Impact of the coronavirus crisis on aviation

Join this forum to discuss the latest news that happened in the world of commercial aviation.

Moderator: Latest news team

Post Reply
Kapitein
Posts: 1617
Joined: 29 Jul 2004, 00:00
Location: Somewhere around the globe....
Contact:

Re: Impact of the coronavirus crisis on aviation

Post by Kapitein »

TLspotting wrote:
08 Apr 2020, 12:28
OO-JDL on the way to PTP and OO-ABA to MPM, as related by sdbelgium.
OOABA is still in BRU, foreseen for dep to BOG on 10/4.

TLspotting
Posts: 2351
Joined: 19 Mar 2017, 10:22
Location: Uccle/Ukkel,BE
Contact:

Re: Impact of the coronavirus crisis on aviation

Post by TLspotting »

Kapitein wrote:
08 Apr 2020, 16:10
TLspotting wrote:
08 Apr 2020, 12:28
OO-JDL on the way to PTP and OO-ABA to MPM, as related by sdbelgium.
OOABA is still in BRU, foreseen for dep to BOG on 10/4.
BRU - BOG - SDQ - BRU !
Hi. I'm T., spotter and aviation geek. Join me on Facebook & Twitter @TLspotting

User avatar
cathay belgium
Posts: 2270
Joined: 18 Aug 2008, 00:17
Location: Lommel-Belgium
Contact:

Re: Impact of the coronavirus crisis on aviation

Post by cathay belgium »

Hi,

Ursel Avia postponed 2021 due COVID-19...
So is Sanicole...

No airshows this year... Around here...

CXB
New types flown 2020 : A321neo,B781
New types planned : E140

TLspotting
Posts: 2351
Joined: 19 Mar 2017, 10:22
Location: Uccle/Ukkel,BE
Contact:

Re: Impact of the coronavirus crisis on aviation

Post by TLspotting »

cathay belgium wrote:
08 Apr 2020, 23:49
Hi,

Ursel Avia postponed 2021 due COVID-19...
So is Sanicole...

No airshows this year... Around here...

CXB
Farnborough, RIAT are cancelled as well...
Hi. I'm T., spotter and aviation geek. Join me on Facebook & Twitter @TLspotting

User avatar
sn26567
Posts: 36772
Joined: 13 Feb 2003, 00:00
Location: Rosières/Rozieren, Belgium
Contact:

Re: Impact of the coronavirus crisis on aviation

Post by sn26567 »

Yesterday's daily review:

Air Canada recently announced that its workforce in Canada will be temporarily reduced by approximately 50%, or 16,500 jobs, as a result of the crisis and the imposition of global travel restrictions.

AirAsia Philippines is cancelling all domestic and international flights until 30 April 2020, following the government’s directive of extending the enhanced community quarantine period in Luzon.

AirBaltic intends to start operations with only five A220-300s once the restrictions are lifted, and then add one aircraft per week as demand returns. Boeing and Q400 aircraft fleet will be discontinued. The carrier will try to negotiate an optimum delivery schedule for remaining A220s on order.

Airbus is now revising its production rates downwards to adapt to the coronavirus market environment. The new average production rates going forward have been set as follows: A320 to rate 40 per month; A330 to rate 2 per month; and A350 to rate 6 per month. Airbus is also addressing a short-term cash containment plan as well as its longer-term cost structure.

Airbus, in 1Q 2020, booked 290 net commercial aircraft orders and delivered 122 aircraft. A further 60 aircraft were produced during the quarter, however, they remain undelivered due to the evolving pandemic. A total of 36 aircraft were delivered in March.

Allegiant Travel
applied for the payroll support funds to the US Treasury Department and is pursuing government and other financing alternatives. The current cash burn is estimated to be US$2.0 to $2.5 million per day. Allegiant may realize as much as $320 million in cash outlay reductions to its initial 2020 plan.

Allegiant Travel says capacity for March 2020 was down 12.2% YoY, with revenue 40-45% lower. The company expects capacity in April – May 2020 to be down 80-90%.

ANA All Nippon Airways to drop suspend to Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai from 25 April to 31 May 2020 due to demand challenges.

Arkia board plans to vote on the liquidation of the company soon, if the state of Isreal does not grant state aid.

Boeing urged by US House Democrats representing Washington state to accept government aid to help weather the pandemic.

