easyJet Grounds Entire Fleet Due to Coronavirus Outbreak

easyJet Grounds Entire Fleet Due to Coronavirus Outbreak

“For customers on canceled flights, please remember that you do not have to contact us prior to your original flight date. With little demand for commercial flights during the pandemic, the airline has instead been using its resources to launch over 650...
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Pandemic Cuts New-Aircraft Needs 25% Through 2025, Analysts Say

Pandemic Cuts New-Aircraft Needs 25% Through 2025, Analysts Say

While airlines are only beginning to sort out what their post-pandemic fleets will look like, speculation is that many older and larger models, including Boeing 747s, 757s and 767s and Airbus A380s, will not return from storage. Vertical’s revised analysis.....
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HOW AIRLINES ARE IMPLEMENTING ‘SOCIAL DISTANCING’ RULES

HOW AIRLINES ARE IMPLEMENTING ‘SOCIAL DISTANCING’ RULES

As the World Health Organisation and many state governments have issued “social distancing” guidelines, different airlines have taken different tacks to implement the concept. Some operators, such as American Airlines, have formally changed their policies...
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Governments must prioritise airlines for financial support during global COVID-19 crisis to ensure future connectivity

Governments must prioritise airlines for financial support during global COVID-19 crisis to ensure future connectivity

IATA is calling on governments around the world to “avoid an industry calamity” in the air transport sector resulting from the global spread of COVID-19 by offering financial relief measures such as direct financial support, loans and tax rebates or...
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REX: WE CAN’T TRANSPORT COVID-19 TESTS WITHOUT BAILOUT

REX: WE CAN’T TRANSPORT COVID-19 TESTS WITHOUT BAILOUT

Rex has said it may not be able to transport COVID-19 testing samples from regional areas to capital cities for analysis unless it receives a government bailout. On Thursday,  eight independent carriers warned they could go out of business in “days rather...
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Lilium Raises $240 Million for Electric Air Taxi Development — ‘At Least 12 Months of Runway’

Lilium Raises $240 Million for Electric Air Taxi Development — ‘At Least 12 Months of Runway’

German electric air taxi developer Lilium completed an internal funding round worth over $240 million, raising its total investment to date to more than $340 million, the company announced. “This raise is an impressive feat considering the currently challeng...
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Virgin Australia Keeps Flying Only For Essential Services

Virgin Australia Keeps Flying Only For Essential Services

One of Australia’s largest airlines, Virgin Australia, has announced about further cuts of its domestic schedule to 90%. The hit of still spreading coronavirus is too massive for aviation to adequately cope with it. Last week the carrier said that...
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VIRGIN MAKES ALL TIGERAIR PILOTS REDUNDANT, AND 1,000 STAFF

VIRGIN MAKES ALL TIGERAIR PILOTS REDUNDANT, AND 1,000 STAFF

The Virgin Australia Group will make 1,000 of its 8,000 stood down employees permanently redundant, including all 220 Tigerair pilots. Chief executive Paul Scurrah made the initial announcement on the ABC on Thursday morning, before the Australian Federation o...
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Airlines turn to cargo for revenue as U.S. Senate nears industry aid vote

Airlines turn to cargo for revenue as U.S. Senate nears industry aid vote

The passenger travel industry has been decimated by the coronavirus pandemic, with Australia’s Flight Centre Travel Group Ltd on Thursday announcing plans to cut 6,000 travel agent roles globally, either temporarily or permanently. In an effort to raise much...
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Airlines Eliminate Middle Seats, Reduce Food and Beverage Service

Airlines Eliminate Middle Seats, Reduce Food and Beverage Service

Major U.S. air carriers are making sweeping policy changes to their services and policies in light of the COVID-19 outbreak, implementing measures to minimize flight attendant-to-customer interaction, maximize the distance between passengers and discourage cu...
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