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Decision from Belgium's Veiligheidsraad/Conseil de sécurité: no travel before 08th June 2020. There is no decision yet for travel after that date.

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Decision from Belgium's Veiligheidsraad/Conseil de sécurité: no travel before 08th June 2020. There is no decision yet for travel after that date.
Where did you find this information Passenger ?

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I saw it in the PowerPoint on tv, and the Liveblog from HLN.be confirms:
22:44
Fase 3: 8 juni

Restaurants en cafés kunnen ten vroegste vanaf 8 juni geleidelijk heropend worden na een positieve evaluatie.

Over jeugdbewegingskampen en zomerstages valt eind mei een beslissing. Meerdaagse reizen binnen en buiten België worden bestudeerd, net als de heropening van toeristische attracties en kleinere openluchtevenementen.

Festivals en massa-evenementen zijn tot en met 31 augustus verboden.

Ook meerdaagse reizen - zowel in binnen- als buitenland - de opening van toeristische attracties, en "kleinere openluchtevenementen" kunnen pas ten vroegste weer vanaf 8 juni plaatsvinden.

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Daily review:

Aeromexico is working with the Mexican government to strengthen liquidity. The carrier is also working on an extensive list of initiatives to obtain US$400 million in additional liquidity, including sale/leasebacks of owned aircraft and financing from European credit agencies and the Ex-Im Bank (US). B737 MAX compensation from Boeing to also contribute.

AirBaltic says its new five-year business plan foresees a reduced fleet for the upcoming years, initially resuming operations with 22 A220-300s, with reduced capacity in 2020-21. The carrier foresees return to growth with up to 50 A220-300s by the end of 2023.

Airline Operators of Nigeria want the government to consider the removal of VAT from all forms of transportation, after the domestic airlines lost over US$923 million since the suspension of flights on 27 March 2020.

Avianca Holdings auditors KPMG (Netherlands) concluded that there are “substantial doubts” regarding the company’s ability to continue in business due to the crisis.

Cubana announced a new extension in the cancellation of flights until 31 May 2020.

Delta plans to reduce its daily cash burn which started at US$100 million per day in March 2020 down to $50 million a day starting in May. The carrier to take measures to save $550 million in 2Q, and expects a $5 billion reduction in total operating expense for the June quarter as well.

El Al Israeli Airlines has signed an MOU to sell three 2009-vintage B737-800s to a US company for US$76 million in an eight-year sale/leaseback deal. The sale is subject to the airline receiving a state-guaranteed loan. Other conditions include a reduction in the fleet to 35 planes, a 25% cut in the number of routes, and a 33% cut in the workforce.

Korean Air to obtain US$974 million in funds from the Korea Development Bank and the Export-Import Bank of Korea to help the carrier survive the pandemic.

LIAT of Antigua is extending the suspension its flight services in the Caribbean to 15 May 2020.

LOT Polish Airlines extended the suspension of flights until 15 May 2020, following the Polish government’s decision.

PassionAir of Ghana resumes its domestic flight services between Accra, Kumassi and Tamale international airports, following the lifting of travel restrictions in the country.

Ryanair Holdings CEO Michael O’Leary said he won’t take delivery of B737 MAX planes until summer 2021 as air travel claws its way back from the coronavirus outbreak.

Ryanair Holdings told Europe’s top antitrust official that it may go to court to stop France and other countries from “selectively gifting billions of euros to their inefficient flag carriers.” The carrier wants national programmes should be modified so that it could get a share of the bailout packages.

Ryanair may have to lay off 10-20% of staff in the winter 2020/21 season as it will operate fewer flights due to the coronavirus crisis.

S7 Airlines says the country’s airline industry will require state support through the crisis amounting to at least US$5 billion in order for it to return to its pre-crisis 2019 business levels.

Southwest Airlines might need to become a “dramatically smaller” airline if travel does not return, says CEO Gary Kelly, who didn’t rule out layoffs.

Turkmenistan Airlines has extended international service suspension until 20 May 2020.

