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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 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
Global 07 Dec 2020 Sabre Sabre CEO Sean Menke on planning beyond the pandemic
North America 07 Dec 2020 Air Canada As passengers pushed for refunds, Air Canada got more than $400 million from wage subsidy
APAC 07 Dec 2020 Air China Air China to operate 30 international passenger services in 1Q2021
Europe 07 Dec 2020 Air France Air France KLM : Airlines try COVID-19 tested transatlantic flights to build confidence
Asia Pacific 07 Dec 2020 Cathay Pacific Cathay Pacific Collaborates with AXA to Provide Free COVID-19 Insurance to Passengers
North America 07 Dec 2020 American Airlines American Airlines Trials Digital Health Passes On Chilean Route
Global 07 Dec 2020 COVID-19 Airports reject vaccine requirement as travel debate intensifies
APAC 07 Dec 2020 All Nippon Airways Route Network Update for ANA
North America 07 Dec 2020 Government Canadian aviation: encouraging steps on travel restrictions
Latin America 07 Dec 2020 LATAM Route Network Update for LATAM Airlines
Global 07 Dec 2020 COVID-19 Business Travel by the Numbers
North America 07 Dec 2020 Delta COVID-19 vaccination could be required for some Delta customers
Europe 07 Dec 2020 KLM Delta Air Lines and KLM to offer COVID tested flights from Atlanta to Amsterdam
Europe 07 Dec 2020 British Airways British Airways' souvenir sale hits snag as demand soars
North America 07 Dec 2020 United United States Airlines Still Burning Cash Amid Choppy Demand
Europe 07 Dec 2020 Norwegian Air Norwegian Records 96% Capacity Drop In November As It Looks To Christmas
Europe 07 Dec 2020 Air New Zealand Air New Zealand Upgauges Domestic Flight Amid Higher Demand
Europe 07 Dec 2020 Air France Air France Expands Rail Partnership As It Looks To Cut Domestic Flying
APAC 07 Dec 2020 Singapore Airlines Vistara, Singapore Airlines agree to strengthen ties for improved services
North America 07 Dec 2020 American Airlines Why the COVID-19 vaccine is part of American Airlines flight plan to recovery
EMEA 07 Dec 2020 Emirates Emirates Takes Delivery Of New Airbus A380
APAC 07 Dec 2020 All Nippon Airways Japan's ANA sets share price for new issues at 2,286 yen per share
Global 07 Dec 2020 COVID-19 U.K. to Allow Quarantine Exemption for Some Business Travelers
Latin America 07 Dec 2020 LATAM LATAM Airlines to recover 38% of its operations in Dec-2020
North America 07 Dec 2020 COVID-19 U.S. Airlines Could Get $17 Billion in Relief if Bipartisan Covid Relief Is Approved
North America 07 Dec 2020 Delta Delta Cuts Cash Burn Almost 50% As It Aims For Break-Even Spring
North America 07 Dec 2020 IATA IATA: Canadian Government Urged to Support Aviation Industry
North America 07 Dec 2020 Hawaiian Airlines Hawaiian Airlines expands Covid-testing options
Europe 07 Dec 2020 British Airways British Airways Partners With GOL – Rumours Of A Codeshare
Europe 07 Dec 2020 Lufthansa Lufthansa to Cut Nearly 40,000 More Jobs: Report
North America 07 Dec 2020 United How United Airlines overcame one of the largest limitations to transporting Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine to the US
Europe 07 Dec 2020 Iberia Iberia Is Flying To 70% Of Its Pre-Crisis Destinations
Global 07 Dec 2020 Alitalia Alitalia To Start Quarantine-Free New York To Rome Flights
Europe 07 Dec 2020 Air France French state to double Air France stake, RTL radio reports
Asia Pacific 07 Dec 2020 Virgin Australia Virgin Australia CEO: 'Good news will keep coming from Virgin Australia'
North America 07 Dec 2020 American Airlines American Airlines Expects Daily Cash Burn To Reach Nearly $30m
Global 07 Dec 2020 COVID-19 When Will Airlines Resume Full Meal Services?
APAC 07 Dec 2020 All Nippon Airways ANA Becomes First Japanese Airline To Join IATA’s Diversity Campaign
Asia Pacific 07 Dec 2020 Government Melbourne Receives Its First International Arrivals In Months
Latin America 07 Dec 2020 LATAM LATAM expects to function at 38% normal capacity during December
North America 07 Dec 2020 COVID-19 Data shows Americans couldn’t resist Thanksgiving travel
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
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