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Air Astana and Qazaq Air will not be privatised by 2023 as planned, as the State of Kazakhstan postponed the privatisation due to current market conditions.

Alitalia will increase the number of flights and destinations served in July 2020, operating over 1,000 weekly flights reaching 13 new domestic and international airports.

American Airlines expects a daily cash burn of about US$40 million in June 2020, down from a previous forecast of $50 million per day, thanks to cost-savings measures to address the pandemic.

Austrian Airlines says it will start flying to 36 destinations within Europe from next week.

Azores Airlines in late-May 2020 resumed domestic flights, followed by international flights to Portugal in June and later expanding to North America, Cabo Verde and Germany.

SAS will withdraw Danish employees from the salary compensation scheme by 30 June 2020, in order to implement the announced layoffs and organisational changes.

Sunwing is continuing to suspend all flights through 31 July 2020.

Thai Airways International will resume international flights on 37 routes starting 01 August 2020 one month later than originally planned. Paris, New Delhi, Guangzhou, and Frankfurt flights are included.

Transat AT to resume flights as of 23 July 2020 to 22 destinations in Europe, the South, the US, and Canada until the end of the summer season on 31 October 2020.

Turkish Airlines resumed some international flights to Germany, Britain and the Netherlands on 11 June 2020.

Vietnam Airlines will fly internationally from 01 July 2020 with many destinations in Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Southeast Asia.

Norway will no longer require airlines to leave middle seats on planes empty, a measure previously introduced to reduce the risk of contamination with the coronavirus.
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Press leak in the Netherlands: "...no social distancing on aircraft, but passengers must wear facial masks..."

https://www.rtlnieuws.nl/nieuws/politie ... -mondkapje

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Air Mauritius resumed flights between Port-Louis and Paris on 05 June 2020. London and Perth are expected to follow.

Airblue of Pakistan to resume domestic flights from 13 June 2020, flying from Karachi to Islamabad and Lahore.

American Airlines Group expects its 2Q 2020 revenue to be down approximately 90% yoy, with total system capacity down approximately 75% yoy. The Group has taken significant cost reduction actions that have removed more than US$13.5 billion from its operating and capital budgets for 2020.

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international flights will be resuming on 13 June 2020 with flights to Germany, followed by the gradual resumption of flights between Turkey and several European destinations from 15 June 2020.

Royal Air Maroc has resumed domestic flights while international flights set to begin in early July 2020.

Ryanair announced the resumption of 79 routes to Poland from the UK and Ireland as part of Ryanair’s Polish Summer 2020 schedule.
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AMS Amsterdam Schiphol Airport prepares for the restart on 15th June:
https://nieuws.schiphol.nl/protocol-luc ... egverkeer/
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One of the measures is that passengers must fill in a Health Declaration, enabling the authorities to trace other passengers of their flight:
https://www.rivm.nl/sites/default/files ... 2.0%29.pdf

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I believe Pegasus resumed international flights yesterday. Some countries are being opened for international flights in the days ahead.

Social distancing on the aeroplanes cannot be effective moreover I cannot imagine wearing masks on longer routes >9h - people will not be wearing them while sleeping. With the COVID still not sustained I would not be surprised to see a rise of infected especially when the flu season starts later this year.

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Last saturday, repat flight South African Airways SA-9261 Frankfurt-Moscow-Johannesburg was operated by ZS-SND = A340-600. Just before boarding at FRA, it was noticed that one door couldn't be opened/closed properly. The crew preferred not to delay the whole repat operation, so about 45 passengers (with Schengen visa) were asked to stay in FRA till the next SAA flight, on Tuesday. The seats around the one door were unused/blocked. After that, the aircraft operated FRA-DME and DME-JNB without further problems.
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/zs-snd

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What kind of travel is now allowed within the European Union?

The European Commission has started a new website:

https://reopen.europa.eu/en/
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AirAsia Group will restart all domestic routes from July 2020, after the government eased movement curbs for containing the coronavirus.

Austrian Airlines expects its business to end up a fifth smaller by 2022 and to have cut the number of its employees by around 1,100 from 7,000 currently.

Chair will resume flight operations on 15 June 2020, beginning with two routes.

Condor will cut up to 25% of its employees to reduce costs and recover from the coronavirus crisis. Chief Executive Ralf Teckentrup expected a crisis in the airline sector to last until 2024.

Cyprus Airways officially resumed operations with commercial flights to and from Greek destinations. And in July 2020, the airline plans to expand its schedule for this summer with flights to and from Zurich, Geneva and Tel Aviv.