Indonesia authorities have prohibited domestic air travel from 24 April to 01 June 2020, due to the pandemic. Cargo flights are exempt.

Kazakhstan estimates the loss of operating income in the aviation industry may amount to about US$692 million by the end of 2020.

Philippines’ major airlines said their domestic and international flights will remain suspended until mid-May 2020 following the extension of lockdown measures.

Serbia plans to partially resume commercial flights around 01 May 2020, while the opening of Serbia’s airports for commercial traffic to occur by 11 May.

Thailand
’s budget and full-service carriers are seeking soft-loans worth US$770.6 million from the government to support their businesses amid the coronavirus outbreak.
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CTBke wrote:
25 Apr 2020, 16:28
sn26567 wrote:
25 Apr 2020, 16:14
Brussels Airlines indicated this Saturday morning that it still plans to resume some of its flights on May 15. "It goes without saying that we are monitoring the situation very, very closely. At this stage, we are still betting on May 15. In the coming days, we will see if this date is still realistic and we will make a final decision", said a spokesperson to Belga news agency.
According to Wilmes trips outside Belgium will only be allowed as from June 8 the earliest, decision to be taken near the end of may ...

So not sure if SN didn't see the press conference of last night ;-)
b720 wrote:
25 Apr 2020, 16:34
Maybe travel within the Schengen zone might be allowed sooner?
The Belgian Authorities have issued a travel ban for "meerdaagse reizen" / "voyages de plus d'une journée" untill 08th June 2020. At this moment, all flights are allowed to take off and land, unless there is an embargo (example: Brussels-Dublin is allowed for essential travel (like business trips)). But touroperators are not allowed to sell city trip travel packages to Dublin.

From yesterday's meeting:
Timing: ten vroegste 8 juni
Te bestuderen:
De modaliteiten van de eventuele en geleidelijke heropening van de restaurants en later ook van cafés en bars enz.
Jeugdbewegingskampen en zomerstages: beslissing tegen eind mei.
Meerdaagse reizen binnen en buiten België.
Toeristische attracties dierentuinen pretparken enz.
Kleinere openluchtevenementen MAAR dus geen massa evenementen als festivals tot en met 31 augustus.

Timing: au plus tôt 8 juin
Points à l’étude:
Les modalités de la réouverture éventuelle et progressive des restaurants et plus tard aussi des cafés et des bars, etc.
Camps de mouvements de jeunesse et stages d’été (décision pour fin mai).
Voyages de plus d’une journée (en Belgique et hors du pays).
Attractions touristiques (parcs zoologiques, parcs d’attraction, etc.
Événements de plein air à plus petite échelle MAIS pas d’événement de masse de type «festival» jusqu’au 31 août
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Source - full text:
https://d34j62pglfm3rr.cloudfront.net/d ... 4.2020.pdf

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Latest Eurocontrol update.

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Aeroflot suspended reservation on all International services for travel up to 31JUL20, based on GDS inventory listing as of 0545GMT 23APR20.

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Airbus will resume #production in Mobile, Alabama, on April 29th after it paused production due to the spreading Coronavirus pandemic.
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Daily review (as usual, without topics covered on the main page of above in this thread):

Air Algérie plans to gradually resume its flights as travel restrictions ease, with recovery by August 2020.

Air France-KLM says its activity could recover to nearly 70% of its potential by the end of 2020 and 80% by the end of 2021.

AirAsia Thailand will be resuming its domestic operations from 01 May 2020.

Airbus issued a bleak assessment of the impact of the coronavirus crisis, telling the company’s 135,000 employees to brace for potentially deeper job cuts and warning its survival is at stake without immediate action. Airbus said it was “bleeding cash at an unprecedented speed”.

Austrian Airlines is reported to be seeking state support of about €800 million, but has not yet submitted a formal request. The government may propose adding environmental conditions to its grant.

Boeing CEO Dave Calhoun says that air travel demand won’t recover for two or three years, and “when it does recover, the commercial market will be smaller”.

Corsair International CEO Pascal de Izaguirre calls on the state to support all French carriers, as it might not survive the pandemic.

