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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
Multiple 24 Nov 2020 IATA IATA Says Airlines Need Up To Another $80 Billion In Aid
Global 24 Nov 2020 Government TSA Numbers Top 1 Million Again Ahead Of Thanksgiving Holiday
Europe 23 Nov 2020 Air France Air France-KLM prepares COVID-19 vaccine airlift
Global 23 Nov 2020 COVID-19 Airlines, When Pent Up Travel Demand Bursts, Will Your Buckets Be Ready?
North America 23 Nov 2020 American Airlines American Airlines, British Airways and oneworld Launch Transatlantic COVID-19 Testing Trial
Multiple 23 Nov 2020 Government In October ARC charted the fourth month of increases in air ticket sales
North America 23 Nov 2020 Delta Delta CEO calls New York-London travel corridor 'complicated,' as airlines aim to revive transatlantic travel
Multiple 23 Nov 2020 IATA New IATA Guidance Prepares for Global Vaccine Distribution
Europe 23 Nov 2020 KLM KLM flying 90% of Europe routes, with 50% capacity
Europe 23 Nov 2020 Lufthansa Three Lufthansa Group Airlines Got New CEOs Last Week
North America 23 Nov 2020 United United says Covid-19 spike is hitting air travel -- again
North America 23 Nov 2020 Southwest • Why Southwest Thinks It Was The Best Prepared For COVID In The US
APAC 23 Nov 2020 Singapore Airlines Singapore Airlines to Restart San Francisco Service
Europe 23 Nov 2020 Air France CEOs From Air France and Ryanair See Different Flight Paths to a Travel Recovery
North America 23 Nov 2020 Air Canada Route Network Update for Air Canada
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
Europe 23 Nov 2020 Air France Air France-KLM in talks on $7 billion cash raise
Global 23 Nov 2020 COVID-19 Airlines have a key role to play in the distribution of vaccines
North America 23 Nov 2020 American Airlines American Airlines drops nearly every change and reservation fee
APAC 23 Nov 2020 COVID-19 Singapore-Hong Kong air travel bubble launch deferred for 2 weeks after COVID-19 cases spike in Hong Kong
APAC 23 Nov 2020 All Nippon Airways ANA looks to raise ¥200 billion in share offering as early as next week
North America 23 Nov 2020 Government U.S. Airlines Still Have Lots to Do to Put the 737 Max in the Air After FAA Approval
North America 23 Nov 2020 Delta Delta hints at the possibility of purchasing Boeing's 737 MAX
Europe 23 Nov 2020 Government Finland Extends Entry Restrictions Until December 13
Europe 23 Nov 2020 KLM Route Network Update for KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
Europe 23 Nov 2020 Lufthansa Lufthansa airlines to offer biometric identity verification for passengers
North America 23 Nov 2020 United United Airlines offers free rapid virus tests for select international flights
APAC 23 Nov 2020 Malaysia Airlines Malaysia Airlines Seeking Millions In More Aid
Asia Pacific 23 Nov 2020 Virgin Australia Virgin Australia's new boss Jayne Hrdlicka launches plan for revamped airline
APAC 23 Nov 2020 Etihad Etihad Airways and EL AL Israel Airlines sign MoU
North America 23 Nov 2020 Air Canada Transat Seeks to Allay Antitrust Issues in Air Canada Reviews
Europe 23 Nov 2020 Air France Aviation taxes would endanger fleet renewal: Air France-KLM chief
North America 23 Nov 2020 COVID-19 U.S. Borders Will Remain Largely Closed to Mexico and Canada Through at Least December 21
North America 23 Nov 2020 American Airlines American Airlines Cuts London Schedule After Poor Bookings
Global 23 Nov 2020 COVID-19 COVID-19 and its impact on the customer journey for online travel agencies
Latin America 23 Nov 2020 LATAM Bankrupt LATAM Airlines: No Fleet Exodus
Global 23 Nov 2020 COVID-19 Another Study Finds Covid-19 Can Spread On Long Airline Flights
North America 23 Nov 2020 Delta US DoT: Delta Air Lines, WestJet withdraw application for proposed US-Canada
Europe 23 Nov 2020 British Airways BA & AA launch COVID-19 trials on TransAtlantic routes
Europe 23 Nov 2020 Lufthansa Lufthansa Group to adopt buy on board
North America 23 Nov 2020 United United Airlines boosts Los Angeles-Sydney flights
Asia Pacific 23 Nov 2020 Serko Australia, New Zealand Demand Bounce Boosts Serko
Europe 23 Nov 2020 Norwegian Air Norwegian Air’s Luck Runs Out, Files for Bankruptcy in Ireland
Africa 23 Nov 2020 South African Airways South African Airways Sells Everything From Chopsticks To Luggage
North America 23 Nov 2020 Air Canada Qatar, Air Canada Sign Codeshare Pact
Europe 16 Nov 2020 KLM KLM reduces capacity in Europe in response to second coronavirus wave
Europe 16 Nov 2020 Lufthansa Lufthansa, Swiss & Austrian To Stay As Premium Airlines
North America 16 Nov 2020 United United Airlines makes it easier to climb the elite status ladder
North America 16 Nov 2020 Southwest Southwest report shows rising virus cases are hitting travel
North America 16 Nov 2020 JetBlue JetBlue to Phase Out Capacity Limits by Early 2021