EasyJet to resume flights on 15 June 2020 where there is sufficient customer demand to support profitable flying. Easyjet CEO Johan Lundgren has criticized government aid for ailing airlines, who are inefficient and damaging the climate.

Kenya Airways expects international passenger flights to resume earliest in September 2020 but with a low capacity, ending over five months of lost revenue due to the pandemic.

Lufthansa Technik wants to fire more than 300 employees, claims the Verdi union, due to effects from the pandemic.

Qatar Airways will lay off some pilots and reduce the salaries of others by as much as a quarter due to the impact of the pandemic.

SAS board has approved a revised business plan, including a reduction of workforce by 5,000 and the need for productivity improvements in the range of 15-25% in all collective bargaining agreements. SAS says its revised business plan will entail an adaptation of the fleet size through postponements in aircraft deliveries.

SAS to obtain support from the Swedish Government, which plans to recapitalise the airline with €450 million. In addition, the Danish government has communicated political unity for a recapitalisation of SAS. The recapitalisation will encompass new funding need of some €1.2 billion and additional measures.

Sundair will start operations again in July 2020, following the easing of restrictions.

Virgin Atlantic is seeking UK government support for a revised rescue package after attracting private offers for hundreds of millions of pounds in funding.

Vistara is negotiating with Boeing and Airbus as well as lessors to delay deliveries of some of the planes scheduled to arrive in 2020. Vistara had planned to receive B787-9s, A320neos and A321neos. The first B787-9 will still be delivered as planned.

Azorean politicians seek a strategic agreement between SATA and TAP Air Portugal to overcome the economic difficulties of the pandemic.

Malaysia’s government will not be involved in any rescue plans or ‘bailout’ of airlines affected by the pandemic, says the Minister of Finance. This will depend on the shareholders as the airline is a commercial firm.

Mauritius has decided to postpone the reopening of its borders to the beginning of September 2020.
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Air Astana will resume international services from Almaty and Nur-Sultan to destinations in Georgia, South Korea and Turkey between 20 June and 01 July 2020.

Air Cairo announces the resumption of its scheduled international flights to several international destinations from 01 July 2020.

Air New Zealand will resume passenger flights between Auckland and Shanghai on 22 June 2020, with passengers subject to government border controls in each direction.

Air Serbia will begin re-introducing flights from Belgrade to 20 destinations until the end of June 2020. During July, it is planned to start with flights to additional cities.

British Airways is fighting for its survival and has acted lawfully, says Willie Walsh, CEO of the parent company IAG, in a terse response to lawmakers who heavily criticised its treatment of employees.

easyJet and Airbus have today finalised the exact delivery dates for 32 aircraft deferred, with eight deferred from fiscal 2020 to 2022, and 24 from fiscal 2025 to 2027. The total aircraft price could increase by up to €100 million due to contract mechanisms. The carrier can also defer two aircraft and drop an option for seven aircraft, along with delivery flexibility for 13 aircraft options.

Embraer will receive a US$600 million loan, financed partly by Brazil’s government, to help the company weather the crisis. The loan will mature in four years.

GOL will “probably” receive a “going concern” warning from its independent auditors saying there is doubt whether the company will survive the coronavirus crisis.

IAG is reviewing its strategy to help reposition the group as it emerges from the pandemic. The company is working with US banks to study its future business plan and liquidity needs, which could include debt or equity fundraising.

IATA warned that the airline industry faces a hard winter and called on governments around the world to continue providing relief measures as the crisis continues. Airlines are expected to post a loss of US$84.3 billion in 2020.

Iberia says it will emerge from the crisis as a smaller airline for the next five years.

Jetstar Japan to resume operations on all 23 domestic routes from 23 July 2020. All six international routes will remain suspended.

LOT Polish Airlines will survive the crisis as the government is implementing a “different scenario”, as the State acknowledged that a controlled bankruptcy is the last resort.

Norwegian will extend its network to service between Aalborg and Copenhagen from 01 July 2020, its first route outside Norway, post-pandemic.

SAS is now launching its traffic programme for July 2020. In total, the new traffic programme will see capacity increased from 30 aircraft in June to over 40 in July, equivalent to just under 30% YoY.

Lebanon’s Beirut Airport will reopen on 01 July 2020 for scheduled commercial flights.

Singapore will halt construction of the fifth terminal at its Changi Airport for at least two years to assess how the pandemic will impact the aviation sector and the future of travel.