El Al Israel Airlines extended its suspension of scheduled passenger flights by a week until 09 May 2020 but said it will operate a number of special flights to and from the US and Europe.

Embraer is working on adjusting production levels and capital expenditures, as well as working to preserve cash.

Etihad extended its suspension of flights until 15 May 2020, amid the pandemic.

Fiji Link will reinstate its domestic services over the next week, following the lifting of inter-island travel restrictions.

Flybondi of Argentina will extend the suspension of its entire operation until 28 May 2020 as it is unsure when restrictions will ease.

Fuji Dream Airlines to suspend all scheduled passenger operation from 28 April to 17 May 2020.

Lufthansa Group risks running low on cash within weeks, with the German airline saying the global oil rout has deepened its distress, and its survival now depends on a multibillion-euro bailout from four states (Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium).

Nile Air urged the government to buy stakes in private airline companies to help them survive the crisis caused by the pandemic.

Nordica announces that the government has increased its share capital in the company by €30 million, to help the airline survive the pandemic.

RavnAir has been urgently seeking the funding necessary to restart its airline and bring vital air service back to Alaska as the airline is not eligible for payroll grant assistance. Without funds, the airline will close down.

Singapore Airlines has extended its flight cancellations by another month till end-June 2020, amid travel restrictions worldwide and a drastic drop in demand for air travel.

SriLankan Airlines said it was compelled to extend the temporary suspension of its scheduled passenger flights till 15 May 2020 due to global lockdowns.

SWISS is considering to remove the Economy Class seating from three of its twelve B777-300ERs to meet the growing demand for air cargo capacity.

Virgin Atlantic is now focused on securing new private investment in the shadow of potential insolvency. Talks with the UK government about a coronavirus-related bailout have been shelved.

Volaris has implemented a scheme to preserve cash and will postpone or cancel unnecessary capital investments.

Volaris plans to delay the delivery of 18 aircraft that would be arriving over the next 18 months. The aircraft are part of the order for 80 Airbus aircraft placed in 2018, delivering between 2022-26. The airline expects that demand for passenger transport will begin to recover in July and August 2020.

Canada’s government plans to grant aid to airlines as a bridge to through the crisis as credit availability for them in many cases will be challenging.

Pakistan has further extended its suspension of international flight operations till 15 May 2020.

US President Donald Trump suggested that the government should try to buy four to five years’ worth of plane tickets in advance at a discount to inject struggling US airlines with money. (Note: this is a better idea than injecting bleach in the body to fight coronavirus :mrgreen: )
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sn26567 wrote:
28 Apr 2020, 00:06
US President Donald Trump suggested that the government should try to buy four to five years’ worth of plane tickets in advance at a discount to inject struggling US airlines with money. (Note: this is a better idea than injecting bleach in the body to fight coronavirus :mrgreen: )
Fact Check: Trump did NOT urge people to inject disinfectants to thwart coronavirus hoax alert.
https://leadstories.com/hoax-alert/2020 ... virus.html

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Passenger wrote:
28 Apr 2020, 00:20
sn26567 wrote:
28 Apr 2020, 00:06
US President Donald Trump suggested that the government should try to buy four to five years’ worth of plane tickets in advance at a discount to inject struggling US airlines with money. (Note: this is a better idea than injecting bleach in the body to fight coronavirus :mrgreen: )
Fact Check: Trump did NOT urge people to inject disinfectants to thwart coronavirus hoax alert.
https://leadstories.com/hoax-alert/2020 ... virus.html
No, indeed he didn't. But the question asked:
And then I see the disinfectant, where it knocks it out in a minute. One minute. And is there a way we can do something like that, by injection inside?
is already beyond dumb when DHS Under Secretary for Science and Technology William Bryan explicitly mentioned that bleach and isopropyl alcohol kill the virus in 5 minutes and 30 seconds respectively. So, no Donald, there is no way you can inject bleach or isopropyl alcohol into a human body.

But hey, the Trumpster Army around the world is yet again downplaying another stupidity of their Hero.

