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. 

Aviation must keep strong focus on safety in pandemic – and eye a greener future – EASA conference concludes

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The aviation industry has done well so far in ensuring that safety has not been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, however, it must remain...

Air France KLM Martinair Cargo ready to distribute Covid-19 vaccines

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Since the 3rd week of March 2020, Air France KLM Martinair Cargo has made every effort to maintain its global airfreight network, helping to...

KLM reduces capacity in Europe in response to second coronavirus wave

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The second wave of coronavirus in Europe has resulted in new lock-downs, prompting KLM Royal Dutch Airlines to make network adjustments for the coming...

Spain will require international travellers from high-risk countries to possess a negative coronavirus test

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Spain will require international travellers from high-risk countries or areas to possess a negative coronavirus test (PCR-test) in the last 72 hours in order...

Emirates posts $3.4 billion half-year loss as COVID-19 hits industry

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The Emirates Group today announced its half-year results for its 2020-21 financial year. In the first six months of the year, the airline group...

oneworld, SkyTeam and Star Alliance support a globally harmonised approach to health testing to build a framework of trust

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World’s airline alliances join together to call on international governments to act quickly to adopt testing protocols and digital health pass technology to reopen...

Brussels Airport ombudsman denounces “regrettable corona incidents” at the airport

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The long queues over the last three weekends in the departure hall of Brussels Airport have not gone unnoticed by Philippe Touwaide, the Federal...

Decimated Norwegian forced to furlough an additional 1,600 employees

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Norwegian is forced to furlough employees and reduce capacity considerably following the government’s decision to not support the company financially to get through the...

Canadian regional airline Porter extends suspension of flights until 11 February

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Porter Airlines is deferring its resumption of flights until 11 February 2021 due to ongoing COVID-19 travel restrictions In a press release issued on 9...

Passenger numbers at Brussels South Charleroi Airport remain weak amid coronavirus restrictions

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Brussels South Charleroi Airport welcomed 154,045 passengers during the month of October 2020. Passenger traffic dropped 79% compared to October 2019, when the airport...

Queues at Brussels Airport’s security checkpoint on Saturday morning?

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Autumn holidays are traditionally a busy period for Brussels Airport, resulting in long queues before the airport's security checkpoint. Last weekend, Belgian press reported...

SAS traffic figures October 2020: -78.7%

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The ongoing pandemic continues to severely impact SAS and reported traffic figures for October are broadly in line with September this year. During the month,...

Austrian Airlines launches mandatory Covid-19 tests on Vienna-Hamburg flights

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• Joint project with Vienna and Hamburg airports • Negative test results required for flights between Vienna and Hamburg (OS171/OS172) starting on November 12, 2020 •...

Finnair defers three Airbus A350 deliveries as a part of its rebuild programme

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Finnair has concluded an agreement with Airbus that the deliveries of the remaining three committed A350-900 aircraft will be postponed, as anticipated in connection...

Lufthansa starts first trial run for Covid-19 antigen rapid tests on selected Hamburg-Munich flights

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Free tests on selected flights between Munich and Hamburg from 12.11. Christina Foerster: "Want to gain insights into the use of rapid tests...

COVID-19 continues to heavily impact Norwegian’s traffic figures: 90% fewer passengers in October

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Norwegian’s traffic figures for October are heavily influenced by lower demand caused by continued travel restrictions across Europe, with several new red zones. In October,...

Deteriorating trend due to coronavirus puts pressure on Q3 results of Austrian Airlines

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• 3rd quarter of 2020: Adjusted EBIT of minus EUR 106 million • CFO Andreas Otto: “The coronavirus really spoiled the summer business for us” •...

Corona crisis continues to severely impact earnings at SWISS with an operating loss of CHF 414.7 million for the first 9 months of 2020

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The actions being taken in response to the worldwide coronavirus pandemic continue to weigh heavily on the global aviation sector, including SWISS. The company...

Lufthansa Group reports adjusted EBIT result of EUR -1.3 billion in the third quarter

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Liquidity of EUR 10.1 billion available, of which EUR 6.3 billion are unutilized stabilization measures Ongoing strong performance at Lufthansa Cargo further supports...

Brussels Airlines reports an adjusted EBIT result of EUR -233 million in the first nine months of the year

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In the first three quarters of the year, Brussels Airlines recorded a loss of EUR 233 million, due to the unprecedented impact of the...

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