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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 Sort descending
Europe 29 Apr 2020 Air France Air France must cut emissions, domestic flights for aid: minister
Global 05 Sep 2020 Industry $1 Trillion Loss Could Set Global Tourism Industry Back 20 Years
North America 02 Jun 2020 Air Canada Air Canada raises nearly $1.6 billion to bolster cash flow through coronavirus collapse
APAC 23 Nov 2020 All Nippon Airways ANA looks to raise ¥200 billion in share offering as early as next week
North America 08 Jun 2020 Air Canada Can Air Canada Survive Without a Bailout?
Global 19 Jun 2020 Industry Has a golden age of travel passed?
North America 05 Oct 2020 American Airlines Irish COVID testing company teams up with American Airlines to kickstart international travel
Global 12 Jun 2020 Industry More than 197m Travel & Tourism jobs will be lost due to prolonged travel restrictions, according to new research from WTTC
EMEA 16 May 2020 British Airways Senior British Airways cabin crew face 55% pay cut with salaries slashed to £24,000
North America 01 Jun 2020 American Airlines $70 Million A Day Cash Burn And No Demand: Can American Airlines Stock Recover From Here?
EMEA 08 Jun 2020 Air France 'Air France Protect' label launched
North America 04 May 2020 Air Canada 'Darkest period ever': Air Canada reports $1.05B loss due to COVID-19
Global 28 Sep 2020 Industry 'It's a little better:' Reports surface of September's positive travel trends
Global 28 Apr 2020 COVID-19 100% of Global Destinations Now Have COVID-19 Travel Restrictions, UNWTO Reports
North America 06 Jul 2020 Hawaiian Airlines 13 Hawaiian Airlines employees test positive for COVID-19
North America 20 Aug 2020 Government 15 Airports To Lose American Airlines Services As CARES Runs Out
North America 09 Nov 2020 Government 2020 State of the Industry Report
Multiple 03 Sep 2020 Industry 3 new health and safety initiatives to reassure air passengers
EMEA 12 Jun 2020 Turkish Airlines 4 US Routes To Be Relaunched By Turkish Airlines This Month
North America 18 Mar 2020 United 60 percent schedule reduction in April; 85 percent decrease in international flights
Global 15 Jul 2020 Industry 9 in 10 From Industry Say Aviation Wasn’t Prepared For COVID
North America 21 Oct 2020 American Airlines 98% Of American Airlines’ Passengers Are Happy To Fly On Full Planes
APAC 04 May 2020 Government A 'travel bubble' between New Zealand and Australia could be a model for the future
North America 31 Jul 2020 Industry A 33 Percent Drop in U.S. GDP and the Ominous Signs for Travel’s Recovery
EMEA 30 Mar 2020 Lufthansa A Billionaire Is The Lufthansa Group’s New Largest Shareholder
North America 16 Aug 2020 Industry A flood of job losses looms as airline industry struggles in pandemic
North America 03 Jun 2020 Hawaiian Airlines A look at Hawaiian Airlines’ new cleaning procedures, social distancing guidelines
North America 03 Aug 2020 Industry A Lot of ‘Ifs’
EMEA 09 Jun 2020 Industry A Missed Opportunity Made European Aviation’s COVID Fall Out Much Worse
North America 21 Aug 2020 Government A way to travel in Hawaii? Government unveils 'resort bubble' concept to hop between islands
North America 24 Mar 2020 American Airlines AA Announces Additional Schedule Suspensions
North America 23 Mar 2020 American Airlines AA announces cargo-only PAX flights
North America 03 Apr 2020 American Airlines AA axes most flights to New York area
North America 15 Apr 2020 American Airlines AA CEO said ticket sales are starting to tick upwards again
North America 24 Mar 2020 American Airlines AA could get $12 billion in government aid, but still cutting schedules 80% for May, CEO says
North America 20 Mar 2020 American Airlines AA cuts 55,000 flights, parks 450 planes
North America 16 Mar 2020 American Airlines AA Pilot tests positive for COVID
North America 20 Mar 2020 American Airlines AA President Robert Isom Says No Bailout Needed
North America 31 Mar 2020 American Airlines AA Seeks $12 Billion In Government Aid To Protect Jobs
North America 03 Apr 2020 American Airlines AA suspends more than 60% of its intnl capacity summer season
North America 15 Apr 2020 American Airlines AA To Receive $5.8 Billion In Government Aid
North America 27 Apr 2020 Industry Absent vaccine, airline industry may be gutted for years
EMEA 19 May 2020 Etihad Abu Dhabi's Etihad cuts hundreds of jobs: sources
North America 17 Apr 2020 Air Canada AC Rouge suspends Zagreb service for 2020
North America 15 Apr 2020 Air Canada AC suspends flights until June
North America 09 Apr 2020 Air Canada AC to immediately rehire more than 16,000 workers
North America 30 Apr 2020 IATA ACI and IATA Call for Urgent Financial Assistance to Protect Jobs and Operations
Global 24 Mar 2020 Industry ACTE Suspends Operations Through May
EMEA 28 Sep 2020 Aegean Airlines Aegean Airlines first-half revenue falls by two-thirds
EMEA 01 May 2020 Aer Lingus Aer Lingus Could Cut 900 Jobs