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Conti764 wrote:
28 Apr 2020, 00:30

But hey, the Trumpster Army around the world is yet again downplaying another stupidity of their Hero.
Yup. I still cannot understand how it is possible, but...

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737MAX wrote:
28 Apr 2020, 07:36
Conti764 wrote:
28 Apr 2020, 00:30

But hey, the Trumpster Army around the world is yet again downplaying another stupidity of their Hero.
Yup. I still cannot understand how it is possible, but...
It would have been a solution if his believers would have tried it themselves.

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LOT flew 10 tons of medical stuff from Taiwan to Poland.

2 AF weekly flights from 11 May from Paris CDG to Bordeaux, Brest and Montpellier.
4 SIA A380 flew to Alice Springs for storage.
Eastern Airways would like to resume ops on 26 May.

Egyptair flew from Brisbane to Cairo, to repatriate passengers.
LOT in talks for 787F converted.

Argentina suspends international flights until September.

D-AIHD (A346) and D-AIMD (A388) ferried to Teruel.
F-HPJE left Paris to Tarbes.
Turkish Airlines suspends all flights until 28 May.
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Daily review:

Air Nostrum closes without an agreement the negotiation of the second ERTE due to coronavirus. The airline proposed a new temporary adjustment for its 1,439 workers until the end of the year, although it agreed to reduce it to September 2020.

Air Tahiti Nui, Air Tahiti and Air Caledonie issued a statement, jointly seeking just over €1 billion in state support.

ANA Holdings
said it would not release an earnings forecast for the full year amid the pandemic that has caused an unprecedented slump in air travel and could further stagnate the global economy.

Austrian Airlines announces the conversion of the first of two B777 started at Austrian Technik in Vienna. The removal of 270 of the 306 passenger seats from all travel classes has started.

Avianca Holdings asked the government for financing for the airline as it sees no other alternative to face the crisis. The carrier is willing to repay a loan, if needed.

Bangkok Airwayswill resume domestic flight operations from 15 May 2020 onwards.

Boeing will resume B787 operations at Boeing South Carolina, with most teammates returning on 03-04 May 2020. The return includes all operations that were temporarily suspended on 08 April 2020.

Boliviana de Aviacion
reported a loss of about US$30 million, a debt that is compounded by the leases that must be paid from 14 aircraft that are not operating.

Copa Airlines
said it may not have enough liquidity to survive the coronavirus crisis despite cutting costs. Under a conservative estimate it could burn through almost 70% of its available cash by 2020 end.

IATA called on regulators to take urgent action to help civil aviation operate seamlessly and safely between states during the pandemic, as well as to help facilitate the restart when the virus is contained.

LOT is in talks with Boeing) to modify its B787 jets into temporary cargo carrier, in a move that could help to narrow losses from the crisis.

NokScoot has extended his flight suspension to 31 May 2020.

Porter Airlines will be extending its flight suspension by another four weeks to 01 June 2020 due to the ongoing pandemic.

Singapore Airlines has parked four of its A380s and three B777-200ERs at Alice Springs in Australia for storage, adding to two A320s from subsidiary Scoot.

Sunwing Travel Group announced that it will bring 1,800 employees back on the payroll through the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy program.

SWISS expected to be granted US$1.5 billion in state aid, in the form of bank loans guaranteed by the federal coffers. The repayment will depend on future profits.

Thai Airways International will not get a loan guarantee from the government, who says the assistance would breach loan requirements for state enterprises because the carrier has recorded net losses for three years in a row.

Argentina banned all commercial flight ticket sales until September 2020, one of the toughest travel bans in the world, prompting an industry outcry that the new measure will put too much strain on airlines and airports.
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sean1982 wrote:
29 Apr 2020, 07:41
Since when does this forum allow pro Trump propaganda mods?
Very true. Some posts over here are completely ridiculous and have nothing to do with aviation.
On the contrary, it seems that I'm reading a forum of Fox news or something like that...

