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China domestic air travel continues recovery

China domestic air travel continues recovery

ForwardKeys has revealed that domestic air travel in China, which has been recovering slowly in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak, has now reached more than 50 per cent of what it was at the equivalent moment in 2019.

Wizz promotes summer travel with new routes

Wizz promotes summer travel with new routes

Wizz Air has announced the launch of four new routes from London Luton to Malaga, Fuerteventura, Lanzarote and Palma de Mallorca. As travel restrictions across Europe continue to ease, Wizz said it was seeking to get Britain travelling again.

American to shed thousands of jobs in post-coronavirus shakeup

American to shed thousands of jobs in post-coronavirus shakeup

American Airlines has detailed plans to cut as many as 5,000 positions from among its 17,000 management and support staff in the coming months. The figure is on top of almost 39,000 staff who have taken voluntary leave or early retirement in recent weeks.

easyJet to cut a third of workforce in coronavirus downsizing

easyJet to cut a third of workforce in coronavirus downsizing

easyJet will seek to reduce its workforce by 30 per cent in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak. The low-cost carrier said it did not expect aviation demand to return to levels seen last year until 2023, and was rightsizing its fleet and bases accordingly.

AviaDev Africa moved to June next year

AviaDev Africa moved to June next year

This will be the fifth edition of AviaDev Africa and now more than ever it is important to facilitate uniting airlines, airports and tourism authorities to meet and discuss increasing connectivity to, from and within the continent.

IATA warns over unsustainable aviation debt

IATA warns over unsustainable aviation debt

The International Air Transport Association has released its latest analysis showing the airline industry’s global debt could rise to $550 billion by year-end. That is a $120 billion increase over debt levels at the start of 2020.

United Airlines cargo-only flights arrive at Heathrow

United Airlines cargo-only flights arrive at Heathrow

United Airlines has inaugurated cargo-in-cabin flights from London Heathrow to Chicago. The move follows a recent approval from the Federal Aviation Administration to carry cargo in approved storage areas in the passenger cabin.

LATAM files for bankruptcy in wake of Covid-19 outbreak

LATAM files for bankruptcy in wake of Covid-19 outbreak

LATAM Airlines Group has sought chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the United States as the company seeks to reorganise in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak. Affiliates in Chile, Peru, Colombia and Ecuador are all involved in the move.

Air Canada unveils revised summer schedule

Air Canada unveils revised summer schedule

Air Canada will offer customers a choice of nearly 100 destinations around the world with an abridged schedule this summer. To ensure customers can book with confidence, the airline has implemented the Air Canada CleanCare+ biosecurity program.