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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 25 Sep 2020 ANA ANA weighs $1.9bn public offering of common stock
Global 25 Sep 2020 Industry Airlines consider a recovery with more digital, direct distribution, less business travel
North America 25 Sep 2020 Air Canada Air Canada Has A Digital Focus On The Road To Recovery
Global 24 Sep 2020 IATA IATA Chief Says Governments Should Pay For Preflight COVID Tests
EMEA 24 Sep 2020 Air Astana Air Astana’s Domestic Network Is Stronger Than Ever Despite COVID
North America 24 Sep 2020 United United to Offer Pre-Flight Covid-19 Testing for Hawaii Travel Next Month
Global 24 Sep 2020 Industry How A COVID-19 Vaccine Will Change The Aviation Industry
APAC 23 Sep 2020 Industry Could The Indian Aviation Industry Have A Speedy Recovery?
Multiple 23 Sep 2020 American Airlines American Airlines And Lufthansa Look To Preflight Testing To Protect Passengers From Coronavirus
EMEA 23 Sep 2020 British Airways British Airways takes Flying with Confidence course online
Global 23 Sep 2020 Industry Airlines are confronting a future of smaller, leaner operations
North America 23 Sep 2020 American Airlines How American Airlines Is Adapting To COVID-19
EMEA 23 Sep 2020 KLM Dutch Airline KLM Blames British Quarantine Rules as it Postpones Further Capacity Increases
EMEA 23 Sep 2020 Lufthansa Lufthansa to Give Frequent, Premium Travelers Priority for Rapid Covid-19 Testing
EMEA 23 Sep 2020 Lufthansa Lufthansa to start pre-flight "rapid COVID testing" next month
North America 22 Sep 2020 Aeroméxico Aeromexico Allowed To Modify Leasing Agreements By NY Court
Global 22 Sep 2020 IATA International air travel can only be revived by Covid-19 testing: IATA
North America 22 Sep 2020 Government U.S. airlines to make urgent call for new bailout ahead of Oct. 1 job cuts
North America 22 Sep 2020 Delta Delta delays pilot furloughs to Nov. 1
EMEA 22 Sep 2020 Lufthansa What To Expect From Lufthansa’s New Airline: Ocean
North America 22 Sep 2020 JetBlue JetBlue Cuts Capacity as Airlines Brace for a Wave of Job Cuts
EMEA 22 Sep 2020 Aeroflot Aeroflot Sees Domestic Travel Make A Full Recovery
EMEA 22 Sep 2020 Industry UK-Spain Corridor Has Lost 1/3 Of Its Capacity Since August
Latin America 22 Sep 2020 LATAM Latam accelerates digital transformation, eliminates check-in on its flights
North America 22 Sep 2020 Government Senators Introduce US Airline Support Bill Worth $29 Billion
North America 22 Sep 2020 Delta Delta Air Lines updates loyalty benefits and policies
North America 22 Sep 2020 United United Airlines Will Remain Half Its Size Until Vaccine Is Widely Distributed: CEO
EMEA 22 Sep 2020 TUI fly TUI brings down winter capacity as short-term booking trend persists
EMEA 22 Sep 2020 Alitalia Alitalia Looks To Introduce COVID Free Domestic Flights
APAC 22 Sep 2020 Government Which Australian States Currently Allow Travel?
EMEA 22 Sep 2020 Industry Airline industry will never be the same again -former IAG CEO Walsh
North America 22 Sep 2020 American Airlines American, United say flights to small cities are at risk unless Congress extends payroll program
Global 22 Sep 2020 Industry Airlines plead for mandatory virus tests to prop up demand
Latin America 22 Sep 2020 LATAM Latam and creditors ask to accelerate the final stretch of the reorganization
North America 22 Sep 2020 Hawaiian Airlines Hawaiian Airlines: Relief May Finally Be on the Way
EMEA 22 Sep 2020 British Airways BRITISH AIRWAYS AND HEATHROW WARN ‘ACTION NEEDED IMMEDIATELY’ TO LIMIT DAMAGE CAUSED BY TRANSATLANTIC TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS
Latin America 22 Sep 2020 Avianca Colombia's Avianca files bankruptcy financing plan, including convertible loan
EMEA 21 Sep 2020 Government Airlines UK-commissioned study calls for reopening of US routes
North America 21 Sep 2020 Alaska Airways Alaska Airlines Will Block Middle Seats Through Thanksgiving
North America 21 Sep 2020 Delta Delta CEO: Time for all travel sectors to “join arms” to drive safety and rebuild traveler confidence
EMEA 21 Sep 2020 Air France Bailout insufficient for Air France-KLM, says CEO
EMEA 21 Sep 2020 Norwegian Air Norwegian Receives A Loan Guarantee Extension From Norway’s Government
APAC 21 Sep 2020 Air New Zealand Trans-Tasman Routes Off The Books For Air New Zealand Until March
EMEA 21 Sep 2020 Air France €10bn euro bailout will keep Air France-KLM afloat less than year: CEO
North America 21 Sep 2020 Industry Last in, first out: Female pilots bear brunt of airline job cuts
EMEA 21 Sep 2020 Emirates Emirates Will Launch The World’s Longest Flight Since Lockdown
Global 21 Sep 2020 Industry Airlines pivot from business travelers to infrequent flyers seeking sunshine
EMEA 21 Sep 2020 Lufthansa Lufthansa takes 1.1 bln euro impairment as it further shrinks fleet
APAC 21 Sep 2020 Air India Air India And Cathay Dragon Receive Hong Kong Flight Bans
EMEA 21 Sep 2020 Lufthansa Lufthansa to cut more jobs as it loses 500 million euros a month