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    Fresh lockdown prompts British Airways to suspend Gatwick flights


    British Airways is suspending flights at London Gatwick airport as a result of the fresh national lockdown in the UK which took effect today. The Oneworld carrier, which consolidated flights at London Heathrow airport during the first wave of the pandemic earlier this year, says it is reducing flights ...

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    Airline coronavirus recovery tracker: November 2020 update


    Our regular examination of the latest global data for several key airline market indicators, including traffic and capacity in passenger and cargo markets, airport passenger throughput, in-service and stored fleets, jet fuel costs, and share price trends for the world’s largest groups.

  • Volotea

    Shift to domestic markets helps Volotea limit crisis impact on traffic


    European carrier Volotea is crediting a shift of its network strategy to focus on domestic flights for a July-September traffic performance in which declines in passenger levels were kept to less than a quarter. Volotea says it handled 2.4 million passengers in the third quarter, down only 23% on ...

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    Air Canada Rouge relaunches with Cancun flight


    Air Canada Rouge on 2 November flew passengers from Toronto to Cancun, Mexico, marking the first time it has operated since the start of the coronavirus pandemic travel downturn in March.

  • Ryanair Wizz aircraft at Budapest

    Ryanair and Wizz traffic down 70% in October


    Traffic data released this morning from European low-cost carriers Ryanair and Wizz Air for October shows passenger levels running 70% down on prior-year levels as travel restrictions across Europe took further hold.

  • Ryanair group chief executive Michael O'Leary

    Ryanair’s O’Leary plots aggressive post-Covid strategy


    Ryanair will exit the coronavirus crisis leaner, more competitive and ready for expansion, group chief executive Michael O’Leary has vowed. The low-cost carrier is using the crisis to “rapidly restructure our cost base”, he explained during a 2 November half-year results call. All of the major expense items ...

  • Blue air

    Romanian budget carrier Blue Air to add Heathrow and Frankfurt


    Romanian low-cost carrier Blue Air is to switch its London flights to Heathrow from December and launch Frankfurt services next summer as it bids to challenge network carriers in their hubs. Blue AIr has served London Luton airport since 2012, but will begin Bucharest to Heathrow flights from the ...

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    Comair restart hopes boosted by competition commission backing


    Comair’s efforts to resume operations have been bolstered after competition regulators backed a consortium’s proposed bid to acquire the South African carrier from business rescue.

  • Rossiya-c-Rossiya

    Rossiya sets up pilot corps to prepare for Superjet 100 operations


    Russian carrier Rossiya has established a new flight unit which will second pilots from parent Aeroflot Group to operate Sukhoi Superjet 100s on its network. Rossiya uses a mix of Boeing 747s and 777s for its long-haul services, as well as Boeing 737s and Airbus A320-family jets for short-haul ...

  • Ursula von der Leyen

    EU targets common protocol for Covid testing of travellers


    The European Commission is preparing common passenger testing, quarantine and tracking practices for member states to help ensure safe travel as it battles the Covid-19 pandemic. “Free movement within the EU and the border-free Schengen area are prized achievements of European integration – the Commission is working to ensure ...

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    Southwest’s O’Hare service to take flight on Valentine’s Day


    Southwest Airlines will commence operating flights for its new Chicago O’Hare service on 14 February, with 20 total departures to Nashville, Baltimore/Washington International, Denver, Dallas Love Field and Phoenix.

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    AAPA calls on governments to do more for air travel


    While there have been “positive” steps taken to establish travel bubbles and essential travel ‘green lanes’ in the Asia-Pacific region, more can be done to better coordinate an air travel recovery amid the coronavirus crisis. Releasing its traffic data for September, the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) doubled ...

  • Flybondi

    Argentine LCC protests ongoing closure of El Palomar


    Argentine low-cost carrier Flybondi has strongly protested the government’s decision to keep Buenos Aires’ secondary airport El Palomar closed as the country slowly reopens following the coronavirus crisis.

  • EasyJet

    EasyJet to make 418 crew in Germany redundant


    EasyJet will almost halve its fleet in Berlin amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

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    United extends point-to-point flights to Florida


    In an effort to capture more of the leisure travel market while keeping its fleet active, United Airlines will extend its offering of point-to-point connections between the Northeast and Midwest USA to Florida beyond the winter holiday season.

  • Eurowings at Munich airport

    Travel-warning removals prompt airline returns to Canary Islands


    European airlines are increasing capacity to the Canary islands after the UK and German governments lifted travel warnings for the Spanish archipelago

  • Helsinki airport

    State to recapitalise Finnish airports operator as traffic slumps


    Finland is to provide a €350 million ($414 million) recapitalisation of state-owned airports operator Finavia amid the continued slump in air traffic demand. Passenger traffic remained 90% down in September across Finavia’s airports and 92% down at its biggest gateway, Helsinki. In response, Finavia will shut one of the ...

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    Paris airports operator cuts full-year traffic hopes on second wave


    Paris airports operator Groupe ADP has lowered its traffic expectations for the remainder of the year and now expects passenger levels across its Parisian airports to be between 65% and 70% down on 2019. The company detailed the fresh outlook, which reflects the resurgence of the Covid-19 outbreak across ...

  • Emirates Airbus A380 at Munich airport

    Emirates to serve Jordanian capital with A380


    Emirates will next month deploy an Airbus A380 for some of its flights between Dubai and Amman as it boosts frequencies and capacity on the Middle Eastern route. The Jordanian capital will become the sixth city in Emirates ’ network to be served with A380s, joining Cairo, Guangzhou, ...

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    Alaska reports market improvement despite $431m Q2 loss


    Alaska Air Group lost $431 million in the third quarter of 2020, though the company insists its passenger and financial figures continue improving month by month.