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Corendon live tour of Boeing 747 for people at home

A few months ago, the Boeing 747 of the Corendon Village Hotel Amsterdam was still a big attraction for its guests. Open days were regularly organized where thousands of people came to admire the special aircraft up close. Many schools were also interested in organizing school outings; a beautiful a...

Austrian Airlines Extends Temporary Cessation of Flight Operations until May 3

The worldwide entry bans imposed as a consequence of the coronavirus are expected to continue or will even be extended. For this reason, Austrian Airlines will also prolong the cessation of its regular scheduled flight operations by another two weeks, from April 19, 2020 to May 3, 2020. This decisio...

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Difficult upcoming months for airBaltic - further reduction of capacity

As the Coronavirus crisis continues, significantly affecting demand for air travel, airBaltic is forced to further decrease its overall capacity between April 15 and October 31, 2020, cancelling approximately 50% of its flights. Currently the airline is in the process of adjusting its network and flight schedule according to temporarily reduced fleet in the beginning of restarting the sc...

European Union must act now - aviation industry is facing an unprecedented liquidity crisis

Aviation is a strategically important sector making a vital contribution to Europe’s overall economy and employment. In light of the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis, Europeans are no longer able to travel, the vast majority of aircraft in Europe are grounded, the sale of air tickets has come to a nearly complete stop and airports across the continent have come to a standstill. While welcomi...

British Airways joins the community fight against COVID-19

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 Airways is in the position of having thousands of cabin and flight crew with more time available and an appetite to volunteer. The...

Lufthansa Group extends repatriation flight schedule until 3 May

Due to the continuing travel restrictions, Lufthansa decided to extend its repatriation flight schedule, which was originally scheduled to run until 19 April, until 3 May. This also means that all remaining flights of the original flight schedule between 25 April and 3 May will be cancelled. Flights which were planned to operate until 24 April were cancelled at an earlier date. As of today, 2...

New player on cargo transportation market - Avion Express

Originally established as a cargo and passenger airline back in 2005, Avion Express, leading ACMI operator with 15 years of experience, announced re-entering the airfreight market. This move comes as a response to a rapidly changing situation in the market. Although commercial passenger flights were suspended around the world due to coronavirus pandemic, cargo-carrying flights are in huge dem...

Europe leading airlines have self-help options to survive industry cash crunch

Europe’s largest airlines have important self-help options open to them to help stave off the liquidity crisis brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic despite the spectre of mass bankruptcy hanging over the industry and calls for urgent government assistance. Scope Ratings says the longer-term challenge for surviving airlines is that they will be operating in a much changed and less favoura...

Russia may send plane with medical equipment to US by day-end to assist COVID-19 fight

A Russian aircraft with medical equipment and protective equipment may fly to the United States before the end of the day to provide assistance to the country amid the coronavirus pandemic, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Tuesday. "Today, technical coordination was conducted, and preparations were underway to send an aircraft from Russia [to the US], which is expected to leave by t...

Lufthansa agrees on short-time work

Lufthansa has signed agreements with its works council and trade unions to introduce short-time working for cabin and ground staff in Frankfurt and Munich. This also applies to the management. An agreement with the pilots union “Vereinigung Cockpit” has not yet been reached.  The extent of reduced working hours is determined for employees depending on the loss of work and can be u...

Avia Solutions Group has finalized the acquisition of Bluebird Nordic

On the 24th of January 2020, Avia Solutions Group signed an agreement with BB Holding EHF for the full acquisition of Bluebird Nordic, which entails a 100% stake ownership of the company’s shareholdings. On the 31st of March 2020, following the completion of all prerequisites and receipt of relevant clearances from competition authorities, the transaction was finalised. Gediminas Zie...

Aviation industry - will 2 years be enough to recover?

The recent outbreak of COVID-19 has sent aviation industry into a nosedive. With project revenue losses for airlines in 2020 estimated to be around US$252 billion, for some the future of the industry may look bleak. The novel coronavirus has shaken up airlines’ schedules all around the globe. Lufthansa Group intends to ground 700 aircraft from their fleet of 755 aircraft. At the same time...

Russia suspends air flights with other countries

Chairman of Russia’s Government Mikhail Mishustin on Thursday ordered the Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsiya) to cease regular and charter flights from Russian airports to foreign countries and backward starting March 27. "To ensure suspension of regular and charter air transportation from the Russian airports to the airports of other states and back starting from midnight, M...

airBaltic Carries Face Masks and Respirators to Latvia

After a request from National Health Service of the Republic of Latvia this weekend airBaltic performed a special cargo flight to and from Ürümqi Diwopu International Airport in China, bringing 900 000 face masks and 80 000 respirators made in Zhengzhou and Yiwu regions to Latvia. The special flight with airBaltic Airbus A220-300 registered as YL-C...

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European Union must act now - aviation industry is facing an unprecedented liquidity crisis

Aviation is a strategically important sector making a vital contribution to Europe’s overall economy and employment. In light of the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis, Europeans are no longer able t...

Europe leading airlines have self-help options to survive industry cash crunch

Europe’s largest airlines have important self-help options open to them to help stave off the liquidity crisis brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic despite the spectre of mass bankruptcy hanging...

Aviation industry - will 2 years be enough to recover?

The recent outbreak of COVID-19 has sent aviation industry into a nosedive. With project revenue losses for airlines in 2020 estimated to be around US$252 billion, for some the future of the industry...

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Etihad Airways to test airport technology to help identify medically at-risk travellers

Etihad Airways will partner with Australian company Elenium Automation to trial new technology which allows self-service devices at airports to be used to help identify travellers with medical co...

Difficult upcoming months for airBaltic - further reduction of capacity

As the Coronavirus crisis continues, significantly affecting demand for air travel, airBaltic is forced to further decrease its overall capacity between April 15 and October 31, 2020, cancel...

Austrian Airlines Extends Temporary Cessation of Flight Operations until May 3

The worldwide entry bans imposed as a consequence of the coronavirus are expected to continue or will even be extended. For this reason, Austrian Airlines will also prolong the cessation of its regula...

Corendon live tour of Boeing 747 for people at home

A few months ago, the Boeing 747 of the Corendon Village Hotel Amsterdam was still a big attraction for its guests. Open days were regularly organized where thousands of people came to admire the spec...

European Union must act now - aviation industry is facing an unprecedented liquidity crisis

Aviation is a strategically important sector making a vital contribution to Europe’s overall economy and employment. In light of the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis, Europeans are no longer able t...

New player on cargo transportation market - Avion Express

Originally established as a cargo and passenger airline back in 2005, Avion Express, leading ACMI operator with 15 years of experience, announced re-entering the airfreight market. This move come...

British Airways joins the community fight against COVID-19

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 vir...