Tag: Airlines

SAS Records Slow Recovery Numbers in July

Reading Time: 2 minutes SAS capacity was down by 76% and total number of passengers were 75% lower compared to same period last year. Number of passengers remains low due to limited demand in the light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. SAS continues to resume flights to its destinations as demand returns and travel restrictions are easing. Compared to […]

Lufthasa Further Expands Route Network Across Europe

Reading Time: < 1 minute In the late summer season, Lufthansa will take off from Munich to five further European destinations. Beginning 7 September, the airline will be returning to Marseille, Gothenburg, Kiev and Sibiu/Romania, and from 5 October to Graz. Already, Lufthansa has significantly expanded its European services during the Bavarian summer holidays and added the Greek island of […]

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 […]

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 […]

easyJet to Resume Flights from 21 European Airports in June

Reading Time: < 1 minute easyJet has announced about its plans to restart a small number of mainly domestic flights, from 21 European airports from 15 June. Services will be operating from London Gatwick, Bristol, Birmingham, Liverpool, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness, Belfast, and Isle of Man in the UK. In addition, flying will resume in France from Nice, Paris Charles […]

Restructured Norwegian Secures Much-Needed State Loan

Reading Time: < 1 minute It seems that the most severe turbulence for Norwegian is over. After a few chaotic days, Norwegian has announced that it has a range of new owners, it has completed the restructuring and it has secured 2.7 billion crown ($271 million) governmental support. Norwegian had been battling with financial issues for several years. In 2020, […]

Ryanair to Reinstate 40% of Flights Across 90% of Its Network

Reading Time: < 1 minute Ryanair has announced about its plans to re-launch 40% of flights across 90% of pre-crisis route network from July. The airline expects to operate almost 1,000 flights daily. Although the return to operations at such a scale is still a subject to restrictions lift and safety measures introduced, the low-cost carrier has set very ambitious […]

SAS to Cut 5,000 Jobs to Adapt Its Business to Lower Demand

Reading Time: < 1 minute Further responding to the crisis and adapting operations to a lower air travel demand, SAS has announced it will cut up to 5,000 full-time positions. Considering the fact that demand for passenger air services will remain low for the rest of 2020 and will reach the pre-crisis levels only in several years, the airline said […]

Etihad Sets Plans for Its Recovery Path after the Coronavirus

Reading Time: < 1 minute While the coronavirus restrictions worldwide are still in place, Etihad is making plans for its future operations after the measures against the pandemic are eased and later on completely lifted. The airline said that when the United Arab Emirates (UAE) gives the green light for passenger travel, Etihad expects to operate a reduced network of […]

Wizz Air to Stand Out and Take 15 New Airbus Aircraft in 2020?

Reading Time: < 1 minute While aviation is in its worst crisis, while hundreds of aircraft are parked on the runways for indefinite time, while airlines are sending older plane types into early retirement, some airlines are still determined to stick to the aircraft delivery schedules. One of such carriers seems to be Wizz Air. According to Bloomberg, one of […]