JetBlue announced it will temporarily consolidate operations in five major metropolitan areas in the US between 15 April and 10 June 2020.

Korean Air says 70% or more of its employees working in South Korea will take a six-month leave of absence as part of the carrier’s efforts to overcome operational difficulties resulting from the pandemic.

Lufthansa is working on a package to raise money from the debt and equity markets to help see it through the pandemic. The plan could include a combination of convertible bonds, the sale of new shares and a rights issue.

SAS says it is pleased that Denmark, Sweden and Norway are providing some financial support, but warns the earmarked amounts will not suffice to secure and safeguard critical infrastructure if the situation is prolonged.

United Airlines was temporarily, but significantly, reducing daily flying in and out of Los Angeles and San Francisco airports to better match demand.
André
ex Sabena #26567

User avatar
sn26567
Posts: 36772
Joined: 13 Feb 2003, 00:00
Location: Rosières/Rozieren, Belgium
Contact:

Re: Impact of the coronavirus crisis on aviation

Post by sn26567 »

Daily review:

Jetstar Asia will extend the suspension of all scheduled services until 19 May 2020, as border restrictions across the region remain firmly in place.

Kenya Airways will be sustained by the government, says Transport CS James Macharia, giving hope to the struggling national carrier whose poor performance has been worsened by the global pandemic.

Lauda urged the Austrian government not to grant Austrian Airlines state aid to help weather the coronavirus outbreak, saying Austrian taxpayers should not subsidize a German company.

Lufthansa will seek state aid in Germany, Switzerland, Belgium and Austria as the crises that forced it to ground most of its planes will persist longer than feared.

Peach of Japan has suspended all international operations, while cutting domestic capacity by 50%.

US DOT announced a new set of standards for airlines in America to follow to be eligible for the financial assistance provided in the recently passed CARES Act. Carriers receiving financial assistance must maintain minimum air services on a nationwide basis, with some exceptions.

Virgin Australia
to ground all domestic flights, except a single daily Sydney – Melbourne service through 15 June 2020, as it continues to seek government aid to weather the crisis.

Thailand says the ban on all commercial flights into the country has been extended to 18 April 2020, as the government ramps up efforts to prevent clusters of infections among travellers from abroad.
André
ex Sabena #26567

Passenger
Posts: 6763
Joined: 06 Dec 2010, 20:54

Re: Impact of the coronavirus crisis on aviation

Post by Passenger »

ETA for Springbok 2258 (SAA SA-2258) CPT-BRU Cape Town-Brussels: 08h31
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/airc ... d#24573ed3

TLspotting
Posts: 2351
Joined: 19 Mar 2017, 10:22
Location: Uccle/Ukkel,BE
Contact:

Re: Impact of the coronavirus crisis on aviation

Post by TLspotting »

French governement organises a flight from Australia and New Zealand to Paris CDG with Virgin Australia.
Air France restarted cargo route to Shanghai, with a daily flight, including a stop at Seoul ICN for crew rest.
Trans States Airlines & Compass Airlines both stopped operations.

Hanoi - Prague route launch by Bamboo Airways postponed until 17 May 2020.
Vietnam Airlines operated 2 repatriations flights, and donated 550k masks to 5 European countries.

airbaltic : 2nd flight from Urumqi, with an A223. 5.4 tons of cargo, with a million of masks and respirators.

Qantas will operate a weekly flight from London to Melbourne via Perth each Wednesday, for 3-4 weeks.
Via AeroGazette : Air France says goodbye to his A340 from May, the A380 should not fly in 2020, to be retired in Summer 2021 or 2022.
LOT cancelled flights until 26 April, following Polish gov instruction.

Uncertainty with LOT / Condor deal. Some say that PGL doesn't want Condor anymore. If Condor is completely given up :

- Bankruptcy
- Ask another loan to survive, or be nationalised
- To be taken over by Lufthansa
Hi. I'm T., spotter and aviation geek. Join me on Facebook & Twitter @TLspotting

User avatar
sn26567
Posts: 36772
Joined: 13 Feb 2003, 00:00
Location: Rosières/Rozieren, Belgium
Contact:

Re: Impact of the coronavirus crisis on aviation

Post by sn26567 »

Daily review:

Air Seychelles will be suspending its domestic services temporarily effective 10 April 2020.

