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Mon Nov 09, 2020 8:32 pm

Airline stocks blast off after upbeat news on potential COVID-19 vaccine


https://www.marketwatch.com/story/airli ... latestnews
 
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Mon Nov 09, 2020 10:26 pm

Vaccine requires ultra cold storage. It looks like distribution will be an issue:
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-heal ... SKBN27P2VI
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Tue Nov 10, 2020 1:54 pm

Please post a link, a small comment, and if you like, a quote. This is not a discussion thread.
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Tue Nov 10, 2020 2:38 pm

Leeham on vaccine:
https://leehamnews.com/2020/11/10/hotr- ... cine-news/

“Even if a second candidate is approved and can be produced in the same quantity next year, that means just 17% of the world’s population will be vaccinated. And that assumes everything goes according to plan.”

I personally believe more candidates will be available, but it will take time to vaccinate the world.
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Tue Nov 10, 2020 2:43 pm

For those who haven't seen the worldometer's tracking if Covid19, I recommend it. I always use the 7 day trailing average (one of the local agencies typically doesn't report on the weekend and that pushes Monday data into Tuesday, so smoothing data is required, in my opinion).

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/
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Wed Nov 11, 2020 6:29 pm

CAPA is not encouraging:

https://centreforaviation.com/analysis/ ... day-543534

“We do need to adapt to this new and compelling scenario. COVID-19 is not going to go away in 2021, let alone 2020. It's not going to be solved quickly by a vaccine. Even distribution of the vaccines, and we'll talk about this elsewhere in today's show, will take at least two years to be distributed globally.

The article notes airlines need to shrink. I personally think production us the issue, I would hope that there is a better solution than within 2 years, but that discussion needs to be in another thread.
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Wed Nov 11, 2020 6:31 pm

lightsaber - could you post the reference to the CAPA article in another thread suitable for discussion so it receives the attention it deserves ? And yes, once you've done that by all means delete my post...
 
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Thu Nov 12, 2020 7:02 pm

The UAE and UK has established a travel bubble. Travelers will no longer need to quarantine for 14 days.

https://amp-thenationalnews-com.cdn.amp ... -1.1110471
 
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Mon Nov 16, 2020 7:20 pm

Courtesy: Fox News

JetBlue to stop blocking seats in January 2021

https://www.foxnews.com/travel/jetblue-blocking-seats-january-2021
 
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Mon Nov 16, 2020 9:02 pm

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-54966331

Heathrow workers plan four-day December strike
 
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Wed Nov 18, 2020 5:16 pm

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Courtesy: Fox News

JetBlue to stop blocking seats in January 2021

https://www.foxnews.com/travel/jetblue-blocking-seats-january-2021



Courtesy: The Hill

Delta to block middle seats through March

https://thehill.com/policy/transportation/aviation/526491-delta-to-block-middle-seats-through-march
 
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Thu Nov 19, 2020 1:27 am

Korean Air will maintain First Class Cabin Service to LAX and JFK only.

Daily service will be maintained to Mumbai, Los Angeles, Atlanta, New York/JFK, and Manila to Incheon (Incheon to Manila daily operation is pending) for December 2020.

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Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:28 pm

The UK government is set to cut from 14 to five days the time that quarantined arriving passengers must wait until they take a Covid-19 test, and if the result is negative they will be released from isolation immediately. The 14-day quarantine period has been widely blamed for crippling the aviation and travel sectors.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8971963/Foreign-travel-quarantine-slashed-14-days-five.html
 
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Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:33 am

The Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine is up to 90% effective ("up to" since they are testing multiple dosing regimes)

https://www.theguardian.com/society/202 ... university

This is far bigger news than the Pfizer and Moderna results IMO, even if slightly less effective:
  • It's cheap - £3 per dose vs £15-£25 for the other two. Sold to developing countries at cost.
  • It has benign handling characteristics
  • Most importantly they're way ahead in setting up the global supply chain, with deals for manufacturing in the UK, US, India, South Korea, Thailand and Brazil. 3bn doses capacity next year. Peak efficacy at 1.5 doses per person, so that's 2bn people.

Fantastic news.
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Wed Nov 25, 2020 2:02 pm

Secondary hubs

https://thepointsguy.com/news/secondary ... -iata/amp/
“Secondary hubs, possibly secondary bases, won’t make that mark,” Pearce said, referring to airlines’ need to fly cash-generating routes.

It seems business travel is needed for the secondary hubs to thrive.

