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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
North America 02 Oct 2020 Air Canada Air Canada Finalizing Order for COVID-19 Rapid Testing Kits
North America 02 Oct 2020 Hawaiian Airlines Hawaiian Airlines begins massive layoffs, cutting staff by nearly one third
North America 02 Oct 2020 Alaska Airways Alaska Airlines to offer rapid coronavirus testing for Hawaii-bound travelers
Multiple 02 Oct 2020 Government The United States And Bangladesh Sign A New Open Skies Agreement
North America 01 Oct 2020 Hawaiian Airlines Hawaiian Airlines Increasing Flights, Offers Home Pre-Travel Test Kits
EMEA 01 Oct 2020 KLM Air France KLM : Flight staff of Dutch airline KLM agree on wage cuts, trade union says
North America 01 Oct 2020 Delta Delta Air Lines (DAL) Q3 Earnings Expected to Decline
North America 01 Oct 2020 Delta Delta says it will be avoiding and delaying furloughs
North America 01 Oct 2020 United United And American Airlines Tell 32,000 Employees They're Now On Furlough
Global 01 Oct 2020 Industry Airline ancillary revenue projections slashed by half for 2020
Global 01 Oct 2020 IATA IATA restructuring
North America 01 Oct 2020 Alaska Airways Alaska Airlines to furlough or lay off more employees as COVID-19 grips travel industry
EMEA 01 Oct 2020 British Airways British Airways increases October schedule
North America 30 Sep 2020 United United Plans with 'Bounce Back' in Mind
North America 30 Sep 2020 Alaska Airways Alaska Airlines to Provide Discounted Covid-19 Testing for Passengers
EMEA 30 Sep 2020 South African Airways South African Airways Suspends Operations Once More
Global 30 Sep 2020 Industry Why COVID Testing Will Be Needed Even With A Vaccine
EMEA 30 Sep 2020 Air France Air France's revenue fell 70% in August - CEO
North America 30 Sep 2020 American Airlines American Airlines is moving ahead with furloughs, CEO says
North America 30 Sep 2020 Government Tens of thousands of airline workers are out of jobs after Congress fails to reach deal
Global 29 Sep 2020 IATA IATA lowers 2020 passenger traffic hopes on stalled recovery
Latin America 29 Sep 2020 LATAM LATAM Streamlines Flight Booking, Increases Ancillary Revenue With New App
APAC 29 Sep 2020 Government Thailand to slowly restart tourism with flight from China
North America 29 Sep 2020 Government Treasury Department could upsize airline loans as Delta, Southwest opt out, freeing up funds
EMEA 29 Sep 2020 Lufthansa Lufthansa hopes to reopen transatlantic routes with vigorous testing
North America 29 Sep 2020 American Airlines American Airlines Takes First Steps to Open International Markets to Travel with Preflight COVID-19 Testing
Latin America 29 Sep 2020 LATAM LATAM Airlines to increase frequencies in Oct-2020 by 42%
North America 29 Sep 2020 Government US House bill offers airlines $25bn in additional coronavirus relief
EMEA 28 Sep 2020 Air France Air France to operate 50 per cent of schedules during November and December
APAC 28 Sep 2020 ANA All Nippon Airways to reduce Nov-2020 international frequencies by 86%
North America 28 Sep 2020 Delta Delta to retire another 17% of its plane fleet earlier than planned
Global 28 Sep 2020 Industry 'It's a little better:' Reports surface of September's positive travel trends
EMEA 28 Sep 2020 British Airways Half Of British Airways’ Boeing 747s Have Now Been Retired
APAC 28 Sep 2020 Hong Kong Airlines Hong Kong Airlines Seeks To Cut Flight Attendant Salaries
EMEA 28 Sep 2020 Qatar Airways Qatar Airways Begins UV Treatment for Aircraft
APAC 28 Sep 2020 ANA ANA to Temporarily Change Service on Select International Routes Due to the Coronavirus as of Sept. 28
EMEA 28 Sep 2020 Aegean Airlines Aegean Airlines first-half revenue falls by two-thirds
EMEA 28 Sep 2020 Qatar Airways Qatar Airways Receives $2bn From Its Government
APAC 28 Sep 2020 Government Australia To Continue Supporting Some Domestic Flights Into 2021
EMEA 27 Sep 2020 KLM KLM Plans For European Capacity To Be Down 45% In November
Global 27 Sep 2020 Industry Airlines’ Push For Rapid COVID Tests Is Here to Stay
EMEA 26 Sep 2020 Air Portugal TAP defers lease payments and looks to sell up to eight aircraft
EMEA 26 Sep 2020 Air France Air France Capacity Down About 50% In November And December
North America 26 Sep 2020 Westjet WestJet Expands COVID-19 Cover To Include The United States
North America 25 Sep 2020 Air Canada Air Canada Has A Digital Focus On The Road To Recovery
North America 25 Sep 2020 Westjet WestJet Employees Could See Pay Cut By Half As Subsidies Change
Latin America 25 Sep 2020 Avianca Avianca To Restart International Flights From Colombia On Monday
North America 25 Sep 2020 Hawaiian Airlines Hawaiian Airlines to Offer Drive-Through Covid-19 Testing
EMEA 25 Sep 2020 Lufthansa Lufthansa Plans Job Cuts, More COVID Testing to Boost Customer Confidence
North America 25 Sep 2020 United United pegs growth to Covid-19 vaccine availability