International flights have resumed today from London City Airport as quarantine regulations are lifted on a number of destinations. The return of flights to popular European holiday destinations from the airport has been met with strong demand from travellers.
Emirates has announced it will resume flights to a host of new destinations in the coming days. The latest routes will take the airline’s network to 58 cities by mid-August, including 20 points in Europe and 24 points in the Asia Pacific.
Air Arabia Abu Dhabi was formed following an agreement by Etihad Airways and Air Arabia to establish an independent joint venture company that will operate as a low-cost passenger airline.
Dart Group, owners of Jet2.com, has reported a pre-tax profit of £148 million for the year ended March 31st. The figure is down 11 per cent from the £166 million recorded last year, largely due to the impact of Covid-19 on the tourism sector.
The number of commercial aircraft delivered by Airbus fell to a 16-year low in the first half of 2020 new figures reveal. Over the first six months of the year, deliveries fell by 49 per cent, to 196 planes, compared with 389 in the same period last year.
United Airlines could be forced to furlough as many as 36,000 employees in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. The carrier added it expects capacity for this month to be down 75 per cent compared to July last year.
Austrian Airlines has published its remaining summer flight schedule, which will run until the end of October. The flag-carrier is seeking to double capacity over the period, with a view to operating 40 per cent of the flights initially planned by the end of the season.
Ernst & Young pointed out liabilities at Air Asia already exceeded assets by more than £340 million at the end of 2019. Shares in the Malaysian-based airline fell by more than ten per cent this morning in response.
A Manchester to Faro service marked the first of post-lockdown flight out of the UK by the low-cost carrier on June 21st, and following the easing of travel restrictions by government, British holidaymakers can now visit Spain, Italy or Greece.
The International Air Transport Association has said airlines are working to overcome passenger fears as the skies slowly reopen to aviation. New research shows the willingness to travel is being tempered by concerns over the risks of catching Covid-19 during air travel.
In addition to his function as head of sales, distribution and digital at Eurowings, Michael Erfert will also become managing director of the Eurowings digital subsidiary.
Etihad Airways is gradually resuming services to more destinations across its global network. This follows the easing of travel restrictions by United Arab Emirates regulatory authorities on outbound and inbound travel for citizens and residents.