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Coronavirus COVID-19 Airline Impact
There is no doubt that COVID-19 is having a devastating impact on volumes of bookings in the travel industry. Airlines are cutting their schedules and asking staff to take unpaid leave as a result of cancellations, restrictions and the fall in demand. A number of airlines have closed their doors, and over 250 have suspended all operations although there are some that have re-started operations. Others such as Korean Air, already facing difficulties have written to staff to set expectations that the situation is grave. Volumes have recovered over time so T2RL have made the decision to track the top 50 airlines which currently account for 62% of the global passengers boarded (Adjusted) as an indicator for of the impact of COVID-19.

 
 

Airline Impact (Top-50)

American Airlines 3/9/2020 - American Airlines has reduced its schedule by 55% and dropped domestic flights by 48% for the month of October 2020.
20/8/2020 - American Airlines has decided to remove 15 destinations from its schedule in October 2020 due to negligible demand and the expiration of the governments CARES act.
17/8/2020 - American Airlines has decided to fly approximately 1000 cargo flights and over 1200 passenger flights offering cargo services in September 2020.
17/7/2020 - AA will issue notices to 25,000 employees that they face potential furloughs from 1st October 2020.  AA has also announced a strategic partnership with JetBlue Airways in the North-East of the U.S, involving codeshare and new connections
6/7/2020 - AA will gradually increase the frequency of its flights to London with four daily flights on the LHR to DFW, JFK, ORD and MIA routes to start with.
1/7/2020 - AA expects summer 2021 long-haul international capacity to be down 25% compared to 2019. AA will also discontinue several routes that were once popular leisure destinations but are expected to exhibit decreased demand.
30/6/2020 - AA will start booking flights to full capacity from 1st July, ending efforts  ...more
Delta Air Lines 13/10/2020 - Delta Airline reported a $2.6 billion pre tax loss in Q3 2020.
22/9/2020 - Delta Airlines has decided to postpone the furlough of its pilots until November 2020.
21/8/2020 - Delta Airlines has announced that it will resume flights on 50 international routes to Asian countries in the winter and through 2021.
14/7/2020 - For Q2 2020 Delta reported a 93% decline in passenger traffic, passenger revenues declined 94% and Delta ended the June quarter with $15.7 billion in liquidity.
18/6/2020 - Delta expects to get back to break-even around spring 2021. In August 2020, domestic capacity will be down around 55% to 60% .
11/6/2020 - Delta Air Lines has warned that it expects its Q2 2020 revenue to be down 90% compared to the same time last year.
2/6/2020 - Delta operated its final flights with its MD-88 and MD-90 aircraft as it becomes the latest airline to retire the fleet which has operated +600 different routes in America carrying +750 million passengers over the past 33 years.
19/5/2020 - Delta will limit first class seating capacity at 50% and main cabin at 60% until 30th June. The airline also annouced plans to relaunch United States connections from London He  ...more
Southwest Airlines 24/9/2020 - Southwest Airlines expects to further cut its flight capacity by 40-45% until the end of 2020.
24/8/2020 - Southwest Airlines reported that they have cut 36% of their schedule, equivalent to 35,000 flights in October 2020.
23/7/2020 - Southwest reported a 83% drop in passengers carried in 2Q 2020.The airline expects to save upto $1 billion in 2021 as majority of its employees are opting for early retirements and extended time offs.
13/7/2020 - Southwest is planning to lay off its first round of employees after a record of never having to do so during its 53 years of operations. The airline suggested that it will have to take this measure unless they fly triple the amount of passengers compared to what they fly currently.
3/6/2020 - Southwest is offering employees a buyout package (including early retirement and extended time off) in an effort to avoid layoffs or furloughs in fall 2020.
28/5/2020 - Southwest Airlines plans to resume international flights from 1st July to Mexico, Cuba, Jamaica and the Bahamas. Services to other international destinations will resume pending the easing of government restrictions.
19/5/2020 - Southwest Airlines expects its load factor   ...more
United Airlines 5/10/2020 - United Airlines will fly 44% of its capacity in November 2020, which is less than half of what it flew in 2019.
7/9/2020 - United Airlines will operate 34% of its flight capacity in September and 40% in October compared to the same period in 2019.
24/8/2020 - Express Jet flying under the United Express brand has decided to terminate its contract with the airline and cease all operations by the end of September 2020.
19/8/2020 - United Airlines has operated more than 5000 cargo only flights since March 2020. The airline plans to introduce a "no activity lines" policy for its employees where they will remain active in the airlines books and will be assigned flights only when demand returns.
