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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
North America 07 Jul 2020 United United Airlines warns of lower bookings, furloughs
EMEA 07 Jul 2020 El Al El Al Rescue Plan Finally Approved
EMEA 07 Jul 2020 Finnair Finnair’s Passenger Traffic Doubles From May But Still Down 96%
APAC 07 Jul 2020 Virgin Australia Virgin Australia bondholders challenge sale to Bain Capital
EMEA 07 Jul 2020 Lufthansa Lufthansa to cut a fifth of leadership jobs in restructuring
APAC 07 Jul 2020 Air New Zealand Air New Zealand Closes Inbound International Reservations
North America 07 Jul 2020 Expedia Expedia signals private accommodation could be the recovery leader
EMEA 07 Jul 2020 Aeroflot Aeroflot chief sets out expectations for restoration of international network
EMEA 07 Jul 2020 Lufthansa Lufthansa Confirms Slowed Aircraft Delivery Rate
EMEA 07 Jul 2020 Qatar Airways Qatar Airways now requires passengers to wear face shields as well as masks
EMEA 06 Jul 2020 British Airways Pilots' union has reached outline deal with British Airways in fight to save jobs
EMEA 06 Jul 2020 Government Which European Airlines Have Received Coronavirus Aid Packages?
North America 06 Jul 2020 Delta Delta's CEO Ed Bastian reveals plans for Covid-19 tests for airline's Seattle crews
North America 06 Jul 2020 United United Is Bringing Snacks & Alcohol Back to Flights
North America 06 Jul 2020 American Airlines American Airlines Downsizes 2021 International Schedule
North America 06 Jul 2020 Hawaiian Airlines 13 Hawaiian Airlines employees test positive for COVID-19
North America 06 Jul 2020 Aeroméxico Aeromexico Plans To Reject 19 Aircraft Lease Contracts
APAC 06 Jul 2020 Cathay Pacific Cathay Could Send Some Aircraft To Desert Graveyards For Storage
APAC 05 Jul 2020 ANA Japan’s ANA and JAL secure $1.6bn in export-credit guarantees
Global 04 Jul 2020 Industry International Flights Are Ramping Up. Slowly. And With Plenty Of Caveats
North America 04 Jul 2020 Industry COVID-19 and the absurd airplane middle seat debate
Global 04 Jul 2020 Government Covid-19: Travel restrictions to stay and 'green list' put on hold amid fears of second wave
North America 03 Jul 2020 Industry Air travel in six months: What it will look like
EMEA 03 Jul 2020 Government England's quarantine scrapped for arrivals from 50 'low risk' countries
North America 03 Jul 2020 Air Canada Canada PM disappointed by Air Canada move to suspend domestic flights
EMEA 03 Jul 2020 Air France Air France set to cut more than 7,500 jobs
EMEA 01 Jul 2020 Government EU Confirms United States Travelers Will Be Banned Upon Reopening
North America 01 Jul 2020 Government Canada Bans Foreign Travelers Until At Least August
EMEA 01 Jul 2020 Air France Air France plans to cut 6,500 jobs by 2022
APAC 01 Jul 2020 Garuda Indonesia Garuda posts sharp fall in first-quarter operating profit
EMEA 01 Jul 2020 El Al No El Al Flights Until Further Notice
APAC 01 Jul 2020 Government When Will Australia’s Borders Re-open Post COVID?
North America 01 Jul 2020 American Airlines American Airlines faces pressure over booking middle seats
Latin America 01 Jul 2020 LATAM LATAM Airlines battles with unions in Argentina over crisis prevention procedures
North America 01 Jul 2020 United United Airlines Adds Nearly 25,000 Flights in August
North America 30 Jun 2020 Industry IHG Projects 75 Percent Q2 RevPAR Decline
APAC 30 Jun 2020 Government Thailand to ease international flight ban
North America 30 Jun 2020 Air Canada Air Canada discontinues service on 30 routes across the country
EMEA 30 Jun 2020 Industry Why European Travel Tech Startups Need to Keep On Building Through the Fallout
North America 30 Jun 2020 American Airlines American Airlines shows off new cleaning, safety measures; health officials slam airline for resuming full flights
North America 30 Jun 2020 Delta Delta brings back inflight beer & wine
EMEA 30 Jun 2020 KLM KLM CEO Still Sees Slow Recovery Even as More Flights Resume
EMEA 30 Jun 2020 Lufthansa Lufthansa Group Announces Fall Schedule Extension
EMEA 30 Jun 2020 Qatar Airways Qatar Airways Agrees On $900 Million Loan For LATAM
North America 30 Jun 2020 Allegiant Air Allegiant Air Leads April 2020 Cancellations At 84.7%
EMEA 30 Jun 2020 Government UK border restrictions to ease but details not released
EMEA 30 Jun 2020 KLM Air-France KLM: A Political Mess
EMEA 30 Jun 2020 Lufthansa Lufthansa’s reactivated fleet to reach 380 aircraft during summer
North America 30 Jun 2020 Government CDC director says airlines shouldn’t allow full planes
North America 30 Jun 2020 Industry Despite almost certain job cuts, airlines sell vision of brighter days ahead