AirAsia Japan will suspend operations on a temporary basis from 18-24 April 2020.

Airbus has shelved plans to create a new assembly line in Toulouse, France, for its A321 airliner as the company wrestles with the coronavirus crisis.

Boeing is considering a plan to reduce its workforce by about 10%, mainly from its commercial arm. Boeing is considering alternate cost-cutting scenarios as well.

Brussels Airlines will receive state aid, says its president Count Etienne Davignon. Finance Minister Alexander De Croo denies and says no decision has been taken yet.

Cathay Pacific Group is in line to receive US$30.4 million from a one-off government subsidy handing airlines $129,000 per plane. Hong Kong Airlines can expect $4.1 million under the unique payout.

Chorus Aviation is announcing the intention of its subsidiary, Jazz Aviation, to adopt the Canadian Emergency Wage Subsidy.

GOL has the flexibility to reduce its fleet from 130 B737s to 100 by letting leases expire. The carrier has also negotiated to defer lease payments with aircraft lessors with a grace period of six months.

UK bank HSBC expects European airline consolidation amid the crisis, as weaker players get acquired.

US President Donald Trump says talks are underway with US airlines, already promised a US$50-billion chunk of the federal stimulus package, to deliver more aid to them
André
ex Sabena #26567

Passenger
Posts: 6763
Joined: 06 Dec 2010, 20:54

Re: Impact of the coronavirus crisis on aviation

Post by Passenger »

rwandan-flyer wrote:
12 Apr 2020, 12:32
Sweden, Belgium Win EU Approval to Support Airlines, Airports
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... s-airports
Indeed. But limited to CRL and LGG only.
Press release European Commission, 11th April 2020:
The European Commission approved measures from Belgium and Sweden to help the airline industry as it struggles to weather the economic fallout from the coronavirus.

The European Commission has approved a Belgian scheme deferring the payment by Walloon airports of concession feesto mitigate the economic impact of the coronavirus outbreak. The scheme was approved under the State aid Temporary Framework adopted by the Commission on 19 March 2020, as amended on 3 April 2020.

Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager, in charge of competition policy, said: “This is the first State aid scheme notified to us by a Member State aiming to mitigate damages to airport operators, who have been hard hit by the coronavirus outbreak. This Belgian scheme will temporarily reduce the pressure on the cash flows of the Charleroi and Liege airports that is caused by the epidemic. Together with Member States, we continue working to ensure that possible national support measures to tackle the outbreak of the virus can be put in place as quickly and effectively as possible, in line with EU rules.”

Belgium notified the Commission of its intention to set up a deferral payment measure of the concession fees owed by the Walloon airports to the Walloon authorities to support those airport operators during and after the coronavirus outbreak.

The scheme will be accessible to the operators of the Charleroi and Liege airports, and will offer them the possibility to defer the payment of the concession fees that would in principle be due for the year 2020.

The scheme aims at ensuring that the two Walloon airports have sufficient liquidity to counter the damage caused by the coronavirus outbreak and to preserve the continuity of economic activity during and after the current crisis.

The Commission found that the Belgian scheme is in line with the conditions set out in the Temporary Framework. In particular, the payment deferral may only be granted until the end of this year and its duration will not exceed six years. Furthermore, the payment deferral involves minimum remuneration in line with the Temporary Framework.

The Commission therefore concluded that the scheme is necessary, appropriate and proportionate to remedy a serious disturbance in the economy of a Member State, in line with Article 107(3)(b) TFEU and the conditions set out in the Temporary Framework.

SR20
Posts: 495
Joined: 17 Apr 2017, 09:14

Re: Impact of the coronavirus crisis on aviation

Post by SR20 »

Passenger wrote:
12 Apr 2020, 13:15
rwandan-flyer wrote:
12 Apr 2020, 12:32
Sweden, Belgium Win EU Approval to Support Airlines, Airports
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... s-airports
Indeed. But limited to CRL and LGG only.
Press release European Commission, 11th April 2020:
The European Commission approved measures from Belgium and Sweden to help the airline industry as it struggles to weather the economic fallout from the coronavirus.

The European Commission has approved a Belgian scheme deferring the payment by Walloon airports of concession feesto mitigate the economic impact of the coronavirus outbreak. The scheme was approved under the State aid Temporary Framework adopted by the Commission on 19 March 2020, as amended on 3 April 2020.

Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager, in charge of competition policy, said: “This is the first State aid scheme notified to us by a Member State aiming to mitigate damages to airport operators, who have been hard hit by the coronavirus outbreak. This Belgian scheme will temporarily reduce the pressure on the cash flows of the Charleroi and Liege airports that is caused by the epidemic. Together with Member States, we continue working to ensure that possible national support measures to tackle the outbreak of the virus can be put in place as quickly and effectively as possible, in line with EU rules.”

Belgium notified the Commission of its intention to set up a deferral payment measure of the concession fees owed by the Walloon airports to the Walloon authorities to support those airport operators during and after the coronavirus outbreak.

The scheme will be accessible to the operators of the Charleroi and Liege airports, and will offer them the possibility to defer the payment of the concession fees that would in principle be due for the year 2020.

The scheme aims at ensuring that the two Walloon airports have sufficient liquidity to counter the damage caused by the coronavirus outbreak and to preserve the continuity of economic activity during and after the current crisis.

The Commission found that the Belgian scheme is in line with the conditions set out in the Temporary Framework. In particular, the payment deferral may only be granted until the end of this year and its duration will not exceed six years. Furthermore, the payment deferral involves minimum remuneration in line with the Temporary Framework.

The Commission therefore concluded that the scheme is necessary, appropriate and proportionate to remedy a serious disturbance in the economy of a Member State, in line with Article 107(3)(b) TFEU and the conditions set out in the Temporary Framework.
Quite strange that LGG is concerned ! Activity has increased overthere since the crisis 🤔

Passenger
Posts: 6763
Joined: 06 Dec 2010, 20:54

Re: Impact of the coronavirus crisis on aviation

Post by Passenger »

How to end a soccer match that violates that corona lockdown?

The Tunesian Air Force shows how:

.

TLspotting
Posts: 2351
Joined: 19 Mar 2017, 10:22
Location: Uccle/Ukkel,BE
Contact:

Re: Impact of the coronavirus crisis on aviation

Post by TLspotting »

Air Tahiti Nui is to operate its 3rd Papeete - Paris flight, on 19 April, brining passengers and 25t of cargo.

Plus Ultra A343 flew from Shanghai to Gran Canaria with 18t of cargo (and non-stop flight).

Retrofit of a Luftwaffe A319 :
Charles-de-Gaulle on Thursday :
No flight for Pegasus until 15 May.
Hi. I'm T., spotter and aviation geek. Join me on Facebook & Twitter @TLspotting

Passenger
Posts: 6763
Joined: 06 Dec 2010, 20:54

Re: Impact of the coronavirus crisis on aviation

Post by Passenger »

Mainframe for that €50B Belgian state aid to all companies in problems due to corona:
https://ec.europa.eu/competition/state_ ... 7_16_2.pdf

User avatar
Atlantis
Posts: 4445
Joined: 12 Apr 2005, 00:00

Re: Impact of the coronavirus crisis on aviation

Post by Atlantis »

News is just in that PGL, holding above LOT, withdrawn from purchasing Condor

User avatar
sn26567
Posts: 36772
Joined: 13 Feb 2003, 00:00
Location: Rosières/Rozieren, Belgium
Contact:

Re: Impact of the coronavirus crisis on aviation

Post by sn26567 »

Atlantis wrote:
13 Apr 2020, 17:05
News is just in that PGL, holding above LOT, withdrawn from purchasing Condor
https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/thom ... er-condor/
André
ex Sabena #26567

User avatar
sn26567
Posts: 36772
Joined: 13 Feb 2003, 00:00
Location: Rosières/Rozieren, Belgium
Contact:

Re: Impact of the coronavirus crisis on aviation

Post by sn26567 »

Daily review:

Aerolineas Argentinas, which cancelled all commercial flights until 30 April 2020, plans to resume a handful of essential flights during May and June.

Air Astana announces the cancellation of all flights from Nur-Sultan, Almaty and Shymkent until 30 April 2020.

Air France-KLM has requested several billion euros of emergency funds from the French state while it negotiates a 10-bn euros loan package from banks, which would be guaranteed by France and the Netherlands. An immediate state cash injection to meet its needs for the next four to five months.

