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] Lufthansa Group take drastic measure to reduce cash drain by halving its flight schedule

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Due to the exceptional circumstances caused by the spread of Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the resulting drastic decline in bookings as well as numerous flight...

[Coronavirus] Brussels Airlines and the other Lufthansa Group airlines introduce flexible rebooking options

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Extensive waiver policy for flight rebooking to offer, responding to the wishes of its customers New tickets purchased until 31 March will also...

ERA urges for Coronavirus to be recognised as an extraordinary circumstance

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ERA supports IATA’s request to aviation regulators worldwide to relax the rules governing the use of airport slots for the 2020 season. The association...

Delta Air Lines reduces Japan flight schedule due to COVID-19

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Delta will reduce its weekly flying schedule to Japan through April 30 and suspend summer seasonal service between Seattle and Osaka for 2020 in...

[Analysis] Coronavirus outbreak accelerates airlines industry consolidation; conserving cash key to survival

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Only European airlines with strong shareholder backing and full access to capital markets are likely to survive the industry’s latest crisis, with the spread...

[Coronavirus] Strong decline in demand for air travel in Europe urges Brussels Airlines to reduce its flight offer by 23% in Europe

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Further flight reductions in Europe between 8 and 28 March In total, the airline reduces its flight offer within Europe by 23%. As the...

IATA: depending on how the #coronavirus spreads, airline industry could face up to $113 billion in lost revenues in 2020

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IATA updates COVID-19 financial impacts - Relief measures needed The International Air Transport Association (IATA) updated its analysis of the financial impact of the novel...

[Coronavirus] Tomorrowland Winter 2020 has been cancelled

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No question that the outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19) has a massive and global impact on air travel. Many companies are restricting air travel...

[Coronavirus] airBaltic reduces flights to Milan

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Latvian airline airBaltic has made a decision to temporarily decrease the number of flights from Riga to Milan, Italy between March 23 and May...

Flybe’s struggle for survival reaches climax; requests government bailout

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Flybe has informed the government that its fragile financial state means it may not survive amid the current fall in air travel demand. The...

Israel restricts access to the country to limit coronavirus spread

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  Israel just issued additional measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). The country will not only limit entry into the country from...

[Coronavirus] Lufthansa Group to ground 150 aircraft, Reuters reports

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Lufthansa Group, the holding company that includes Air Dolomiti, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Eurowings, Germanwings, Lufthansa (Cargo) and SWISS will ground 150 aircraft out...

[Coronavirus] British Airways launches ‘book with confidence’ customer policy

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British Airways has decided to waive its change fee, giving customers the flexibility to delay travel that is booked during the next two weeks....

[Coronavirus] SAS suspends all flights to Northern Italy

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Due to the current situation in Northern Italy regarding the Coronavirus outbreak, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark has published new travel recommendations. The...

[Coronavirus] Brussels Airlines further reduces frequencies to Italy by 30% from 16 to 28 March

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Last week, Brussels Airlines decided - because of the rapidly declining demand in air travel within Europe - to reduce flight frequencies between 2...

[Coronavirus] Ryanair to cancel up to 25% of Italian short-haul flights from 17 March to 8 April

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ALL AFFECTED PASSENGERS CONTACTED BY EMAIL TODAY Ryanair today (Mon 2 Mar) notified passengers that it was reducing its short-haul flight programme (mainly to and...

IATA requests global suspension of slot rules due to Coronavirus (after 50% of no-shows at some airports)

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The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is contacting aviation regulators worldwide to request that the rules governing the use of airport slots be suspended...

[Coronavirus] Lufthansa Group suspends flights to mainland China and reduces frequencies to Hong Kong and Seoul until April 24, 2020

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Lufthansa Group extends flight suspensions to mainland China Flights to Beijing, Shanghai, Nanjing, Shenyang and Qingdao will be suspended until April 24 Flight operations...

[Coronavirus] KLM cancels more flights to China and Hong Kong

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Due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus, KLM has temporarily suspended its flights to mainland China since the beginning of February. The health of employees...

[Coronavirus] A Luxembourg passenger arriving from Italy at Charleroi Airport has been tested positive – New case in Belgium

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On 1st March, Belgian newspapers report that a Luxembourg passenger who arrived at Brussels South Charleroi Airport has been tested positive. The airport announces...