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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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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IATA Welcomes EC Efforts to Keep Air Cargo Flowing

IATA Welcomes EC Efforts to Keep Air Cargo Flowing

Ensuring smooth air cargo shipments is crucial. With the evaporation of passenger demand and cancellation of passenger flights, vital air cargo capacity has disappeared. Airlines are taking all measures to meet the remaining cargo demand. Unfortunately, airlin...
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China’s domestic airline market ‘may be at turning point’: IATA

China’s domestic airline market ‘may be at turning point’: IATA

China’s domestic passenger airline market is showing signs of improvement as the country’s coronavirus restrictions are lifted, according to IATA. “We are seeing some signs of a turning point in the Chinese domestic market,” says IATA chief economist B...
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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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Air Cargo Bottlenecks Could Put Lives at Risk- Urgent Government Action Required

Air Cargo Bottlenecks Could Put Lives at Risk- Urgent Government Action Required

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and its members renewed their call to governments to take urgent measures to ensure that vital air cargo supply lines remain open, efficient and effective. The COVID-19 crisis has seen almost the entire world-...
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easyJet Founder Says Airbus Order Is Airline’s Biggest Threat

easyJet Founder Says Airbus Order Is Airline’s Biggest Threat

easyJet founder and largest shareholder Stelios Haji-Ioannou has said that the United Kingdom low-cost airline needs to cancel orders for new Airbus aircraft.  “The number of aircraft in the fleet and the number of aircraft an airline buys from Airbus is.....
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Deeper Revenue Hit from COVID-19

Deeper Revenue Hit from COVID-19

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) updated its analysis of the revenue impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the global air transport industry. Owing to the severity of travel restrictions and the expected global recession, IATA now estimates that...
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