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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
EMEA 20 Mar 2020 British Airways BA Suspends Flights At London City Airport
Latin America 20 Mar 2020 LATAM LATAM to cut pay by 50% to its 43,000
EMEA 20 Mar 2020 COVID-19 Ryanair expects to halt operations due to coronavirus
Global 20 Mar 2020 COVID-19 Coronavirus: Travel restrictions, border shutdowns by country
North America 19 Mar 2020 COVID-19 Airlines Are No. 1 Priority for Virus Relief, Trump Says
APAC 19 Mar 2020 Government New Zealand and Australia close borders to foreigners
North America 19 Mar 2020 Air Canada Airline further reducing schedule, maintaining essential services where possible
EMEA 19 Mar 2020 Lufthansa Lufthansa warns it will emerge from pandemic as smaller business
North America 19 Mar 2020 Delta Delta To Cut Flying 70%, Park Half Of Planes
Global 19 Mar 2020 COVID-19 Remarks of Alexandre de Juniac at the IATA Media Briefing on COVID-19
Global 19 Mar 2020 IATA Urgent emergency support requested for airlines: IATA
North America 19 Mar 2020 Hawaiian Airlines Hawaiian Airlines Reducing Flight Schedule Systemwide
North America 19 Mar 2020 Expedia Expedia Vice Chairman Tells Employees It’s Time to Focus and Help Our Travel Partners
APAC 19 Mar 2020 All Nippon Airways ANA adds more Temporary Changes on Select International Routes
North America 19 Mar 2020 Delta COVID-19 restrictions affect additional Delta flying
APAC 19 Mar 2020 COVID-19 Asia is on the First Steps Towards Recovery - Hong Kong's Response to COVID-19
Global 19 Mar 2020 COVID-19 Coronavirus Travel Restrictions, Across the Globe:
Global 19 Mar 2020 Industry ARC: February Travel Agency Air Ticket Sales Plummet
EMEA 19 Mar 2020 Lufthansa Lufthansa to Cut 95% of Flights in Survival Mode
APAC 19 Mar 2020 All Nippon Airways Furloughs 5,000 Cabin Crew
North America 18 Mar 2020 American Airlines American Airlines Is in Talks to Borrow Billions Amid Pandemic
EMEA 18 Mar 2020 Lufthansa Air Dolomiti temporarily suspends ops
APAC 18 Mar 2020 Air China Air China executive on maintaining U.S. flying: 'Somebody has to do it'
APAC 18 Mar 2020 COVID-19 Government urges Australians to fly home as coronavirus closes borders 
North America 18 Mar 2020 Government Puerto Rico seeks to suspend all incoming flights
Global 18 Mar 2020 Industry Airlines intensify calls for up to $200B in government aid worldwide
North America 18 Mar 2020 Hawaiian Airlines Suspends Flights to Sapporo
North America 18 Mar 2020 Delta Delta in talks with banks for loans
Global 18 Mar 2020 COVID-19 Coronavirus: travellers race home amid worldwide border closures and flight warnings
APAC 18 Mar 2020 Government Government urges Australians to fly home as coronavirus closes borders 
Global 18 Mar 2020 Industry Corporate travel on the front line of global incidents
North America 18 Mar 2020 Air Canada Air Canada suspend international flights
EMEA 18 Mar 2020 Air Dolomiti Air Dolomiti temporarily suspends ops
North America 18 Mar 2020 United 60 percent schedule reduction in April; 85 percent decrease in international flights
Global 18 Mar 2020 COVID-19 Coronavirus Travel Restrictions, Across the Globe:
North America 18 Mar 2020 Government Trump says US will close the border with Canada to ‘non-essential’ traffic
North America 18 Mar 2020 Industry Industry Pushes Trump for Relief Amid Rapidly Mounting Losses, Layoffs
North America 17 Mar 2020 Air Canada Air Canada to request government help
EMEA 17 Mar 2020 British Airways British Airways due to make pilot redundancies
EMEA 17 Mar 2020 Lufthansa Brussels Airlines temporarily suspends all its flights as of 21 March until 19 April
EMEA 17 Mar 2020 Lufthansa Austrian Airlines to suspend all operations
Latin America 17 Mar 2020 LATAM Chile closes borders as Latam grounds flights over pandemic
EMEA 17 Mar 2020 Government UK government is now advising against all non-essential travel worldwide
North America 17 Mar 2020 Air Canada Air Canada suspends flights from Dubai
EMEA 17 Mar 2020 Brussels Airlines Brussels Airlines temporarily suspends all its flights as of 21 March until 19 April
EMEA 17 Mar 2020 Lufthansa Brussels Airlines requests state aid
APAC 17 Mar 2020 All Nippon Airways ANA to Reduce Int'l Flights by 60 Pct over Coronavirus
North America 17 Mar 2020 Delta Delta to operate passenger planes as freighters for charters
Global 17 Mar 2020 COVID-19 Coronavirus cancellations have overwhelmed third-party travel booking sites
North America 17 Mar 2020 Government Trump Administration Seeks $50B for Airline Industry