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Wed Nov 25, 2020 10:48 pm

UPS increasing dry ice production to 544 kg/hr in anticipation of vaccine distribution:
https://www.aircargonews.net/airlines/f ... -vaccines/

Dry ice will be sourced at its Louisville UPS Worldport hub and can be available next day.
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Sat Nov 28, 2020 5:05 pm

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Wed Dec 02, 2020 3:55 pm

Nice to see BRU as the main European pharmaceutical hub. (Pfizer vaccine is produced in Belgium, as is the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson one)

https://focusonbelgium.be/en/internatio ... utical-hub

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Sat Dec 05, 2020 1:43 pm

SIA making preparations for vaccine transport and planning trial flights with empty containers to validate temperature control. They have signed master agreements wth container providers to ensure adequate container capacity.

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/si ... n-13705934
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Sun Dec 06, 2020 4:29 pm

Courtesy: Atlanta Journal Constitution Via The Detroit News

Delta Prepares For COVID-19 Vaccine Shipments

https://www.detroitnews.com/story/business/2020/12/04/delta-prepares-covid-19-vaccine-shipments/3836516001/
 
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Mon Dec 07, 2020 12:39 pm

The 2021 edition of the Paris Air Show is canceled. This was to be held from June 21 to 27. "The next edition of the Paris Air Show will be held in June 2023, on a date which will be communicated soon", specifies the organization.

Article in French
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Thu Dec 10, 2020 9:18 am

Air Asia's Tony Fernandes: Vaccine may be required for Asian travel.

https://www.businesstraveller.com/busin ... -asia-ceo/

This remark is similar to Qantas's CEO Alan Joyce's assessment. Like it or not, many parts of the world may require vaccine to enter the country.
 
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Fri Dec 11, 2020 1:54 am

Courtesy: NewsMax

FedEx, UPS Execs Say COVID-19 Vaccines Will Receive Flight Priority, GPS Tracking

https://www.newsmax.com/us/ups-fedex-covid-vaccine/2020/12/10/id/1000992/
 
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Fri Dec 11, 2020 9:25 am

KL banned from flying to/from HKG for two weeks

Source: https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/tra ... -bar-covid
 
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Tue Dec 15, 2020 6:47 am

Netherlands to go into tough, five-week lockdown until January 19 :

Prime Minister Rutte "appealed to people to postpone non-essential international travel until March 15, two months later than a previous recommendation."
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Tue Dec 15, 2020 1:19 pm

"UV-emitting LED lights found to kill coronavirus. Finding suggests technology can be installed in air conditioning, vacuum, and water systems. Researchers tested the optimal wavelength for killing the coronavirus and found that a length of 285 nanometers (nm) was almost as efficient in disinfecting the virus as a wavelength of 265 nm, requiring less than half a minute to destroy more than 99.9% of the coronaviruses"

"Rather than disinfecting a bus, train, sports hall, or PLANE by chemical spraying, disinfection systems based on LED bulbs can be installed in the ventilation system and air conditioner, for example, and sterilize the air sucked in and then emitted into the room" (or airline cabin).

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2 ... 164328.htm
 
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Tue Dec 15, 2020 7:25 pm

Users have asked for reference threads to find links without wading through discussion. Please only post with a link, a quote, and a brief no flamebait comment.

Please take discussion to other threads than the reference threads.
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Tue Dec 15, 2020 7:32 pm

Courtesy: Aviation Pros

Southwest to Furlough Up to 1,182 Employees at Oakland, SFO and San Jose Airports

https://www.aviationpros.com/airports/news/21202238/southwest-to-furlough-up-to-1182-employees-at-oakland-sfo-and-san-jose-airports
 
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Thu Dec 17, 2020 1:14 pm

BA drops 15 long-haul routes including Seoul and Seychelles.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-55348474

And still the cuts keep coming.
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Thu Dec 17, 2020 2:47 pm

Corendon, TUI Netherlands and Sunweb are cancelling all vacation travel untill the Dutch government lifts the orange colour for all travel abroad.

On the website of Corendon you can't book anything untill the 16t of March, Sunweb 1st of April. At TUI you can still book.

Link in Dutch: https://www.nu.nl/economie/6097214/reis ... geldt.html
 
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Fri Dec 18, 2020 5:10 pm

https://www.yahoo.com/news/travel-beyon ... 00591.html

Kind of a good read. Mostly what we all have been saying. Airlines are really going to have to adjust even after demand is over, the demand is gonna look a whole lot different. Everyone is coming to the same conclusions it seems post pandemic , I think the writing on the wall is becoming clearer
 
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Sun Dec 20, 2020 5:14 am

Netherlands bans flights from the United Kingdom.

https://www.reuters.com/article/health- ... SKBN28U03A
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Sun Dec 20, 2020 9:57 am

adambrau wrote:
Netherlands bans flights from the United Kingdom.

