April 28, 2020

Reuters (London): Britain’s airlines want the government’s coronavirus wage support scheme to be extended beyond June, maintaining the assistance for longer with a slow recovery in air travel expected.

Airlines UK, the industry’s representative body, wrote to the financ...

April 4, 2020

International airline seat capacity this week (30 March to 5 April) fell to just 23% of the level available in the first week of April last year. That’s according to data from travel analytics company ForwardKeys. Just 10 million seats were still in service worldwide,...

April 3, 2020

British Airways is joining the response against Covid-19 with a company-wide taskforce who will bring their skills and expertise to communities across the UK to help the fight against the COVID-19 virus.

The current reduction in the number of flights means British Airwa...

March 31, 2020

American Airlines is set to sharply increase the number of jets it is planning to retire beyond its announced plans as it accelerates a fleet transformation to respond to the coronavirus crisis. Some 4,700 jets have been parked globally as airlines slash operations due...

March 19, 2020

This is a summary of some airline's services suspensions. It is a guide and is not intended to be comprehensive.

Left - Flybe has already closed, with the Coronavirus outbreak the final straw for an already cash-strapped airline (Image - Kevan James)

AIR FRANCE-KLM

Air Fr...

March 15, 2020

The UK's aviation industry may not survive the coronavirus pandemic without emergency financial support, airlines have warned. Trade body Airlines UK has asked the government for a package worth several billion pounds. US travel restrictions will hit all transatlantic...

March 13, 2020

The US Government suspension of travel from European Union Schengen Agreement countries comes in to force today.

OAG's Becca Rowland looks at the impact.

Image - Kevan James

11% OF US INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS AFFECTED BY SCHENGEN BAN

On Wednesday 11th March the US announced a...

March 5, 2020

Loganair, Scotland’s Airline, has reacted to the closure of Flybe by announcing plans to safeguard UK regional connectivity by taking up 16 routes formerly flown by Flybe. The airline will be adding nearly 400 new flights each week and has opened a special recruitment...

March 2, 2020

With the help of Flight Global and writers Graham Dunn, David Kaminski-Morrow, Pilar Wolfsteller and Cirium, we take a look at the impact of the Coronavirus on some airlines and one response from the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

Image - Kevan James

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February 18, 2020

Gatechecked.com's BRADLEY WINT looks at a proposed start-up airline

First registered in Nevada and now operating out of Boca Raton, Florida,  Avatar Airlines seeks to operate ultra low-cost flights between US cities including Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Orlando, Dallas, New...

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