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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
APAC 19 Oct 2020 Cathay Pacific Cathay Pacific Weighs Further Job And Pay Cuts
North America 19 Oct 2020 Air Transat Air Transat Expects More Layoffs With Vancouver Base Closure
Latin America 19 Oct 2020 Industry How Brazil’s Aviation Recovery Is Progressing
EMEA 19 Oct 2020 British Airways New BA boss Doyle criticises government inaction on UK-US routes
North America 18 Oct 2020 American Airlines American Airlines plans to return the 737 Max to service in December
APAC 18 Oct 2020 ANA All Nippon Airways: Domestic bookings down 50%, intl down 95% in Oct-2020
North America 18 Oct 2020 Air Canada Air Canada Vacations Expands Winter Sun Options
EMEA 18 Oct 2020 Government The UK’s Quarantine Exemption List – What Is The Latest Update?
North America 18 Oct 2020 United United Maintains Robust Order Book With No Major Retirements
Latin America 18 Oct 2020 Government Panama offers COVID-19 tests to international travelers
North America 18 Oct 2020 Industry US airline operators brace for the long road back
APAC 18 Oct 2020 Qantas Qantas to exit joint venture with Vietnam Airlines: report
APAC 17 Oct 2020 Industry China’s ‘Big Three’ see full domestic traffic recovery in September
Latin America 17 Oct 2020 LATAM LATAM Gradually Restores Passenger Operations
North America 17 Oct 2020 Hawaiian Airlines Hawaiian Air hopes to bounce back
North America 17 Oct 2020 Delta How Delta’s stake in the private jet industry could be a lifeline for the airline
EMEA 16 Oct 2020 Government France to roll out airport testing this month - minister
North America 16 Oct 2020 Delta Delta is the Latest Airline to Reintroduce Middle Seats
North America 16 Oct 2020 Industry U.S. Transportation Command Study Finds Risk of Covid-19 Transmission Very Low on Aircraft
North America 16 Oct 2020 United United Plans Route Expansion in Latin America, Caribbean
EMEA 16 Oct 2020 Emirates Emirates rejects the new norm, sees robust recovery
Global 16 Oct 2020 Industry Are Triangle Routes The Airline Industry’s Answer To The Pandemic?
North America 16 Oct 2020 Government Thousands arrive in Hawaii on the first day of pre-travel testing
EMEA 16 Oct 2020 British Airways British Airways fined £20m over data breach
EMEA 16 Oct 2020 Air Serbia Air Serbia Launches Recruitment Push
Global 16 Oct 2020 Google Google Appoints Amex GBT as Sole Global TMC
APAC 16 Oct 2020 Air New Zealand Air New Zealand And Jetstar Take Advantage Of Trans-Tasman Travel Bubble
North America 16 Oct 2020 Air Canada Air Canada CEO Calin Rovinescu to retire next year; Michael Rousseau named successor
Latin America 16 Oct 2020 Government Latin American Aviation Expected To Lose Almost 300 Million Passengers
APAC 15 Oct 2020 Vietnam Airlines Vietnam Airlines Records Net Loss Of Over $460mn
North America 15 Oct 2020 Expedia Expedia claims OTAs in crucial position for travel industry recovery
North America 15 Oct 2020 Industry ARC: Sept. Monthly Agency Air Ticket Sales Surpass $1B, First Time Since March
Global 15 Oct 2020 Industry Airlines Predict A Long Slow Recovery Even As Tourism Returns
APAC 15 Oct 2020 Qantas Qantas Won’t Fly To The United States Until At Least February
APAC 15 Oct 2020 Virgin Australia Confirmed: Virgin Australia CEO Is Leaving The Airline
North America 15 Oct 2020 United United Airlines reports $1.8 billion quarterly loss, but pins hopes on recovery in 2022
Latin America 15 Oct 2020 Avianca Avianca Will Furlough 30% Of Its Workforce By 2022
North America 15 Oct 2020 American Airlines American Launches Group Travel Platform in Europe, with U.S., Canada to Follow
APAC 15 Oct 2020 Government Singapore, Hong Kong agree to set up air travel bubble for leisure travel without need for quarantine:
North America 15 Oct 2020 United United: 'Long Tunnel' to Recovery, Sees 2024 for Pre-Covid Level of Business Demand
EMEA 14 Oct 2020 Government Pandemic Delays Israel-UAE Direct Flights Until 2021
North America 14 Oct 2020 American Airlines American Adjusts Elite Status Requirements for 2021
North America 14 Oct 2020 Volaris Volaris Expects To Operate 95% Of Pre-COVID Schedule By New Year
Global 14 Oct 2020 IATA Airport group and IATA call for urgent industry-wide support to underpin recovery
APAC 14 Oct 2020 ANA Japan’s ANA Airline to Get $3.8 Billion Loans to Tackle Virus Impact
Global 14 Oct 2020 Skyscanner Skyscanner, Expedia, Hopper on need for transparency in travel retailing
Multiple 14 Oct 2020 Government Nigeria Signs Bilateral Aviation Agreement With India
North America 14 Oct 2020 Westjet WestJet to Slash Atlantic Region Service on Nov. 2
North America 14 Oct 2020 Allegiant Air Allegiant has the secret sauce for surviving Covid-19
North America 13 Oct 2020 Delta Delta Loses $5 Billion In 3rd Quarter, May Soon Furlough 1,700 Pilots