https://www.reuters.com/article/health- ... SKBN28U03A


For the moment not a complete ban, but one-way ban for flights coming out of the UK
 
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Sun Dec 20, 2020 11:05 am

Belgium announced new travel restrictions, closing their borders to travelers coming from the UK

Source: https://www.vrt.be/vrtnws/en/2020/12/20 ... -people-t/
 
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Sun Dec 20, 2020 3:52 pm

Despite London being in the new Tier 4, which means that only essential travel is permitted, BA and VS will continue to fly from LHR. BA will maintain its schedule from LGW which is in Tier 2.
https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/tier-4-travel-rules-christmas-holiday-b1776614.html
 
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Sun Dec 20, 2020 6:08 pm

FlyingHonu001 wrote:
Belgium announced new travel restrictions, closing their borders to travelers coming from the UK

Source: https://www.vrt.be/vrtnws/en/2020/12/20 ... -people-t/


Ireland joining the UK travel ban with ban on flights for 48 hrs covering 21st and 22nd.

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/health/ ... -1.4442011
 
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Sun Dec 20, 2020 6:11 pm

New Stimulus includes airline money and airlines must call back laid off workers

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/12/20/airline ... thTTPtugpw
 
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Sun Dec 20, 2020 6:17 pm

Germany, Italy, Belgium have now also banned flights from the UK, France is in a meeting to decide what to do about flights and the Tunnel.
Italy tested all inbound UK passengers and requires quarantine, all flights to/from the UK suspended until January 6th.

https://www.corriere.it/esteri/20_dicem ... 7873.shtml

US is not suspending UK flights for now.
 
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Sun Dec 20, 2020 6:46 pm

According to this source France has banned flights and trains from UK as well. Initial ban is for 48 hours.

France added to list of countries banning travel from UK amid covid fears
 
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Sun Dec 20, 2020 9:42 pm

BREAKING: Saudi Arabia shuts down land, sea borders temporarily for a week
https://saheliantimes.com/breaking-saud ... or-a-week/
 
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Mon Dec 21, 2020 12:51 am

Canada joins UK air travel ban, from midnight tonight, Sunday, indefinitely

https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/canada ... -1.5849598
 
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Mon Dec 21, 2020 2:55 pm

More than 30 countries now ban arrivals from the UK.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-55391289
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Mon Dec 21, 2020 7:14 pm

Dec 18 & 19 saw the smallest decline in air travel since before Thanksgiving.

https://nypost.com/2020/12/21/millions- ... urce=Gmail
 
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Mon Dec 21, 2020 11:33 pm

BA, DL, and VS are now requiring passengers to test negative for COVID-19 before boarding flights to JFK.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/12/21/british ... es-to.html
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Wed Dec 23, 2020 7:58 am

:alert: Dutch government release:

The ban on passenger flights from South Africa and the ban on both sea and air travel for passengers from the United Kingdom will be lifted as of Wednesday 23 December (00.01 Dutch time). These bans will be replaced by a requirement that prior to the start of their trip, all passengers – including EU nationals – must be in possession of a declaration documenting a recent, negative PCR (polymerase chain reaction) test. Once they arrive in the Netherlands, all passengers are strongly urged to quarantine themselves for a period of 10 days.


Source: https://www.government.nl/latest/news/2 ... uth-africa
 
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Wed Dec 23, 2020 7:07 pm

Courtesy: Airways Magazine

United, American Airlines To Call Back Furloughed Staff

https://airwaysmag.com/airlines/ua-aa-call-back-staff/
 
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Thu Dec 24, 2020 8:03 am

Dutch government release - Negative test declaration now mandatory for all international air travel to the Netherlands

... From 00.01 on 29 December 2020 all passengers, including Dutch nationals, must have a recent negative PCR test declaration in order to board an aircraft bound for the Netherlands. Everyone arriving in the Netherlands is strongly advised to self-quarantine for a period of 10 days.

The negative test required for boarding is not a substitute for self-quarantining on arrival. The government made this decision today...


Source: https://www.government.nl/latest/news/2 ... etherlands
 
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Fri Dec 25, 2020 11:55 am

Pilot of light aircraft D-ENIG draws syringe in the sky on 23-Dec - look it up on FR24 if interested
https://www.aerotelegraph.com/deutscher ... den-himmel
 
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Sat Dec 26, 2020 5:40 pm

Japan to halt new entry from around world amid new virus variant.

https://english.kyodonews.net/news/2020 ... cases.html

No new visa’s issued starting Monday.
Applies to all but the Asian Agreement countries.
Pilot returning from the UK brought the new strain in, and passed it to family.

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