31/7/2020 - United Airlines today announced it plans to resume service to nearly 30 international routes in September, including flights to Asia, India, Australia, Israel and Latin America and to continue to add flights to popular vacation destinations in the Caribbean, Hawaii and Mexico. 
8/7/2020 - United Airlines has warned 36,000 employees (nearly half its U.S. staff) that they could be furloughed in October.
2/7/2020 - United Airlines plans to resume numerous connections in A  ...more
China Southern Airlines 13/10/2020 - China Southern Airlines reported a 11% passenger volume drop in September 2020. It's domestic passengers increased by 2%, whereas it's international passengers were still down by 95% for the month.
14/9/2020 - China Southern Airlines reported a 28% passenger volume and 34.2% capacity drop in August 2020.
28/8/2020 - China Southern Airlines reported a loss of $1.19 billion in the 1st half of 2020.
13/8/2020 - China Southern Airlines has reported a 41% drop in passenger capacity in July and a 50% drop in passenger volumes for the first half of 2020.
28/7/2020 - China Southern Airlines has introduced a "Fly Happily" pass that allows its passengers to book unlimited flights for $528 starting from 26th August for a period of four and a half months.
3/7/2020 - China Southern Airlines estimates passenger traffic will return to 76% of 2019 levels in 3Q2020, while passenger load factor will average 79%.
16/6/2020 - China Southern Airlines Group passengers boarded was down 52.3% in May 2020 compared to the same month last year.
8/5/2020 - China Southern Airlines over the past week has been the only airline in the world who is operating 3 of its Airbus A380’s between  ...more
Ryanair 2/10/2020 - Ryanair Group reported a 64% passenger volume drop in September 2020.
18/9/2020 - Ryanair will cut 40% of it's capacity in October 2020, compared to the same period in 2019. The airline has also decided to shut its Dusseldorf base by end of the month, resulting in its subsidiary carrier Laudamotion to cease operations and over 100 employees to loose their jobs.
10/9/2020 - Ryanair has cut its annual passenger traffic forecast from 60 to 50 million by the end of March 2021, due to increased covid-19 cases and quarantine measures in the country.
3/9/2020 - Ryanair Group carried around seven million passengers in August, that is 53 % less than in the previous year.
17/8/2020 - Ryanair has cut down its frequencies by 20% for September and October 2020 due to a drop in bookings.
6/8/2020 - Ryanair announced that they have re-established over 60% of their commercial schedule flights in August 2020.
3/7/2020 - The British pilots of Ryanair have agreed to a pay cut of 20%, away from the prospect of layoffs. Earlier this week, the company reported 3,500 job cuts if staff did not accept lower wages.
1/7/2020 - Ryanair will return to offering over 1,000 daily   ...more
China Eastern 16/10/2020 - China Eastern Airlines reported a 14% passenger volumes drop in September 2020.
16/9/2020 - China Eastern Airlines reported a 28% passenger volume and 34.7% capacity drop in August 2020.
28/8/2020 - China Eastern Airlines reported a 59% in passenger volumes for the first half of 2020. The airline also said that it was flying 95% of its daily domestic flights until August 2020.
16/8/2020 - China Eastern Airlines has resumed over 95% of its domestic flights in August 2020.
3/8/2020 - In July 2020, China Eastern Group reported a drop of 41.27% in passenger capacity and 48.75% in passenger volumes, compared to July 2019.
13/7/2020 - China Eastern Airlines has launched a ticket package called 'Fly At Will' to boost its domestic market. The tickets are priced at 3,322 yuan and the travellers with this package will have access to unlimited flights over the weekends on the airlines domestic network.
15/6/2020 - China Eastern plans is to launch a new carrier called Sanya International Airlines based in Hainan, despite the severe global downturn in passengers caused by the coronavirus pandemic. This is a joint venture between China Eastern Airlines (51%), Hainan Province T  ...more
Air China 15/10/2020 - Air China reported a 16% passenger volumes drop in September 2020. The airline saw a 1% increase in domestic traffic and a 97% drop in international traffic for the month.
15/9/2020 - Air China reported a 30% passenger volume drop in August 2020.
31/8/2020 - Air China reported a 54% drop in revenue with a loss of $1.3 billion in the first half of 2020.
17/7/2020 - Air China domestic traffic saw a drop of only 41% in June 2020 compared to over 80% in February. International traffic in June was still weak with a drop of 80%.
23/6/2020 - Air China will fly 24 international flights per week in July. The airline will fly to destinations in North America, Europe and Asia.
