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COVID-19 News Roundup

Tracking the impact of the pandemic on travel

COVID-19 News Roundup

When the pandemic was first declared in March 2020, ATPCO understood the value of keeping track of industry-related news in the quickly changing environment. We tracked aviation news and developments from the start of the pandemic through December 2020. This page is no longer updated but remains a source for looking back on the events our industry weathered during our toughest times. We are now looking forward to recovery and a post-recovery world.

  
Region Date Organization Summary
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
APAC 23 Nov 2020 All Nippon Airways ANA looks to raise ¥200 billion in share offering as early as next week
Europe 23 Nov 2020 Government Finland Extends Entry Restrictions Until December 13
North America 23 Nov 2020 Delta Delta hints at the possibility of purchasing Boeing's 737 MAX
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
North America 23 Nov 2020 COVID-19 U.S. Borders Will Remain Largely Closed to Mexico and Canada Through at Least December 21
Europe 23 Nov 2020 Air France Aviation taxes would endanger fleet renewal: Air France-KLM chief
Global 23 Nov 2020 COVID-19 COVID-19 and its impact on the customer journey for online travel agencies
North America 23 Nov 2020 American Airlines American Airlines Cuts London Schedule After Poor Bookings
Global 23 Nov 2020 COVID-19 Another Study Finds Covid-19 Can Spread On Long Airline Flights
Latin America 23 Nov 2020 LATAM Bankrupt LATAM Airlines: No Fleet Exodus
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
Global 23 Nov 2020 COVID-19 Airlines, When Pent Up Travel Demand Bursts, Will Your Buckets Be Ready?
Europe 23 Nov 2020 Air France Air France-KLM prepares COVID-19 vaccine airlift
Multiple 23 Nov 2020 Government In October ARC charted the fourth month of increases in air ticket sales
North America 23 Nov 2020 American Airlines American Airlines, British Airways and oneworld Launch Transatlantic COVID-19 Testing Trial
Multiple 23 Nov 2020 IATA New IATA Guidance Prepares for Global Vaccine Distribution
North America 23 Nov 2020 Delta Delta CEO calls New York-London travel corridor 'complicated,' as airlines aim to revive transatlantic travel
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
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
North America 23 Nov 2020 Air Canada Route Network Update for Air Canada
North America 16 Nov 2020 Hawaiian Airlines Hawaiian Airlines passengers can now redeem miles for COVID-19 test kits
Europe 16 Nov 2020 British Airways Goldman is back on board owner of British Airways
North America 16 Nov 2020 United United Airlines debuts free transatlantic coronavirus tests
North America 16 Nov 2020 Virgin Atlantic How A ‘Bold And Decisive’ Attitude Helped Virgin Survive COVID
Europe 16 Nov 2020 Norwegian Air Norwegian Air’s Future on Thin Ice as Government Declines More Aid
Asia Pacific 16 Nov 2020 Emirates Emirates And FlySafair Announce Interlining Agreement
Asia Pacific 16 Nov 2020 Emirates Emirates airline posts first loss in more than 30 years
Multiple 16 Nov 2020 COVID-19 One bright spot in Covid-era travel: On-time flights
Latin America 16 Nov 2020 COVID-19 Latin American Countries Urged to Coordinate Reopenings by Global Airlines Group
North America 16 Nov 2020 American Airlines American Airlines restarts China flights, bringing U.S. weekly total to 10
Europe 16 Nov 2020 COVID-19 Bad News for Boeing as European Union Places Tariffs on U.S. Aircraft