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. 

Coronavirus crisis pushes Austrian Airlines results in 2020 deep into the red

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• Adjusted EBIT declines from EUR 19 million to minus EUR 319 million • Standstill in flight operations leads to 79 percent passenger decline vs....
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SWISS reports substantial loss for 2020 owing to pandemic

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The coronavirus pandemic and the resulting global entry restrictions have led to an unprecedented slump in demand for air travel and massive revenue declines....

Norwegian’s February traffic figures strongly impacted by COVID-19 (-97%)

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Norwegian’s traffic figures for February are strongly influenced by lower demand caused by continued travel restrictions across Europe. In February, 61,374 customers flew with Norwegian,...

Brussels Airlines’ financial results badly impacted by pandemic as new CEO takes over

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COVID-19 pandemic heavily impacts Brussels Airlines 2020 financial results The airline closes 2020 with an adjusted EBIT of EUR -293 million In line with expectations...

January air cargo demand recovers to pre-COVID levels, says IATA

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The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released January 2021 data for global air cargo markets showing that air cargo demand returned to pre-COVID levels...

Ryanair February traffic down 95% to 500,000 passengers

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78% load factor as Covid-19 continues to impact traffic Ryanair Holdings plc today (2 Mar) released February traffic statistics as follows:    2020 2021      Growth Ryanair Group  10.5m 0.5m     -95%       Rolling...

Emirates Economy Class customers can have more space by purchasing empty adjoining seats

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The airline also introduces generous discounts on excess baggage rates to support demand from customers flying on essential trips Emirates’ Economy Class customers can now...

Morocco suspends flights to and from Belgium as of today

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The Moroccan Ministry of Health has decided to suspend all passenger flights between the country and Belgium as from midnight today (from 00:01 UTC...

IATA does not expect airlines to become cash-positive before 2022

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COVID-19 cash burn continues - Urgent preparations for restart The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released new analysis showing that the airline industry is expected...

The ongoing pandemic has a continuous negative impact on SAS’ results

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NOVEMBER 2020–JANUARY 2021 Revenue: MSEK 2,282 (9,707) Income before tax (EBT): MSEK -1,936 (-1,087) Income before tax and items affecting comparability: MSEK -1,948 (-1,078) ...

South African Airways Airbus A340-600 at Brussels to fetch Covid-19 vaccines

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This 25 February morning, after a failed trip cancelled in favour of TUIfly Belgium, South Africa managed to send one of its own aircraft...

Covid-19 has changed the IT spending priorities for airports and airlines in 2020

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SITA’s Air Transport IT Insights reveals a sharper focus on safety, automation, and efficiency   The COVID-19 pandemic has refocused IT spending priorities for airlines and airports in 2020 as revenue plunged and...

Europe’s travel & tourism sector calls on EU governments to chart restart plan in time for summer

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Over 60 travel and tourism organisations unveil concrete recommendations for re-opening travel & tourism in Europe, including the creation of a Commission-led Task Force...

Iberia tries VeriFLY COVID test app on US-bound flights

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From 23 February to 23 April on flights to Miami and New York The app verifies that COVID-19 test result documents comply with...

ČSA Czech Airlines has announced a collective redundancy to the Labour Office – 430 jobs threatened

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Czech Airlines ČSA has sent a notice to the Labour Office that it intends to lay off all its 430 employees. This was written...

Emirates operates first flight serviced by fully vaccinated frontline

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EK215 to Los Angeles supported by over 70 vaccinated frontline team members across the operational spectrum Close to 26,000 of Emirates Group’s frontline...

Korean Air announces operating profit for 2020 despite the COVID-19 crisis

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Korean Air posted an operating profit in 2020 despite the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis. At its February 4 board meeting, the company announced provisional financial...

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol: Sharp fall in traffic and financial results in 2020 due to COVID-19 pandemic

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The ambition of Royal Schiphol Group: to build back better Today, 19 February 2021, Royal Schiphol Group publishes its Annual Results for 2020. The COVID-19...

French pilots’ union SNPL and SIMAERO cooperate to help pilots maintain their licences

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The aviation industry is hit hard by the global pandemic, with the majority of airlines forced to significantly reduce their operations, park their aeroplanes...

Ryanair to appeal EU court rulings on Air France and SAS state aid

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Ryanair today (17 Feb) noted the EU Court’s rulings on French and Swedish State aid schemes favouring Air France and SAS over all other...

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