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European Commission approves Dutch plans to provide €3.4 billion in urgent liquidity support to KLM

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The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, a €3.4 billion Dutch aid measure consisting...

Ethiopian Airlines to resume flights to Cameroon on special permit

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Ethiopian Airlines is resuming service to Douala and Yaoundé as of July 13, 2020. The service will initially be three times a week on...

[Analysis] Airlines more likely to extend life of existing models rather than invest in new designs, says GlobalData

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The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact upon the commercial aviation industry, with lockdowns and border closures evaporating passenger demand. Stricken by lost...

Air France to serve close to 170 destinations in September and October 2020

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Air France is further reinforcing its flight schedule for summer 2020. Subject to the lifting of travel restrictions, the gradual increase in the number...

Alitalia to operate 1,600 flights per week in August, 24% more than in July

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Alitalia will increase the number of flights in August, when the Airline will operate a total of over 1,600 flights per week, 24% more...

JetBlue makes Los Angeles its primary base on US West Coast

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JetBlue doubling the number of destinations offered from LAX with more than 30 daily flights this autumn, opens door to West Coast growth potential...

Emirates resumes flights to 6 more cities: Geneva, Los Angeles, Dar es Salaam, Prague, Sao Paulo and Boston

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Airline’s network connects over 50 cities to and through Dubai in August Emirates has announced it will resume flights to Geneva (from 15 July), Los...

Ryanair to lay off 44 pilots and 40 flight attendants in Belgium

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For several weeks Ryanair has threatened to lay off 25% of its Belgian-based staff if they did not accept new salary conditions (20% cut in...

The end is near for Air Namibia. Or not?

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Another page of African aviation is turning. After the financial troubles for South African Airways (technically bankrupt), after the State which will take over...

Austrian Airlines increases offer to 40 percent until the end of October (e.g. 4 daily flights to Brussels)

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• Remaining summer flight schedule published • From September: several resumptions and significant capacity increase • “We are offering our customers more planning security", says CCO...

Finland reopens borders with several countries on 13 July: Finnair serves over 30 destinations

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As of 13 July, Finland will open its borders for all travel from e.g. Australia, Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Slovenia, Slovakia and Switzerland, and allows work-related travel from China, Japan and Thailand as of July 13. Travellers from these...

Ryanair and cabin crew union Unite agree on pay cuts to save hundreds of jobs in the UK

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Ryanair today (8 July) welcomed the acceptance by its UK cabin crew of a 4-year agreement negotiated with UNITE the union on pay reductions...

LEVEL France to end its activities

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Less than a month after the closure of LEVEL Europe based in Vienna, LEVEL France, based in Paris Orly, announced Wednesday that it was...

Transavia to launch Innsbruck – Brussels Airport on 17 December 2020

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Transavia intends to launch a new route from Innsbruck and its first one to Brussels Airport on 17 December 2020, with 2 flights per...

Hi Fly converts Airbus A380 to meet high cargo demand during Covid-19 crisis

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Portuguese charter airline and ACMI specialist Hi Fly has converted the cabin interior of some of its aircraft, including its only Airbus A380. The airline...

Delta Air Lines to resume Brussels flights from New York in September

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Delta Air Lines will be flying again from New York JFK to Brussels Airport as of 2 September, according to the company's website. Delta...

As Governments lift lockdown measures, Ethiopian Airlines announces resumption of regular service

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Ethiopian Airlines is resuming service to Dubai further to the ending of the lockdown and its opening for leisure travellers as of July 8,...

Austrian Airlines accelerates payment of ticket refunds

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• Each week several thousand tickets worth millions are being reimbursed • Austrian Airlines plans to clear the backlog over the next eight weeks • CCO...

Blue Air announces the resumption of scheduled flights to the UK, Spain, Italy and Belgium

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With the lifting of travel restrictions to the UK, Spain, Italy and Belgium, Blue Air announces the resumption of scheduled flights to most of...

SAS traffic figures June 2020: -86%

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As a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the total number of passengers was 86% lower compared to last year. From mid-June, SAS doubled...