AIrAsia says 96% of its fleet is grounded and still has significant ongoing financial commitments. The carrier is attempting to reduce costs in the meantime.

Bamboo Airways and VietJet Air (both of Vietnam) will resume domestic flights from 16 April 2020 after the expiry of a government order for 15 days of social distancing norms to be observed.

Boeing has tapped US investment banks Lazard and Evercore for help securing a financial lifeline after the coronavirus pandemic grounded most of the world’s flights and deepened the aerospace giant’s troubles.

Boeing will begin “a safe and orderly restart of limited operations” at a handful of its Washington State sites as early as 13 April 2020.

Japan Airlines will reduce approximately 94% of its international services through 31 May 2020.

Malaysia Airlines and sole owner Khazanah Nasional are in talks with the government seeking additional funds to help the airline pull through the pandemic.

Pegasus Airlines
has extended the cancellation of its flights to 15 May 2020 due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Philippine Airlines
is planning to resume some international and domestic flights on select routes in the coming weeks.

SunExpress of Turkey will begin cargo flights with 18 aircraft in its fleet. The carrier will utilize the passenger cabin to maximize the capacity for cargo.

Australians will have to wait until the end of 2020 or beyond to restart overseas travel amid estimates the coronavirus crisis has wiped out inbound and domestic tourism worth US$5.7 billion a month.
André
ex Sabena #26567

User avatar
sn26567
Posts: 36772
Joined: 13 Feb 2003, 00:00
Location: Rosières/Rozieren, Belgium
Contact:

Re: Impact of the coronavirus crisis on aviation

Post by sn26567 »

Daily review:

Aerolíneas Estelar has extended for 30 more days, starting 14 April 2020, the suspension of its commercial flights due to the pandemic.

Air Arabia seeks UAE state support to cope with the effects of the pandemic.

Czech Airlines could be nationalised temporarily, says the Ministry of Finance, however one of the major shareholders is in China.

IATA released an updated analysis showing that the coronavirus crisis will see airline passenger revenues drop by US$314 billion in 2020, a 55% decline compared to 2019.

Korean Air has suspended flights on Seoul Incheon – Washington DC route due to the impact of the coronavirus. However, Korean Air plans to add back some domestic flights in May 2020, as domestic demand is beginning to recover in South Korea.

Mitsubishi suspends SpaceJet flight tests at Moses Lake due to the pandemic.

Triumph Group announced furloughs for approximately 2,300 employees for two to four weeks to reduce capacity associated with Boeing programmes. Triumph will also eliminate approximately 200 full-time positions due to decreased demand.

TUI Group and German state bank KfW confirm the signing of the state aid bridging loan for €1.7 billion.

Turkish Airlines has extended the cancellation of international flights to 20 May 2020 over the coronavirus outbreak, adding that domestic flights would remain suspended until 20 April.

Russia plans to take measures to prevent bankruptcies of the nation’s airlines that have lost their revenues to the on-going coronavirus crisis.

US Treasury Department is holding firm on the terms of a US$25 billion offer for government aid to airlines to help them meet payroll during the coronavirus downturn. The plan could give the government more than 3% of American Airlines Group (US).

Vietnam’s CAA says that domestic flights would remain suspended, after airlines announced they were set to resume after the expiry of a government order for 15 days of social distancing.
André
ex Sabena #26567

SR20
Posts: 495
Joined: 17 Apr 2017, 09:14

Re: Impact of the coronavirus crisis on aviation

Post by SR20 »

Ethiopia Airlines will distribute medical supplies across African continent to assist countries’ COVID-19 combat

https://www.aa.com.tr/en/africa/ethiopi ... se/1804724

TLspotting
Posts: 2351
Joined: 19 Mar 2017, 10:22
Location: Uccle/Ukkel,BE
Contact:

Re: Impact of the coronavirus crisis on aviation

Post by TLspotting »

BA retires 5 747s, G-CIVL, CIVJ, CIVK, CIVN, CIVN to Kemble, ending 23 years of activities.
Lauda asks for a loan like Austrian, and German employees request temporary unemployment.

No flight for HK Express until 18 June.

La Compagnie hopes to restart on 1 June and Corsair International on 12 June.

Rwandair to get "a government financial relief package".
Hi. I'm T., spotter and aviation geek. Join me on Facebook & Twitter @TLspotting

Post Reply