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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
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
North America 16 Nov 2020 Delta Delta Air Lines foresees ‘a challenging winter ahead' even with expected COVID-19 vaccine
Europe 16 Nov 2020 KLM KLM Is Gearing Up For Transporting COVID Vaccines
Europe 16 Nov 2020 Lufthansa Lufthansa operates first Covid-tested flight
North America 16 Nov 2020 United United Airlines boosts Thanksgiving schedule, expects most travelers since March
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
North America 09 Nov 2020 Government Aid For Airlines? Canada Says Grant Refunds First
Global 09 Nov 2020 COVID-19 What the Latest U.S. Airport Security Screening Numbers Tell Us
North America 09 Nov 2020 Air Canada European Commission delays decision on Air Canada purchase of Transat until January
North America 09 Nov 2020 American Airlines American Airlines cuts 100,000 December flights over low demand during pandemic
North America 09 Nov 2020 Delta How empathy drives Delta Air Lines’ strategy
Europe 09 Nov 2020 British Airways British Airways scraps London to Sydney flights by Christmas 2020
Europe 09 Nov 2020 Lufthansa Lufthansa is bleeding, preparing for a “difficult” winter
Europe 09 Nov 2020 Norwegian Air Norwegian Facing An Uncertain Future: Lack Of Government Support
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