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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 This page is no longer updated but remains a source for looking back on the events our industry weathered during our toughest times.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
APAC 16 Nov 2020 Korean Air In a deal worth $1.6 billion, Korean Air acquires Asiana Airlines
Europe 16 Nov 2020 Cathay Pacific Cathay Pacific Records Its Lowest Monthly Load Factor In October
Asia Pacific 16 Nov 2020 Etihad Etihad Airways To Ground Its A380 Fleet Indefinitely
Multiple 16 Nov 2020 IATA • IATA: Airlines and Air Transport Workers Call for Urgent Government Assistance to Prevent Jobs Catastrophe
Multiple 16 Nov 2020 Government Airline alliances urge testing over quarantines
Global 16 Nov 2020 COVID-19 What travel companies can do now to prepare for recovery
North America 16 Nov 2020 American Airlines American Airlines Proposes The Sale Of 38.5 Million Shares
Global 16 Nov 2020 Government Welcome to the Hot 25 Startups for 2021
North America 16 Nov 2020 Delta Delta bans 550 passengers for refusing to wear masks
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
APAC 16 Nov 2020 Thai Airways Thai Airways Selling Everything From Cutlery To Boeing 747s In Bid To Raise Funds
Multiple 16 Nov 2020 IATA IATA: Enhanced COVID-19 Testing & Regulatory Reforms Key to Preserving Benefits of Aviation for Greece
Global 16 Nov 2020 COVID-19 Chile Set To Allow International Travelers From November 23rd
North America 16 Nov 2020 Air Canada Transat seeks shareholders’ approval of deal with Air Canada
Latin America 16 Nov 2020 COVID-19 Despegar gets gentle uptick in fortunes from Brazil and Mexico domestic travel
APAC 16 Nov 2020 ANA ANA to Temporarily Change Service on Select International Routes
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
Asia Pacific 09 Nov 2020 Austrian Airlines Austrian Airlines Moving Forward With Mandatory COVID Tests
North America 09 Nov 2020 Sabre Sabre unveils AI product for airfare offers
North America 09 Nov 2020 TripActions Trip.com partners with global airlines to maximize customer benefits and propel travel recovery
North America 09 Nov 2020 Government 2020 State of the Industry Report
APAC 09 Nov 2020 COVID-19 Hong Kong travel bubble: Singapore Airlines to use smaller aircraft when flights begin
Europe 09 Nov 2020 Air France Dutch Back Air France-KLM Bailout After Pilots Agree Wage Deal
Latin America 09 Nov 2020 LATAM LATAM Airlines posts $573 million loss because of coronavirus restrictions
North America 09 Nov 2020 Hawaiian Airlines Interview: How Hawaiian Airlines Is Coping With COVID-19
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
North America 09 Nov 2020 United United Teams with Hotel Hub in Case of Flight Disruption
Latin America 09 Nov 2020 Aeroméxico Aeromexico: Passenger numbers up 22.9% in October
Europe 09 Nov 2020 Emirates How Emirates Is Adapting With COVID-19
North America 09 Nov 2020 Expedia Expedia Group announces improved financial results in third quarter trading update
North America 09 Nov 2020 Government Aid For Airlines? Canada Says Grant Refunds First