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[Coronavirus] Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Unite fly in crucial medical supplies for the UK’s National Health Service

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Virgin Atlantic has teamed up with Virgin Group’s not-for-profit foundation, Virgin Unite, to fly a special charter flight from Shanghai to London, bringing in...

[Coronavirus] Air France-KLM plans to borrow six billion euros guaranteed by the French and Dutch governments

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In the same way as Lufthansa and the main American airlines, Air France-KLM will benefit from massive financial aid from France and The Netherlands...

Lufthansa, SWISS, Austrian Airlines (and Brussels Airlines for North America) create even more flexibility for their customers

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All fares and prices worldwide now in principle rebookable Discount of 50 Euro for rebooking existing tickets Lufthansa, SWISS and Austrian Airlines are changing...

[Coronavirus] A picture is worth a thousand words (part seven): KLM

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Large part of KLM fleet parked at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol As a result of the corona crisis, KLM keeps a large number of its aircraft...

KLM launches airlift to pick up 2000 stranded travellers from Australia

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From 2 April night, KLM will start with an airlift from Schiphol to Australia, which will bring home almost 2000 Dutch travellers in the...

TUI fly Belgium launches its Winter 2020-2021 schedule

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TUI fly Belgium, the only Belgian airline to offer flights departing from all Belgian airports, has just put online its flight offer for the...

[Coronavirus] COVID-19 pandemic impacts Ryanair’s March traffic figures: -48%

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The closure of the European airspace heavily impacted Ryanair's March traffic figures, the Irish low-cost airline operated over 33,000 scheduled flights (64,000 budgeted) including...

[Coronavirus] Delta Air Lines subsidiary manufactures personal protective equipment to help healthcare workers

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Delta Flight Products, Delta Air Lines' wholly owned subsidiary, is collaborating with Global Center for Medical Innovation (GCMI), a non-profit affiliate of the Georgia...

[Opinion] Why businesses like Brussels Airlines are of strategic importance for Belgium

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The current coronavirus pandemic is unprecedented in the world of aviation, most - if not all - commercial passenger airlines have been severely affected...

Lufthansa and the German government are holding talks on a state participation

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Lufthansa and the federal government of Germany are in talks about state aid worth billions of euros and a possible state participation in the...

Emirates to resume limited passenger flights from April 6, flights to Brussels, Frankfurt, Paris, Zurich and London

Emirates has received approval from authorities to restart flying a limited number of passenger flights from April 6. HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum,...

[Coronavirus] Eurowings repatriation flights: Behind the scenes

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With concentrated teamwork, Eurowings organises numerous return flights - how the hurdles in planning, control and implementation are mastered   Because of the current corona crisis,...

Airlines for Europe (A4E) proposes to temporarily defer ATC charges

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A4E welcomes the recent proposal by EUROCONTROL for a temporary deferment of airlines’ February-May en-route ATC charges, with payments beginning in November 2020. This...

Brussels Airlines denies rumours that it is bankrupt

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Brussels Airlines strongly refutes any rumour that it is bankrupt. The airline responds to reports from the Belgian news channel LN24, which said that...

[Coronavirus] Lufthansa Group extends returnee flight schedule until 3 May

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Due to the continuing travel restrictions, Lufthansa today decided to extend its returnee flight schedule, which was originally scheduled to run until 19 April,...

[Coronavirus] Air Belgium operates additional repatriation flights to Algeria and Peru

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The next two days, Air Belgium will operate additional repatriation flights for the Belgian government to bring back stranded Belgians. Today, the long-haul carrier...

[Coronavirus] German leisure airline Thomas Cook Aviation files for bankruptcy

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German leisure airline Thomas Cook Aviation files for bankruptcy, says German magazine Focus, citing an internal video message. The German airline operates 6 Airbus A320...

Suparna Airlines, a new cargo airline at Brussels Airport

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Today, Brussels Airport Company welcomes Suparna Airlines to the BRUcargo family! The Suparna Boeing 747F will fly from/to Brussels Airport 3 times a week on...

State aid: European Commission approves French scheme deferring payment by airlines of certain taxes to mitigate economic impact of coronavirus outbreak

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First case of State Aid to aviation due to Coronavirus outbreak The European Commission has found a French scheme deferring the payment by airlines of...

[Coronavirus] A group of experts examines a re-nationalisation of Brussels Airlines

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Brussels Airlines is in virtual bankruptcy, and a high-level group of experts is looking at how to save the airline in the best possible...