1/6/2020 - Air China is planning to operate 24 international routes between 1st June and 1st July 2020. The carrier has added 2 additional routes to its June schedule, from Beijing to Madrid and Manila.
1/5/2020 - Air China recorded a net loss of 4.81 billion yuan ($680 million) for Q1 2020, compared with a profit of CNY2.72 billion a year earlier. Quarterly revenue fell 47% to CNY17.26 billion.
7/4/2020 - Air China will resume some domestic flights departing from Wuhan and other cities in Hubei pr  ...more
EasyJet 8/9/2020 - Easyjet said that it expects to fly around 40% of its capacity in Q4 2020.
17/8/2020 - Easyjet will be closing 3 of its bases in the UK resulting in laying off upto 670 employees including pilots and airline crew.
4/8/2020 - Easyjet is increasing its capacity to 40% in the quarter from July to September, compared to 30% planned previously.
16/7/2020 - EasyJet has confirmed it will be flying to 100 more destinations from the UK throughout August 2020, including routes to Italy, France, Spain, Turkey, Greece, Montenegro, Croatia, the Balearics, and the Canary Islands.
1/7/2020 - EasyJet plans to close its bases at Stansted, Southend and Newcastle and will reduce staff numbers by a third. The Unite union said nearly 1300 crew members faced losing their jobs in the UK.
25/6/2020 - EasyJet will be relaunching more flights from airports across Europe, including 14 airports across the UK, on both domestic and international routes. From July 1st, the schedule will build to around 500 flights a day across its European network.
15/6/2020 - EasyJet restarted limited flight operations within UK and France from 15th June 2020.
2/6/2020 - EasyJet will resume flying to almos  ...more
Air France 30/9/2020 - Air France reported flying at 70% capacity on domestic routes, 55% on regional routes and 30% on international routes in August 2020. The airline reported a 70% drop in revenue for the month.
25/9/2020 - Air France announced that it will fly only 50% of its flights in November and December 2020.
3/8/2020 - Air France Group reported a loss of $3.07 billion and a 95.6% drop in passenger volumes in Q2 2020. The airline also plans to lay-off over 6000 employees by end 2022 and retire their A380 fleet early.
12/7/2020 - Air France continues its gradual increase in destinations served to reach 50% in late September and 60% in late October of the program initially planned. Subject to travel restrictions lifting, Air France plans to serve nearly 170 destinations at the end of the summer 2020 season, or 85% of its usual network.
17/6/2020 - Air France plans to offer around 8300 staff incentives to leave in a bid to cut costs. The move affects about around 300 pilots, 2000 cabin crew and 6,000 ground staff.
12/6/2020 - Air France plans to serve close to 150 destinations, i.e. 80% of its usual network, as the carrier is gradually reinforcing its flight schedule for summer 2020  ...more
Hainan Airlines 17/10/2020 - Hainan Airlines Group reported a 44% passenger volume drop in September 2020, with 40% drop in domestic volumes and 97% drop in international volumes for the month.
17/9/2020 - Hainan Airlines Group reported a 47.2% passenger volume drop in August 2020.
18/8/2020 - Hainan Airline Group has reported a 55.8% drop in passenger volumes in July 2020.
18/7/2020 - Hainan Airlines has been allowed to increase its frequencies to international destinations by the CAAC due to an effective safety control maintained as no travellers on their flights tested positive for the virus in the past 3 weeks.
17/6/2020 - Hainan Airlines Group passengers boarded was down 65% in May 2020 compared to the same month last year.
31/5/2020 - Hainan Airlines plans to restart flightsfrom Beijing to the United States (Boston and Seattle) from 1st July 2020.
1/5/2020 - Hainan Airlines and its subsidiaries plan to increase flights from May and for the summer 2020 season.
9/4/2020 - Hainan Airlines restarted flights to Wuhan, a first since the suspension to the city for the last two months.
28/3/2020 - In line with the new regulation from the Civil Aviation Administration of China, Hai  ...more
Turkish Airlines 8/10/2020 - Turkish Airlines reported a 64% drop in passenger volumes in September 2020 and 62% drop in passenger volumes in the first 9 months of 2020.
10/9/2020 - Turkish Airlines reported a 64.9% passenger volume drop in August 2020.
14/8/2020 - Turkish Airlines has reported a net loss of $577 million and decline in revenues by 35% in the 1st half of 2020.
29/7/2020 - Turkish Airlines announced major pay cuts of upto 35% in the organisation in order to avoid layoffs. The airline said that it will not increase any salaries in 2021 and no bonuses will be paid until 2022.
