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Conti764 wrote:
25 Mar 2020, 14:38

For the rest, I don't know if it's against BAC policy to take and share pictures from the tarmac?
I would be highly surprised if this were the case.
Except maybe for pictures of military buildings, planes and installations, I'm not aware of a law forbidding the use of pictures of commercial planes and airline installations, even whe<n they are made at an airport?

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HQ_BRU_Lover wrote:
24 Mar 2020, 09:03
Any pictures of BRU with all planes parked at the airport?
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Daily review:

Air Century has temporarily suspended scheduled operations from 21 March to 03 April 2020.

Asiana Airlines will have all of its 10,500 employees take unpaid leave for 15 days in April 2020 and executives return 60% of their wages.

British Airways is pausing all its operations at London City Airport from 23 March and 04 April 2020.

Fastjet to suspend all of fastjet Zimbabwe flight operations from 27 March until 16 April 2020, while the majority of the company’s employees will be working from home or on leave. In addition, the company’s FedAir business is seeing significant deferrals of existing bookings to late 2020.

GoAir will cut the salary of all its employees for the month of March 2020 following grounding of all domestic flights in the country.

Helvetic Airways has grounded its entire fleet due to the lack of demand caused by the coronavirus. The E2 jets on order were also delayed.

Philippine Airlines is suspending all flight operations from 26 March to 15 April 2020 due to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

Somon Air has cancelled all International scheduled service since 20 March 2020, per Tajikistan government order.

South African Airways announced its decision to suspend all its domestic flights with effect from 27 March until 16 April 2020 due to nation-wide lockdown.

Sunrise Airways suspends all its international flights from 24 March until 03 April 2020.

Thai Airways International to cancel nearly all of its international flights from 25 March 2020 onwards as demand for travel slumps amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Virgin Australia Holdings is cutting 90% of its domestic capacity, temporarily grounding 125 aircraft, and putting 80% of its employees on leave until at least the end of May 2020 as demand plummets. It will affect 8,000 workers and all operations of subsidiary Tigerair Australia will be suspended.

Volaris will decrease ASMs for the rest of the month of March and April 2020 by approximately 50% of total operation versus the originally published schedule. Volaris will also undertake several actions to reduce costs and maintain liquidity.

WestJet is eliminating 6,900 employees, nearly half of its workforce as a result of the coronavirus.

Australia’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority to implement a series of certificate and licence exemptions due to the coronavirus crisis.

Malaysia is exploring the possibility of bailing out domestic airlines that have been hit hard by the coronavirus outbreak. The government is also considering encouraging mergers between some of the carriers. Malaysia Airlines has separately been in talks with lenders about modifying its borrowings.

Nigerian airlines Dana Air, Aero Contractors and Air Peace have all suspended operations, with further competitors Arik Air, Azman Air and Max Air awaiting action.
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What??? Qatar Airways will be flying daily scheduled service to Islamabad while there is a total ban on commercial passenger flights even for local airlines in Pakistan, look at some of the destinations on offer Phuket, Bali, Maldives all holiday places,flight will operate as ferry from Doha but this is not a repatriation mission for stranded pre-booked passengers https://ibb.co/RbLS8QV

Surprised Emirates who will maintain 13 destinations in their shrunk global network is not offering the same, maybe they have a bit of a conscience.

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Daily review:

Air Namibia said that all domestic and inter-African flights will be suspended effective 27 March until 20 April 2020. Long-haul international flights remain suspended since 14 March.

Airbus has decided to reduce the production activity in the wing plants in Bremen, Filton and Broughton for the next three weeks.

Elsewhere, Airbus labour union in Spain is calling for an indefinite strike to protest restarting production operations amid the coronavirus crisis.

Alaska Airlines announced plans to reduce its flight schedule for April and May 2020 by approximately 70% following the falloff in demand.

Cayman Airways operations will be temporarily suspended from 25-28 March 2020 due to government restrictions.

Flybondi announces the suspension of all flights until 30 April 2020 due to the coronavirus crisis.

Mango to suspend flights from 26 March to 20 April 2020 due to a South African government lockdown.

Qatar Airways chief executive Akbar Al Baker said many airlines will go bust as the coronavirus outbreak ravages demand for travel, limiting the scope for takeovers.

Qazaq Air announced the suspension of its all scheduled service from 22 March to 31 March 2020.

Virgin Australia to make redundant the more than 1000 of the workers it stood down this week as the airline grounds almost its entire fleet during the coronavirus pandemic.

Britain is continuing talks with the aviation industry about how best to support the sector, with the prospect of a sector-specific support package that had seemed to be on hold.

US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin indicated that the government would take stakes in airline carriers in exchange for billions in direct grants to the companies, part of a US$2 trillion economic rescue package.
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18 Mar 2020, 20:29
Rwanda closes its boarders, on 20 March, from midnight. RwandAir suspends all its flights, for 30 days: https://twitter.com/RwandaHealth/status ... 2810609664
Although the borders are closed, KLM made some flights between Amsterdam- Kigali, for repatriation: https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/kl535

People stranded in Rwanda, and Rwandans stranded abroad.

