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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 09 Nov 2020 British Airways Fresh lockdown prompts British Airways to suspend Gatwick flights
North America 09 Nov 2020 United United is bringing back food, beer and wine. Here's what is (and isn't) on the pandemic menu
Asia Pacific 09 Nov 2020 Garuda Indonesia Garuda sees quarterly losses narrow on revenue uptick
Europe 09 Nov 2020 Finnair Finnair defers delivery of three remaining Airbus A350s
North America 09 Nov 2020 Amadeus Amadeus credits domestic travel restart for small financial improvement
North America 09 Nov 2020 IATA IATA: September Global Air Traffic Down 72.8 Percent YOY
Global 09 Nov 2020 COVID-19 Resurgent Virus Dims Airlines’ Earlier Hopes From This Summer
North America 09 Nov 2020 Air Canada Air Canada posts third loss in a row as pandemic cripples air travel
North America 09 Nov 2020 COVID-19 The Bahamas now requires a Covid test on Day 5
North America 09 Nov 2020 American Airlines American Airlines Expands Pre-flight Testing
Latin America 09 Nov 2020 LATAM LATAM Airlines closes 3Q2020 with over USD3.3bn available to endure the COVID-19 crisis
Europe 09 Nov 2020 KLM Dutch Government Approves Loan Package For KLM
Europe 09 Nov 2020 Lufthansa Lufthansa Becomes Latest Airline to Offer COVID Free flights With Rapid Pre-Departure Testing
APAC 27 Oct 2020 ANA Japan Airlines and All Nippon Airways introduce new accessibility measures
APAC 27 Oct 2020 Government India Will Allow Just 13,000 Domestic Flights This Winter
APAC 27 Oct 2020 ANA ANA expects record net loss of 510 bil. yen in FY 2020 amid pandemic
APAC 26 Oct 2020 Qantas Report: Qantas will not restart UK flights without vaccine
North America 26 Oct 2020 Air Canada Air Canada Adding Doha To Its Route Network With A Boeing 787-9
EMEA 26 Oct 2020 Lufthansa Lufthansa Abandons Offices, Parks Planes to Cut Costs in Winter
APAC 26 Oct 2020 Google Google says COVID boosted OTA usage in APAC
North America 26 Oct 2020 American Airlines American Airlines’ CEO Thinks It Needs Only 6 Months Of Government Support
Latin America 26 Oct 2020 LATAM Negotiations Between LATAM Brasil, Flight Crews for Wage Reductions Advance
EMEA 26 Oct 2020 Lufthansa Lufthansa says 30,000 jobs at risk over pandemic
APAC 26 Oct 2020 EVA Air China Airlines And EVA Air Post Profits Amid Ongoing Crisis
North America 26 Oct 2020 Delta Delta Air Lines CEO on the health of the travel industry
EMEA 26 Oct 2020 KLM KLM CEO Says European Aviation Will Look Like The US In 10 Years’ Time
North America 26 Oct 2020 United How Delta and United Could Lead Airlines’ Return to Profitability
North America 25 Oct 2020 American Airlines American Airlines Planning Customer Tours Before First MAX Flights
APAC 25 Oct 2020 ANA ANA Looks To Cut 3,500 Jobs Over The Next Three Years
North America 25 Oct 2020 Industry Which US Airlines Are Offering COVID-19 Testing For Passengers?
APAC 24 Oct 2020 Government India Seeks To Further Ease Travel Restrictions
EMEA 23 Oct 2020 Emirates Emirates Rolls Out Fully Biometric Experience In Dubai
North America 23 Oct 2020 Government Hawaiian will be back to all its mainland gateways in December
North America 23 Oct 2020 Industry Which US Airlines Are Still Blocking Middle Seats?
North America 23 Oct 2020 Sabre Sabre, Google to launch tech platform driving personalization in travel
North America 23 Oct 2020 Government Canada Is Preparing An Airline Bailout Package
EMEA 23 Oct 2020 Austrian Airlines Austrian Airlines Trials Rapid Pre-Departure COVID Tests In Vienna
Global 23 Oct 2020 IATA IATA: COVID Aviation Impacts Have Cost The World Over $1.75 Trillion
North America 23 Oct 2020 Government When Might The US-Canada Border Reopen?
EMEA 23 Oct 2020 Industry European LCCs Cut Flights In Response To Second COVID Wave
North America 23 Oct 2020 Volaris Volaris Lost $97 Million In 3Q
North America 23 Oct 2020 Alaska Airways Alaska Airlines Plans to End Middle-Seat Blocking in Early 2021
EMEA 22 Oct 2020 British Airways British Airways owner IAG slashes flight schedules as losses hit €1.3bn
North America 22 Oct 2020 Government Calgary To Trial Scrapping Quarantine For Some International Arrivals
APAC 22 Oct 2020 Cathay Pacific Cathay Pacific to cut workforce by 24%, slay Cathay Dragon
North America 22 Oct 2020 Delta Delta Air Lines could deal $5 billion blow to Airbus in recovery
North America 22 Oct 2020 Southwest Southwest to End Capacity Controls, Sell Every Seat in December
Multiple 22 Oct 2020 Industry Successful transatlantic trial for digital Covid passport
Global 22 Oct 2020 IATA IATA calls for development of affordable COVID-19 testing for aviation
North America 22 Oct 2020 Air Canada Air Canada Welcomes the Announcement of Alberta COVID-19 Testing Initiative Aimed at Easing Mandatory 14-Day Quarantine