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MD-11forever wrote:
29 Apr 2020, 09:58
sean1982 wrote:
29 Apr 2020, 07:41
Since when does this forum allow pro Trump propaganda mods?
Very true. Some posts over here are completely ridiculous and have nothing to do with aviation.
On the contrary, it seems that I'm reading a forum of Fox news or something like that...
A few comments:

- political posts removed
- next time please flag the message that - according to you - violate the forum rules
- back on topic!

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TLspotting wrote:
28 Apr 2020, 22:25
Turkish Airlines suspends all flights until 28 May.
And so does Anadolujet.
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Daily review (with the usual remarks):

Aeropuertos Argentina 2000 requests the closure of El Palomar airport and the transfer of all flights operating there to Buenos Aires Ezeiza, as a result of the pandemic.

Air Algérie to reportedly restructure aspects of the business to avert a potential bankruptcy as a result of the impact from the pandemic.

AirAsia Group does not intend to take any new aircraft deliveries in 2020 because of the sharp fall in demand from the crisis, and was revisiting its order book with Airbus.

Airbus has warned that the aviation industry could take as long as five years to recover to the levels seen before the pandemic, as customers try to secure their survival by cutting thousands of jobs.

Alaska Air Cargo announced it will fly passenger jets as cargo-only flights to carry essential goods throughout its domestic network.

Avianca Holdings expects to require significant incremental financing in order to fund its operations as its cash reserves are diminishing. As the carrier cannot readily access sufficient private sector funding, it has therefore engaged in discussions with the different governments, including Colombia.

Bamboo Airways adjust its schedule to show all international flights as “sold out” until 24 October 2020.

Boeing is working with investment banks on a multibillion-dollar bond-fueled financing package, aiming to shore up its balance sheet. The proceeds could amount to US$10 billion or more.

Camair-Co has contacted the Minister of Finance to request financial support to cover expenses amid the pandemic. The carrier is to lay off 64% of its staff at a cost of US$2.4 million.

Chorus Aviation has executed the US$100 million unsecured revolving credit facility first announced on 06 April 2020. The facility is for general corporate purposes and repayable in two years.

Lufthansa Group says its repatriation flight schedule will preliminary be extended until 31 May 2020 due to continuing national and international travel restrictions.

Lufthansa is preparing to file for bankruptcy as talks intensify over an €9 billion German government rescue. A potential court filing, known as Schutzschirm, would protect Lufthansa from creditors for three months as it restructures its finances.

SAS majority owner, Jacob Wallenberg, calls for “a very large sum” of state aid if the carrier is to be saved, as the impact of the pandemic is severe.

SpiceJet has asked the government for relief to ease the strain on its cash flow as it seeks to navigate the challenges brought on by the coronavirus.

TAP Air Portugal to receive state support, as Minister Pedro Nuno Santos says that the airline is unable to survive without public intervention. As a result, the shareholder structure will be affected.

Turkish Airlines has extended the cancellation of international flights to 28 May 2020.

Uzbekistan Airways has closed reservation for all flights until 30 June 2020.

Wizz Air (Hungary) to prolong the suspension of all its routes to and from Poland until 09 May 2020 inclusively, as a result of the extension of quarantine restrictions by Poland.

Wizz Air to prolong the suspension of all its routes to and from Ukraine until 11 May 2020 inclusively, as a result of the extension of quarantine restrictions by Ukraine.

Yakutia received a loan from the government in the amount of US$448 million in the context of the pandemic. The carrier to also defer lease payments to save cash.

European Commission has approved a Swedish state guarantee of up to approximately €125 million on a revolving line of credit in favour of SAS (Sweden) to partially compensate it for the damage suffered due to the outbreak.

French government’s financial support of Air France comes with the expectation that the airline keeps buying planes from Airbus, says Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire. He added that the government could also support Airbus “massively when needed”.
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Eurocontrol latest update on airline and state measures - showing a few small changes in the weeks ahead.

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Open letter from the Belgian aviation society (at BRU): SOS !

https://www.tijd.be/opinie/algemeen/SOS ... t/10224033

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