Covid-19 route network. Although frequencies […]

Aeromexico Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy in the US

Reading Time: < 1 minute Aeromexico has become the latest Latin American airline to face huge financial problems amid the crisis provoked by the coronavirus pandemic and begin restructuring under the Chapter 11 process. In order to secure future and emerge as a stronger player, the airline announced that it is utilizing the Chapter 11 process, which allows companies to […]

Qantas Plan: 6,000 Job Cuts, Retirement of All Boeing 747s

Reading Time: 2 minutes Qantas Group has announced its three-year plan aimed at recovery from the crisis with increased flying and new opportunities. In fact, the immediate strategy consists of the three main phases: rightsize, restructure and recapitalize. In order to save enough cash and secure sufficient liquidity to go through the times still filled with great uncertainty, Qantas […]

Delta to Become First US Carrier to Re-Start Services to China

Reading Time: < 1 minute After a period of temporary suspensions, US is about to reinstate air connection with China. On 25 June, Delta will re-launch its service between Seattle and Shanghai-Pudong via Seoul-Incheon, operating twice per week. From July and beyond, it will operate once-weekly flights from Seattle and Detroit, also via Incheon. Since the introduction of travel limitations […]