Tag: COVID-19

Vietnamese Airlines Request Over $1bn Bailout Package

Reading Time: < 1 minute According to the Hanoitimes, Vietnam Aviation Business Association (VABA) has proposed the government to provide a credit aid package of VND25-27 trillion ($1.07-1.16 billion) to support the aviation industry that the Covid-19 pandemic has seriously impacted. VABA claims that the government support would improve enterprises’ financial state. To further facilitate this, the government should consider […]

Israel is Investigating Whether Passengers Faked Covid-19 Certificates

Reading Time: < 1 minute Israel is investigating whether people on the El Al flight from New York make truthful claims about other passengers on the same flight having faked Covid-19 certificates. According to the Times of Israel, a woman on the plane said she had overheard ultra-Orthodox passengers boasting they had faked Covid-19 tests before departure. Other passengers confirmed […]

IndiGo Starts Hiring With 32 New ATR-72 Pilots Being Placed

Reading Time: < 1 minute According to Trak.In, IndiGo is the first airline in the world to resume hiring, with 32 new pilots being placed and 25 new aircraft on order. As “the clouds of the gloomy times are finally starting to disappear,” the airline has provided around 32 pilots with offer letters for the ATR-72 fleet. IndiGo prioritized the […]

IATA: 2020 Was the Worst Year in History for Air Travel Demand

Reading Time: < 1 minute The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced full-year global passenger traffic results, revealing revenue passenger kilometers (RPKs) fell by 65.9% because of the pandemic spread. It is the sharpest ever air travel decline in commercial aviation history. In 2020, international passenger demand was 75.6% below 2019 levels. Capacity (measured in revenue passenger kilometers) reduced 68.1% […]

EU Brings Back Slot Rules: Airlines Must Use 50% of Their Slots

Reading Time: < 1 minute The EU is working on bringing back slot rules at 50% threshold to help airlines overcome the pandemic’s consequences. The prie-pandemic regulations required airlines to use at least 80% of their take-off and landing slots to keep them for the next year, so many have been operating ghost flights. The restrictions were waved over the […]

Boeing Reports $12 Billion Annual Loss and Delays 777X Jet Delivery

Reading Time: < 1 minute On Wednesday, Boeing reported a record loss of nearly $12 billion for 2020 as it delayed its brand new 777X jet again and took a $6.5 billion charge in the fourth quarter on its latest airplane. The reported loss is the largest in Boeing’s more than 100-year history. The giant’s problems started accumulating due to […]

The UK Suspends All Travel Corridors over New Covid-19 Variants

Reading Time: < 1 minute The UK’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced that from 4 am Monday, January 18, 2021, arrivals to the UK from any country will have to quarantine. All countries have been removed from the quarantine-free list, seeking to prevent new mutations from entering the country. Under the new policy, testing negative in no more than […]

Airlines’ Cabin Crew to Help With Vaccine Rollout in the UK

Reading Time: < 1 minute The low-cost airlines easyJet and Virgin have joined the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) to support its Covid-19 vaccination program. The UK is currently into the third lockdown due to a new, highly transmissible variant of the virus gaining momentum. Most crew members are now furloughed, therefore they can efficiently use their time helping with […]

Norwegian Air Prepares To Return Its Leased Aircraft

Reading Time: < 1 minute Norwegian Air Shuttle (NAS) has started moving some of its aircraft from Scandinavian bases to Shannon Airport in Ireland as part of the new restructuring procedure. The pandemic has intensified the financial struggles faced by NAS, so in addition to the ongoing examinership process in Ireland, the airline has now filed for reconstruction under Norwegian […]

Ryanair Is Under Investigation After Its “Jab and go” Ad

Reading Time: < 1 minute Ryanair has recently posted a “jab and go” ad promoting air travel since “vaccines are coming,” which has coughed the UK’s Advertising Standards Agency’s eye and put the airline under investigation.   Once the formal investigation is finalized, ASA will update everyone on the findings. The ad featuring a small bottle labeled “vaccine” and a […]