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    American adds $2bn to balance sheet


    American Airlines has priced its common stock offering and convertible bond raising nearly $2 billion.

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    AirAsia chief Fernandes mulls pulling out of India JV: report


    AirAsia group chief Tony Fernandes has hinted at a possible exit from its Indian joint venture, to focus on the Southeast Asian side of business. Fernandes was quoted in Indian media reports as saying that the group would “never say that we would never exit India”. He was speaking ...

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    Airlines benefit from Hong Kong wage subsidy scheme


    Several airlines are to receive wage subsidies from the Hong Kong government, though the city’s flag carrier Cathay Pacific Airways is not among the first tranche of companies to be approved for the scheme. Taipei Taoyuan-based China Airlines, with a “committed headcount under payroll” of 222 in Hong Kong, ...

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    Air Canada raises additional C$1.23bn in cash


    Air Canada has raised additional liquidity to help keep itself afloat as the coronavirus pandemic drags on.

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    Layoffs expected when pay support ends for US carriers


    Air travel may not return to pre-coronavirus levels until at least 2023, so US carriers are making plans to downsize their employee base, echoing the warnings of transportation analysts that the industry is “staff heavy” for the market reeling from the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

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    De Juniac sees fresh state role in airlines as short-term measure


    IATA director general Alexandre de Juniac expects those governments that have taken stakes to help prop up cash-strapped airlines during the crisis will not be long-term investors in the carriers.

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    Aeromexico says it will not file for bankruptcy, despite lack of liquidity


    Mexican flag carrier Aeromexico says it has no plans to file for bankruptcy, but that it is “evaluating alternatives to move towards a better financial position” after the global coronavirus pandemic decimated its liquidity.

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    US DOT fines Spirit Airlines $350,000 mischaracterising bumped passengers


    The US Department of Transportation (DOT) has fined ultra-low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines $350,000 for mischaracterising passengers who were involuntarily denied boarding on overbooked flights as “volunteers” and then undercompensating them.

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    Aer Lingus set to cut up to 500 jobs


    Irish carrier Aer Lingus is warning it expects to cut up to 500 jobs citing the ‘catastrophic effect’ the coronavirus crisis having on the aviation industry.

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    Lauda outlines restructuring under ‘survival plan’


    Lauda’s Austrian arm is being repositioned as a wet-lease carrier and the Ryanair subsidiary is ending the employment of crew members who did not support a new collective labour agreement, as part of a “survival plan” to secure operations in Vienna.

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    Asia airline task forces grapple with new realities


    Airlines in the Asia-Pacific have convened high-level task forces to deal with the coronavirus crisis and the changes necessary for a resumption of air travel. While air travel has resumed in several of Asia-Pacific’s domestic markets — namely Australia, South Korea, China, Vietnam, India, and Indonesia — regional and ...

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    AirAsia chief Fernandes sees ‘robust’ rebound in demand


    AirAsia chief executive Tony Fernandes has highlighted “encouraging” forward bookings and sales as the low-cost carrier seeks to recover from the impact of the coronavirus crisis. “There was a point where you couldn’t see where the light was going to come from,” Fernandes acknowledged during an 18 June webinar ...

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    IndiGo gains momentum with India domestic opening


    Indian low-cost carrier IndiGo is steadily building back its passenger business after nearly two months on the ground amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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    Lufthansa warns bailout under threat over shareholder tussle


    Lufthansa has warned it might be unable to implement the €9 billion ($10 billion) financial support package agreed with the German government after the airline’s largest shareholder indicated he might vote against the package.

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    Assessing government support for Asia-Pacific carriers


    When it announced a HK$39 billion ($5 billion) recapitalisation on 9 June, Cathay Pacific joined a growing list of Asia-Pacific airlines that have received government support amid the coronavirus crisis. The region appears to have learnt from its experience with SARS in 2003. Governments have responded quickly to Covid-19, ...

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    US airlines strengthen anti-coronavirus measures to inspire traveller confidence


    As shelter-in-place orders are lifted across the United States, airlines are hoping to inspire traveller confidence by imposing stronger sanctions against passengers who refuse to wear face coverings on board their aircraft.

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    Lufthansa job cuts to be spread across all units


    Lufthansa Group’s planned 22,000 job cuts will affect 600 pilots, 2,600 flight attendants and thousands of roles in its maintenance and catering divisions, the company has revealed.

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    Uncertainty around Khazanah’s view on Malaysia Airlines funding


    The parent of Malaysia Airlines is in discussions with sovereign wealth fund Khazanah Nasional about financial support, but has not received a funding commitment. Addressing media speculation, the airline tells Cirium that parent Malaysia Aviation Group (MAG) “has not received any commitment by Khazanah Nasional, for a MYR5 billion ...

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    IATA re-ups calls on Latin American governments to support airlines


    Commercial aviation association IATA has strengthened its calls for Latin American governments to assist their respective airline industries in order to help them survive the coronavirus crisis that has brought the sector to a near-standstill across the region.

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    United taps into MileagePlus programme for cash


    United Airlines says it expects to have a total of $17 billion in liquidity by the end of the third quarter in part by leveraging its MilagePlus passenger loyalty programme, helping support the Chicago-based carrier through the unprecedented crisis that has gripped the travel industry since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic.