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COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:28 am

On top of the general discussion on the COVID-19 situation, a second thread which will be for news and a reference guide will take place below. This second thread is for easy reference to the latest news without getting lost in the general discussion thread.

For those wanting to participate in the general discussion please leave it to the general discussion thread. Please add below any news that arises. Please ensure that you add links to any news

Also, please leave political posts to the thread in non-aviation, and commentary to the appropriate discussion thread. Any posts that are off topic will be deleted.

Thank you.

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Photos of airports and COVID-19 impact

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US ATC impacts

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Mon Mar 23, 2020 2:05 am

Emirates to continue to fly to 13 destinations: https://www.yahoo.com/news/emirates-rev ... 34012.html
 
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Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:46 am

Good morning.

UAE has decided to close to passenger air traffic, so Emirates full-shutdown Wednesday after all.

https://www.thenational.ae/lifestyle/tr ... y-1.995963
 
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Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:03 pm

This thread is for posting references to news stories. It's intended as a sort of news feed. No discussion, only links to various storylines relating to impacts from the current crisis. Discussion belongs in the aforementioned threads.

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Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:23 pm

Meantime..Goldman Sachs deems Boeing shares good to buy based on the belief that travel will rebound after Wuhan virus has passed. Amazing these guys ha??

https://www.thestreet.com/investing/boe ... oronavirus
 
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Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:31 pm

Etihad suspends all operations except for cargo flights for two weeks.

https://twitter.com/etihad/status/1242064955588907008
 
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Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:30 pm

Icelandair lays off 260 employees, reduces hours for 92% of remaining staff and cuts wages for remaining full time staff by 20%. Executives take a 25-30% pay cut.

https://www.ruv.is/frett/vid-aetlum-okk ... num-thetta
 
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Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:10 pm

KL will start S20 with a significantly reduced intercontinental network. Also they will only be using the 77W/772 and 789/781 to maintain WB operations.

More info + network destination list: https://news.klm.com/covid-19-klm-start ... tinations/
 
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Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:14 pm

International flights are already suspended and India will suspend all domestic flights from March 25:
https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/busin ... 62861.html

Only cargo flights are allowed.
 
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Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:20 pm

23Mar BA parked 14 various types at different airports today, largest number so far.

http://thebasource.com/
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Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:06 pm

Boeing suspends production of widebodies in WA for two weeks. Apparently, Charleston will continue.

https://leehamnews.com/2020/03/23/boein ... de-bodies/
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Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:35 pm

South Africa officially goes into nation-wide lockdown from 26 March until 16 April

https://www.cnbcafrica.com/news/2020/03 ... th-africa/
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Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:43 pm

Just a reminder: this is not a discussion thread. This thread acts like a news feed. Please see the posts above to see the intent of this thread.

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Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:05 am

https://www.tampabay.com/news/health/20 ... lock-down/

New Yorkers flying to Florida to self-quarantine for 14 days

The governor, has been asking Trump to limit flights to Florida for more than a week
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Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

Tue Mar 24, 2020 2:40 am

U.S. airlines are drafting plans for a potential voluntary shutdown of virtually all passenger flights across the U.S.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-domest ... 1585013673
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Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

Tue Mar 24, 2020 3:09 am

Washington State has just issued a two-week "Shelter at Home" order with all non-essential businesses closed for the next two weeks so this will impact aerospace parts vendors to both Airbus and Boeing: https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-ne ... -covid-19/
 
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Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

Tue Mar 24, 2020 5:52 am

Alaska 14 day mandatory quarintine for anyone arriving from out of Alaska! Big deal. Just like Hawaii!

https://www.adn.com/alaska-news/2020/03 ... eaches-36/
 
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Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

Tue Mar 24, 2020 5:58 am

Stitch wrote:
Washington State has just issued a two-week "Shelter at Home" order with all non-essential businesses closed for the next two weeks so this will impact aerospace parts vendors to both Airbus and Boeing: https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-ne ... -covid-19/


I was looking into this as it will affect my business, interestingly it is a lot less tight than some others. For example stores: lumber yards, plant nurseries, Home Depot, residential and construction on essential facilities (any business noted elsewhere as essential in this order). What it seems like they are trying to allow the economy to keep going in sectors that can work with good isolation. Several contractors in our area are keeping each subcontractor's crew well separated, so it is relatively safe. What I heard is that there has been lots of social violations - groups getting together, etc that the state wants stopped.

https://1y4yclbm79aqghpm1xoezrdw-wpengi ... 3.2020.pdf
 
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Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

Tue Mar 24, 2020 3:29 pm

In Canada,

Air Transat lays off 70% of staff, grounds entirely for April:
https://business.financialpost.com/tran ... ts-april-1

