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Another repat flight by the The Belgian Army's A321 CS-TRJ:

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A survey from British consumer magazine Which?Travel shows that Ryanair is the worst of the big four UK airlines (Ryanair, BA, EasyJet, Jet2) for refunds for cancelled flights.

Which?Travel: “…84% of Ryanair customers surveyed said they were still waiting for a refund, versus 63% of easyJet customers and just 23% of British Airways and 19% of Jet2 customers…

https://www.which.co.uk/news/2020/05/th ... d-flights/

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Aerolineas Argentinas plans to suspend for a minimum period of two months some 8000 workers of the company with the payment of 75% of wages.

Air Corsica will reopen 14 routes in June 2020 to and from the four Corsican airports: Ajaccio, Bastia, Calvi and Figari.

Air Europa will be back in the skies in June 2020, starting with flights between the Spanish mainland and the Balearic and Canary Islands.

Air Mauritius plans for the resumption of flights on 01 July 2020 remains subject to several conditions including the reopening of borders and the lifting of travel restrictions.

Avianca Ecuador now plans to resume operations in Ecuador from 15 June 2020.

British Airways has removed the seats and stripped the interiors of two of its grounded B777-200s so the aircraft can operate as freighters.

Cathay Pacific says the reopening of transit services for passengers at Hong Kong International Airport from 01 June 2020 will not include those travelling to and from mainland China.

Copa Airlines is readying 30 aircraft to resume flights on 26 June 2020.

Czech Airlines is resuming Prague – London Heathrow service on 25 June 2020, with B737-800.

Delta Air Lines and its pilots' union said they are working to avoid furloughs of roughly 2,300 pilots following a reshuffling process meant to match staffing to summer 2021 flying.

Ellinair to resume domestic service on 22 June 2020 with A319 on the Thessaloniki – Athens route.

Emirates Group said it will be forced to cut jobs as the carrier seeks to reduce costs after the pandemic grounded air travel. Emirates also said it’s unable to commit to outstanding aircraft orders in light of the crisis, casting doubt over a backlog worth tens of billions of dollars to Boeing and Airbus.

Ethiopian Airlines estimates lost business on 15 May 2020 is US$1 billion due to the pandemic. If the situation worsens, the carrier will look at restructuring debt, or borrowing money for liquidity, but will not turn to the government for aid.

IATA says Argentina plans to maintain its flight ban until 01 September 2020 to fight the spread of the coronavirus.

LOT Polish Airlines may resume international flights in the next few weeks, as the country gradually lifts restrictions imposed to halt the spread of the coronavirus.

SAS and Wideroe have not committed to government-guaranteed loans from Norway yet, as they find the scheme to be too expensive and too complicated. The airlines and the government are in talks to amended the terms.

Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly predicted that intense competition for passengers will create “a brutal low-fare environment” among carriers once coronavirus fears subside and more people start to fly.

TAR of Mexico plans to resume flights in July 2020, depending on the control of the pandemic.

Thai Airways International has decided to halt flights by the airline for another month to July 2020 and maintain salary cuts put in place after the outbreak.

Transavia France to move forward with launching its base in Montpellier on 16 June 2020, with six new destinations.

Turkish Airlines expects a slow recovery in global demand towards the end of summer 2020, but there will be a 60% drop in passenger numbers this year. The carrier resumed domestic flights, with some international flights starting from 10 June 2020.

United Airlines said it’s planning to cut 13 of its 67 officers in an effort to save money as coronavirus continues to keep a lid on travel demand. United Airlines will hold off on retiring aircraft until it has more data on demand in the coming months.
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Aeroflot aims to postpone deliveries of roughly 30 aircraft to summer 2021. Talks are in progress with lessors and manufacturers.

British Airways has threatened to dismiss 19,000 staff unless they accept worse pay and conditions in what industry insiders consider a ‘pruning’ exercise.

Emirates president Tim Clark said it could take the state carrier up to four years to resume flying to its entire network that has been decimated by the pandemic.

JetBlue CEO Robin Hayes says airlines will find it difficult to resume their previous practices for change and cancellations fees when the pandemic subsides.

