These actions are being taken in response to several factors related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic including high inventory levels in the sites and the various government recommendations and requirements which impact at different stages of the overall industrial production flow. Airbus remains committed to meeting customer demand.
mxaxai wrote:Tour operator (and airline) TUI is asking the German government and private banks for 1.8 billion € in loans. TUI is facing a massive liquidity problem. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... -state-aid
Local reports are that the government gave their okay today, with private investors expected to sign off in the coming days.
Tahiti, April 10, 2020 - A charter operated by the Delta company to repatriate North American nationals present in French Polynesia should take place Monday at 4 p.m., the U.S. consular agency announced. Those wishing to take this flight are invited to make themselves known to the agency.
It was "a great surge of solidarity" announced by the US consular agent in Polynesia, Christopher Kozely. Indeed, in a press release issued this Friday morning, it would seem that a charter flight should take place to "repatriate North American nationals in Polynesia to the United States". The Delta company should ensure this flight Monday at 4 pm which will join Polynesia to Hawaii, to leave for the United States thereafter. "It would be the first time that this company will land on Polynesian soil," noted the consular officer.
Bringing critical medical and other vital supplies rapidly to Canada and helping distribute them across the country is imperative to combating the COVID-19 crisis. The transformation of the Boeing 777-300ERs, our largest international wide-body aircraft, doubles the capacity of each flight and will enable more goods to move more quickly,” said Tim Strauss, Vice President – Cargo at Air Canada.
Travel bans and quarantine of travelers will most likely continue until there is a vaccine.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/12/opin ... virus.html
mxaxai wrote:Lufthansa will maintain its current passenger flight schedule (~18 weekly long haul, 50 daily short haul) until at least May 3rd, two additional weeks. https://www.airliners.de/lufthansa-flugplan-mai/54652
This also means that Austrian remains grounded until then.
The spread of the coronavirus has led to entry restrictions worldwide and a decline in demand for air travel. Austrian Airlines has therefore temporarily suspended regular flight operations as of March 18, 2020. Currently, all Austrian Airlines flights are cancelled until May 17, 2020.
gunnerman wrote:Heathrow Airport sees passenger numbers plummet by over 90% in April.
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