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Etihad to roll-out medical testing in Abu Dhabi

Etihad to roll-out medical testing in Abu Dhabi

Etihad Airways will partner with Australian company Elenium Automation to trial new technology which allows self-service devices at airports to be used to help identify travellers with medical conditions.

Calls to block aviation bailouts on environmental grounds

Calls to block aviation bailouts on environmental grounds

Governments are asked to use the coronavirus crisis to embed social and environmental conditions, with enhanced protection for workers and a planned transition towards what the campaign group Stay Grounded calls “climate-just mobility”.

IATA postpones annual general meeting

IATA postpones annual general meeting

The event, which was due to run alongside the World Air Transport Summit, had been scheduled to take place in Amsterdam in late June. New dates are expected to be confirmed in due course.

easyJet secures £600m in government funding

easyJet secures £600m in government funding

easyJet has issued £600 million of commercial paper through the Covid Corporate Financing Facility. The decision comes as the low-cost carrier seeks to maximise its liquidity in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

airBaltic cuts capacity by half over summer

airBaltic cuts capacity by half over summer

As the coronavirus crisis continues, significantly affecting demand for air travel, airBaltic has further decrease its overall capacity between until the end of October. The Latvia-based airline will cancel approximately 50 per cent of its flights over the summer.

TUI Airways cabin crew join NHS fight against coronavirus

TUI Airways cabin crew join NHS fight against coronavirus

The expertise and first aid training of TUI Airways cabin crew will be utilised across hospitals nationwide. The news comes as TUI UK supports a new St John Ambulance scheme to help tackle the coronavirus by relieving pressure on the NHS.

Etihad to expand flight schedule from Sunday

Etihad to expand flight schedule from Sunday

Etihad will operate a regular service to a number of destinations starting with Seoul Incheon, and following with others such as Melbourne, Singapore, Manila, Bangkok, Jakarta and Amsterdam.

Lufthansa extends coronavirus cuts until early May

Lufthansa extends coronavirus cuts until early May

The decision also means that all remaining flights of the original flight schedule before May 3rd will be cancelled. Flights which were planned to operate until April 24th were cancelled at an earlier date.

Aviation capacity falls dramatically in first week of April

Aviation capacity falls dramatically in first week of April

Analysis by ForwardKeys has revealed that the Covid-19 crisis has brought the aviation industry to its knees. In the week to April 5th, international airline seat capacity fell to just 23 per cent of what it was in the first week of April last year.

Heathrow Airport to operate with one runway

Heathrow Airport to operate with one runway

Heathrow will close one of its two runways from Monday following the collapse in aviation demand as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The hub airport is usually among the busiest in world and operates at near 100 per cent capacity all-year round.