Qatar Airways chief executive Akbar al-Baker warned Airbus and Boeing against resisting the airline’s requests to defer aircraft deliveries.

Ryanair, which has warned it may cut up to 3,000 jobs in Europe, told staff in France it was imposing 20% salary cuts for flight crew and 10% for attendants. Those who are already on legal minimum wages will have their hours reduced.

Singapore Airlines is set to resume flights to Adelaide, Melbourne and Brisbane for the first time since the closure of borders. The move is part of

Vietnam Airlines has resumed full domestic operations with the number of domestic passenger flights on 29 May 2020, up 36% year on year to over 300.

Virgin Atlantic says service resumption likely won’t happen until August 2020 at the earliest. The airline is looking for investors to help with cash flow in the interim. Its new ‘minimum connectivity network’ will run from 08 June to 31 July 2020.

Southwest Airlines is offering employees a buyout package in an effort to avoid layoffs or furloughs in fall 2020.

Wizz Air has reopened its Belgrade base on 01 June 2020 with routes to some of the most popular destinations in Europe.

Ecuador’s General Directorate of Civil Aviation authorized the restart of domestic and commercial flights, but only with 30% of the previous routes.
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Air Arabia has confirmed a further round of job losses as it reported a 1Q 2020 drop in revenues of 45%. As many as 10% of the total staff could go in this round. The airline is also expected to announce the grounding of up to 17 A320s.

Air France is expected to recapitalise its subsidiary HOP to the tune of 200 million by the end of 2020, in order to avoid liquidation even if it will see its scope reduced by 40%.

AirAsia Indonesia is considering stopping flights for the next three months as demand remains weak.

Airbus is looking to hold underlying jet output at 40% below pre-pandemic plans for two years, an approach which adds new pressure to cut thousands of jobs.

Comair plans to resume flights on 01 November 2020, as the airline requires a substantial cash injection. The restructuring plan includes reduction of the fleet down to 13 B737-800s and three spare B737-400s, the dilution of existing shareholders, and the handing back of the company to the board of directors and management.

Emirates plans to emerge from the pandemic with closer relationships with flydubai and Etihad, but no mergers are being planned.

Kenya Airways may receive US$70 million in funding from the government to help the carrier cope with revenue loss during the pandemic.

KLM may keep its B747-400C in service longer, as a deal with Philips for services to China may keep the aircraft in the air a little longer than planned.

Lion Air and its subsidiary airlines to halt flights from 05 June 2020 until further notice.

Lufthansa Group says capacity will increase from 3% of original planning in May 2020 to up to 40% in September 2020. From mid-June, however, the Group’s airlines will be significantly expanding their schedules to around 2,000 weekly connections to more than 130 destinations worldwide.

Lufthansa Group (still expects 300 aircraft parked in 2021 and 200 in 2022. Even after the end of the crisis, which is expected to end in 2023, the Group expects its fleet to remain 100 aircraft smaller.

SWISS will be resizing its fleet by deferring deliveries of short- and medium-haul aircraft currently on order, and is further considering withdrawing older aircraft earlier than planned.

Egypt is expecting flights to resume within the coming weeks, as a number of other countries have said they will also reopen their airspace to flights in the coming period.

South Africa’s private airlines will start domestic flying soon after the government eased lockdown restrictions, but they said a recovery could take at least three years. Airlink to start flights from 08 June, and Safair from 15 June. State-owned Mango also restarts on 15 June.
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Air New Zealand has released its domestic schedule for July and August 2020. The airline plans to operate around 55% of its usual domestic capacity.

American Airlines is planning to fly 55% of its domestic schedule and nearly 20% of its international schedule in July 2020 compared to the same period last year.

Austrian Airlines to extend its flight schedule in the coming month. From July 2020 onwards, Austrian aircraft will take off to regular long-haul flights to Bangkok, Chicago, Newark, and Washington DC. Flights to other European cities and various Greek holiday destinations are also on offer.

BoA resumed domestic operations, as restrictions were eased in the country (Bolivia).

