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[Coronavirus] Etihad is temporarily suspending all flights departing Abu Dhabi effective immediately

The UAE Government has made the decision to bring forward the date of suspension for all inbound, outbound, and transit flights to Abu Dhabi....

Air Dolomiti guarantees a minimum flight schedule from Italy to Frankfurt

Air Dolomiti, the Italian airline of Lufthansa Group, announces that it has planned a minimum schedule of flights from Italy to Frankfurt. After the temporary...

[Coronavirus] Austrian Airlines extends temporary cessation of flight operations until April 19, 2020

• All scheduled flights will be removed from the booking system • Short-time work: all of the approx. 7,000 employees have been put on short-time...

Five years ago, a Germanwings Airbus A320 crashed in the French alps, deliberately caused by the co-pilot

Exactly five years ago, a Germanwings Airbus A320 (D-AIPX) operated flight 4U9525 between Barcelona, Spain and Dusseldorf, Germany. 100 km north-west of Nice in the French...

[Coronavirus] A picture is worth a thousand words (part two): Passenger planes crowd runways

Airlines are forced to reduce flights amid travel restrictions and a huge drop in demand as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Passenger...

[Corornavirus] Alitalia organises non-stop cargo flights from China to import medical supplies

Alitalia has organised, in coordination with the Italian Department of Civil Protection, the first of a series of cargo flights from China with the...

[Coronavirus] KLM starts the summer schedule with 57 destinations

Due to the corona crisis, KLM will start the summer schedule with a significantly reduced network. From 29 March until and including 3 May,...

Corendon will cancel all travel until June 1, 2020

Corendon has today decided to cancel all its vacations with departure until June 1, 2020. This decision is the result of current travel advice...

[Coronavirus] Eurowings further reduces flight programme

• Focus on the return of holidaymakers abroad • fuselage program at the airports of Cologne, Düsseldorf, Hamburg and Stuttgart • Germanwings and Eurowings Europe...

Serve Air Cargo Boeing 727 suffers a hydraulic issue just after take-off Kinshasa N’Djili Airport (DRC)

On 21 March, a Serve Air Cargo Boeing 727 performed an emergency landing at Kinshasa's N'Djili Airport (Democratic Republic of the Congo) after a...

[Coronavirus] Singapore Airlines cuts 96% of its capacity; 138 aircraft grounded

Singapore Airlines will be cutting 96% of the capacity that had been originally scheduled up to end-April, given the further tightening of border controls...

Emirates temporarily suspends most passenger operations by 25 March

Since the COVID-19 outbreak began, Emirates and dnata have been adapting operations in line with regulatory directives as well as travel demand. The airline has...

[Coronavirus] Alitalia operates more special flights and increases scheduled ones to repatriate thousand of Italians stranded abroad

New Alitalia special flights, in collaboration with the Crisis Unit of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and more scheduled services to repatriate thousands...

Lufthansa Group publishes flight schedule for returnees

Lufthansa Group Airlines' flight schedule geared to returnees Return flight schedule initially valid until 19.4.  Lufthansa Group provides 920,000 face masks to health...

[Coronavirus] Delta Air Lines obtains $2.6 billion credit facility

Delta Air Lines today announced it has entered into a $2.6 billion secured credit facility, enhancing the company’s liquidity as it manages through an...

Air Belgium organises a rescue flight for Belgian tourists in Argentina

On 21 March 2020, Air Belgium will fly from Buenos Aires to Belgium in order to repatriate tourists stranded in Argentina.

[Coronavirus] easyJet to ground majority of fleet from 24 March

Following the country lockdowns, travel restrictions and changes to travel advice across its network, easyJet has taken the decision to ground the majority of...

[Coronavirus] Brussels Airlines extends free rebooking period until 31 August

Passengers have time until 31 August 2020 to decide on their new travel date and/or destination Discount of 50 euros for every rebooking ...

[Coronavirus] KLM continues to scale down European network

Here you will find the latest information on network changes due to the coronavirus. Please note that you can find up-to-date flight information on...

TUI fly Belgium brings home current holiday-goers by Sunday, cancels all departures until April 30 inclusive

In order to provide clarity to its customers, TUI Belgium has decided to cancel all air travel until April 30, 2020, inclusive. On the...