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Air Senegal plans Dakar – Barcelona – Marseille – Dakar route with A330-900 upon service resumption from 01 July 2020.

Angara Airlines is cutting staff by about 20-30% due to a drop in regular and charter flights.

Etihad Airways may not return its ten Airbus A380s to service when global schedules resume, or even enter into service five built A350-1000s (4 are stored at Bordeaux, 1 is at Toulouse). 1,200 jobs are also set to be lost.

IATA says airlines in Africa currently stand to lose US$6 billion in revenue in 2020 due to the pandemic, and Middle East airlines revenue loss will be $24 billion.

TAP Air Portugal announced that it could lose up to 1,700 workers and more than 30 planes, reducing its fleet by 25%. Resizing may involve not renewing fixed-term contracts and negotiating in advance.

Turkish Airlines is extending the cancellation of its international flights to 10 June and domestic flights to 04 June 2020.

Colombian government to impose a ban on all international flights until 31 August 2020.

India said airlines can resume about one-third of their operations from 25 May 2020, two months after the country imposed a ban on air travel.
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Air Canada will not continue to use the federal emergency wage subsidy and has instead given employees the option of unpaid leaves, reduced work hours or resigning, says the union representing the airline’s flight attendants.

Etihad is targeting 16 July 2020 for a meaningful return to regular passenger flights.

La Costena of Nicaragua aims to resume flights on 09 June 2020, as it suspended services due to the pandemic.

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state aid talks have stalled over a row on how to deal with the airline’s ordered Airbus jets, as the government is demanding the carrier accept all the orders costing roughly €5 billion.

Peach will restart 13 domestic routes in June that have been suspended due to the pandemic. A total of 17 international routes will be suspended until 30 June 2020.

Poland plans to extend a ban on international flights by two weeks until 06 June 2020 due to the pandemic. A ban on domestic flights will be extended by eight days until 31 May.
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Latest situation by airline and country from Eurocontrol. More on re-starting flights but also some extensions of travel restrictions.

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Aegean Airlines may obtain support from the government due to its role as a company that is key to tourism and air travel in Greece.

Aer Lingus staff are facing lay-offs as well as cuts to pay and hours from the latter part of June 2020, says the trade union Forsa.

Binter says the pandemic has caused a brutal drop in income, forced the airline to layoff staff, and request the expansion of state credits. The company is optimistic and confident that it will recover.

Corendon Airlines to resume flights on 27 June 2020 after suspending operations in March due to the pandemic.

Emirates president Tim Clark says the airline will keep most of its 115 A380 fleet, although many will remain grounded until 2022, when he sees air travel beginning to return to pre-coronavirus levels.

Fiji Airways to cut 51% of its staff permanently as it negotiates with lenders and aircraft lessors for payment deferrals and seeks to arrange more debt financing due to the pandemic-driven downturn.

Montenegro Airlines plans to resume commercial flights in June 2020.

Royal Air Maroc is in discussions with the government and with employees to bail out the airline, which already had cash flow problems before the crisis.

Turkish Airlines will maintain its staffing levels for two years, even as the pandemic devastates global air travel.

Azorean Regional Government to abandon the privatization of part of the share capital of Azores Airlines due to the uncertainty caused by the pandemic.

US government accused the Chinese government of making it impossible for US airlines to resume service to China and ordered four Chinese air carriers to file flight schedules with the US government.
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nordikcam wrote:
23 May 2020, 21:19
I will refrain from commenting not being informed. On the other hand, I am in close contact with Brazil and Latam is in very bad shape. I don't see Brazil recovering quickly. I do not see GRU directly served immediately.
Latin America's largest airline LATAM files for U.S. bankruptcy protection

(Reuters) - Latin America’s largest airline LATAM Airlines Group SA (LTM.SN) said on Tuesday the company and its affiliates in Chile, Peru, Colombia, Ecuador and the U.S. have filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the United States.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-lata ... SKBN2320GT

LATAM Airlines Group S.A. and its affiliates in Chile, Peru, Colombia, Ecuador and the United States have filed for voluntary protection under the U.S. Chapter 11 financial reorganization process. LATAM’s affiliates in Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay are not included in the filing.

https://www.latam.com/en_us/press-room/ ... inability/

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Start-up Aero K of South Korea says the granting of its AOC has been delayed beyond the original April 2020 date due to the pandemic. The carrier also aims to resolve a dispute with its largest shareholder as it looks forward to launching operations.