Corsair announces a gradual resumption of its flight programme from 18 June 2020, beginning with Paris CDG, then Orly shortly after.

Czech Airlines is in talks with Airbus to delay as much as possible its A220 and A320s on order.

Eurowings is significantly increasing its flight program and plans to fly up to 80% of its destinations again in summer 2020. Eurowings will already be putting 30 to 40% of its flight capacity back into the air in July 2020.

Garuda Indonesia has fired 135 contract pilots as demand for flights tumbles due to lockdowns and travel bans amid the coronavirus outbreak.

LOT Polish Airlines will be supported by the government, and that includes capital if needed, says Deputy Prime Minister.

Lufthansa Group airlines are significantly expanding their services for both short-haul and long-haul flights. The focus is offer as many destinations as possible. In September 2020, 90% of all originally planned short- and medium-haul destinations and 70% of long-haul destinations will be served again.

Pegasus Airlines relaunched its domestic flights on 01 June 2020, with its first flight taking place between Istanbul Sabiha Gokçen and Izmir. Pegasus will be operating 39 domestic routes to 27 destinations in Turkey.

Qantas and Jetstar will increase their domestic and regional flying for June and July 2020, increasing to 15% and 40% of pre-Coronavirus levels. This equates to more than 300 more return flights per week.

Qatar Airways gradual rebuilding of its network continues with Bangkok, Barcelona, Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar, Singapore, and Vienna resuming flights this week, growing the airline’s global network to over 170 weekly flights to more than 40 destinations.

SWISS expects around one-third of the present flight volume and around 85% of all destinations served before the coronavirus crisis should be offered again in autumn 2020.

Wizz Air Holdings CEO Jozsef Varadi expects to see a significant number of airline casualties from the pandemic in the next five months, happening across Central and Eastern Europe, as well as a few in Western Europe.

China said it will ease coronavirus restrictions to allow more foreign carriers to fly to the mainland, shortly after Washington vowed to bar Chinese airlines from flying to the US due to Beijing’s curbs on American airlines.

Kyrgyzstan plans to resume international air traffic from 15 June 2020.

Malta
will reopen its airport to passenger flights on 01 July 2020, as the Mediterranean island rolls back restrictions introduced in March to halt infections.

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Non-essential travel within the European Union: some countries lift restrictions by 15th June, some by 1st July, some later.

Main results of the Video conference of EU home affairs ministers, 5 June 2020, regarding the response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the field of internal border controls and the free movement of persons:

As the overall health situation improves, all member states are in the process of de-escalating and gradually lifting some of the measures that have been applied at national or regional level. This includes the gradual lifting of border controls and the full restoration of the free movement of persons which has been limited due to the pandemic.

A majority of member states will have lifted the controls at their internal borders and the related travel restrictions by 15 June, with others due to follow until the end of the month. Ministers agreed that any remaining restrictions will be based on objective health-related criteria, non-discriminatory and proportionate. They will continue to coordinate closely and under the lead of the Commission.

Ministers also discussed how long the EU travel restrictions with regard to the entry of third country nationals should be maintained and what criteria and measures could be applied once the restrictions start to be lifted.

They agreed to a unified approach to the gradual lifting of the restrictions on non-essential travel, which is not expected to take place before 1 July. They also highlighted the need for clear criteria for the next steps. On the basis of this discussion, the Commission will propose a way forward for the lifting of controls at the external borders in a coordinated manner.

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Airbus is ready to sue airlines that refuse to honour contracts to take aircraft, raising the stakes in a stand-off between some manufacturers and airlines over the crisis.

Alaska Air Group president Ben Minicucci told the airline’s workers the company may have to operate with 3,000 fewer workers in 2021 because of reduced passenger demand.

Austrian Airlines is expected to receive €600 million — €300 million as a state-guaranteed bank loan, €150 million in subsidies from the state, and €150 million from parent Lufthansa for equity. In addition, the state is considering a financial construction to contribute €50 million to the German government’s package with Lufthansa.

IAG is considering a legal challenge to Britain’s quarantine plan, as relations between airlines and the government are frayed by steps to curb the pandemic.

