Category: CORONAVIRUS UPDATES

Air Canada Cancels 40% of Orders For Boeing 737 MAX and Airbus A220 Jets

Reading Time: < 1 minute Air Canada will cancel some of its orders for Boeing 737 MAX and Airbus A220 jets trying to mitigate the losses it faced due to Covid-19. The number of canceled orders represents 40% of the company’s total deliveries. This uneasy step announced during Air Canada’s earnings call on Monday is inevitable as the company’s losses […]

Government rejects financial support for Norwegian Air

Reading Time: < 1 minute Norwegian Air Shuttle admitted it was facing a “very uncertain” future after the government refrained from providing the second rescue package. Norwegian is deeply disappointed and thinks the decision is unfair because the popular low-cost carrier employing more than 2000 employees has brought billions to the economy. Norwegian’s CEO Jacob Schram called the incident “a […]

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British Airways Closes Lounges in London Heathrow Due To UK Lockdown

Reading Time: < 1 minute Following the UK government announcement of a ban on non-essential travel during a four-week national lockdown period, British Airways are closing all their lounges at London Heathrow airport from 5 November. UK Government legislation does not officially communicate a mandatory requirement to keep the lounges closed; hence, concerns about the passengers’ safety might be the […]

Volotea: Shift to Domestic Market Increases Number of Passengers

Reading Time: < 1 minute Since passengers show interest in short-haul travel in the context of the pandemic, Volotea has made a strategic decision to focus on domestic markets which yielded good results.   The European carrier reported a 90% seat load factor in the third quarter, 7 points down on the same period in 2019. In the third quarter, […]

Domestic Fare Cap Extended by the Indian Aviation Minister

Reading Time: < 1 minute Price capping on domestic flights extended by India’s Civil Aviation Ministry for another 3 Months. India’s Civil Aviation Minister, Hardeep Singh Puri, informed that domestic fare caps will remain in place until February 2021. The government also mentioned that the fare caps could be removed if passenger levels reach pre-COVID levels before February. The ministry […]

Singapore and Hong Kong Agree to Establish a Travel Bubble

Reading Time: < 1 minute Singapore and Hong Kong have reached an in-principle agreement to establish a first-in-Asia bilateral air travel bubble, which will exempt travelers from quarantines or stay-home notices. Those traveling under the bubble will have no restrictions on their travel purpose and will not need to have a controlled itinerary. Travelers will also not be subject to […]

AirAsia Group to Stop AirAsia Japan Operations

Reading Time: < 1 minute AirAsia Group has decided to cease AirAsia Japan operations effective 5 October 2020. Since its incorporation in July 2014, AirAsia Japan airlines have been operating domestic and international flights from its base in Chubu Centrair International Airport. The COVID-19 pandemic with the travel restrictions and the uncertainties it created have severely curtailed demand for business […]

Qatar Airways to Expand Network to 124 Destinations by the End of 2020

Reading Time: 3 minutes Qatar Airways announces its winter schedule with plans to expand network to 124 destinations by the end of 2020. Qatar Airways’ plans to rebuild its network to international destinations including 21 in Africa, 10 in the Americas, 42 in Asia-Pacific, 38 in Europe and 13 in Middle East. Many cities will be served with a […]

Australia is Establishing a Travel Bubble with New Zealand

Reading Time: < 1 minute Australia and New Zealand have worked closely together since the COVID-19 pandemic began, and now Australia is establishing the Safe Travel Zone with New Zealand. This is the next step for a COVID-safe Australia that will reunite families and friends, offer opportunities for businesses looking for workers, and back the communities that depend on tourism. […]

Garuda Indonesia Introduces Special A330neo Mask Livery

Reading Time: < 1 minute Most airlines have introduced a range of COVID-19 protection measures aimed at protecting the health of passengers and crew. Some of the airlines came even further and more creative. Indonesian carrier Garuda Indonesia has painted a mask on to its brand new Airbus A330neo. It took 60 people and 120 hours for Neo to wear […]