Sunwing suspending all flights as of today.
Westjet cuts domestic flights by 50%, but says it will keep operating limited domestic schedule:
https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/westje ... -1.5506477
 
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Tue Mar 24, 2020 6:56 pm

https://onemileatatime.com/southwest-ai ... t-service/

Southwest Airlines is suspending inflight service, effective March 25th
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Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:36 pm

MRO impact expected to last 12-18 months, possibly longer:

https://aviationweek.com/mro/warning-mr ... ming-weeks
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Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:20 pm

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Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:05 pm

Midwestindy wrote:
https://onemileatatime.com/southwest-airlines-suspends-inflight-service/

Southwest Airlines is suspending inflight service, effective March 25th


"Canned water will be available by request".

Also, AA & DL making rather significant cuts to inflight service; details on their plans and WN info mentioned above from CNN: https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/25/business ... index.html
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Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:26 pm

London City Airport closing today until end of April

https://www.londoncityairport.com/coronavirus
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Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:40 pm

The new south terminal complex/multimodal rail station construction continues apace at MCO, in spite of Orange County government issuing a "Shelter In Place" order yesterday.

https://www.orlandosentinel.com/coronav ... story.html
 
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Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:18 pm

A TUI flight inbound to LHR, is this a first for the company?

https://www.flightradar24.com/TOM955/2445a104
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Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:48 pm

Ukraine closes all airports to commercial passenger traffic, except KBP (Kyiv Boryspil) and LWO:(Lviv)
KBP continues, for now, to operate evacuation/repatriation flights.
LWO is a possible alternate/diversion airport

https://www.avianews.com/ukraine/2020/0 ... _borispol/
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Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:52 pm

This thread is for posting references to news stories only, not for discussion. It is intended that only links and brief summaries of the article be posted regarding the current crisis. Discussion belongs in other applicable threads.

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Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:41 am

Alaska Air cutting flights by 70% for at least two months: https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/cor ... 78aa0707bb
 
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Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:25 am

Meanwhile QR refuses to ground operations. At a time that EK, EY and WY are all grounded, QR is doubling down on taking people home to their families. It has increased routes and reintroduced the A380 after only a few days of grounding it. https://onemileatatime.com/qatar-airway ... s-flights/
 
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Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:21 am

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Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:48 pm

Temporary Hibernation of AirAsia Group Fleet

https://newsroom.airasia.com/news/tempo ... roup-fleet
 
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Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:51 pm

Appears Thai Airways will have some major cuts in service for April, May, and June
https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... t-25mar20/
 
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Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:49 am

http://news.aa.com/news/news-details/20 ... fault.aspx

AA reducing schedule by 80% in May, currently experiencing Load Factors at 15% running at 50% capacity
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Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

Fri Mar 27, 2020 2:11 pm

RR to cease production of civil airliner powerplants from tonite. Military will continue.

Follows from Airbus and Boeing pausing production.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... s-measures
 
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Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

Fri Mar 27, 2020 2:27 pm

PHL-based American Airlines flight attendant passes away from COVID. Terrible news, and my thoughts are with his loved ones.

This article also has quotes from other flight attendants with the illness, as well as from Sara Nelson from AFA.

https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/26/us/fligh ... index.html
 
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Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:02 pm

https://www.ryanair.com/content/dam/rya ... 3.2020.pdf

Interesting firstly as 'We do not expect to operate flights during the months of April and May at this time' also The experience in China suggests a 3-month period for the spread of the virus to be contained and reduced,
 
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Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:41 pm

https://www.cityam.com/coronavirus-lond ... ys-a-week/

Actually it will be open for a few hours on the remaining three days.
 
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Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:34 pm

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland- ... s-52070491

"John Menzies axes 17,500 jobs amid travel slump."
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Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:48 pm

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-52066640

Coronavirus: Virgin Atlantic to seek bailout in coming days

Headline says it all.

No statement yet from SRB.
 
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Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:21 pm

US DOT offering blanket waivers on all international route authorities, dormancy and startup requirements for US. carriers until Oct 24, 2020.

https://www.regulations.gov/document?D= ... -0035-0001

In other words, things like the new Haneda startups can be delayed, and airlines won't be subject to loss of existing route authority for not operating flights for 90 or more days.
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Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:26 pm

Turkey to stop international flights

https://www.dailysabah.com/turkey/turke ... -says/news
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Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:31 pm

WN unions worried airline maw eschew bailout money and result to cost/staff cuts to survive instead.

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/air ... Bvmb4BN9k/
 
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Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:03 pm

Birmingham Airport (BHX) to become temporary coronavirus mortuary to hold up to 12,000 bodies
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2020/mar/27/temporary-mortuary-being-built-at-birmingham-airport
 
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