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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 This page is no longer updated but remains a source for looking back on the events our industry weathered during our toughest times.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
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
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
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 27 Oct 2020 ANA Japan Airlines and All Nippon Airways introduce new accessibility measures
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
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 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?
North America 25 Oct 2020 American Airlines American Airlines Planning Customer Tours Before First MAX Flights
APAC 24 Oct 2020 Government India Seeks To Further Ease Travel Restrictions
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 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?
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
North America 22 Oct 2020 American Airlines American Sees Short-Haul International as Q4 Bright Spot
North America 22 Oct 2020 American Airlines American Airlines Defers MAX Deliveries Following $2.4 Billion net Loss
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
North America 21 Oct 2020 American Airlines American Airlines To Trial Digital ID In Washington & Dallas
EMEA 21 Oct 2020 Air Portugal Wow: TAP Air Portugal Launches Unlimited Europe Flight Pass
EMEA 21 Oct 2020 Air Europa Spain’s Air Europa may get €450m aid, resumes more int’l ops
EMEA 21 Oct 2020 IATA ​IATA downgrades Africa and Middle East traffic forecasts