Heathrow has recorded a further £329 million loss for quarter one of 2021, as only 1.7 million passengers travelled through the airport, down 91 per cent compared to the first three months of 2019.
Boeing has reported a net loss of $561 million for the first quarter of 2021, a modest improvement on the $641 million in losses reported for the same period last year.
British Airways has announced four new short-haul routes to Wroclaw and Gdansk in Poland, Riga in Latvia and Cluj-Napoca in Romania. Departures will begin in July.
Jet2 has said it expects to lose £375-£385 million for the year to the end of March in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. In contrast, the leisure airline made a profit of £264 million in 2019.
The route becomes the fourth new destination in Africa announced by the national carrier of the state of Qatar since the start of the pandemic.
Ryanair has launched new Price Checker and Verified Seal tools, which the low-cost carrier says will help protect customers against unscrupulous online travel agencies.
Emirates and the Dubai Health Authority have begun to implement full digital verification of Covid-19 medical records connected to testing and vaccination for travellers based in the UAE.
American Airlines has reported first-quarter revenue of $4 billion, down 53 per cent year-over-year. At the same time, total available seat miles saw a 39 per cent year-over-year reduction.
The state department has added at least 116 countries to its ‘do not travel’ list. Destinations to receive the highest, level four, rating include the UK, Canada, France, Israel and Mexico.
airBaltic and Riga Airport have signed a land reservation agreement for building a new Baltic cargo hub. The new facility will be the largest dedicated air cargo handling hanger in the region.
Delta Air Lines has placed a firm order for 25 A321neo (New Engine Option) aircraft with Airbus. This is in addition to Delta’s 2017 order of 100 A321neo aircraft.
Emirates flight EK255 will depart Dubai at 03:25, arriving in Barcelona at 08:35, before departing again at 10:50 and arriving into Mexico City at 16:05 the same day.