Paris Orly Airport to close from 31-Mar-2020

Groupe ADP announced (25-Mar-2020) all air services to/from Paris Orly Airport will be transferred to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport from 31-Mar-2020 in response to the coronavirus (La Tribune, 25-Mar-2020). The operator…..

Air Canada to cut systemwide capacity ‘nearly 80%’ in Apr-2020, ground ‘more than 175’ aircraft

Air Canada president and CEO Calin Rovinescu, via its official Twitter account, stated (25-Mar-2020) the carrier is reducing systemwide capacity by “nearly 80%” in Apr-2020 and…..

Azul FFP to assist with generating cash flow during the COVID-19 pandemic

Azul CFO Alex Malfitani, in a conference call about the COVID-19 pandemic, commented (24-Mar-2020) on revenue streams during the pandemic, stating Azul‘s FFP continues to generate revenue during this…..

American Airlines closes most Admirals Club lounges, offers limited F&B service

American Airlines announced (24-Mar-2020) the closure of most Admirals Club lounges, although front desk customer service will be maintained at major US airports and London Heathrow Airport. The carrier…..

easyJet founder and shareholder: easyJet should ‘plan for 250 aircraft in the fleet’

easyJet founder and shareholder Stelios Haji-Ioannou reported: “When we emerge from this effective ban on air travel – albeit stuck in a financial recession – all…..

French government does not rule out full closure of Orly Airport by the end of Mar-2020

France‘s Secretary of State for Transport Jean-Baptiste Djebbari reported Paris Orly Airport could face complete closure by the end of Mar-2020 to focus operations entirely at Paris Charles…..

US Treasury Secretary urges Senate to pass USD2 trillion stimulus package

US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin urged the US Senate to pass a USD2 trillion stimulus package, calling it “a massive liquidity programme”. (Reuters, 24-Mar-2020). He noted assistance for domestic airlines…..

Air France and KLM shift Madrid Airport operations to Terminal 1

Air France and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines reportedly transfered their operations at Madrid Barajas Airport from terminal 2 to terminal 1 from 24-Mar-2020 (Avion Revue, 23-Mar-2020). The measure is in…..

Aeroexpress considers suspending part of railway services to Moscow airports

Aeroexpress is considering the temporary suspension of morning and evening railway services to Moscow airports due to a fall in demand resulting from the impact of…..

Aer Lingus: ‘The sharp and swift global decline in demand for air travel is without precedent’

Aer Lingus reportedly issued a bulletin to staff entitled: “The sharp and swift global decline in demand for air travel is without precedent” , outlining capacity…..

Luxair to temporarily suspend all services until 19-Apr-2020

Luxair, via its official Twitter account, announced (20-Mar-2020) plans to temporarily suspend all services, effective 24-Mar-2020 to 19-Apr-2020, due to the impact of coronavirus.