Air New Zealand will ground its B777-200 and B777-300 fleet until at least the end of 2020 as part of cost-cutting measures. Including deferrals of planned A321neo deliveries, the airline has also deferred or cancelled almost US$430 million in expected Capital Expenditure to December 2022.

Croatia Airlines has scheduled the resumption of flights between Zagreb and Copenhagen for 01 June 2020. Services will initially run five times per week during the first week, before increasing to daily with the DHC8.

Eurowings to reduce its fleet and the number of employees, with 300 out of 1,000 jobs to be cut.

IATA released an analysis showing that the airline industry’s global debt could rise to US$550 billion by 2020-end. That’s a $120 billion increase over debt levels at the start of 2020.

Jet2 has delayed the return of its holiday programme until 01 July 2020.

Kenya Airways (KQ) has its request for a US$66.2 million emergency bailout refused by the government after its aircraft were grounded due to travel restrictions. The Treasury was keen on a long-term solution anchored in the nationalisation of KQ.

People’s resumes operations from 15 June 2020, on the Altenrhein – Vienna route with E170.

Porter Airlines is deferring its resumption of flights until 29 July 2020, one month later than previously scheduled, due to ongoing travel restrictions.

Ryanair plans to operate 40% of its normal July 2020 flight schedule, as Spain to remove travel and visitor restrictions from 01 July, mirroring earlier plans announced by Italy, Cyprus, Greece, and Portugal to reopen their hotels and beaches for the key July-August holiday season.

Hong Kong and Singapore airports will lift their bans on transit passengers from the start of June 2020 as part of the easing of coronavirus restrictions.
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Might have been reported before, if so, I'm sorry...

For those who want a sad sight... if you check Brussels Airport on Google Earth, and select the most recent view (the little clock on top of the page) you see probably the complete fleets of Brussels Airlines, Air Belgium and Tui... basically... the Belgian fleet... photographed on March 28th...

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Stij wrote:
27 May 2020, 08:41
Might have been reported before, if so, I'm sorry...

For those who want a sad sight... if you check Brussels Airport on Google Earth, and select the most recent view (the little clock on top of the page) you see probably the complete fleets of Brussels Airlines, Air Belgium and Tui... basically... the Belgian fleet... photographed on March 28th...

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Did you mean the satellite view or some streetview? In the app or on the website?
It's indeed a weird sight at https://www.google.be/maps/@50.9032342, ... a=!3m1!1e3, but I can't find the parked aircraft?
What I see is only 5 planes: a SN flight ready for takeoff, an aeroflot following behind and a third SN taxiing towards 25R. Furthermore two SN aircraft parked at 432 and 433. But all gates are empty? Even Brucargo is empty.

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PttU wrote:
27 May 2020, 10:23

Did you mean the satellite view or some streetview? In the app or on the website?
It's indeed a weird sight at https://www.google.be/maps/@50.9032342, ... a=!3m1!1e3, but I can't find the parked aircraft?
What I see is only 5 planes: a SN flight ready for takeoff, an aeroflot following behind and a third SN taxiing towards 25R. Furthermore two SN aircraft parked at 432 and 433. But all gates are empty? Even Brucargo is empty.
Hi, I use the desktop program with satellite view...

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Here's an example screenshot
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PttU wrote:
27 May 2020, 10:23
Stij wrote:
27 May 2020, 08:41
Might have been reported before, if so, I'm sorry...

For those who want a sad sight... if you check Brussels Airport on Google Earth, and select the most recent view (the little clock on top of the page) you see probably the complete fleets of Brussels Airlines, Air Belgium and Tui... basically... the Belgian fleet... photographed on March 28th...

