Azul to reopen eight bases in Aug-2020

Azul announced (06-Jul-2020) plans to reopen bases in eight cities in Aug-2020: Vitoria da Conquista, Dourados, Presidente Prudente, Campina Grande, Governador Valadares, Juiz de Fora, Ilheus and Joinville. Bookings are already…..

WestJet and Onex focus on getting ‘resting heart rate’ down to a more maintainable level

CAPA – Centre for Aviation, in a report entitled: ‘COVID 19: Canada‘s WestJet and Onex work to weather the storm’, stated (02-Jul-2020) the outcome of WestJet‘s decision to become…..

Volaris reports ‘gradual recovery of demand, accelerating towards the end of Jun-2020’

Volaris reported (06-Jul-2020) the following traffic highlights for Jun-2020: Passengers: 585,000, -68.9% year-on-year; Domestic: 505,000, -66.2%; International: 80,000, -68.9%; Passenger traffic (RPM): -66.4%; Domestic: -61.6%; International:…..

SAS details further European network resumptions

SAS announced (06-Jul-2020) plans to resume the following routes from Norway, Sweden and Denmark to Europe in mid Jul-2020: Oslo-Frankfurt: Four times weekly, effective 16-Jul-2020; Oslo-Duesseldorf: Three times weekly, effective 17-Jul-2020; Oslo-Zurich: Weekly…..

Finnair returns EUR247 million in COVID-19 refunds to passengers to date

Finnair, via its official Twitter account, reported (06-Jul-2020) it has received over 300,000 COVID-19 refund applications, of which 160,000 have already been processed with EUR247 million refunded…..

European LCC airport resurgence broadly similar to full service/hub peers

CAPA – Centre for Aviation, in a report entitled: ‘Successful European low cost airports: dealing with the pandemic’, stated (05-Jul-2020) the impact of the COVID-19…..

Vueling joins APG Network’s NDC platform

APG Network, via its official LinkedIn account, announced (06-Jul-2020) Vueling is now available and live in the APG Platform. APG Platform is an NDC-based online booking system…..

Hawaiian Holdings will need to make ‘difficult choices’ about supply and demand: CEO

Hawaiian Holdings CEO Peter Ingram said the carrier is going to “have to make some difficult choices about matching supply and demand” in future, and will…..

Azul sells 6% share in TAP Air Portugal

Azul reached (03-Jul-2020) an agreement with the Government of Portugal that will enable a capital injection into TAP Air Portugal. Azul agreed to sell its current indirect participation representing 6% in TAP for…..

Avinor rolling out new end-to-end touchless travel programme for summer 2020 season

Amadeus reported (03-Jul-2020) Avinor is rolling out a new end-to-end touchless travel programme to mitigate the impact and spread of COVID-19 and restore traveller confidence. Passengers travelling from…..

UK Government lifts self isolation for lower risk countries

UK‘s Government stated (03-Jul-2020) passengers returning to or visiting England from certain destinations including Germany, France, Spain and Italy, will no longer need to self-isolate on arrival from 10-Jul-2020. All…..