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. 

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...

[Coronavirus] Wizz Air adjusts flight schedule to Italian destinations due to change in demand

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Wizz Air announced that due to the decreasing trend in demand on its Italian routes caused by the outbreak of the COVID-19virus it has...

[Coronavirus] ITB Berlin 2020 travel trade show has been cancelled

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ITB Berlin 2020, the world's leading travel trade show running between 4 and 8 March 2020 has been cancelled due to the increasing spread...
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[Coronavirus] Finnair revises its outlook for the financial year 2020 and issues a profit warning

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In conjunction with its 2019 financial result publication on 7 February 2020, Finnair announced that the direct financial impact of coronavirus during Q1 2020...

[Coronavirus] easyJet is scrapping flights, especially to Northern Italy

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easyJet said on Friday it is cancelling hundreds of flights, including 500 flights on its Italian routes. It will mean dropping one in...

[Coronavirus] Brussels Airlines reduces frequencies to Northern Italy by 30% from 2 to 14 March

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Coronavirus: Strong decline in demand for air travel in Europe urges Brussels Airlines to review its flight offer and to investigate economic measures Flight...

[COVID-19] In order to counteract the economic effects at an early stage, Lufthansa adopts a package of measures to lower costs

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Budget reduction in the administrative areas Offer of unpaid leave for employees Expansion of options for part-time work planned New recruitment suspended In order...

Coronavirus reaches Tenerife, Canary Islands – 700 hotel guests in quarantine until 10 March

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The H10 Costa Adeje Palace hotel in Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, has been quarantined because an Italian tourist who is staying there has contracted...

[Coronavirus outbreak] IATA estimates total lost airline revenues at $29.3 billion

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The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that its initial assessment of the impact of the Novel Coronavirus 2019 outbreak (COVID-19) shows a potential...

China intends to take over indebted HNA Group Co (Hainan Airlines) as corona virus hits business

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The Chinese Government plans to take over indebted conglomerate HNA Group Co, that is headquartered in Haikou, Hainan, China and is suffering from the...

ICAO estimates at 4 to 5 billion dollars the economic impact due to Coronavirus travel bans

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The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has produced some preliminary forecasts relating to the expected economic impacts from COVID-19 travel bans on international air...

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