easyJet ‘will feel more like a start-up’ after European travel bans are lifted: Founder

easyJet founder and shareholder and easyGroup owner Stelios Haji-Ioannou, commenting on potential travel demand scenarios in relation to COVID-19 in summer 2020, stated (06-Apr-2020) “Almost every country in Europe has now closed…..

Aer Lingus provides AerClub frequent flyer members with additional Tier Credits

Aer Lingus provided AerClub frequent flyer members with 33% additional Tier Credits to assist members to maintain their current level or reach a higher status (thepointsguy.co.uk,…..

IAG negotiating delays to aircraft orders, not planning to renew certain leasing contracts: CEO

IAG CEO Willie Walsh reported negotiations with Airbus and Boeing are ongoing over delaying the delivery of upcoming orders due to the coronavirus outbreak and subsequent declines in travel demand (El Economista,…..

Fáilte Ireland ‘exploring ideas’ that will help Ireland’s travel industry to recover

Fáilte Ireland CEO Paul Kelly reported the agency is developing a proposal to repeat “The Gathering”, a year long series of more than 5000 tourism events held…..

IATA: 98% of revenue-earning routes globally subject to ‘severe’ travel restrictions

IATA reported (02-Apr-2020) 98% of revenue-earning routes across the world are now subject to “severe” travel restrictions, including border closures, partial travel bans and quarantine measures……

EU Commission not in favour of ‘coronavirus vouchers’ for airlines

EU Commissioner Adina Valean reported the EU is not in favour of airlines issuing ‘coronavirus vouchers’ for services cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak, arguing that such measures should only be…..

Stuttgart Airport to use coronavirus downtime for runway rehabilitation works

Stuttgart Airport announced (02-Apr-2020) plans to undertake runway resurfacing and rehabilitation works from 06-Apr-2020 to mid Jun-2020. Works will be carried out in phases and were…..

Turkey’s Tourism Minister expects restoration of air services by end of Jun-2020

Turkey‘s Minister of Culture and Tourism Mehmet Ersoy said air services could be restored by the end of Jun-2020 (CNN Turk/Reuters, 02-Apr-2020). Mr Ersoy expects…..

ABEAR: ‘Corporate travel sector will resume faster… followed by the events sector’

ABEAR president Eduardo Sanovicz, via BTG Pactual digital’s official YouTube account, commented (01-Apr-2020) on the future recovery of the aviation industry in Brazil, stating: “I believe the…..

KLM implementing social distancing measures onboard to help prevent spread of coronavirus

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines stated (01-Apr-2020) it is carefully implementing social distancing measures in line with information and instructions from the World Health Organization and KLM‘s own…..

BRA – Braathens Regional Airlines suspends all operations

BRA – Braathens Regional Airlines temporarily suspended (01-Apr-2020) all services between 06-Apr-2020 and 31-May-2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. [more – original PR – Swedish]