CarTrawler reports North American bookings fall for second consecutive week

CarTrawler reported (08-Jul-2020) its booking data shows Northern American bookings decreased for a second week with a 2.9% decline in the region, driven mainly by the US with a -5%…..

LATAM Airlines Brasil files for Chapter 11

LATAM Airlines Brasil filed (09-Jul-2020) for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the US, as part of a process to restructure its debt and effectively manage its aircraft…..

OWG targets ‘niche market’ of customers who ‘aren’t looking to spend time in resorts’: president

OWG president Marco Prud’homme said the start up is “targeting a niche market” of passengers who “aren’t looking to spend time in resorts” (Montreal Gazette, 07-Jul-2020)……

Ecuador requires COVID-19 laboratory test ahead of passengers boarding flights

LATAM Airlines Ecuador CEO Daniel Leng stated local requirements to reactivate aviation in Ecuador include the need for passengers to present a COVID-19 negative result taken at most…..

Lufthansa hints at setting up new leisure travel/tourist-only subsidiary

Lufthansa Group SVP global sales and CCO Frankfurt hub Heike Birlenbach reported the company aims to establish a separate airline entity to supplement Lufthansa and Eurowings, operating exclusively short and long…..

CarTrawler reports international travel continues to signal recovery in Europe

CarTrawler reported (08-Jul-2020) its booking data shows growth in international travel “continues to signal recovery in Europe while the fragility of recovery is highlighted in other regions”. Overall…..

LEVEL France to discontinue ops: report

LEVEL France reportedly plans to discontinue operations (El Pais, 08-Jul-2020). The airline is a low cost long haul subsidiary of IAG, based at Paris Orly Airport. As previously reported…..

Tata Sons considering plans to acquire AirAsia Group stake in AirAsia India

Tata Sons is reportedly considering plans to acquire AirAsia Group‘s 49% stake in AirAsia India (Business Standard/Reuters/The Hindustan Times, 09-Jul-2020). Tata Sons owns a 51%…..

Fly Armenia Airways receives AOC: report

Fly Armenia Airways reportedly received an Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) from Armenia‘s Civil Aviation Committee (armradio.am, 08-Jul-2020). The carrier plans to operate as a full service airline with a fleet…..

Virgin Australia launches ‘Good to Go’ Queensland sale to reboot tourism

Virgin Australia, in partnership with Tourism Events Queensland announced (10-Jul-2020) the Virgin Australia ‘Good to Go’ Queensland sale, releasing more than 500,000 sale fares between…..

Citilink pax drops 99.6%, cargo down 45.9% in May-2020

Garuda Indonesia Group reported (09-Jul-2020) the following traffic highlights for Citilink for May-2020: Passengers: 2797, -99.6% year-on-year; Passenger load factor: 1.9%, -59.3pp; Passenger traffic (RPKs):…..