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…..

US TSA screened just under 155,000 passengers on 30-Mar-2020

US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) reported it screened only 154,080 passengers on 30-Mar-2020, down from more than 2.3 million passengers on the same day in 2019…..

LATAM Airlines: Rumoured investment by Chile and Brazil a ‘very interesting alternative’

LATAM Airlines Group CEO Roberto Alvo commented on the rumoured joint investment by the governments of Chile and Brazil to assist LATAM Airlines in facing the coronavirus pandemic, stating: “We as a company have…..

Spirit Airlines to suspend service at five airports, May-2020 capacity down 75%

Spirit Airlines will reportedly suspend services at New York LaGuardia, New York Newark, Hartford, Niagara Falls and Plattsburgh until 04-May-2020 (South Florida Sun Sentinel/NJBiz/Reuters/Bloomberg/WMBF News, 31-Mar-2020). The carrier noted…..

Volaris CEO: ‘We are entering the coronavirus tunnel’

Volaris CEO Enrique Beltranena commented on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, stating: “We’re are entering the coronavirus tunnel” (CNN Espanol, 30-Mar-2020). The airline announced (31-Mar-2020) Mexico‘s General Health Council declared a…..

Southwest Airlines cannot continue in current state for next 12 months: CEO

Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly said it would be “just impossible” for the carrier to continue operating “if the loads continue where they are today for…..