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. 

Finnair Cargo is ready for the Covid-19 vaccine challenge

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Finnair Cargo is preparing to carry Covid-19 vaccines. Several pharmaceutical companies have stated they are in the latter stages of testing a vaccine for...

Results of Covid-19 tests at Brussels Airport seriously delayed

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There are long queues in front of the test centre at Brussels Airport, not only with people who come to be tested but above...

Delta Air Lines adds 460 passengers to no-fly list for not complying with face mask policy

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Delta Air Lines has banned more than 400 passengers from flying for not complying with the airline's mask policy. "As of this week, we've...

Imec develops SARS-CoV-2 test to identify positive cases in less than 5 minutes . Method could be tested at Brussels Airport in Summer 2021

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Imec, a world-leading research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technologies, announced that it has started developing a groundbreaking SARS-CoV-2 test. Unlike current...

Austrian Airlines and Vienna Airport launch trial for rapid Covid-19 antigen tests

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Passengers on flight OS 229 can take advantage of the free of charge and voluntary offering starting on October 23, 2020 Results...

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

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The current situation is untenable for the aviation and tourism sectors, worries Niky Terzakis, CEO of Air Belgium on Thursday, a few hours after...

European airlines are bracing for the ‘worst winter ever’

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Eurocontrol traffic figures for 20 October 2020 were down 61.2% compared to 2019, but 95% down for Brussels Airlines Eurocontrol Director General Eamonn Brennan today...

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

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

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

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

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

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

KLM reopens voluntary resignation scheme as airline anticipates further market deterioration

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Yesterday (19 October), KLM reopened a voluntary resignation scheme (Vrijwillige Vertrekregeling 2020) targeting specific divisions and departments in order to minimise involuntary dismissals. The...

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

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

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

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In his first public appearance since being named British Airways' new CEO last week, this morning (October 19, 2020) Sean Doyle gave the keynote address...

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

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

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

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Statement of the European Commission Following the proposal of the Commission on 4 September 2020, today EU ministers have reached an agreement that will provide...

Toronto-based Porter Airlines extends service restart to 15 December

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

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

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

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

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

Brussels Airport is accelerating preparations for the COVID-19 vaccine

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

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

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The International Air Transport Association (IATA) warned that the airline industry will burn through $77 billion in cash during the second half of 2020...

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