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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
Europe 14 Dec 2020 Air France Air France-KLM Eyes Sustainable Cargo Flights Following Lufthansa
APAC 14 Dec 2020 COVID-19 Singapore Opens Up Borders Again For Taiwan Travelers
North America 14 Dec 2020 American Airlines American Airlines offers at-home COVID tests for US travel
Global 14 Dec 2020 IATA IATA: Passenger Recovery Disappoints in October
APAC 14 Dec 2020 All Nippon Airways All Nippon Airways adding more international frequencies in Dec-2020/Jan-2021
North America 14 Dec 2020 Government U.S. Travel Reacts to Proposed COVID Relief Framework
Latin America 14 Dec 2020 LATAM LATAM offers free domestic Covid-19 vaccine transportation in operational countries
Asia Pacific 14 Dec 2020 Government New Zealand Agrees To Full Australian Travel Bubble
North America 14 Dec 2020 Delta Delta joins American in scrapping international ticket change fees
Europe 14 Dec 2020 KLM Delta and KLM's Pre-flight Testing Program Will Allow Americans to Travel to Amsterdam Without Quarantine
Europe 14 Dec 2020 British Airways British Airways’ Last Airbus A380 Leaves Chateauroux
North America 14 Dec 2020 United United Airlines Expects Massive Cash Burn Increase Over Slowing Demand
Middle East 14 Dec 2020 Emirates Emirates Takes Its 117th Airbus A380 As It Awaits First With Premium Economy
North America 14 Dec 2020 Air Canada Air Transat Expects Air Canada Acquisition Completion By February
Asia Pacific 14 Dec 2020 Qantas Qantas no outlier in outsourcing push
Europe 14 Dec 2020 Air France French Gov. set to double its existing 14% stake in the Air France-KLM group
APAC 14 Dec 2020 Japan Airlines JAL to Provide Covid-19 Coverage for International Travelers
North America 14 Dec 2020 American Airlines Runway for American Airlines looks promising
APAC 14 Dec 2020 COVID-19 Thailand now open to the whole world
APAC 14 Dec 2020 All Nippon Airways Japan's ANA to raise $3.2 billion for post-Covid recovery
Global 14 Dec 2020 IATA IATA: European Air Transport COVID-19 Impacts and Recovery to be Worse than other Regions
Latin America 14 Dec 2020 LATAM LATAM Airlines modernize direct channel with ATPCO’s Routehappy Rich Content
Europe 14 Dec 2020 Government Hong Kong temporarily bans British Airways, Emirates, KLM
North America 14 Dec 2020 Delta Delta Air Lines asks more employees to take furloughs amid new coronavirus spike, travel slump
North America 14 Dec 2020 Hawaiian Airlines Hawaiian Airlines just added 4 new routes to the US mainland as demand for travel to the islands explodes
Europe 14 Dec 2020 British Airways British Airways banned from Hong Kong
Europe 14 Dec 2020 Lufthansa Lufthansa sees surge in Christmas holiday flight bookings
North America 14 Dec 2020 United United Airlines flight attendants raise alarm on crew quarantine protocols
Middle East 14 Dec 2020 Qatar Airways Qatar Airways Continues To Strengthen Airline Partnerships
North America 14 Dec 2020 Air Canada Air Canada launches biometric boarding
Europe 14 Dec 2020 Finnair Finnair Receives Credit Support For More Than €100m Covering An A350
Europe 14 Dec 2020 Air France Route Network Update for Air France
Asia Pacific 14 Dec 2020 Government China Bans the Tripadvisor App Controlled by the Country’s Own Trip.com Group
North America 14 Dec 2020 American Airlines American Airlines Follows United With Boeing 737 MAX Delivery
Europe 14 Dec 2020 COVID-19 UK quarantine reduced from 14 to ten days
APAC 14 Dec 2020 All Nippon Airways ANA launches flight to Shenzhen, first new route since pandemic
North America 14 Dec 2020 Government U.S. Airlines Shed the Most Jobs in 3 Decades After Federal Relief Expired
Latin America 14 Dec 2020 LATAM LATAM Flies To Qatar For The First Time
Latin America 14 Dec 2020 Government Airlines in Latin America Face Tax and Travel Ban Challenges in Pandemic
North America 14 Dec 2020 Delta Coping With A Crisis: How Delta Is Surviving COVID-19
Europe 14 Dec 2020 KLM Greenpeace demand to stop KLM bailout dismissed
Europe 14 Dec 2020 British Airways British Airways to expand transatlantic Covid-19 testing trial to more routes
Europe 14 Dec 2020 Lufthansa Lufthansa to cut 1,000 jobs absent a union deal
North America 14 Dec 2020 United United Airlines Starts New Route From Chicago To Delhi
North America 14 Dec 2020 Alaska Airways Alaska Airlines Creates Preclearance Program for Hawaii Travel
North America 14 Dec 2020 Air Canada The Air Canada strike that came too close to Christmas
North America 14 Dec 2020 Southwest Southwest Airlines Continues To Grow With New Domestic Routes
Europe 07 Dec 2020 British Airways British Airways Says Pandemic Isn’t Deterring Agency Support for Booking Tickets With New Tech Method
Europe 07 Dec 2020 Lufthansa SWISS And Lufthansa Airlines Adopt NEC Facial Recognition Technologies
North America 07 Dec 2020 Southwest Southwest’s Threat of Historic Furloughs Already Deepening Divide With Unions