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 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 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.
Following a gradual easing of travel restrictions by the Greek government on international flights, Aegean will be restarting direct flights to a number of European destinations.
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.
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.
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.
Saudi Arabia has announced the resumption of domestic flights more than two months after they were suspended to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
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 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 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.
Virgin Orbit has tried unsuccessfully to launch a rocket over the Pacific Ocean. A booster was released from under the wing of a Boeing 747 specially converted for the task, but exploded shortly afterwards.