Category: CORONAVIRUS UPDATES

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 […]

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines Gradually Increases Capacity

Reading Time: < 1 minute After a hard stop in April, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has revealed gradually increasing capacity for the summer months. In July the carrier expects to operate 5,000 European flights and in August – 11,000. Intercontinental numbers are around 1,900 in July and 2,100 in August. As to intercontinental flights, these are restored more slowly because […]

Increasing Capacity: Emirates Re-Opens 10 More Destinations

Reading Time: < 1 minute Emirates has announced that it re-launches services in ten more cities, in total bringing a number of destinations currently available to travellers to 40. The recently added spots are the following: Colombo (from 20 June), Sialkot (24 June), Istanbul (from 25 June); Auckland, Beirut, Brussels, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City (all from 1 July); […]

IATA Proposes Extending the Ease of 80/20 Airport Slot Rule

Reading Time: < 1 minute Monitoring the market and responding to the circumstances, IATA is putting forward the proposal to extend the waiver from the 80-20 use-it-or-lose-it rule in the Worldwide Airport Slot Guidelines.  In the European Union, for example, slots are managed by the a so-called ‘use it or lose it’ rule which requires an air operator to keep […]

The Great Unknown: How Soon Will You Return to Travelling?

Reading Time: < 1 minute Although step by step aviation is resuming operations, still there are too many unknown aspects and hypothetical assumptions. The summer season is usually the most busy for airlines, meanwhile winter is the hard season to stay profitable. On the regular basis. This year we deal with a very slow entrance into the peak season. According […]

Lufthansa Group Confirms a Surplus of 22,000 Employees

Reading Time: < 1 minute The major crisis in aviation has hit the Lufthansa Group hard. The Group has confirmed its personnel overcapacity figures reaching 22,000 full-time positions across its companies. The Group has already informed the representatives of the trade unions, provided information to Lufthansa works councils and explained in the Group Economic Committee. The number of 22,000 extra […]

IATA: 2020 to Become the Worst Year in the History of Aviation

Reading Time: < 1 minute The crisis provoked by the coronavirus pandemic is still making grave impacts on the entire world, and on aviation in particular. The year of 2020 has already come into history as a year of extreme challenges. According to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), airlines are expected to lose $84.3 billion in 2020 for a […]