FLYAIR10 wrote: ↑
04 May 2020, 12:54
As mentioned before there are still a few PAX-flights operating to/from BRU; (e.g; FCO,FRA,DUB,TUN,ATH,HEL,DXB,DOH,..)
Is there any info on :
- 'loadfactor' on these flights during the past weeks?
- any specific procedure passengers have to follow upon departure/arrival? (gov./airport and/or airline imposed)
- what kind of passengers are on board after all..? government-related, staff of NGO's,IO's, crew of other airlines, some stranded belgian tourists who finally reach back their home country,...?
For departures, it's simple: all departures are from Pier B, with a police control. Police will ask passengers to show that their flight is essential. Belgians are not allowed to leave the country, but for exceptional reasons (international organisations, government, etc.). Foreigners are allowed to return to their country.
has told unions it is seeking staff cuts of around 20% due to the pandemic. The cut represents around 800-900 staff, with management promising to offer a voluntary redundancy program.
expects to reduce 2Q 2020 capacity by 85 to 90% yoy, with 3Q capacity expected to be reduced by approximately 75% yoy.
Air Canada is accelerating the retirement of 79 older aircraft from its fleet – B767, A319 and E190 aircraft, with the Embraer aircraft exiting the fleet immediately.
Air Canada's US$517 million purchase of Transat AT is fueling jitters among some investors who would like to see the deal renegotiated with the aviation industry in turmoil.
may partially resume its operations by mid-May 2020 as the carrier asks pilots and cabin crew to prepare to resume operations once lockdown ends.
will start flying again locally effective 06 May 2020. International flights remain suspended until further notice.
Airbus Canada Limited Partnership
and Pratt & Whitney Canada
to lay off a total of nearly 700 workers in Quebec, in separate instances.
workers received their termination letter due to the crisis, with more likely to take various options, including retirement or contracts.
plans to resume domestic service on 11 May 2020 beginning with flights from Zagreb to Dubrovnik and Split.
De Havilland Aircraft of Canada
has started a phased return to work of employees and a measured resumption of activities. In the first phase, approximately 100 employees have returned to work and DHC is focused on resuming pre-flight activities and delivery of DHC8-400 aircraft.
may obtain credit lines between US$1 billion and $1.5 billion from BNDES, and other lenders after a deal to sell its commercial aircraft division fell through. Proceeds from the loan would be used as working capital and export finance. Embraer may also be included in a relief program for national airlines.
Engine manufacturer GE Aviation
is cutting roughly 13,000 jobs, or 25% of the workforce, as the parent company expands its planned cost-cutting efforts as the pandemic cripples the aviation industry.
says it has enough cash to keep the airline afloat until the end of 2020 and still have significant reserves leftover, despite the crisis.
says preliminary 1Q 2020 results indicate revenues fell by 16% between years to US$209 million. The carrier expects a goodwill pandemic-related impairment of approximately $115 million, while fuel hedges hit of $51 million on the EBIT results estimated at negative $208 million.
executive Kemal Gecer says the global airline industry will not be able to fully recover from the coronavirus crisis until 2022, as no major country would dare to open its international borders amid the pandemic.
Lufthansa pilots agreed to take a 45% pay cut over the next two years, a decision that will help the carrier save about US$374 million over the next two years.
Engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce Holdings
is planning to slash up to 8,000 jobs as part of a restructuring plan, which would shrink the company’s workforce of 52,000 by up to 15%.
will reduce employment by 1,450 at sites supporting commercial programs a result of lower demand for commercial aeroplanes. Spirit is also taking other initiatives to lower costs and preserve liquidity, which included raising US$1.2 billion in high yield secured second lien bonds in April 2020.
TAP Air Portugal
is expected to receive up to €1 billion in state aid.
began the process by which it could eliminate the jobs of more than a third of its 12,250 pilots as soon as 01 October 2020.
United Airlines confirms its May 2020 schedule is down 90% and expects the same in June.
United Airlines to now take 40 B737 MAX by end of 2021, less than half of previous plans. For 2020, eight B787-9s will still deliver, with eight -10s in 2021. The carrier will decide on any retirements of its fleet when it has a better view of the recovery process.
’s government opened the door to a purchase of shares in Avianca
, who is having difficulties staying afloat in the face of the pandemic. Nothing has yet been decided yet.
’s plan to fly aircraft at two-thirds capacity as a measure during the pandemic was rejected by the European Commission, as Portugal needs a European decision on plane occupancy and it has to balance the need for passenger protection against ‘economic balance’.