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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] Alexandre de Juniac (IATA): “The air transport industry is in its deepest crisis ever”

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The International Air Transport Association (IATA) updated its analysis of the revenue impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the global air transport industry. Owing...

[Coronavirus] A picture is worth a thousand words (part two): Passenger planes crowd runways

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Airlines are forced to reduce flights amid travel restrictions and a huge drop in demand as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Passenger...

[Corornavirus] Alitalia organises non-stop cargo flights from China to import medical supplies

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Alitalia has organised, in coordination with the Italian Department of Civil Protection, the first of a series of cargo flights from China with the...

Boeing to temporarily suspend Puget Sound production operations in response to escalating COVID-19 pandemic

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Boeing focusing on a safe and orderly temporary suspension of operations Temporary operations shutdown to last 14 days beginning March 25 Boeing announced a...

[Coronavirus] KLM starts the summer schedule with 57 destinations

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Due to the corona crisis, KLM will start the summer schedule with a significantly reduced network. From 29 March until and including 3 May,...

[Coronavirus] Eurowings further reduces flight programme

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• Focus on the return of holidaymakers abroad • fuselage program at the airports of Cologne, Düsseldorf, Hamburg and Stuttgart • Germanwings and Eurowings Europe...

WFS joins the coronavirus relief effort to help save lives in Italy

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Worldwide Flight Services’ (WFS) team at Milan’s Malpensa Airport are supporting the urgent medical effort to saves the lives of coronavirus victims in Italy...

[Coronavirus] Nine Il-76 aircraft of the Russian Aerospace Forces with military experts and equipment flew to Italy

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Nine Russian Aerospace Forces' aircraft have delivered equipment and around 100 military experts to Italy to help it fight the coronavirus, the Russian Defence...

Airbus announces measures to bolster liquidity and balance sheet in response to COVID-19

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New € 15 billion credit facility Withdrawal of 2019 dividend proposal with a cash value of € 1.4 billion Suspension of top-up pension...

[Coronavirus] Lille Airport suspends commercial flights; maintains minimum service for special flights

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With the suspension of easyJet and Ryanair flights, commercial flight traffic will be completely interrupted starting Monday, 23 March. Lille Airport (France),  however, maintains...

[Coronavirus] Another batch of 6 million mouth masks arrives at Liege Airport, Belgium

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Early Monday morning (23 March), another batch of 6 million mouth masks arrived at Liege Airport, Belgium. The masks will be distributed to hospitals...

[Coronavirus] Singapore Airlines cuts 96% of its capacity; 138 aircraft grounded

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Singapore Airlines will be cutting 96% of the capacity that had been originally scheduled up to end-April, given the further tightening of border controls...

[Coronavirus] UAE suspends all inbound, outbound passenger flights, transit of airline passengers for two weeks

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The National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority, NCEMA, and the General Civil Aviation Authority, GCAA, have decided to suspend all inbound and outbound...

Airbus set to partially resume production in France and Spain, supports global efforts against COVID-19 pandemic

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Airbus SE announces that it expects production and assembly work to partially resume in France and Spain on Monday, 23 March following health and...

Emirates temporarily suspends most passenger operations by 25 March

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Since the COVID-19 outbreak began, Emirates and dnata have been adapting operations in line with regulatory directives as well as travel demand. The airline has...

[Coronavirus] Alitalia operates more special flights and increases scheduled ones to repatriate thousand of Italians stranded abroad

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New Alitalia special flights, in collaboration with the Crisis Unit of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and more scheduled services to repatriate thousands...

Lufthansa Group publishes flight schedule for returnees

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Lufthansa Group Airlines' flight schedule geared to returnees Return flight schedule initially valid until 19.4.  Lufthansa Group provides 920,000 face masks to health...

[Coronavirus] De Havilland Canada announces temporary suspension of production of Dash 8-400 and Series 400 Twin Otter aircraft

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  Longview Aviation Capital Corp., parent company of De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited and Viking Air Limited, today announced the immediate suspension of manufacturing...

[Coronavirus] Etihad suspends flights to Brussels between 22 March and 30 April, other destinations also suspended

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Etihad Airways suspensions and cancellations In compliance with government directives, or due to the impacts of travel restrictions, we have suspended or reduced the number...

[Coronavirus] United Airlines continues draw down of its international schedule

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United continues to aggressively manage the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak on our employees, our customers and our business. Due to government mandates...