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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 13 Oct 2020 ANA ANA Plans Its Third Airbus A380 Flight To Nowhere
North America 13 Oct 2020 Delta Delta: Most Corp. Customers Have Resumed Some Level of Business Travel
EMEA 13 Oct 2020 Finnair Finnair develops ‘financial bazooka’ to survive crisis
EMEA 13 Oct 2020 Industry The EU Introduces Plan to Make Covid-Era Travel Less Confusing
EMEA 13 Oct 2020 Government EU traffic light scheme will mean ‘borders remain effectively closed’
North America 13 Oct 2020 Delta Delta Loses $5 Billion In 3rd Quarter, May Soon Furlough 1,700 Pilots
EMEA 13 Oct 2020 British Airways Who Is Sean Doyle – British Airways’ New CEO
Latin America 13 Oct 2020 Azul Linhas Aereas Brasileiras Azul Hopes To Burn Through Less Than $450,000 A Day In Q4
North America 13 Oct 2020 Southwest Southwest Airlines Looks Beyond the Downturn to a Corporate Travel Recovery
APAC 13 Oct 2020 Singapore Airlines Where Will Singapore Airlines Fly In December?
APAC 13 Oct 2020 Government When Will Australia Reopen Its Borders To Passengers?
EMEA 12 Oct 2020 Government Weekly flights across European network fall below mid-July levels
Global 12 Oct 2020 Industry Subtle shifts in travel may drive long recovery: trade group
North America 12 Oct 2020 Aeroméxico New York Okays $1 Billion In Financing For Aeromexico
North America 12 Oct 2020 Allegiant Air Allegiant hopes its focus on underserved routes will help it beat coronavirus
EMEA 12 Oct 2020 Government Ireland Looks To Introduce COVID-19 Testing For Travellers
EMEA 12 Oct 2020 British Airways British Airways CEO Departs as Parent IAG Seeks Revamp
North America 12 Oct 2020 Southwest Southwest Pilots Union Not Onboard With 10% Pay Cut
Latin America 12 Oct 2020 Government Latin America reopens and airlines try to gauge demand
North America 12 Oct 2020 American Airlines American Airlines Could Cut More Routes Without COVID Aid
EMEA 12 Oct 2020 Lufthansa Lufthansa has issued €3.2 billion in refunds in 2020
APAC 11 Oct 2020 ANA ANA to permit staff to take on wider range of side jobs amid pandemic
North America 11 Oct 2020 Hawaiian Airlines Hawaiian Airlines temporarily suspending its ‘Ohana by Hawaiian flights
Latin America 11 Oct 2020 LATAM LATAM receives first USD1.1bn from DIP
APAC 11 Oct 2020 Malaysia Airlines Malaysia Airlines May Need To Shut Down Without Restructuring
APAC 11 Oct 2020 Government Australia in travel talks with Japan, Korea as coronavirus cases ease
North America 10 Oct 2020 Air Canada Air Canada slashes Transat buyout price by nearly 75% as COVID-19 hits traffic
North America 10 Oct 2020 United United Airlines Plans to Extend Pre-Flight Rapid COVID-19 Flight Attendant Testing
EMEA 10 Oct 2020 Alitalia Italian ministers sign decree establishing Alitalia successor
EMEA 10 Oct 2020 Qatar Airways Qatar Airways CEO Offers Dire Warning For The Airline Industry
EMEA 10 Oct 2020 Finnair Finnair Announces Long-Term Recovery Personnel Incentives
North America 09 Oct 2020 Allegiant Air Allegiant burned $1.3 million daily during third quarter
APAC 09 Oct 2020 Government Japan Could Be About To Reopen The Door To International Travel
Global 09 Oct 2020 Industry WTTC has a plan to save the travel sector
North America 09 Oct 2020 Delta Delta CEO on what the airline industry needs to survive
Global 09 Oct 2020 Industry Airline coronavirus recovery tracker: October 2020 update
North America 08 Oct 2020 Delta Delta headquarters employees affected by shrinking of workforce
EMEA 08 Oct 2020 Virgin Atlantic Virgin Atlantic Supports The UK Government’s Testing Plan
EMEA 08 Oct 2020 Air Portugal Portuguese government completes TAP stake increase
North America 08 Oct 2020 Air Canada Air Canada raises nearly $500 million by selling, leasing back nine Boeing 737 Max 8s
Global 08 Oct 2020 Industry Airports saw 58% drop in passengers during first half of 2020
North America 08 Oct 2020 Delta Harvard Study Validates Delta Air Lines’ COVID-19 Cleaning Protocols
Global 07 Oct 2020 Industry Carriers, Organizations to Test International Covid-19 Digital Travel Passport
EMEA 07 Oct 2020 Austrian Airlines Austrian cuts back winter capacity as Covid-19 cases rise
North America 07 Oct 2020 Government Hawaii pushes forward with tourism despite safety concerns
Global 07 Oct 2020 Industry How COVID Will Make Aviation A Better Industry
North America 07 Oct 2020 Air Canada Air Canada to explore 'wearable' COVID-19 contact tracing technology
Global 07 Oct 2020 Industry How airlines are scrambling to provide passengers with touchless technology
Latin America 07 Oct 2020 Government Could Argentina Remain Closed To Air Traffic Until 2021?
APAC 07 Oct 2020 ANA Japan's ANA seeks voluntary layoffs and 30% pay cut