The airline has already flown back thousands of travellers as part of 65 rescue flights which have either operated or are planned to operate in the coming days from destinations across the globe.
Virgin Australia has entered voluntary administration as it seeks to recapitalise the business in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. In the mid-term, the company said it hopes to emerge in a stronger financial position on the other side of the Covid-19 crisis.
Pilot and cabin crew companies owned by low-cost carrier Norwegian in Sweden and Denmark have filed for bankruptcy. The move comes against a backdrop of the ongoing spread of Covid-19, with most countries having advised against or banned non-essential travel.
The line has implemented the updated ‘Cruise with Confidence’ policies in order to offer its guests more flexibility and peace of mind when making decisions regarding their cruise holiday during the evolving global Covid-19 situation.
Virgin Atlantic could be in imminent danger of collapse without government support, founder Richard Branson has warned. The carrier is believed to be seeking £500 million from the UK government.
The carrier has been on life support for nearly a decade, losing money each year and only sustained by funds from the South African government.
According to research carried out for a new report from the UNWTO, as of April 6th, 96 per cent of all worldwide destinations have introduced travel restrictions in response to the pandemic.
The rapidly spreading coronavirus pandemic and the travel restrictions imposed worldwide as a result have triggered the return of an unprecedented number of holidaymakers and travellers since mid-March.
Boeing has completed its first Covid-19 transport mission, using a 737-700 aircraft from its corporate fleet to bring personal protective equipment from China to the United States.