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More flights to be confirmed over ‘coming days’
Government also announces staff will be allowed to postpone annual leave for two years
The luxury hotel brand said it was adhering to the advice of experts such as the World Health Organisation in an “ever-evolving situation”.
Chris Oakes says departure was ‘amicable’
The magazine features recipes, travel related book, TV film suggestions and blog posts.
Ship is scheduled to sail maiden voyage on May 20
Balpa says furlough rules incentivise laying staff off
World’s largest cruise operator braced for losses this year
EMEA vice president Ben Bouldin says line is supporting trade partners
Airline bosses says COVID-19 impact is far worse than 9/11
Roger Dow says industry is facing ‘catastrophic economic disaster’
53 guests and 85 crew have reported flu-like symptoms, with two confirmed Covid-19 cases
It’s never been more important to remind ourselves of the vital role our industry plays, says Travel Weekly features and supplement editor Katie McGonagle
FT report says other carriers are also considering asking for bailout
Agency’s airport transfer drivers supporting East Lancashire Hospitals Trust
First aircraft due to depart from Lima on Sunday
Funds from Germany’s state-owned bank KfW will be used to bolster Tui’s credit line amid ongoing impact of the coronavirus crisis
New facility will initially be able to house 1,500 bodies
In our latest series of webcasts, Der Touristik UK chief executive Derek Jones speaks to editor-in-chief Lucy Huxley about the current dilemma the industry faces over customer refunds
Derek Jones also outlines the company’s strategies for coping with the crisis and recovery planning
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Airlines for Europe (A4E), reacted with dismay to the European Commissions new guidelines on the application of the EU261 passenger rights regime.
Yesterday Air Lease Corporation announced the delivery of one new Airbus A320-200neo aircraft on long-term lease to Air Seychelles. Featuring CFM International LEAP-1A26 engines, this aircraft delivered from ALCs order book with Airbus.
Move would help airports and airlines recover faster once the crisis is over
Silver Airways Chief Executive Officer Steve Rossum yesterday called on local, state and federal government officials to provide critical and immediate financial aid required in order for the airline to survive the most dire crisis the industry has ever faced and upon which whose continued operation depends.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomed the announcement by the European Commission (EC) granting the temporary suspension until June 2020 of the 80-20 'use it or lose it' rule for airport slots.
AerCap Holdings N.V. (NYSE: AER) today announced it has signed an agreement with euroAtlantic Airways, a leading provider of ACMI services as well as charter aviation services, for the lease of two used Boeing 787-8 aircraft. The aircraft are scheduled to deliver in the spring of 2021, and will be the first 787s to be based in Portugal.
GrandView Aviation adds sixth Phenom 300 to its fleet
Supplier of Aftermarket Aviation Parts Extends its European Presence
For the month of February 2020, Copa Holdings' capacity (ASMs) remained flat while system-wide passenger traffic (RPMs) increased 0.4% year over year. As a result, system load factor for the month was 84.0%, 0.4 percentage points higher than February 2019.
Allegiant Travel Company (NASDAQ: ALGT) yesterday reported preliminary passenger traffic results for February 2020.
Hawaiian welcomed more than 856,000 guests in February 2020. Total traffic (revenue passenger miles) increased 6.4 percent on an increase of 13.3 percent in capacity (available seat miles) compared to February 2019. Load factor decreased 5.2 points year-over-year to 79.3 percent.
IATA now sees 2020 global revenue losses for the passenger business of between $63 billion (in a scenario where COVID-19 is contained in current markets with over 100 cases as of 2 March) and $113 billion (in a scenario with a broader spreading of COVID-19).
Consolidated passenger traffic (RPKs) increased 25.1% compared to February 2019 on a capacity increase (ASKs) of 25.1%, resulting in a load factor of 81.2%, 0.1 percentage point higher than the same period in 2019. Domestic load factor was 81.6% and international load factor was 79.9%.
Grupo Aeromexico transported 1 million 490 thousand passengers in February; a 3.6% year-on-year decrease. International passenger numbers decreased by 11.6%, while domestic passenger numbers increased by 1.0%.
GOL's disciplined capacity, single fleet type, dynamic yield management, and leadership of the Brazilian corporate market produced unit revenue growth in February, the month which marks the end of Brazil's summer season. Yields on domestic flights, which account for 93% of the Company's total seats, saw an increase of approximately 7% in February 2020.
On a YoY basis, passenger traffic increased 9.7% in Mexico, 16.1% in Puerto Rico and 19.5% in Colombia
Silver is scheduled to launch a total of four new ATR-600 series aircraft in its Caribbean operation this year, including one ATR 72-600 starting March 4, 2020, one ATR 42-600 in April, one ATR 42-600 in June and one ATR 42-600 in July.
A4A President and CEO Nicholas E. Calio issued the following statement after meeting with President Trump and Vice President Pence
Allegiant Travel Company (NASDAQ: ALGT) today announced plans to establish a base of operations at Concord-Padgett Regional Airport (USA). The Las Vegas-based company will invest $50 million to establish the new base in Concord, creating at least 66 high-wage jobs and housing two Airbus aircraft.
In February 2020, capacity measured by ASMs (Available Seat Miles) increased by 15.6% vs the same period of last year, while demand measured by RPMs (Revenue Passenger Miles) increased 21.0% year over year.
Update to local measures ('Coronavirus' page)
Update to information about local measures introduced to combat the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) ('Coronavirus' page)
Addition of information and advice on the extension of measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus ('coronavirus' page)
Further guidance for British citizens on immediate return options to the UK and information on local measures. ('Summary', 'Coronavirus' and 'Return to the UK' pages)
Addition of information and advice on airport closures and international flights ('Coronavirus' and 'Return to the UK' pages)
On 15 March, Peru announced a national State of Emergency, which has now been extended until 12 April. Stringent curfew regulations are being ever more rigorously enforced so it is vital you follow these to avoid detention. ('Summary' page)
Update on curfew hours during the weekend. ('Coronavirus' page)
Update to information and advice on road travel via Germany ('Return to the UK' page)
Announcement by Croatian authorities to temporarily waive penalties for overstaying. Foreigners who cannot leave on time due to COVID-19 restrictions should contact their nearest police station. ('Summary', 'Coronavirus' and 'Return to the UK' pages)
Addition of information on a commercial flight leaving Montevideo ('Coronavirus' and 'Return to the UK' pages)
On 28 March a nationwide ban on non-essential movement has been declared until 12 April ('Coronavirus' page)
Update on local COVID-19 measures and request for travellers’ details ('Coronavirus' and 'Return to the UK' pages)
Summary: Update to entry requirements, local measures and return to the UK.
Summary: Reduced travel destinations from Turkey ('Summary', 'Coronavirus' and 'Return to the UK' pages)
Summary: Update on restriction on local measures ('Coronavirus' pages).
Summary: Advice for British nationals who wish to leave Germany (Coronavirus pages).
Addition of information about travel restrictions in Brazil ('Coronavirus' page)
Addition of information and advice on national state of emergency limiting opening hours to essential services. St Lucia has closed the country’s borders and all flights to the UK have been suspended. ('Coronavirus' and 'Return to the UK' pages)
Addition of information and advice on measures to impose a national curfew form Monday 30 March, from 10pm to 5am.
Solomon Island Government have announced that the last scheduled international flight departed Honiara on Friday 27 March. Honiara International Airport is now closed to all scheduled international flights. ('Summary', 'Coronavirus' and 'Return to the UK' pages)