Stij
Did you mean the satellite view or some streetview? In the app or on the website?
It's indeed a weird sight at https://www.google.be/maps/@50.9032342, ... a=!3m1!1e3, but I can't find the parked aircraft?
What I see is only 5 planes: a SN flight ready for takeoff, an aeroflot following behind and a third SN taxiing towards 25R. Furthermore two SN aircraft parked at 432 and 433. But all gates are empty? Even Brucargo is empty.
This is the view in the browser. Still: curious when BRU was this empty :o
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PttU wrote:
27 May 2020, 10:34
This is the view in the browser. Still: curious when BRU was this empty :o
For some reason Google cuts all the aircraft out...

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Stij wrote:
27 May 2020, 10:40
PttU wrote:
27 May 2020, 10:34
This is the view in the browser. Still: curious when BRU was this empty :o
For some reason Google cuts all the aircraft out...
Going off-topic, but...
On Google Earth (the app) this seems to be the image of 14/7/2018.
On Google Earth (the web-versio) even the three departing planes are gone: https://earth.google.com/web/@50.905032 ... 008h,0t,0r

Was it really that quiet on 14/7/2018? Or did they do a really, really good photoshop?

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What Stij said is that you can click the "clock" icon to turn back time.

This is what you see then as photo taken in March 2020 :
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The standard view at opening Google Earth dates back to July 2018 and indeed shows very few A/C.

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PttU wrote:
27 May 2020, 10:52
Going off-topic, but...
On Google Earth (the app) this seems to be the image of 14/7/2018.
On Google Earth (the web-versio) even the three departing planes are gone: https://earth.google.com/web/@50.905032 ... 008h,0t,0r

Was it really that quiet on 14/7/2018? Or did they do a really, really good photoshop?
I can't remember where I read it, but I remember reading Google wants to have the lowest number of "moving" objects possible on its imagery. As such, they do indeed filter out aircraft. I don't think there was even a single moment where the airport was THAT empty. Sure, there's plenty times where most of the chicks have left the nest, but completely empty, I don't remember that ever happening.
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Boeing is planning to lay off more than 6,000 employees this week in an effort to slash costs as the pandemic continues to devastate the air travel and aerospace industries.

Fiji Airways has announced the cancellation of all international scheduled flights through to the end of July 2020. A limited number of domestic Fiji Link services will continue to operate.

Georgian Airways to resumes most scheduled flights from 16 routes from 01 July 2020.

Montenegro Airlines was banned by the Serbian CAA from operating flights to Belgrade after Montenegro excluded Serbia from a list of countries with which it will reopen its borders from 01 June 2020.

Pobeda announced the resumption of flights on 01 June 2020. I'm afraid Ostend is not on the list of destinations yet...

SAS to resume flights to many destinations from June 2020 onwards. This primarily includes domestic flights within and between the Scandinavian countries, but flights to New York, Chicago and Amsterdam from Copenhagen are also set to resume.

Saudia is preparing to resume some domestic flights from 31 May 2020 as the Kingdom eases coronavirus containment measures,

Turkish Airlines may delay the delivery of some B787-9s and A350 planes. The carrier plans to begin some domestic flights on 04 June and some international flights on 10 June 2020.

Wizz Air Holdings CEO Jozsef Váradi believes at least 1,000 airlines will not survive the coronavirus crisis, and the carrier’s own cash reserves will allow it to enter the vacuum left by the victims.

And last, but not least, Belgian government’s plan for the rescue of Brussels Airlines would fall foul of the strict rules in the EU on state aid to industry, according to reports from a first exchange of views on the subject.
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Air Cote d’Ivoire is preparing to resume commercial flights as soon as the situation allows. An exact date was not announced

American Airlines Group is not considering a Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing, says CEO Doug Parker, but said he does expect the overall US airline industry to be 10% to 20% smaller in the summer of 2021. The Group must reduce its management and support staff by about 30% and may have to cut frontline employees as it downsizes due to the outbreak.

Lessor Avation announces the termination of strategic review and formal sale process as it is unlikely to produce the desired outcome due to the current crisis. Aviation will continue to focus on near-term execution and liquidity, including managing its capital structure as necessary.

British Airways is reportedly planning to axe thousands of workers and rehire them on half the pay as it pushes through controversial new contract changes.

easyjet Switzerland plans to resume operations in June 2020 from Geneva, with Basel and Zurich to likely follow in July 2020. The carrier is still in talks with the government regarding aid.

easyJet expects to fly around 30% of the planned capacity in fiscal Q4 2020, yoy. Flights resume 15 June 2020.easyJet will not fly to Italy if Rome prolongs social distancing rules on planes beyond 15 June 2020.

Edelweiss will resume its flight services on 28 May 2020, after suspending flights for almost two months.

EgyptAir will now pay 75% of its crew wages in Egyptian pounds and the remaining 25% in US dollars, due to the impact from the pandemic on the currency.

Ryanair expects Britain to join other European nations in dropping quarantine plans in the coming weeks, as it reported a “big surge” in holiday bookings from the country.

SAS plans to adapt the fleet size, through postponements and adjusted future deliveries of aircraft from Airbus and lessors until demand returns. SAS will continue to upgrade its fleet, rightsize aircraft usage to demand and increase usage of sustainable aviation fuels.

Wizz Air will prolong the period of suspension for several routes to and from Romania following the extension of existing travel restrictions announced by the Romanian authorities.
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Aegean Airlines called the aid to support airlines during the pandemic “positive but small”. Aegean will apply for borrowing at all four systemic banks for a sum of €150 million, or 11% of its turnover.

Air Greenland expects a major drop in passengers by 30-35% and must save at least €30 million. 60 permanent employees will be terminated immediately, and a total of 111 full-time equivalents will be terminated.

AirAsia Indonesia has re-adjusted the operation of scheduled flights on international and domestic routes in stages, and will resume flight on 08 June 2020.

Asiana Airlines is focusing on charter operations and cargo transportation in an effort to improve profitability following a large deficit in the 1Q 2020.

Biman Bangladesh announced service resumption starting 01 June 2020, initially operating limited domestic flights with Q400.

Iberia and Vueling will both resume operations in July 2020 with the focus on the domestic market.

Kenya Airways
will resume passenger flights on 08 June 2020, subject to medical protocols.

Luxair announces the resumption of flights on 29 May 2020.

Malaysia Airlines plans International service between July and October 2020, with the resumption of international flights as early as July 2020.

Safran now expects CFM to deliver less than 1,000 LEAP engines in 2020 as the coronavirus hits new plane deliveries.

SAS is in talks with major shareholders to raise more money to help it ride out the pandemic after reporting bigger losses in its fiscal 2Q.

TAP Air Portugal is recommencing air service from North America from 04 June 2020, with twice-weekly flights between Newark Liberty and Lisbon. TAP plans to recommence additional service in July with flights to Lisbon from Boston, Miami, and Toronto.

Ukraine International Airlines is cutting about 35% of its staff amid a sharp decline in its passenger traffic due to the lockdown. The move will affect 900 professionals.

Chinese civil aviation authorities plan to extend until 30 June 2020 their curbs on international flights imposed to restrain the spread of the coronavirus.

Senegal announced the extension until 30 June 2020 of the suspension of the operation of all flights to and from the country.

US airlines have yet to tap US$29 billion in federal pandemic relief loans as they wait to see whether the re-opening of the economy revives demand and diminishes the need for money that comes with government strings attached.
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29 May 2020, 15:29
sn26567 wrote:
28 May 2020, 22:34
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28 May 2020, 17:28
The list of unusual destinations for belgian airlines continues…

Air Belgium's OO-ABA seems to be on its way to Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

https://www.flightradar24.com/ABB855P/2494bdeb
It was indeed announced in our Plane spotting forum: viewtopic.php?p=396931#p396931
Also on the ground in PNH Phnom Penh right now: TUI (NL) PH-OYI, 767-300ER, operating flight for TUI (B) JAF861F.

A wild guess: OO-ABA and PH-OYI are collecting those famous mouth masks - a delivery of 15,000,000 masks that had to be delivered to the Belgian Army by 24th May?
OO-ABA is about to land in BRU:
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/airc ... a#2497566c

TB-861 (JAF861F), operated by PH-OYI (TUI NL 767-300ER) is not a cargo flight but a repat flight from Phnom Penh to Amsterdam. ETA is 15h55.
https://www.flightradar24.com/JAF861F/2497a31a

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The Polish government published new regulation only 50% of seats may be occupied on flights to/from Poland.

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