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Ryanair appealed to the European Court of Justice against direct funding of around €200 million from the Italian government to Alitalia to compensate for the damage done by the pandemic.
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Air Austral has delayed indefinitely the delivery of its two A220s, as financial guarantees were requested by EDC (Canada).

Air India disinvestment may be pushed by two to three months due to the current health crisis in the country.

Air New Zealand to operate to the Cook Islands 2-3 times weekly on 17 May 2021 using B787-9, following the opening of a two-way quarantine-free travel bubble between New Zealand and Rarotonga.

Azul president John Rodgerson believes in a rapid recovery in the aviation sector and a boom in domestic flights later in 2021.

StarLux Airlines of Taiwan is considering pushing back the start date for its flights to the US, from 2022 to 2023, due to the pandemic.

India’s DGCA extended the suspension on international flights from/to India till 31 May 2021.

Latvia’s State Audit Office urges to strengthen the monitoring of compliance with the conditions of state aid provided to airBaltic.
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Air Serbia to focus on getting back to some sort of normality. The carrier is flying over 800 charter flights in summer and is looking at long haul destinations, including China, the US, and Canada.

Emirates plans to restore around 70% of its capacity by winter 2021/22 travel season. The airline has resumed passenger flights to 120 destinations, representing about 85% of those it flew to before the pandemic.

European Commission has approved €12 million in Portuguese support in favour of SATA Air Acores as compensation due to damages suffered from the pandemic. Furthermore, it approved up to €255 million additional liquidity support to SATA. The EC also extended the ongoing in-depth investigation into other support measures.

Lufthansa asked shareholders for permission to raise €5.5 billion in fresh capital, calling it a necessary step to repair the stricken carrier’s balance sheet.

Pasifika Air of New Zealand is back on track after the announcement of a quarantine-free travel bubble with the Cook Islands from 17 May 2021. The startup aims to fly by 2021 end, once the AOC is issued.
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Of the almost 100.000 tests on KLM crew members, only 0.07% has tested corona positive (76 on 97.600).

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Australia’s international borders might not fully reopen until the middle or second half of 2022, in a blow to airlines and the tourism sector.

Mauritius will not allow entry until at least 15 May 2021 as the travel ban was extended.
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