Switzerland adopted the EU’s new relaxed requirements for airlines’ finances due to the crisis.
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Air France is preparing a plan for 8,300 voluntary job cuts, in a bid to bring down costs without stirring a political backlash after receiving a massive state bailout.
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Hi,

Iberia plans an exit for the A340-600...
Another type for the Corona Grave yard... After md88-90-767-747-380...

Amen..

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Hi,

Okay.. 767 is still available but far away ??
Cargo sure but pax.. Will be rare quickier as you think..

Exit American, Delta, Air Canada Rouge,..
Soon .. Condor,Austrian, Icelandair, United,...
Leaves TUI, Mongolian, Azerbaidzjan, Air Zimbabwe, Ethiopian,...

Well guess sooner gone as we think...
Guess price drops on 787-333series soon, when they don't sell many aircraft, when economy starts, oil raises and gone is thé 767 when pax aren't there yet to fly...
Guess a lot of new birds in the sky soon..

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Air France plans to offer about 8,300 staff incentives to leave in a bid to cut costs without stirring a political backlash after receiving a massive state bailout. The move affects about around 300 pilots, 2,000 cabin crew and 6,000 ground staff.

Air Malta will commence its summer schedule on Wednesday 01 July 2020, connecting Malta to 22 destinations within Europe.

Bamboo Airways expect 100% of its domestic network to return by July 2020, and says plans for 40 aircraft fleet and 30% market share by year-end are still intact.

Cabo Verde Airlines expects to resume air connections on 01 July 2020, with a flight to Paris, after more than 100 days of total stoppage.

Cabo Verde Airlines will no longer be nationalised and will instead work with Loftleidir Cabo Verde to reposition the airline for the post-pandemic scenario. Flights expected to resume on 01 July 2020.

French Bee announced a gradual resumption of its flights between Paris and French Polynesia from 15 July 2020 with A350-900.

Motor Sich Airlines resumes domestic scheduled operations on 15 June 2020, with international services starting in July 2020.

Qatar Airways
will not take any new planes from Boeing or Airbus in 2020 or 2021. All the other aircraft delivering within the next two or three years will now be pushed back up to eight to 10 years.

Southwest Airlines
announced plans to keep middle seats open through at least 30 September 2020.

Southwest Airlines says it has enough cash to carry on business for the next two years, up from its prior forecast of 20 months, as travel demand gradually picks up.

Spirit Airlines plans to operate around 550 flights a day from July 2020, or 70% of what it planned before the pandemic.

United Airlines sweetened a voluntary exit package for flight attendants and extended the application deadline, saying it needed “a lot more people to sign up” to avoid involuntary layoffs in October 2020.

Azores government said that it will abide by a resolution of the regional parliament and abandon the intention to privatise part of the capital of Azores Airlines due to the uncertainty caused by the pandemic.

Pakistan to gradually restore regular international passenger flights from 20 June 2020.

Turkmenistan extended the cancellation of all international flights for another month, until 20 July 2020.
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After resuming domestic flights on 15 June, LOT will relaunch European flights on 1 July according to the map hereunder:

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Aer Lingus is to cut the pay and working hours of staff to 30% of pre-pandemic levels and implement layoffs after unions failed to meet the airline’s deadline to accept a new program of work practice reforms.

Air Europa owner Juan Jose Hidalgo warns the carrier is low on cash and is struggling to pay the US$1.1 million monthly leases for each of 16 B787s. He opes the carrier will be sold to Iberia soon. If EU allows!

Airports of Thailand expects passenger numbers and revenue to fall by 50% in 2020 as a result of the crisis. A drop of 42.2% is expected in 2021.

Cebu Pacific plans to resume international services from 31 July 2020.

Iberia reportedly plans to withdraw all 14 A340-600s from service and delay the deliveries of some A350s and A320neo aircraft on order.

JetBlue announced it is adding 30 new domestic routes to serve customers in markets where leisure and VFR travel is showing some signs of strength. The carrier also launched its MINT product at Newark.

Peach Aviation to resume its full Japanese domestic network by 22 July 2020.

Qantas had cancelled most international flights until late October 2020 after the government indicated its border closure was likely to extend to 2021.

Thai AirAsia is ready to resume international flights once “travel bubbles” are successfully created and the CAA of Thailand gives its stamp of approval to let international flights resume.

Myanmar has extended the ban on international flights to 30 June 2020.

Panama extended the ban on international flights until 23 July 2020 for reasons of public health.

