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. 

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

COVID-19 cash burn continues - Urgent preparations for restart The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released new analysis showing that…

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

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…

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

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

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

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…

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

Over 60 travel and tourism organisations unveil concrete recommendations for re-opening travel & tourism in Europe, including the creation of…

Iberia tries VeriFLY COVID test app on US-bound flights

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

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

Czech Airlines ČSA has sent a notice to the Labour Office that it intends to lay off all its 430…

Emirates operates first flight serviced by fully vaccinated frontline

EK215 to Los Angeles supported by over 70 vaccinated frontline team members across the operational spectrum Close to 26,000 of…

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

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

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

The ambition of Royal Schiphol Group: to build back better Today, 19 February 2021, Royal Schiphol Group publishes its Annual…

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

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

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

Ryanair today (17 Feb) noted the EU Court’s rulings on French and Swedish State aid schemes favouring Air France and…

International Space Station tests virus-fighting surface coating developed by Boeing and University of Queensland

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) are conducting experiments with an antimicrobial surface coating designed to fight the spread…

Flights with COVID-19 vaccines from Brussels Airport to more than 40 destinations worldwide

Since the end of November, flights to more than 40 destinations have been carried out to distribute Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine…

Singapore Airlines, Scoot and SilkAir operate first flights with full set of vaccinated pilots and cabin crew

All three passenger airlines within the SIA Group - Singapore Airlines (SIA), SilkAir and Scoot - will today be among…

Etihad Airways is the first airline in the world with 100% of crew on board vaccinated against Covid-19

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has become the first airline in the world with all…

Terminal 5 of Berlin Brandenburg Airport to close temporarily from 23 February 2021

Due to the very sharp drop in passenger numbers as a result of the corona pandemic, Terminal 5 at Berlin…

All Lufthansa Group Airlines extend option for free rebooking

Rebooking fee for Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Eurowings, Lufthansa and SWISS still suspended Since the end of August, all fares…

Delta Air Lines extends middle seat blocking through April 2021 as the only U.S. airline to do so

Delta is continuing its industry-leading commitment to provide more space on board as the only U.S. airline to block middle…

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