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. 

Covid-19 dogs arrive at the Helsinki Airport – able to identify the virus earlier than laboratory tests

0
Finavia welcomes Covid-19 dogs to Helsinki Airport. The company is pleased with the city of Vantaa’s efforts to test new and efficient ways to...

Brussels Airport obtains Airport Health Accreditation in compliance with the recommendations by ICAO and the protocol issued by EASA/ECDC

0
Brussels Airport makes every effort to ensure that the airport’s facilities are hygienic and safe to welcome passengers. The combination of the various health...

Dubai authorities suspend Air India Express for knowingly bringing Covid-19 positive passenger into the country

1
Air India Express has flown passengers to Dubai despite knowing they were tested positive for the novel coronavirus, thus endangering other passengers and causing...

Ryanair cuts capacity in October by another 20% as failed EU governments travel restrictions damage bookings

0
Calls on Transport Minister Ryan to finally take action Ryanair today (Fri 18th Sept) announced that it would cut its October capacity by a further...

More than 10 boards of airline representatives call for a cross-border digital solution to track COVID-19

0
An appeal to European and national governments Global challenges such as a pandemic can only be solved through a coordinated effort across country borders ...

Airlines for Europe issues “Last Call” for common EU approach to COVID-19 travel restrictions

1
Adoption of common criteria and thresholds to evaluate the epidemiological risk of travel; Adherence to a European colour-coded map updated weekly and...

Air France takes measures to instil confidence in air travel

1
A new, simple and flexible sales policy; 1.1 billion euros in refunds for more than 2 million requests handled Travel insurance covering the...

172 jobs threatened at Ryanair in Belgium

0
Ryanair intends to cut 172 jobs in Belgium, the Irish low-cost airline told the unions. This is more than double the number (80) announced...

Helping airports plan their recovery: Study by EUROCONTROL and partners highlights actions to improve performance when implementing COVID-19 measures

1
In order to reduce the impact of COVID-19 measures on airport performance, and so contribute to aviation’s overall recovery from the pandemic, airports need...

Singapore Airlines Group to cut 4,300 positions

1
SIA Group to rationalise staff numbers amid unprecedented global aviation crisis The Singapore Airlines (SIA) Group announced the difficult decision to cut around 4,300 positions...

COVID-19 test centre at Brussels Airport to open on 14 September

0
The Test Centre at Brussels Airport where travellers can get themselves tested for COVID-19 will open on Monday 14 September. Thanks to this Test...

8,000 Boeing 747s needed to deliver Covid-19 vaccine doses globally

0
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) urged governments to begin careful planning with industry stakeholders to ensure full preparedness when vaccines for COVID-19 are...

Finnair traffic performance in August 2020: -86%

0
The COVID-19 pandemic impact remained clearly visible in the August traffic figures, cargo demand still strong In August, Finnair carried 193,000 passengers, which is 85.8%...

SAS traffic figures August 2020: -74%

0
The total number of passengers and capacity in August decreased by 74% and 73% respectively, versus the same period last year. However, August also...

European Commission proposes a common approach (with a common colour code) to travel measures

0
On 4 September, the Commission has adopted a proposal for a Council Recommendation to ensure that any measures taken by Member States that restrict free movement...

[Analysis] European airlines outlook: travel slump, extra debt test sector’s poor cash-generating capacity

0
Government support has helped large European network carriers avert a liquidity crisis, with air traffic to fall at least 50% in 2020. Deleveraging after...

Emirates returns AED 5 billion (€1.2 billion) to customers in refunds

0
Airline makes solid progress on customer promise with 90% of refunds backlog cleared Empowers trade partners to accelerate refund processing Emirates reveals that is...

Tegel Airport needed until BER is commissioned; stays open until 8 November 2020

0
After the global Covid-19 pandemic brought air traffic to a virtual standstill for a good ten weeks, there are now clear signs of an...

Brussels Airlines to use only 23% of pre-Covid capacity in September instead of 40% because of restrictions

0
In interviews on Saturday to L'Echo and La Libre Belgique, Brussels Airlines CEO Dieter Vranckx said he hoped to reach 40% of the airline's...

Brussels Airlines accelerates the process to resolve refund backlog

0
COVID-19 pandemic caused unprecedented volumes of refund request 31% of refund requests filed so far have been processed Pending refund requests expected to...