Delta Air Lines cash sales beginning to equal cash refunds: CEO

Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian stated (22-Apr-2020) the carrier will have an opportunity to focus “on a more premium experience and getting paid for what…..

KPMG: ‘Substantial doubt exists’ as to Avianca Holdings’ ‘ability to continue as a going concern’

Avianca Holdings announced (22-Apr-2020) Holdings 2019 consolidated financial statement will include an explanatory paragraph indicating that “substantial doubt exists as to our ability to continue as…..

Hawaiian Airlines to resume Honolulu-Seattle service in May-2020

Hawaiian Airlines plans to resume daily Honolulu-Seattle service from 01-May-2020, operating with A330-200 equipment (Routes Online, 25-Apr-2020).

Passenger confidence is ‘priority factor’ for Air France-KLM; could drive traffic to 70% pre-Covid-19 levels by end of 2020

Air France-KLM CEO Benjamin Smith said passenger traffic could recover to 70% of pre-coronavirus levels by the end of 2020, as long as passengers “have complete…..

airBaltic approves new business plan, looks to resume operations with 22 aircraft fleet

airBaltic approved (24-Apr-2020) the new Destination 2025 CLEAN business plan, to reflect the impact of the coronavirus crisis and adjustments made to the five year strategy……

Delta Air Lines makes changes to SkyBonus programme

Delta Air Lines announced (23-Apr-2020) it is waiving the USD5000 spend and five unique employees minimum eligibility requirements for its 2021 SkyBonus programme, effective immediately. Companies currently active…..

United Airlines to operate 737s on certain transcontinental routes due to less premium demand

United Airlines reported it will replace Boeing 757s with “more efficient” 737s on transcontinental routes “between New York Newark and Los Angeles and San Francisco and between San Francisco and Boston“, effective 04-May-2020, “due to…..

Russia becomes Europe’s top airline market with a smaller reduction in seats

CAPA – Centre for Aviation, in a report entitled: ‘Russia now Europe‘s #1 airline market, thanks to domestic size’, stated (24-Apr-2020) Russia is now Europe‘s biggest market by airline seats…..

IATA identifies prerequisites for successful restart to air traffic post-coronavirus

IATA identified (23-Apr-2020) a number of requirements to ensure a successful restart to air traffic post-coronavirus as follows: Confidence-building measures to encourage a return to travel,…..

Indigo Partners believes industry will face up to ‘a year or two of recovery’, Delta expects it to be longer

Indigo Partners CEO Bill Franke said the industry is “going to face as much as a year or two of recovery”, and may potentially require more…..

EU Commissioner: Europe experiencing an ‘economic shock on a scale not been seen since 1929’

EU Commissioner for Internal Markets Thierry Breton, via his personal Linkedin account, stated (22-Apr-2020) Europe has a collective responsibility to mobilise in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Europe “must prove…..