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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

Global air cargo down 4% at start of 2020 as industry awaits impact of coronavirus

The global air cargo market saw a 4% year-on-year decline in the four weeks to February 2, 2020, according to the latest ‘dynamic load... latest