Category: CORONAVIRUS UPDATES

IATA Informs Aviation To Prepare For COVID-19 Vaccine

Reading Time: 3 minutes The International Air Transport Association (IATA) urged governments to begin careful planning with industry stakeholders to ensure full preparedness when vaccines for COVID-19 are approved and available for distribution. The association also warned of potentially severe capacity constraints in transporting vaccines by air. Preparedness Air cargo plays a key role in the distribution of vaccines […]

U.S. to end COVID-19 airport screening for international travelers

Reading Time: < 1 minute The U.S. government on Monday will stop conducting an enhanced screening of passengers on inbound international flights for COVID-19, Yahoo News has announced yesterday. The screening operations have been held at select airports since January, when the first cases of the disease began to emerge from Wuhan, China. Since March, incoming international flights from select […]

Norwegian Air reports 91% traffic fall

Reading Time: < 1 minute Norwegian Air NORR.OL, which is attempting to secure a second round of financial restructuring, saw a 91% decline in August passenger volume from a year earlier as most of its fleet remained grounded by the coronavirus pandemic. The budget carrier will fly 25-30 of its aircraft in the months ahead, while more than 100 remain […]

Finnair Plans 1,000 Job Cuts and Continues Temporary Layoffs

Reading Time: < 1 minute Finnair starts co-operation negotiations on its plan to reduce up to 1,000 jobs, to make other structural changes and to implement additional temporary layoffs due to the impacts of the corona pandemic. The co-operation negotiations concern approximately 2,800 employees working at Finnair in Finland, and similar processes are conducted in Finnair’s units abroad. Finnair employs […]

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 […]