Qatar Airways which serves Rwanda every day, but which stopped its flights a few days ago, operated a flight, between Kigali and Doha, in B777-300ER, instead of a 787-8. Same reasons as for KLM flights. I suppose that Qatar Airways Cargo still serving Kigali https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flig ... 7#244563ce

Flights are tagged via Entebbe (as usual)

High season wil soon start in Rwanda, but i guess that Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2020 (8,000 delegates including Heads of States from 53 countries.) which will be take place at Kigali, will be probably canceled (late June 2020). Kigali city was in 2019, ranked Africa’s 2nd most popular conference destination by International Congress and Convention Association, in Africa. This is a major blow up for the Rwanda Economy.

Works on the new Buguesera Airport are probably stopped. And proably no commemoration about the 1994 Genocide against Tusti, for the 1st time, at least for the weeks of April. (the only off topic part)

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European Parliament temporarily suspends the EU rules on airport slots:
https://www.aviation24.be/organisations ... gh-24-oct/

Press release EU: "...On 26th March, the European Parliament has voted in favour of COM/2020/111. This amendment to Regulation EEC 95/93 will stop air carriers from operating empty flights during the pandemic. The temporary suspension means that airlines are not obliged to use their planned take-off and landing slots to keep them in the next corresponding season. The 'use it or lose it' rule will be waived for the whole summer season, from 29 March until 24 October 2020. The proposal was adopted with 686 votes in favour, no votes against and 2 abstentions..."

Full text of the amendment:
EN:
https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content ... 2020PC0111
NL:
https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content ... 11&from=EN
FR:
https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content ... 11&from=EN

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Iran too has suspended air services, this hasnt been mentioned in media or aviation circles but FR24 shows it.

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The European Commission has proposed to make €75 million from the EU budget available to help Member States repatriate EU nationals and to increase the budget of the RescEU medical stockpile.
https://ec.europa.eu/commission/pressco ... /ip_20_535

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Hi,

For Qantas exit if the B744er this wknd !

The Jumbo will become rare soon...

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Ethiopian seems to keep business as usual !

https://www.theafricareport.com/25202/e ... -standing/

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Daily review:

Air Seychelles has suspended all flights across its regional network due to the outbreak of the coronavirus.

AirBaltic may have its share capital raised by the government, to help mitigate the challenges during the pandemic.

American Airlines will suspend 60% of its capacity in April 2020 and is planning to suspend up to 80% of its capacity in May 2020. Hawaii flights will be impacted.

Avianca begins B787 cargo operations with the passenger plane to help mitigate losses during the pandemic.

CanaryFly has temporarily ceased operations until 31 May 2020 due to government restrictions.

El Al grounded all passenger flights from 26 March until 04 April 2020 due to the impact of the pandemic. The carrier is seeking state aid of US$200-300 million. Also, around 5,500 of its 6,300 employees would be placed on unpaid leave until 31 May 2020.

Ellinair announced the temporary suspension of its domestic flights from 31 March until 30 April 2020 in response to the travel restrictions. International flights were suspended on 16 March.

Embraer will temporarily suspend its productive activities, during the period from 23-31 March 2020, which may be extended. This measure applies to all the company’s branches in Brazil.

Flybair to delay the start of operations by two months to July 2020 due to the current market environment.

Harbour Air (will temporarily suspend regularly scheduled flights beginning 28 March until 04 May 2020.

Indonesia National Air Carrier Association says Indonesian airlines have started taking efficiency measures amid challenging times caused by the pandemic by laying off employees.

MEA Middle East Airlines says it’s losing nearly US$1 million every day since the suspension of its flights on 18 March 2020.

Pobeda has suspended all flights from 01 April to 31 May 2020 to help mitigate effects of the pandemic. Not likely to return to OST soon...

REX Regional Express obtains regulator approval to share services with rivals Virgin Australia and Qantas on 10 important regional routes during the pandemic.

Rolls-Royce has now decided to significantly reduce all but essential activity within its UK Civil Aerospace facilities for one week from 27 March 2020.

Spirit Airlines expects to reduce capacity from its original plan by approximately 45% and 75% in April and May 2020, respectively.

TAAG has suspended all scheduled domestic and international operations for 15 days from 20 March 2020.

Thai Airways International to get government funds to help bail out the carrier due to effects from the pandemic.

Tsaradia has suspended all flights in light of the restrictions due to the coronavirus.

Turkish Airlines has suspended its flights to New York as of 27 March 2020, amid the global coronavirus outbreak.

United Airlines now plans to reduce domestic capacity by 52% in April 2020, meaning total scheduled capacity cut for the month will be 68% including 90% international capacity reduction.

Yakutia hopes it can delay lease payments as a measure to help the airline retain cash during the decrease in traffic due to the drastic downturn.

Brazil lobbied airlines in the country to maintain minimum air connectivity to all states during the pandemic.

