A380 removed entirely from the fleet page on Etihad website
https://simpleflying.com/etihad-airbus- ... e-removal/
Hong Kong bars all service to India, Pakistan, Philippines for 2-week period.
A record 47 people arrived COVID positive from India on a single day even with pre-flight testing!
https://twitter.com/JournoDannyAero/sta ... 6109936640
With China Eastern participation of the recapitalization of the group, airlines have agreed to deepen the scope of their partnerships. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EyyxM_yXIAMVQG-?format=jpg&name=medium https://www.airfranceklm.com/en/air-france-klm-and-china-eastern-airlines-reinforce-their-part...Jump to post
At least in France, employers generally cannot mandate immunization. Mandatory immunization requirements only apply to a very small number of citizens such as those that work in healthcare, and then for basic items like tetanus and hepatitis B. Even French healthcare workers are very vaccine hesitan...Jump to post
Emirates received two-week ban at HKG from April 13-26 for importing COVID passengers
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EyyURqfVoAA ... name=large
Bangladesh suspends international flights effective April 14.
http://www.orientaviation.com/articles/ ... seven-days
Thai Airways cuts another 4,250 staff, offering them early retirement.
https://thethaiger.com/hot-news/transpo ... retirement
This only impacts 5 routes from ORY
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EZnwJAHXkAk ... me=900x900
Does not impact AF CDG hub, or remainder of French domestic flying.
The board of Air France-KLM is expected to meet on Monday to discuss details of an agreed state-backed refinancing plan.
https://money.usnews.com/investing/news ... ources-say
Hong Kong has barred for two weeks passenger flights by Singapore Airlines, after importing 3 cases of COVID.
Chile will enter one-month lockdown and border closure mode as cases spike even with 35% of population vaccinated
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-heal ... BO630?il=0
Europe case counts.
Hopefully, lock-down measures effects kick in.
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Ex5yUL5UYAI ... ame=medium
Reported that the French government and the EU have reached an agreement on the terms of aid package to Air France, while the Dutch authorities have not yet reached a deal with the EU on the extent of the concessions in exchange for aid to KLM. Also separately, AF looks to close its crew bases in Ma...Jump to post
30 travellers caught by Canadian immigration with falsified COVID test results
https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/30-travel ... -1.5365721
Yes just like Europe, the USA likely to see a 4th wave. Per BBC says US case counts up 7% in the last week. Its too bad infection control methods were not maintainted until nations reach the 70-80% vaccination rates before opening up. The rush to open up simply creates a yo-yo fluctuation with infec...Jump to post
Airlines0613 wrote:I wonder if El Al would consider adding IAH as a destination or UA adding TLV to the IAH market for streamlined connections to LatAm.
Khazanah Nasional says it does not envisage any merger or any similar strategic option with other airlines and instead will focus on stand-alone 5-year restructuring plan now that there is a commitment for capital injection which should help adequately fund the airline. https://www.theedgemarkets.co...Jump to post
I am not sure what the point would be to start a new route to SFO at this time, which even under ideal circumstances is a big commercial risk. The U.S. still has a travel ban on EU, and the pandemic is surging again in Italy with a new lockdown that commenced on Monday and yesterday reported its hig...Jump to post
Austrian Airlines is implementing further measures. Two additional Airbus aircraft will be relegated to long-term parking at least until 2024/25.
It is also vacating lease on four out of eight floors of its head office.
https://simpleflying.com/austrian-airli ... -forecast/
Adding second Vietnam route.
Ho Chi Minh City effective from May 13.
http://www.orientaviation.com/articles/ ... i-home-hub
Might I suggest to Norse NOT to copy what Norwegian did, and failed with, ie, fly mainly to the US, but to try new different upmarket leisure routes instead. How about OSL - MLE / BKK / BGI / PUJ / SEZ / HKT. The US won't get back to the pre-covid traffic volumes for years yet. Whereas there is a p...Jump to post
Owner of Interjet says the Government of Cuba has expressed interest in the SSJ fleet.
https://www.14ymedio.com/economia/Cuba- ... 93645.html
Wizz should not be counting on UK market for the summer. Member of government pandemic group says "extremely unlikely" holidays can be planned abroad. Risk of importing cases and new strains remains too high regardless of what the situation like in the UK. https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-56467...Jump to post
There is absolutely no need for vaccinated people to sit anything out. :old: Except vaccinated persons still can get Covid and also transmitted to others and be asymptomatic carriers. The transmission chain is not broken, especially when the majority of the population is still months away from bein...Jump to post
France and Poland introduce new lockdown measures as cases increase and Germany warns about the inability to stop 'exponential growth in infections. UK also says summer holidays abroad in 2021 "extremely unlikely" as the danger of importing cases and new strains is too great https://www.bb...Jump to post
Canada - U.S. agree to extend border closure.
