Air Canada introduces comprehensive biosecurity programme

Air Canada introduced (22-May-2020) Air Canada CleanCare+, a comprehensive biosecurity programme to reduce the risk of the spread of COVID-19. The programme works through multi layered measures that…..

Ecuador to resume commercial aviation on 01-Jun-2020 at 30% of airports capacity

Ecuador‘s Minister of Interior Maria Paula Romo, via the Ministry of Interior’s official Twitter account, announced (23-May-2020) passenger services will resume on 01-Jun-2020, restricting airport…..

Delta looking to accelerate USD3.5bn La Guardia redevelopment

Delta Air Lines CFO Paul Jacobson reported the carrier is aiming to finish a USD3.5 billion redevelopment at New York LaGuardia Airport earlier than the original 2026 completion date (Forbes,…..

Groupe ADP reopens select Paris CDG T2E retail outlets

Groupe ADP reopened select retail and F&B outets in Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport terminal 2E hall K (DFNI, 21-May-2020). The company stated: “A health protocol has been…..

Aer Lingus extends ‘change for free’ and ‘voucher plus 10%’ offers

Aer Lingus extended (18-May-2020) its offer to allow passengers travelling prior to 30-Sep-2020 to change the date of their trip without a change fee or allow…..

Kazakhstan and Turkey consider resumption of air services by end of Jun-2020

Kazakhstan‘s Minister of Industry and Infrastructural Development Beibut Atamkulov discussed and Turkey‘s Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu discussed (22-May-2020) the possibility of resuming air…..

Southwest Airlines will limit bookings on aircraft until ‘at least’ Jul-2020

Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly said the carrier will limit booking on aircraft “at least through the end of July”, in order to promote social distancing…..

ECDC: Airlines should ensure onboard social distancing ‘to the extent possible’

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), in its COVID-19 Aviation Health Safety Protocol, stated (20-May-2020) airlines should ensure physical distancing among passengers “to the…..

Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania to restrict travel from countries with more than 25 cases per 100,000

Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania reportedly plan to restrict travel from third countries encountering more than 25 coronavirus cases per 100,000 residents within a two week period (err.ee, 21-May-2020). The…..

United Airlines upgauging aircraft on ’30 to 40 flights a day’ to promote social distancing: CEO

United Airlines CEO Scott Kirby said the carrier is upgauging aircraft on certain routes such as New York-Chicago to promote social distancing, with “30 to 40 flights…..

Ecuador President: TAME to be liquidated

Ecuador‘s President Lenin Moreno, via his personal Twitter account, announced (19-May-2020) plans to liquidate TAME, maintaining only essential routes that do not have a private sector…..