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] Air Belgium’s CEO urges the Belgian government to work on a recovery plan for the sector

The current situation is untenable for the aviation and tourism sectors, worries Niky Terzakis, CEO of Air Belgium on Thursday,…

European airlines are bracing for the ‘worst winter ever’

Eurocontrol traffic figures for 20 October 2020 were down 61.2% compared to 2019, but 95% down for Brussels Airlines Eurocontrol…

Lufthansa Group reports preliminary results for the third quarter – Cost reductions decrease operating loss compared to previous quarter

The corona crisis continued to have a considerable impact on Lufthansa Group's earnings development in the third quarter of 2020.…

COVID-19 restrictions pushed Finland’s air traffic passenger volumes to a new decline in September

The passenger volume of Finavia’s airports fell by 90 per cent in September compared to the previous year. Finavia’s statistics…

Cathay Pacific Group will cease Cathay Dragon operations, and reduce workforce and passenger capacity as it adapts to the new travel reality

The Cathay Pacific Group today announces a corporate restructuring in response to the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on…

KLM reopens voluntary resignation scheme as airline anticipates further market deterioration

Yesterday (19 October), KLM reopened a voluntary resignation scheme (Vrijwillige Vertrekregeling 2020) targeting specific divisions and departments in order to…

How Keflavik International Airport (Iceland) uses dynamic forecasting to navigate pandemic times

In late-March 2020, Keflavik International Airport (KEF) saw an unprecedented and sudden drop in global air travel. The Covid-19 pandemic,…

In his first speech as British Airways’ CEO, Sean Doyle calls for pre-departure testing in lieu of quarantine

In his first public appearance since being named British Airways' new CEO last week, this morning (October 19, 2020) Sean…

[Analysis] Top Chinese airline companies show signs of recovery, says GlobalData

Similar to the Chinese tech stocks that are slowly on the rise despite growing allegations of breach of data privacy,…

EU ministers have reached an agreement on the coordination of measures restricting free movement in the European Union related to the coronavirus pandemic

Statement of the European Commission Following the proposal of the Commission on 4 September 2020, today EU ministers have reached…

Toronto-based Porter Airlines extends service restart to 15 December

Toronto-based Porter Airlines is extending its temporary service suspension to 15 December, based on continuing travel restrictions associated with COVID-19.…

Mobile COVID-19 laboratory at Brussels Airport already carried out 7,000 tests

The mobile laboratory at Brussels Airport is now open. With this lab, the samples taken in the Test Centre can…

Coronavirus pandemic has huge impact on Munich Airport: Passenger volume only around 30 percent of the previous year’s figure after nine months

61 percent fewer take-offs and landings in the first three quarters Effects are lesser in cargo than in passenger transport…

Brussels Airport is accelerating preparations for the COVID-19 vaccine

Brussels Airport is ready to receive and ship the first COVID-19 vaccines. A taskforce at Brucargo, the cargo division of…

Looming cash crisis threatens airlines, which together are bleeding $300,000 per minute according to IATA

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) warned that the airline industry will burn through $77 billion in cash during the…

Flemish regional government grants Ostend-Bruges airport €336,000 as compensation for the coronavirus crisis

Many companies are suffering from the consequences of the corona crisis. On the proposal of Flemish minister Lydia Peeters, responsible…

COVID-19 heavily impacts Norwegian’s September traffic figures (-90%)

Norwegian’s traffic figures for September are heavily influenced by lower demand caused by new and stricter travel restrictions across Europe.…

In the midst of a pandemic, Avianca hosts in-flight concert

Passengers on today's domestic flight AV8565 between Medellin and Bogota, Colombia sure had an unforgettable trip thanks to a live…

State aid: European Commission approves €19.3 million Romanian loan guarantee to compensate TAROM for damage suffered due to the coronavirus outbreak

The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, a loan guarantee of up to around €19.3 million (approximately…

Ryanair September traffic down 64% to 5.1 million passengers amidst Covid-19 restrictions

Ryanair Holdings plc today (2 Oct) released September traffic statistics as follows:   2019 2020      Growth Ryanair Group 14.1m…

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