Delta Air Lines extends benefits to SkyMiles Members

Delta Air Lines announced (05-Apr-2020) Medallion Members will be eligible to continue receiving current benefits for an additional year, so as to offer more flexibility to…..

Infraero: Airports will remain open as ‘Air transport is essential in the fight against COVID-19’

Infraero, via its official LinkedIn account, announced (03-Apr-2020) its airports will remain open even with low passenger traffic. Infraero explained: “Air transport must ensure the movement of…..

US DoT enforces refunds by airlines for eligible passengers

US Department of Transportation (DoT) issued (03-Apr-2020) an enforcement notice, clarifying that US and foreign carriers are still obligated to provide prompt refunds to passengers for cancelled or…..

Argentina limits entry of passengers to 700 per day

Aerolineas Argentinas announced (03-Apr-2020) Argentina‘s Government implemented a “safe corridors” policy which allows for a maximum of 700 people to enter the country by air on a…..

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……

American Airlines to reduce trans Atlantic capacity by 65% in summer 2020

American Airlines announced (02-Apr-2020) it will suspend more than 60% of international capacity year-on-year in summer 2020, including a 65% reduction in Atlantic capacity. The following…..

United Airlines losing more than USD100 million in revenue every day: President

United Airlines president Scott Kirby said the airline is losing more than USD100 million in revenue every day, and is expecting demand to decrease approximately 30% year-on-year for…..

ALTA: Mexico ‘really worries us’

Latin American and Caribbean Airline Association (ALTA) executive director Luis de Oliveira commented on efforts to assist the aviation industry in Mexico stating: “We still do not have anything clear in Mexico as to…..

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…..