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. 

TUI AG and German government agree on additional stabilisation package of 1.2 billion euros

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Increase of the existing KfW tranche by EUR 1.05 billion and Convertible Bond for EUR 150 million Stabilisation package strengthens TUI's position in...

COVID-19 impact deepens in the Middle East, according to IATA

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The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released new data showing the impact on the Middle East aviation industry and on economies caused by the...

IATA: Impact of COVID-19 on African aviation and economies is worsening

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The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released new data indicating that the impact of COVID-19 on Africa’s aviation industry and economies has worsened sharply...

European COVID-19 impacts continue to worsen as border restrictions remain, says IATA

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The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released an update to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on air passenger numbers, employment and economies across...

COVID-19 testing soon possible at Brussels Airport in mobile lab

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There will be a mobile lab at Brussels Airport where passengers can get tested on Covid-19. This will enable passengers returning from a red...

Finnair cuts frequencies in Europe in September due to travel restrictions – more flights to Lapland

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Finnair will fly fewer frequencies to European destinations in September than previously planned. Many countries have imposed new travel restrictions in recent weeks due...

State aid: European Commission approves €30 million Estonian measure to support Nordica in the context of the coronavirus outbreak

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The European Commission has approved a €30 million Estonian measure to provide a share capital increase and a subsidised interest loan to the state-owned...

State aid: European Commission approves German aid scheme to support airports affected by the coronavirus outbreak

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The European Commission has approved a German aid scheme to support airports in the context of the coronavirus outbreak. The scheme was approved partially...

One minute too late: passengers of SAS flight from Nice to Oslo into 10-day quarantine

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158 passengers on a flight between Nice, France and Oslo, Norway will have to observe a quarantine of ten days. Reason? On 7 August,...

Finnair traffic performance in July 2020: -90.0%

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The COVID-19 pandemic impact was still clearly visible in the July traffic figures, cargo demand was fairly strong In July, Finnair carried 145,300 passengers, which...

COVID-19 testing centre at Amsterdam airport Schiphol for travellers returning from high-risk areas

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As announced by the government, Schiphol and Public Health Service of Kennemerland (GGD) will shortly be setting up a COVID-19 testing centre at the...

Coronavirus crisis puts pressure on Austrian Airlines’ Q2 results

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• 2nd quarter 2020: Adjusted EBIT down to minus EUR 99 million • CFO Wolfgang Jani: “The crisis hit us with full force” • Landing bans...

Italian aviation authority threatens Ryanair with flight suspension for non-compliance with Covid-19 rules

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On Wednesday, the Italian National Civil Aviation Authority ENAC threatened the Irish low-cost airline Ryanair to suspend its authorisation to fly in the country,...

Consequences of Covid-19 pandemic have a considerable impact on Lufthansa Q2 (-1.5 bn €) and H1 (-3.6 bn €) results

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Adjusted EBIT declines to minus 1.7 billion euros in the second quarter despite significant cost reductions Comprehensive "ReNew" restructuring programme to ensure global competitiveness...

Brussels Airlines incurs loss of 182 million euros in first half of 2020 due to Covid-19 crisis

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Brussels Airlines reports first-half loss of EUR 182 million due to coronavirus pandemic As a result of the coronavirus pandemic and its unprecedented impact on...

Embraer slows down the development of the E175-E2

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PROGRAMME UPDATE ON E175-E2 Given the current market conditions for commercial aviation as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, Embraer confirms the reschedule of the...

Virgin Australia removes long-haul planes (B777, A330) to focus on all-Boeing 737 fleet for domestic routes

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Virgin Australia Group announces plan to focus on core strengths, re-establishing itself as an iconic Australian airline Key points: Plan for a stronger, more profitable...

Virgin Atlantic files for bankruptcy protection in the US

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British businessman Sir Richard Branson's airline is on the verge of bankruptcy due to the Covid-19 crisis, after it was not able to get...

Air Belgium and The Aviation Factory repatriated 75 stranded Philippine crew members of 12 DEME vessels from Brussels South to Manila

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DEME, a Belgian world leader in the highly specialised fields of dredging, offshore energy market, environmental and infra marine works, announces the successful repatriation...

Dubai Airport first airport to dispatch coronavirus sniffing dogs to check arriving passengers

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When arriving in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), all arriving passengers are subject to a COVID-19 test before allowed entry into the country. As...