South Korea once again excluded LCCs from the government-backed stabilisation fund. Other corporate support programmes would be mobilised to help budget airlines.
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Thread from Brussels Airlines 2020
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19 Jun 2020, 09:51

Don't be fooled by the excellent booking levels for the next ten days, a lot of last minute, because of "pent up demand" as people try to get things done, leisure flying to their second homes in the South. But then everything falls off a cliff in early July. If something happens, it will be then.
We'll see a string of failures then, and SN could be one of them. Union agreement or no union agreement.
Agree, i work at Paris CDG. I also worked during the lockdo<n. Trafic is comng bakck, but it's very low. At Paris CDG, out 8 terminals (2B is closed since early 2010s, for upgrade), only 3 are working. Some rumors say that all terminals at CDG won't open until 2021.

They are 4 runways at CDG, 2 in the north, 2 at the South. During the lockdown, only the runways in the north were opened. Now depending the time during the day, either the north runways or south runways are open.

For US Airlines at Paris CDG(American, Delta and United), this summer we will have up 4-5 flights a day (over 20 flights a day in summer 2019)

I fear the worst is coming, for the fall. First bailout won't be probably not enough to save airlines. Airlines will amount huge debts. At Cdg everyone is praying to not loose its Job (include me).

Orly will re open on 26Jun. At the begining, Orly was supposed to reopen on Sept20, but Air Caraibes, Transavia and some others airline have put pressure to fly from Orly, this summer and not CDG. But Air France won't operate flights from Orly this summer. All domestic flights are operared from CDG.

Proably Groupe Air France flights to Marseille, Nice, Montpellier, Brest, Pau, Biarritz, Perpignan, Toulon and Corsica, either by Air France himself (and not HOP) or Transavia, will stay at Orly, but with reduced capacity. We also thinking, that Air France will in the future operate its flights to French Guyana, Guadeloupe, Martinique and Reunion, from CDG and not from Orly.

Orly-Bordeaux, Orly-Lyon, Orly-Clermont Ferrand, could be closed. Orly Agen by Chalair and Orly Nantes operated by HOP will close. We can add also Orly-Brive, Orly-Basel and Orly-Lourdes, also operated by HOP, that cloud close. But Orly-Brive and Orly-Lourdes are PSO (Public service obligation) routes

Basel Mulhouse Airport (similar size that Charleroi Airport), will handle only 1 800 000 pax, this year (same level in early 90s, when the airport reached 2 millions pax https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/A%C3%A9ro ... e-Fribourg), vs over 9 000 000 in 2019 (-80%)

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According to airlineroute, the airline will resume flights from August 2020 and long haul, from fall 2020. I m a little bit surprised that the airline will keep its size (before covid19 crisis), while others airlines will downsize. They should focus on African Network and end all Long haul flights (Brussels, Canton, Mumbai and London) and keep only Dubai. https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... gust-2020/

A fleet that could be reduced by half (59 to 30 aircraft), and from 2,500 to 3,000 job cuts on 5,000 employees.

Royal Air Maroc forced to halve its fleet and cut up to 3,000 positions


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Caught by surprise, international and European travel has been suppressed by the “angst” / fear of a state of pandemic moved by the power of toilet paper and a deep troubled racial problem, where everyone seems to care less about social distancing.

Enough of this some may say, but airlines are on the brink insolvency... weren’t the billions injected by German, US and some other European royalties, we would be closing down most of them.

Here and there I hear that this is the so well deserved break for our planet and that nature and cities have been remodelled into biodiverse corners but what about the people that have suffered from it ??
In what way can we weigh the value of jobs and economic stability with the one of the same planet we use to profit out ?
It’s a Weird Conundrum that touches every single logical being in this planet and will definitely continue to bother us until our own extinction.

We have all experienced some pretty messed up aviation downfalls but this will definitely enter our history books.
British Airways firing staff and hiring them for less money, Lufthansa firing over 20000 workers, Air France, TAP, TUI, Ryanair, American Airlines, Delta getting state help or at the same time adapting their network to the current demand.

Many lucky ones are on lay off / furlough, but some are searching for a job or queuing up at the job Center hoping that the “new normality“ will soon be over...

These are hard times for aviation! People are hurt and I personally think we will take at least 5 years to get back to what international travel used to be.
Maybe I’m wrong...I actually hope I am !

For all aviators, airliners and enthusiasts, stay safe and hope to hear from everyone with better news very soon.

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