Montenegro Airlines will resume commercial flights on 12 June 2020 with services from Podgorica to Ljubljana. Belgrade is still on hold due to a dispute with Serbia. The airline warns of incurring significant losses due to its inability to resume flights to Belgrade. “We can’t even imagine surviving without this route”, says the CEO, Vlastimir Ristic.

TUIfly (Germany) plans to cut thousands of jobs and ditch long-haul plans, in the wake of the pandemic.

Virgin Atlantic has announced its plan to restart passenger flying, with services from London Heathrow to Orlando, Hong Kong, Shanghai, New York JFK, and Los Angeles set to resume from 20 and 21 July 2020.

Equatorial Guinea resumes domestic flights as of 15 June 2020, as travel restrictions were eased.
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SLM wrote:
05 Jun 2020, 17:40
No BOB service on board, must be boring for cabin crew. (and also for pax)
cathay belgium wrote:
05 Jun 2020, 18:45
No BOB... , Euh as a customer with a mouthmask for flights over 1,5 h.. yes that's very poor... No coffee ??? Sorry as an coffee addict I want my coffee...
theeuropean wrote:
05 Jun 2020, 18:53
Well Aegean is offering pre-packed snacks. And in an article in the exyu-aviation forum someone flew Swiss and got the small sandwich so I do think BOB should be possible, also LH will start again a meal service for business class passengers. Wizzair never stopped either its BOB, I don't see why SN should abandon it. They should at minimum offer an OS/LX service with a drink and a snack if they are to become a network airline part of LH group.
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05 Jun 2020, 19:12
EASA is very clear, minimum service, social distancing or mandatory face mask when social distancing is not possible, so eating and drinking is not recommended without social distancing.
The EASA Guidelines are very clear indeed. EASA states that passengers must wear face masks at all times, unless otherwise specified: “… The wearing of medical face masks should be recommended for all passengers and persons within the airport and aircraft, from the moment they enter the terminal building at the departure airport until they exit the terminal building at the destination airport. Exemption to the obligation to wear face masks can be made for instances where otherwise specified, such as during security checks or border control…

As a consequence, the basic EASA rule is that drinks and/or meals are forbitten onboard. But EASA makes an exemption:
“Aeroplane operators should reduce on-board service to the minimum necessary to ensure comfort and wellbeing standards for passengers and limit the contact between crew members and passengers, giving proper consideration to the duration of the flight. Among these measures the following should be considered:
• No duty free or other non-essential product sales on board.
• Reduced food and drink service.
• Preference for pre-packaged and sealed food and drink products, such as canned drinks.
• Wherever possible, payment procedures involving touch or contact, such as cash payments, should be avoided to mitigate transmission between crew members and passengers."


I hope that passengers will not accept and/or buy drinks and snacks onboard, unless they think it is physically necessary for them. The corona pandemic doesn't allow much tolerance in aviation as aircraft are a very hostile environment. If one infected passenger without symptoms puts his/her mask off to enjoy his/her snack and drink, he/she will infect tens of other passengers. Just imagine what will happen then: one of them will contact a newspaper, and we get this in the news: "I have been contacted by a corona-contact-tracing-desk. I took a holiday flight one week ago, and another passenger has been hospitalized, so I must go into quarantine at home now".

EASA, operational guidelines:
https://www.easa.europa.eu/sites/defaul ... _final.pdf

IATA, restarting aviation:
https://go.updates.iata.org/e/123902/sa ... h3XHCCA1TY

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KLM reported two face masks incidents this week: one AMS-outbound aircraft returned to the gate after taxiing out because a passenger refused to keep his face mask on. The passenger was offloaded. And a passenger on an AMS-inbound flight was fined 300€ by Dutch Police, after the crew notified authorities that he refused to keep his face mask on.

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Apparently SAS flew an A359 repat flight Oslo-Islamabad in April, SK stopped serving Pakistan in 1986 where Karachi was their station with DC-8 and DC-10.

https://aeronauticsonline.com/special-f ... assengers/
https://twitter.com/KgeKjell/status/124 ... 2Fpage-334

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Both Luk De Wilde (senior aviation journalist) and Frederik Ureel (Belga) report on Twitter that Swissport Belgium nv/sa has filed for bankruptcy.

