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COVID-19 News Roundup

Tracking the impact of the pandemic on travel

COVID-19 News Roundup

We understand that keeping track of the industry-related news in a fast-paced and changing environment is tough, so we are following key aviation developments and providing them here a few times a week.  We began tracking these news items related to COVID-19 and its impact around mid-March, once the World Health Organization declared a pandemic.

  
Region Date Organization Summary
EMEA 21 Sep 2020 Air France Air France introduces travel insurance for Covid-19
Multiple 21 Sep 2020 American Airlines IAG and American Airlines granted interim extension to joint business agreement
EMEA 21 Sep 2020 Lufthansa Lufthansa prepares to double job cuts to nearly 40,000
EMEA 21 Sep 2020 Government Airlines UK-commissioned study calls for reopening of US routes
North America 21 Sep 2020 Delta Delta CEO: Time for all travel sectors to “join arms” to drive safety and rebuild traveler confidence
EMEA 21 Sep 2020 Norwegian Air Norwegian Receives A Loan Guarantee Extension From Norway’s Government
APAC 21 Sep 2020 Air New Zealand Trans-Tasman Routes Off The Books For Air New Zealand Until March
EMEA 21 Sep 2020 Air France €10bn euro bailout will keep Air France-KLM afloat less than year: CEO
North America 21 Sep 2020 Industry Last in, first out: Female pilots bear brunt of airline job cuts
EMEA 21 Sep 2020 Lufthansa Lufthansa takes 1.1 bln euro impairment as it further shrinks fleet
APAC 21 Sep 2020 Air India Air India And Cathay Dragon Receive Hong Kong Flight Bans
Global 20 Sep 2020 IATA IATA: Many airlines may 'struggle to survive the weak winter months'
Latin America 20 Sep 2020 Avianca Colombian courts throw a major wrench into Avianca’s restructuring
APAC 20 Sep 2020 Vietnam Airlines Vietnam Airlines Flies First International Flight Since March
Latin America 20 Sep 2020 LATAM LATAM Airlines receives approval for USD2.4bn DIP financing
North America 20 Sep 2020 United United Airlines, unions call for 6-month extension of federal aid, restart of stimulus negotiations
EMEA 20 Sep 2020 Government What Is The Latest Update To The UK Quarantine Exempt List?
North America 20 Sep 2020 Government How Much Long-Term Debt Do US Airlines Have?
North America 19 Sep 2020 Delta Delta to turn down CARES Act loan, take on debt backed by SkyMiles
EMEA 19 Sep 2020 El Al El Al Prepares To Reopen Passenger Flights From October
EMEA 19 Sep 2020 Finnair Finnair Partners To Offer Pre-Travel COVID Tests
Global 19 Sep 2020 IATA IATA says onboard transmission of COVID-19 is lower than other public indoor environments
North America 19 Sep 2020 Government US Airline CEOs Continue Advocating For More Government Support
Global 19 Sep 2020 Industry How Should The Airline Refund System Change?
EMEA 19 Sep 2020 Iberia Iberia Reorganizes Management Structure
Latin America 19 Sep 2020 LATAM Brazil Approves Delta And LATAM’s Joint Venture
APAC 18 Sep 2020 Qantas Qantas To Look At Operating More Flights To Nowhere
Global 18 Sep 2020 Industry Flying Post Pandemic: Could We See Semi Private Cubicle Seating?
North America 18 Sep 2020 Air Canada Air Canada Introduces COVID-19 Cover Following WestJet
North America 18 Sep 2020 American Airlines American Airlines CEO: ‘Hundreds of thousands’ will be jobless without aid
EMEA 18 Sep 2020 British Airways British Airways Launches New First Class Suite With Door
EMEA 18 Sep 2020 Qatar Airways Qatar to build network into October
North America 18 Sep 2020 American Airlines AMERICAN AIRLINES TO SLASH 40,000 JOBS THROUGH OCTOBER
EMEA 18 Sep 2020 South African Airways South African Government Fails To Provide SAA Funding By Deadline
APAC 18 Sep 2020 Government Pre-travel testing a go: Trans-Pacific visitors to get scanned starting Oct. 15
APAC 17 Sep 2020 Government Vietnam reopens borders to six countries
EMEA 17 Sep 2020 Lufthansa Lufthansa Adds 15 New Destinations For Summer 2021 From Frankfurt
EMEA 17 Sep 2020 British Airways British Airways arrivals testing geofencing tech
EMEA 17 Sep 2020 South African Airways SAA creditors to meet as critical rescue funds fail to materialise
APAC 17 Sep 2020 Qantas Qantas Sells Out 7 Hour Flight To Nowhere In 10 Minutes
North America 17 Sep 2020 Air Canada Air Canada Launches Monthly Infinite Flight Pass
Latin America 17 Sep 2020 LATAM LATAM Airlines Increasing Subsidiary Operations During September
Global 16 Sep 2020 Industry Will COVID-19 Kill International First Class?
EMEA 16 Sep 2020 KLM You’ll Now Need a Negative COVID-19 Test Certificate if You Don’t Want to Wear a Face Mask Onboard KLM
APAC 16 Sep 2020 Industry Travellers snap up Asian airlines' scenic 'flights to nowhere'
North America 16 Sep 2020 United United Plans Fleetwide Use of Antimicrobial Product
North America 16 Sep 2020 Southwest Southwest Extends Distanced Seating Policy to Nov. 30
EMEA 16 Sep 2020 Air France Air France-KLM: Long haul cargo ops 'booming' but can't cover pax revenue losses
Latin America 16 Sep 2020 Industry Latin American Airlines Accelerate Digital Strategy To Overcome Pandemic
North America 16 Sep 2020 American Airlines American Airlines launches new online tool showing Covid-19 restrictions for destinations