Aeromexico has become the third Latin American carrier to file for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the United States. The flag-carrier said it would use the respite to financially restructure, while continuing to serve passengers.
Antiguan prime minister, Gaston Browne, has wanted LIAT will be liquidated following years of financial losses. The regional airline is expected to be replaced by a new, “leaner” carrier.
The 3,800 square kilometre tourism project is currently under development on the north-western coast of Saudi Arabia, with the new airport inspired by the optical illusion of a desert mirage.
airBaltic plans to resume direct flights from Riga to London tomorrow and from Tallinn to London on July 4th. In addition, the airline will launch new direct flights from Vilnius to London on Wednesday.
The steels for Bombardier Aviation’s new 250,000 square foot hangar are going up at London Biggin Hill Airport. As well as a state-of-the-art hangar, the facility will also include a workshop and office space.
Emirates will be offering scheduled flights for passengers from seven additional cities in the month of July. These include Khartoum (from July 3rd), Amman (July 5th), Osaka (July 7th) and Narita (July 8th) as well as Athens, Larnaca and Rome from July 15th
easyJet has confirmed it will be relaunching more flights from airports across Europe, including 14 airports across the UK, on both domestic and international routes.
The carrier also reported bigger first-half losses for the six months to March 31st, but insisted it had been on track for a much-improved performance before the effects of coronavirus hit.
Qantas has unveiled a three-year plan designed to accelerate a recovery from the Covid-19 outbreak. Under the proposals, as many as 6,000 jobs will be lost, while the Australian flag-carrier will seek to raise to $1.9 billion in fresh liquidity.
IATA is promoting a layered approach of measures to reduce the risk of countries importing Covid-19 via air travel and to mitigate the possibility of transmission in cases where people may travel while unknowingly being infected.
Unions have called on the government to announce a financial package to save the beleaguered aviation industry as Swissport prepares to lay off thousands of workers.
This marks the return of Emirates’ flagship aircraft on scheduled services since the pandemic forced the temporary grounding of the airline’s passenger fleet in March.