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…..

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…..

Lufthansa to reposition remaining A380 fleet to Munich Airport

Lufthansa reported plans to reposition its entire remaining A380 fleet to Munich Airport (airliners.de, 20-May-2020). “Operating the A380 at both locations would no longer be logistically and economically responsible”, the carrier continued……

Portugal asks TAP shareholders to consider to match Government investment in national carrier

Portugal‘s Government reportedly enquired from TAP Air Portugal‘s private shareholders about their availability to match a possible investment made by the State in TAP (Zap Aeiou, 20-May-2020). 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…..

Global base passenger yields down 11% in Mar-2020

IATA, via its Airlines Financial Monitor for Apr-2020, reported (20-May-2020) global base passenger yields (in USD, excluding ancillary revenues) plummeted 11% year-on-year in Mar-2020 as…..

Air France announces the end of A380 operations

Air France-KLM announced (20-May-2020) the definitive end of Air France A380 operations in the context of COVID-19. The phase-out of the A380 fleet is scheduled in late 2022 and forms part…..

Alitalia to operate 40% of pre-coronavirus schedule in 3Q2020

Alitalia announced (20-May-2020) plans to operate approximately 40% of its planned pre-coronavirus schedule in 3Q2020. The carrier added that it will gradually increase capacity in line…..

Widerøe: Nine out of 10 survey respondents planning holidays in Norway during summer

Widerøe conducted (18-May-2020) a survey with over 19,000 respondents, finding nine out of 10 are planning holidays in Norway during the summer holidays. [more – original PR – Norwegian]

Airbus seeking to bridge the worlds of health and aviation with new initiative

Airbus EVP engineering Jean-Brice Dumont said the OEM needs to “fight the opinion of some that it is easy to become contaminated aboard an aircraft” and…..