U.S. President Donald Trump signed into law a sweeping $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus package, including up to $58 billion in financial aid to help airlines blunt the financial impact of the COVID-19. pandemic.
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Because of the Covid-19 pandemic: Air traffic 95% suspended in Africa [/ b]

Air traffic has been cut 95% in Africa due to the coronavirus epidemic and the airlines are at risk, the African Airlines Association (Afraa) said on Thursday. "Today, 95% of the African air fleet is grounded due to the pandemic, except cargo flights," said Abderrahmane Berthé, secretary general of Afraa, which has 45 member airlines on the continent.


https://translate.google.fr/translate?h ... 28-03-2020

Worst Scenario, in France ( i guess)!!!

Covid-19: French air traffic could lose 65 million passengers in 2020 (IATA)

According to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), companies operating in France could lose 12 billion dollars in turnover in 2020. This loss of activity threatens 318,000 jobs and 28.5 billion dollars in contribution to the French economy, explains IATA.

For info Air France / HOP / Transavia, it is 52 million pax, in 2019 https://www.air-journal.fr/2020-01-09-t ... 17465.html

https://translate.google.fr/translate?h ... 43491.html

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Today in the early morning the Belgium Defence Airbus A321 with 18 crew from the Belgian Air Force and the
Medical Component brought back 84 nationals from Belgium and several other European countries from Bamoko Mali.

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To see the traffic of flightradar24 currently, we are far from confinement.
And it's not just repatriation flights or cargo ...
As we said in french...on n'est pas sorti de l'auberge !

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nordikcam wrote:
28 Mar 2020, 17:46
To see the traffic of flightradar24 currently, we are far from confinement.
And it's not just repatriation flights or cargo ...
As we said in french...on n'est pas sorti de l'auberge !
Some airlines still operating sheculded flights, but it will decrease, from the next week ;), as more and more countries put confinement rules.

Air France should cut all domestic flights, next week, till at least may 2020. Paris Orly will close. More and more French airports are closing. At Roissy we will close the Terminal 1 / Terminal 2C / 2A / 2E gates M (S3).

Only 2F (Air France domestic and UE flights), 2D (because Belavia and Bulgraria Air still serving CDG) and 2E gate K will be open, at least till 6 April 2020. After, probably more terminals will close.

Yesterday, at the work, i saw an Emirates B777-300ER A6-ENM parked at the cargo ramp, at Paris CDG. But no pax, only Emirates containers unloaded and loaded. Aircraft was using the Emirates flights numbers normaly used for the DXB CDG service. But flight wasn't listed on Paris Aeroports website.

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rwandan-flyer wrote:
28 Mar 2020, 18:24
nordikcam wrote:
28 Mar 2020, 17:46
To see the traffic of flightradar24 currently, we are far from confinement.
And it's not just repatriation flights or cargo ...
As we said in french...on n'est pas sorti de l'auberge !
Some airlines still operating sheculded flights, but it will decrease, from the next week ;), as more and more countries put confinement rules.

Air France should cut all domestic flights, next week, till at least may 2020. Paris Orly will close. More and more French airports are closing. At Roissy we will close the Terminal 1 / Terminal 2C / 2A / 2E gates M (S3).

Only 2F (Air France domestic and UE flights), 2D (because Belavia and Bulgraria Air still serving CDG) and 2E gate K will be open, at least till 6 April 2020. After, probably more terminals will close.

Yesterday, at the work, i saw an Emirates B777-300ER A6-ENM parked at the cargo ramp, at Paris CDG. But no pax, only Emirates containers unloaded and loaded. Aircraft was using the Emirates flights numbers normaly used for the DXB CDG service. But flight wasn't listed on Paris Aeroports website.
If it is "probably" or if it is "next week" then there is no emergency. It is not your fault, of course, rwandan-flyer ... yet I feel a slight runaway of the problem ... even at Boris or at Donald's, that is to say! But maybe I'm wrong. In the meantime the Covid19 can still clearly travel in the lungs of a passenger ...while it is said that 2/3 of humanity is confined ... strange! :roll: :roll:

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Decisions to close an airport an airport, are made several days in advance, based on airlines capacities and Air traffic forecasts. Most of projections at this time are based on repatriations flights

In addition, by announcing the closure several days in advance, it enable to the last passengers to organize themselves, to back to the home.

Look at the mess, when Morocco has closed its borders, without warning anyone.

Then you have set up a new organization, for the airport. Because even if an airport is closed to the public, there are still staff working (technicians, safety & security staff, pharmacy, nursery, cleaning staff, air traffic controllers, ...). Companies have to make new work planning in order to maintain a presence of staff, based on Airport needs, beacause you can have cargo, Sanitary Evacuation, and sometimes organ transplant flights.

You can't do this in 24 hours, before the airport closure. There are meeting several days before, the closing. There is no manual to close an airport, during a health crisis, like this.

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Still astonishing to see the number of flights and airlines to/from EU, Russia to Thailand and Vietnam, its like a joke on one hand the warnings and fear mongering and then to see this, so many regular repatriation flights?

Interestingly Qatar Airways has now been denied permission to operate to Islamabad after 29 March, looks like someone brought it to Pakistan govt. attention that this airline was planning to fly what appeared to be a regular service under the guise of repatriation throughout the travel ban period of two weeks in the country.

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