Category: CORONAVIRUS UPDATES

Austrian Airlines to Temporarily Cease Its Flight Operations

Reading Time: < 1 minute Austrian Airlines, the flag carrier of Austria and an airline of the Lufthansa Group, has announced that starting 18 March, 2020, it will temporarily stop its regular flight operations. Reacting to just initial consequences of the coronavirus spread forcing numerous counties to close their borders, Austrian will cancel all its flights up until 28 March, […]

Massive Losses Ahead: Finnair to Cut Its Normal Capacity by 90%

Reading Time: < 1 minute Finnair, the flag carrier and largest airline of Finland, has announced that it will drastically cut capacity by 90% in alignment with a critically low demand impacted by the coronavirus. As of 16 March, Finnair said it has immediately started reducing the number of flights to gradually cut the capacity by 90% until 1 April, […]

Air France Grounds Airbus A380s and KLM Boeing 747s

Reading Time: < 1 minute Adapting to the quickly changing situation on the air travel market due to the outbreak of the coronavirus, Air France-KLM Group has announced implementing major flight reductions, FlightGlobal reports. Home countries of both KLM and Air France have not imposed border controls and air traffic is still allowed to and out of both the Netherlands […]

Turkey Bans Flights to and from Nine European Countries

Reading Time: < 1 minute Turkey is one of the latest major countries which announced about the outbreak of the coronavirus. In order to prevent the virus from spreading, Turkey has announced that it suspends flights to and from nine European countries. The list of affected countries includes Germany, France, Spain, Norway, Denmark, Austria, Sweden, Belgium and the Netherlands. This […]

airBaltic to Temporary Halt All Its Flights until 14 April

Reading Time: < 1 minute UPDATED 16 MARCH, 2020 Due to the fact that the Republic of Latvia decided to close its borders and limit air traffic in order to contain the spread of the coronavirus starting 17 March, airBaltic will temporary suspend all its flights from 17 March to 14 April inclusively.  The airline, therefore, has offered some additional […]

Nowergian to Halt Over 4,000 Flights and Cut up to 50% of Staff

Reading Time: < 1 minute Norwegian, a low-cost carrier and Norway’s largest airline, has joined the army of airlines battling with dramatic decline in travel demand amid the global coronavirus outbreak. The operator has announced that it cuts over 4,000 flights by grounding 40 per cent of its long-haul fleet and cancelling up to 25 per cent of its short-haul […]

Kuwait Halts Commercial Passenger Flights Until Further Notice

Reading Time: < 1 minute Kuwait’s government has taken a decision to suspend all commercial flights to and out of the country starting 11:59 pm on 13 March, 2020, until further notice amid the global outbreak of the coronavirus. The tough restriction applies to all non Kuwaitis. The country will remain open only to Kuwaiti citizens and their first degree […]

Trump Suspends Travel from 26 European Countries to the US

Reading Time: < 1 minute In light of major outbreak of coronavirus in Europe, Trump has announced about stricter measures to contain virus spread in the US. This includes suspension of travel between 26 European countries and the US for 30 days.  This restriction, which comes into effect at 11:59 pm on Friday, denies temporary entry to the US only […]

Qantas Grounds Eight Airbus A380s, Delays A350 XWB Order

Reading Time: 3 minutes It is hard to recall the times when the fear of air travel was spreading like wildfire through the whole globe as it is doing right now. And we do not talk about those suffering from aerophobia. This is the novel coronavirus which makes passenger numbers drastically decline. In some cases these are governmental decisions […]

Lufthansa Considers Temporary Grounding of Airbus A380 Fleet

Reading Time: < 1 minute The novel coronavirus has developed into a severe migraine headache that numerous airlines worldwide are suffering from. For example, Lufthansa Group plans to reduce its capacity by up to 50% in the coming weeks. The decision to cut the capacity by up to 50% (concerning all passenger airlines in the Lufthansa Group) came in light […]