Category: CORONAVIRUS UPDATES

SIA Grounds Almost All Aircraft Across Its Airlines’ Network

Reading Time: < 1 minute Singapore Airlines has announced that it will further cut the capacity that had been originally scheduled up to end-April by 96%. The outbreak of the coronavirus is further putting aviation into a deepening crisis. The SIA Group said that it is the biggest challenge it has ever faced since its establishment. Following further reductions, the […]

Emirates Temporarily Suspends All Passenger Flights

Reading Time: < 1 minute Emirates, one of the biggest and most distinctive airlines, has announced that it takes tough measures in response to the coronavirus and suspends all passenger operations until 25 March, 2020. Since the outbreak of the coronavirus began, the airline has been changing its services in accordance with regulatory directives and demand for travel. However, new […]

Qantas and Jetstar to Cancel All International Flights

Reading Time: 2 minutes Qantas Group has announced about new cuts, suspensions and groundings of its fleet following daily drops in travel demand, limitation of entries into many countries and attempts to contain the spread of the coronavirus. If earlier this week Qantas expected to reduced international capacity by 90% and domestic flights by 60%, now the situation is […]

Air Malta to Stop Commercial Flights Until Further Notice

Reading Time: < 1 minute Following the governmental decisions aimed at containing the spread of the coronavirus, on 20 March, 2020, Air Malta will suspend all commercial flights until further notice. The ban applies to all the flights except ferry, cargo, humanitarian, repatriation or special flights ordered by the Government of Malta.

Copenhagen Airport Turns Two Runways into Aircraft Parking

Reading Time: < 1 minute In light of the global crisis caused by the outbreak of the coronavirus, different sectors of aviation are looking for the ways to survive and support each other. With a number of airlines suspending operations, another has emerged: where to put hundreds of planes? In this case some support to European airlines has been provided […]

Ryanair Says Most If Not All Its Flights Might Be Grounded

Reading Time: < 1 minute The spread of the coronavirus has put Ryanair in huge crisis as well. The carrier has already began slashing the capacity across all the airlines of its Group by 80%. From 24 March it expects to ground the “most if not all Ryanair Group flights, except for a very small number of flights to maintain […]

Ukraine International Airlines Suspends All Scheduled Operations

Reading Time: < 1 minute Ukraine International Airlines is the next carrier in Europe to fully halt its scheduled operations to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Following the governmental restrictions, the suspension will last until 3 April, 2020. The time frame might change depending on the situation. As for now, the carrier has cancelled over 2,000 flights for the […]

IATA: Air Cargo Must Not Be Restrained by Governments

Reading Time: 2 minutes While more and more countries are closing their borders in an attempt to reduce the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, air cargo must not be forgot and its activity must not be restrained by governments, IATA says. Even in light of massive reductions in passenger flights, which currently reach up to 75%, air cargo has […]

Airbus Deliveries Surge in March – 72 Commercial Aircraft Delivered
Airbus Shuts Down Production in Spain and France for Four Days

Reading Time: < 1 minute Airbus has announced it pauses production in France and Spain for the next four days to comply with new emergency measures introduced by the governments in order to fight the spread of the coronavirus in both countries. During these several days the planemaker is determined to secure working places with conditions suitable for safe operations. […]

Austrian Pilot Flies Words of Encouragement: ‘STAY HOME’

Reading Time: < 1 minute Even in hard times people try not to lose positive attitude and stay creative. This is the case of one Austrian pilot who during his domestic journey with the Diamond DA40 light aircraft left the following message above Austria: STAY HOME. The Austrian government has taken a number of tough emergency measures to cushion the […]