Azul CEO: ‘No one knows’ when normal operations will resume

Azul CEO John Rodgerson commented that “no one knows” when operations will return to normal following the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic (NeoFeed, 01-Apr-2020). He added: “I hope…..

Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky becomes first US airport to use autonomous floor scrubbing robot

Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport announced (06-Apr-2020) it is the first US airport to introduce Avidbots Neo, a fully autonomous floor scrubbing robot, to clean the airport. Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport CEO…..

IATA calls on Government of Panama to ‘grant immediate support’ for the aviation industry

IATA regional VP Americas Peter Cerda, via his personal LinkedIn account, urged (06-Apr-2020) the Government of Panama to grant immediate support to the air transport sector in the…..

TAP Air Portugal schedules new Agadir, Cancun and Cape Town services

In a surprising move when most airlines are announcing cuts, TAP Air Portugal plans to launch three further new routes during the winter 2020/2021 northern hemisphere schedule, as…..

Air France-KLM ‘will need financial support soon’: Air France CEO

Air France CEO Anne Rigail stated discussions with the French and Dutch governments are ongoing regarding support in response to COVID-19 (Le Figaro, 06-Apr-2020). She reported Air France-KLM has around EUR6…..

Swedish government to implement eight essential domestic services as travel restrictions are extended

Sweden‘s government plans to provide services on eight vital domestic routes to Kiruna, Luleå, Umeå, Östersund, Skellefteå, Örnsköldsvik, Sundsvall and Visby (Reuters/di.se, 06-Apr-2020). The Government Offices of Sweden announced (03-Apr-2020) Sweden‘s Ministry for Foreign…..

Seoul Incheon International Airport pax declines 90% in Mar-2020

Seoul Incheon International Airport reported (07-Apr-2020) the following traffic highlights for Mar-2020: Passengers: 609,516, -89.6% year-on-year; International: 602,967, -89.7%; Domestic: 6549, -86.0%; Cargo: 237,106 tonnes,…..

easyJet successfully issues GBP600m CCFF short-term note, requests USD500m RCF drawdown

easyJet announced (06-Apr-2020) it successfully issued a GBP600 million Commercial Paper through the COVID-19 Corporate Financing Facility (CCFF). easyJet also issued a utilisation request to fully draw down on its USD500 million Revolving Credit…..

Singapore Airlines revises schedule from 12-Apr-2020 to 30-Apr-2020

Singapore Airlines plans to operate the following services from Singapore from 12-Apr-2020 to 30-Apr-2020 (Routes Online, 07-Apr-2020): Frankfurt: Three times weekly with Boeing 777-300ER; Hanoi:…..

Korean Air to place more than 70% of personnel on leave for six months

Korean Air announced (07-Apr-2020) plans to place non essential personnel on leave for a six month period, effective 16-Apr-2020 to 15-Oct-2020, due to the impact…..

Air New Zealand chief revenue officer: Bookings for May-2020 ‘extremely sparse’

Air New Zealand chief revenue officer Cam Wallace, via his official Twitter account, stated (07-Apr-2020) the carrier is “Still running at 1% for future demand”,…..