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Aerolineas Argentinas revenues have fallen 97% and at this moment the carrier relies exclusively on state aid. Aerolineas is in advanced talks with banks to reschedule debt payments. Aircraft lease payments were also postponed and 75% was suspended.

Air Madagascar extends the suspension of international flights until 30 June 2020.

Air Tahiti Nui to resume flights between Paris and Papeete on 03 July 2020.

AirAsia Group is set to reduce its workforce by up to 30% as founder Tony Fernandes considers selling a 10% stake in the airline to raise cash.

AirAsia Philippines is trimming its Filipino workforce as the pandemic continues to negatively affect the airline industry. The planned layoff involved 12%, or around 260, of its Filipino workers.

British Airways, Ryanair and easyJet have written to the British government in protest at its “wholly unjustified and disproportionate” quarantine rules for most international arrivals from Monday.

Etihad is to start a limited number of transfer flights from 10 June 2020 connecting 20 destinations via Abu Dhabi.

Flydubai is set to announce job cuts this week as 17 B737s are expected to be released. The move would affect up to 200 pilots and 800 cabin crew.

Garuda Indonesia might resort to increasing airfare on account of financial pressure caused by the capped maximum aircraft capacity that has been imposed as part of measures to contain the coronavirus.

London’s Heathrow Airport chief executive John Holland-Kaye says hundreds of thousands of jobs, if not millions, could be lost in Britain if aviation is not able to resume quickly.

Lufthansa will have any aid received from other countries deducted from the €9 billion aid package the carrier recently secured from Germany.

Singapore Airlines will focus on recovering from the outbreak and doesn’t plan to cut jobs at the moment, says CEO Goh Choon Phong.

Surinam Airways to postpone the resumption of regular air traffic to mid-July 2020, but that is not certain.

Argentina may resume air activity before 01 September 2020 and that, if progress is made, they could return to operate domestic flights from July 2020.

Australia’s government will continue to underwrite domestic flights through September, extending its aid for airlines such as Qantas and Virgin Australia.

Nigeria says operators of domestic airlines are set to begin operations from 21 June 2020, with 50-70% of load factor allowed.
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Cathay Pacific announced a recapitalisation plan worth US$5.03 billion led by the Hong Kong government to help it weather the pandemic. The government will be issued $2.5 billion of preference shares giving it a 6% stake, $251 million of warrants and will provide a $1.0 billion bridging loan.

Croatia Airlines will resume international flights from Split on 22 June 2020, including four to Germany and one to Switzerland.

Emirates plans to resume operations on its Mexico City to Dubai via Barcelona route in August 2020, after suspending its flights since April due to the pandemic.

Eurowings will again fly to 80% of its destinations during summer 2020 following the lifting of the travel warning.

GOL has reduced its fleet by 11 leased B737-800s thus far in 2020, and plans to return an additional seven leased aircraft in 2H, and can reduce up to another 30 in 2021-2022, with the flexibility to return a higher number if demand is lower. Additionally, GOL has reduced its 2020-2022 B737 MAX deliveries by 47 aircraft and CapEx to a total of US$61 million for 2H, with plans to fully finance aircraft all capex and engine overhauls remaining in 2020.

Jet2 to further delay its return to operations to 15 July 2020 due to ongoing travel restrictions.

Jetstar Airways announced domestic service resumption within the country, from 01 July 2020, beginning with five routes.

Lion Air will serve flights for scheduled domestic passenger services on 10 June 2020, after a five-day halt to comply with the new passenger norms.

Peach Aviation plans to resume services on all of its domestic routes by 19 June 2020 after having drastically reduced its schedule.

RwandAir will extend the temporary suspension of passenger flights until the border restrictions are lifted.

France launched what it billed a €15 billion support plan for its aerospace industry, accelerating research on a green jetliner and warning 100,000 French jobs could be lost due to the coronavirus crisis. The plans include €7 billion of aid already awarded to Air France.

