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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 Sort descending Date Organization Summary
Africa 06 May 2020 IATA IATA: Urgent Appeal to International Community to Support African Travel and Tourism Sector
Africa 23 Nov 2020 South African Airways South African Airways Sells Everything From Chopsticks To Luggage
Asia Pacific 23 Nov 2020 Virgin Australia Virgin Australia's new boss Jayne Hrdlicka launches plan for revamped airline
Asia Pacific 09 Nov 2020 Garuda Indonesia Garuda sees quarterly losses narrow on revenue uptick
Asia Pacific 09 Nov 2020 Austrian Airlines Austrian Airlines Moving Forward With Mandatory COVID Tests
Asia Pacific 23 Nov 2020 Cathay Pacific Cathay Pacific says demand for Hong Kong-Singapore travel bubble flights was ‘overwhelming’, before Covid-19 fourth wave forced delay
Asia Pacific 16 Nov 2020 Emirates Emirates And FlySafair Announce Interlining Agreement
Asia Pacific 16 Nov 2020 Etihad Etihad Airways To Ground Its A380 Fleet Indefinitely
Asia Pacific 16 Nov 2020 Emirates Emirates airline posts first loss in more than 30 years
Asia Pacific 23 Nov 2020 Serko Australia, New Zealand Demand Bounce Boosts Serko
Europe 09 Nov 2020 Norwegian Air Norwegian Facing An Uncertain Future: Lack Of Government Support
Europe 23 Nov 2020 Norwegian Air Norwegian Air’s Luck Runs Out, Files for Bankruptcy in Ireland
Europe 23 Nov 2020 Government Finland Extends Entry Restrictions Until December 13
Europe 29 Apr 2020 Air France Air France must cut emissions, domestic flights for aid: minister
Europe 23 Nov 2020 Air France CEOs From Air France and Ryanair See Different Flight Paths to a Travel Recovery
Europe 30 Apr 2020 Air France https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-france-economy/air-france-must-cut-emissions-domestic-flights-for-aid-minister-idUSKBN22B2EL
Europe 09 Nov 2020 Air France Dutch Back Air France-KLM Bailout After Pilots Agree Wage Deal
Europe 16 Nov 2020 COVID-19 Bad News for Boeing as European Union Places Tariffs on U.S. Aircraft
Europe 23 Nov 2020 KLM KLM flying 90% of Europe routes, with 50% capacity
Europe 16 Nov 2020 Norwegian Air Norwegian Air’s Future on Thin Ice as Government Declines More Aid
Europe 23 Nov 2020 KLM Route Network Update for KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
Europe 09 Nov 2020 Finnair Finnair defers delivery of three remaining Airbus A350s
Europe 16 Nov 2020 Cathay Pacific Cathay Pacific Records Its Lowest Monthly Load Factor In October
Europe 23 Nov 2020 British Airways BA & AA launch COVID-19 trials on TransAtlantic routes
Europe 09 Nov 2020 Emirates How Emirates Is Adapting With COVID-19
Europe 23 Nov 2020 Lufthansa Three Lufthansa Group Airlines Got New CEOs Last Week
Europe 23 Nov 2020 Lufthansa Lufthansa airlines to offer biometric identity verification for passengers
Europe 23 Nov 2020 Air France Air France-KLM in talks on $7 billion cash raise
Europe 23 Nov 2020 Lufthansa Lufthansa Group to adopt buy on board
Europe 16 Nov 2020 KLM KLM Is Gearing Up For Transporting COVID Vaccines
Europe 23 Nov 2020 Air France Aviation taxes would endanger fleet renewal: Air France-KLM chief
Europe 09 Nov 2020 KLM Dutch Government Approves Loan Package For KLM
Europe 16 Nov 2020 KLM KLM reduces capacity in Europe in response to second coronavirus wave
Europe 23 Nov 2020 Air France Air France-KLM prepares COVID-19 vaccine airlift
Europe 09 Nov 2020 British Airways British Airways scraps London to Sydney flights by Christmas 2020
Europe 16 Nov 2020 British Airways Goldman is back on board owner of British Airways
Europe 09 Nov 2020 British Airways Fresh lockdown prompts British Airways to suspend Gatwick flights
Europe 16 Nov 2020 Lufthansa Lufthansa operates first Covid-tested flight
Europe 09 Nov 2020 Lufthansa Lufthansa Becomes Latest Airline to Offer COVID Free flights With Rapid Pre-Departure Testing
Europe 16 Nov 2020 Lufthansa Lufthansa, Swiss & Austrian To Stay As Premium Airlines
Europe 09 Nov 2020 Lufthansa Lufthansa is bleeding, preparing for a “difficult” winter
Latin America 27 May 2020 LATAM LATAM immediately cutting 19 leased aircraft from fleet
Latin America 09 Jun 2020 LATAM LATAM Airlines Group retrenches additional 1000 personnel
Latin America 11 Jun 2020 LATAM LATAM Airlines (LTM) May Traffic Hurt by Coronavirus Woes
Latin America 23 Jun 2020 LATAM Latam Airlines flies in consultants for Chapter 11 work
Latin America 19 Aug 2020 Government Latin American aviation’s coronavirus slumber far from over
Latin America 01 Sep 2020 Gol Linhas Aereas GOL Pays Off Its $300 Million Loan Backed By Delta
Latin America 10 Sep 2020 Gol Linhas Aereas Brazil’s GOL Looks To Slash Expected Cash Burn
Latin America 13 Sep 2020 Avianca Government Loan To Avianca Blocked By Colombian Court
Latin America 12 Oct 2020 Government Latin America reopens and airlines try to gauge demand