https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/coronavir ... -1.5352275
KAL says it hopes to close the deal by end of June. They plan to streamline redundant routes and business units including merging budget units. Committed to no forced layoffs, but redundant staff inevitably may have to go (sounds like via incentive packages/attrition) https://www.flightglobal.com/st...Jump to post
Seems like this is really happening. The airline this week said first A330-300 will arrive "late this year".
They will be used on charters to meet post-pandemic demand by Korean travelers to places like Australia and Europe.
KBUR has a pretty short main runway 15. I put max useful range w/ 180pax on 737-800W/26K at around 1000nm from BUR at normal daytime temps in the Valley. BUR-DEN yes, BUR-IAH probably not.
Last LH A380 headed to Teruel
https://twitter.com/lufthansaNews/statu ... 1972627459
It seems to me, for AM to grow in Mexico, it needs to grow outside Mexico City where it has retrenched to in recent years. This means going after the ethnic markets in inland Mexico and tourist traffic on the coast. In order to do that it needs low cost to meet the ULCCs head on, but even after bank...Jump to post
TK still far the busiest airline in Europe in number of daily frequencies.
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EwnAySPWEAE ... name=large
Nok Air given more time until April 15 to submit its business rehabilitation plan.
http://www.orientaviation.com/articles/ ... ue-package
European Commission has found €350 million of government support in favor of Finnair to be in line with EU State aid rules.
https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/e ... e-finnair/
Indigo Partners sold an aggregate of 7,692,308 ordinary shares in Wizz Air Holdings generating gross proceeds of approximately $556 million. https://www.globalcapital.com/article/b1qzpvsw9krndq/indigo-partners-cuts-wizz-air-stake After the sale Indigo left with approx 8.5 percent stake in the airline.Jump to post
Italian government commission says AZ in 32 months of extraordinary administration and before the arrival of the coronavirus, the airline provided Italy a net positive contribution of at least 630 million euros. Estimate takes into account 1.3 billion loans made by the state over the same period of ...Jump to post
Cathay Pacific's Manila service suspended by HK authorities until March 28th as it imported 5 COVID cases on March 13th.
http://www.orientaviation.com/articles/ ... 9-positive
More money needed in the piggy bank. VS seeks £160mil support to help carry it through slower revenue recovery. £100m of the new funding coming from Virgin Group per sources. Virgin Atlantic circles further £160m Covid support package https://www.ft.com/content/f63d49be-d073-4fef-a489-631a8f7e1795Jump to post
Photos from the first scheduled flight out of Liege. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EwX-t58W8AMzBAX?format=jpg&name=small https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EwX-t58W8AMzBAX?format=jpg&name=large https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EwX-t6VXEAQJb_a?format=jpg&name=small https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EwX-t6VXE...Jump to post
Portuguese government requests EU authorization to provide TAP EUR€463 million funding.
Airline already benefited from state aid of €1.2 billion in June 2020.
https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/tap- ... terim-aid/
Getting worse in Europe. Germany declares a Covid ‘third wave’ has begun and Italy set for national lockdown through Easter.
https://www.cnbc.com/2021/03/12/germany ... kdown.html
I believe it would have been nice to incorporate blue, and do something similar to their shipping livery.
https://atlas-network.com/wp-content/up ... m.16.9.jpg
That's a really good point. One stop shopping. I wonder if the sales reps did the old, "Oh - you'd like financing for that? Well, lemme call my guy Bob over in finance and see what we can do for you..." If we remember back to the financial crisis, this was the time bomb that exploded at G...Jump to post
They plan to develop Marseille as their primary air hub to provide air/sea links
https://www.lesechos.fr/pme-regions/act ... le-1295320
Korean Air raised US$2.9 billion by issuing new shares, with close to half of the funds will be used to acquire Asiana Airlines.
With LH focused on FRA + MUC, Eurowings to set up at Berlin Brandenburg Airport. Initially effective April 1, three A320s will be based at BER with focus on leisure destination markets like Balearic Islands, Croatia, Corsica, Greece in addition to domestic routes to Cologne, Düsseldorf and Stuttgart...Jump to post