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COVID-19

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), a virus closely related to the SARS virus. 

Brussels Airlines gradually restarts its operations between 15 June and 31 August with a network of 59 destinations

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Last week, Brussels Airlines announced that it will restart its commercial flights from its hub at Brussels Airport on 15 June. Based on market...

Lufthansa to offer more flights from mid-June with 20 destinations relaunched from Frankfurt

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Lufthansa wants to offer more flights from mid-June. A spokesman for the German airline confirmed on Sunday to press agency DPA that the company...

Aeroflot Group announces operating results for April 2020: -95.2%

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Aeroflot PJSC today announces the operating results for Aeroflot Group (“the Group”) and Aeroflot – Russian Airlines (“the Company”) for April and 4M 2020. 4M...

Wizz Air prolongs the suspension of its operations to/from Poland and Ukraine

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Wizz Air announced yesterday that, as a result of the extension of the travel restrictions imposed on all foreign flights to and from Poland,...

Emirates introduces post-Covid-19 safety standard for customers travelling

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Emirates has unveiled multi-faceted measures for employee and customer care at every step of the travel journey, redefining safety and hygiene standards on board...

Austrian Airlines signs agreement with personnel, extends suspension of flights until 14 June

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The corona pandemic and the ensuing grounding of our fleet made it necessary to create a restart plan for Austrian Airlines. Yesterday and this...
TUI Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner

Indonesian crew of German cruise ships return home in Bali on a TUIfly Belgium flight from Hamburg

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A total of 242 Indonesian crew members of the Mein Schiff 3, Mein Schiff 4, Mein Schiff 5, and Mein Schiff 6 cruise ships...

ERA backs and welcomes EASA guidelines in road to recovery

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European Regions Airline Association (ERA) fully supports the guidance set by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) which will provide a consistent...

Ryanair welcomes EU guidelines for return to healthy flying, but calls for end of quarantine measures

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Ryanair today (Thurs 21th May) welcomed new EU guidelines to ensure that Europe’s citizens can return to flying within the European Union in the...

IATA welcomes EASA/ECDC guidelines but insists on harmonised implementation

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EASA/ECDC guidelines welcomed – Essential that European States adopt harmonised measures The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomed the release by the European Aviation Safety...

EASA/ECDC issue joint guidelines to assure health safety in air travel despite COVID-19 pandemic

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The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) issued a joint document defining measures to assure...

German Government agrees on a rescue package for Lufthansa

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The German government has agreed on the final details of a rescue package for Lufthansa, German magazine Der Spiegel reported on Wednesday. Lufthansa is seeking...

Brussels South Charleroi Airport reopens for commercial traffic on 15 June

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Brussels South Charleroi Airport (BSCA) announces the resumption of its commercial activities as of 15 June 2020. In accordance with health recommendations and according...
Rolls-Royce Trent-900 engine

Rolls-Royce proposes major reorganisation to address medium-term impact of Covid-19 – 9,000 jobs lost

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The impact of COVID-19 on Rolls-Royce and the whole of the aviation industry is unprecedented. We have already taken action to strengthen the financial...

[Open letter] Brussels Airlines pilots propose a temporary salary decrease to save jobs

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In an open letter, the pilots at Brussels Airlines make a number of proposals to save the airline. Last week, Brussels Airlines - severely...

Airlines for Europe urges Member States to coordinate reopening of EU borders and reinstate freedom of movement for European travellers

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Mutual recognition of health and safety measures must be agreed to avoid drastic measures such as quarantines. Coordinated lifting of travel bans and...

Finnair adds cargo capacity by removing seats from two Airbus A330 wide-body aircraft

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Finnair has modified two Airbus A330 aircraft for cargo use by removing economy class seats from the cabin. This way the freight can be...

Ryanair’s profits for FY2020 rise to €1 billion but group warns for a difficult FY2021

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Ryanair Holdings plc today published its full-year 2019-2020 results: the Irish low-cost airline reported a full-year profit of €1,002 million (excl. hedge ineffectiveness), compared...

Belgian chemical manufacturer Solvay closes two plants making composite materials for Boeing

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Due to lower customer demand from COVID-19, Solvay's Composite Materials business will restructure its manufacturing footprint with the intent to close two sites and...

No layoffs at Swissport Belgium now – A transformation plan at the end of June

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The management of Swissport Belgium (Swissport Belgium SA/NV and Swissport Belgium Cleaning SA/NV) assesses the situation from an operational and financial point of view...