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…..

United Airlines to reduce domestic capacity at seven major hubs in Apr-2020

United Airlines will reduce domestic capacity at the following hubs for the week of 05-Apr-2020 (comparing planned schedules as of 15-Mar-2020 to schedules as of 29-Mar-2020)…..

Delta Air Lines CEO: Government stimulus package ‘not a cure’ for challenges facing US aviation industry

Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian stated that while the US Government’s stimulus package, with payroll support funding included, will protect employee jobs until 30-Sep-2020, it “is not…..

Brazil charts its own course to combat COVID-19’s impact on the aviation industry

CAPA – Centre for Aviation, in a report entitled: ‘COVID-19: Brazil charts its own course to combat aviation crisis’, stated (30-Mar-2020) Brazil‘s Government has taken some steps to…..

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]

IATA: Chinese domestic traffic down 84% in Feb-2020, but showing signs of improvement

IATA reported (02-Apr-2020) Chinese airlines’ domestic traffic fell 83.6% year-on-year in Feb-2020, the worst outcome since IATA began tracking the market in 2000. Capacity (ASKs)…..

Royal Brunei reports 95% reduction in capacity due to coronavirus outbreak

Royal Brunei Airlines chairman Mohd Amin Liew bin Abdullah reported the carrier has reduced capacity by 95%, only retaining routes to Singapore, Melbourne, Hong Kong…..

Thai Airways suspends all operations from 01-Apr-2020 until 31-May-2020

Thai Airways suspended (02-Apr-2020) all operations from 01-Apr-2020 until 31-May-2020 due to the coronavirus outbreak. All staff will be placed on temporary leave from 04-Apr-2020…..

Campbell Wilson returns as Scoot CEO

Scoot, via its official Twitter account, announced (01-Apr-2020) Campbell Wilson assumed the role of CEO, effective immediately. Mr Wilson replaces Lee Lik Hsin, who was…..

Wizz Air considers many European carriers ‘mismanaged’ in terms of liquidity

Wizz Air CEO Jozsef Varadi said in terms of liquidity, most European airlines have been “badly mismanaged” (Bloomberg, 02-Apr-2020). Mr Varadi added: “Governments should only be…..