Indonesia will allow airlines to increase passenger load factors from 50% to 70% on each flight, following government circular.

Ireland’s government has announced the formation of a task force to secure the recovery of the aviation sector, which it says is vital to the State and the economy’s recovery as a whole.
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The Dutch Parliament (Tweede Kamer) asks that the Dutch government urgently investigates if social distancing on aircraft (empty middle seat in a row of 3) is neccessary. The Parliament wants that the Dutch corona task force "Outbreak Management Team" rules on this before 15th June, the day that the borders reopen for leisure flights:
De Kamer, gehoord de beraadslaging,
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• constaterende dat het houden van afstand helpt in het voorkomen van het verspreiden van het coronavirus;
• constaterende dat er Amerikaanse vliegtuigmaatschappijen zijn die kiezen voor het vrijhouden van de middelste stoel in een rij van drie;
• overwegende dat het OMT nog geen advies heeft gegeven omdat dit door de regering nog niet is gevraagd;
• overwegende dat op 15 juni meerdere reisadviezen worden aangepast en er weer meer vluchten gepland staan.

• Verzoekt de regering om zo spoedig als mogelijk het RIVM en virologen advies te vragen over de verspreiding van het virus in vliegtuigen;
• verzoekt de regering om uiterlijk 15 juni een besluit te nemen over regels voor het houden van voldoende afstand in vliegtuigen.

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Air Algerie faces lost revenue of US$296 million thus far due to the impact from the pandemic. The figure could reach up to $695 million by end of 2020. Flights to expected to resume at 30-40% of its normal schedule.

Air New Zealand is shuffling off its B777s to go into “deep storage” in Alice Springs. They will join at least US$3.4 billion worth of planes currently housed at the Asia Pacific Aircraft Storage.

Airbus said that it doesn’t plan to cut further its production rates at the moment after the European planemaker scaled down commercial jet production in April 2020 because of the pandemic.

American Airlines Group will take 141 aircraft — 83 A320 family aircraft and 58 B737s — from storage to support an increase in July 2020 service as travellers return to the skies.

AnadoluJet to resume international flights on 11 June 2020, as the border restrictions have been eased.

Azul expects to increase to 240 peak daily departures in July 2020 compared to 168 daily departures in June. In addition, the Company will be flying again to six domestic destinations, totalling 66 cities served.

Condor will only use its own aircraft in summer 2020 and will not support partner airlines, as it cuts back due to low demand. The flight program is to be ramped up to around 40% of the originally planned traffic.

Delta expects revenue for 2Q 2020 to be reduced by 90% compared to a year earlier, with systemwide capacity down 85%. On a consolidated basis, Delta expects to reduce average daily cash outflow to approximately US$40 million by 30 June 2020, down from approximately $100 million per day as of 31 March 2020.

HK Express
announces the extension of its temporary flight operations suspension to 11 July 2020, in response to the pandemic and travel restrictions.

Indigo converted 10 of its more aircraft to freighters and began offering aircraft charters under IndiGo Charter Services to boost revenue.

Japan Airlines plans to increase its international operations in July 2020, by opening up some of its routes to Europe and North America. Overall, JAL will operate 7% of its scheduled international flights in July.

Royal Air Maroc has implemented an austerity plan to deal with the repercussions of the crisis caused by the pandemic.

Stobart Air will resume international services on a phased basis from 14 July 2020.

Tunisair Express to gradually resume domestic operations from 12 June 2020, after obtaining government permission.

Turkish Airlines is still seeking permits from aviation authorities to resume flying international routes, and international flights planned for 10 June 2020 will not operate. Turkish Airlines hoped to gradually reinstate flights from its hub in Istanbul to Belgrade, Sarajevo and Skopje by the end of June 2020.
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No idea if it was posted already, but TUI informed that they don't need the Belgian state aid anymore. Reason for this is that they received it on groups level in Germany. So TUI can work further as they have now enough funds.

But TUI Fly stated also that in case the competition, in Belgium, like SN, will receive Belgian state aid, they also will again request for it. Way of thinking is the same level for everybody

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