2/7/2020 - Turkish Airline has announced that it will not lay off any staff for the next two years and will be able to survive the pandemic.
11/6/2020 - Turkish Airlines has restarted international flights to many destinations on 10th June.
1/6/2020 - Turkish Airlines has restarted limited domestic flights between 1st - 3rd June and will operate domestic flights to 40 destinations from 4th June. Their international flights remain suspensed until 10th June.
7/5/2020 - Turkish Airlines is planning a gradual resumption of flights from June with plans to fly to only 19 countries next month, gradually expandi  ...more
AirAsia 13/10/2020 - AirAsia Group has decided not to buy any new aircrafts and in fact return as many as they can, thereby aiming to have only 180 planes by the end of 2021, compared to 245 earlier. The airline is planning to fly upto 80% of it's capacity in Q4 2020.
8/9/2020 - AirAsia is planning to raise funds upto $600 million to keep the airline afloat. The airline saved 30% of its costs and is in talks to close its operations in Japan and India in order to focus on the Southeast Asian market.
11/8/2020 - AirAsia Group reported a decline of 98% in passenger volumes in 2Q 2020.
8/7/2020 - AirAsia Group reported a record quarterly loss of 803 million ringgit ($187 million) for the first three months 2020.
5/6/2020 - The AirAsia Group plans to reduce its workforce by up to 30% as founder Tony Fernandes considers selling a 10% stake in the airline to South Korea’s third largest conglomerate SK Corp.
5/5/2020 - AirAsia is extending validity up to two years (730 days) on top of an unlimited flight change option for passengers impacted by flights bans
29/4/2020 - AirAsia Malaysia resumed domestic services on 29th April 2020. AirAsia has introduced new personal protective equipment (  ...more
Lufthansa 20/10/2020 - Lufthansa group will operate 25% of its flight capacity during Q4 2020.
22/9/2020 - Lufthansa said that they would make additional job cuts over the 22,000 cuts previously announced, and reduce their fleet size by 150 planes by 2025.
8/9/2020 - Lufthansa plans to further decrease its fleet by 100 aircrafts and cut 22,000 jobs. The airline hopes to fly only 40% of its capacity by the end of this year.
6/8/2020 - Lufthansa Group has reported a 52% revenue decline and 66% passenger volume decline in the 1st half of 2020.
8/7/2020 - Lufthansa group will cut 20% of its leadership positions and 1,000 administrative jobs in a restructuring plan.
1/7/2020 - The Lufthansa group will put half of its fleet back into service as part of the gradual resumption of traffic, however suppy in the coming months will not exceed 40% of what was expected before the pandemic.
25/6/2020 - Lufthansa Group confirmed it will close the German arm of SunExpress, operated as a joint-venture with Turkish Airlines. The decision will cost around 1,200 jobs.
21/6/2020 - Lufthansa Group has initiated a return flight guarantee programe for all who book through the carrier. With passenger con  ...more
IndiGo 16/9/2020 - Indigo reported a 92% drop in revenue in Q2 2020.
3/9/2020 - Indigo plans to increase its flight capacity to 60% of pre-covid levels by November 2020.
24/8/2020 - Indigo expects to increase its capacity to 75% by early 2021 and go up to 85% by mid 2021.
13/8/2020 - IndiGo reported a 82.3% drop in passengers carried in July 2020 compared to the same period last year. The airline also plans to raise upto $500 million by selling its shares to keep the airline afloat.
21/7/2020 - IndiGo will cut 10% of its workforce as it downsizes to meet falling demand in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.
10/7/2020 - Indigo is currently operating at 30% capacity inspite of the government raising the cap to 45%. The airline expects to fly with 80% capacity by early 2021.
15/6/2020 - IndiGo Plans to operate 70% of pre-covid Flights by 2020-end.
9/6/2020 - Indigo has converted 10 of its more than 250 aircraft to freighters and has now started offering aircraft charters under IndiGo Charter Services to boost revenue.
25/5/2020 - Indigo has commenced domestic operations on 25th May as the Indian government has lifted the domestic flight ban after 2 months.
7/4/2020 - In  ...more
Emirates 12/9/2020 - Emirates announced that it will re start flights to Moscow and Casablanca resulting in the airline flying to a total of 85 cities in September 2020. The airline also plans to start paying full salaries to its employees from October 2020.
21/8/2020 - Emirates will fly about 75% of its capacity in September 2020 and expects to reach 100% of its capacity by flying to all its 143 destinations by summer 2021.
4/8/2020 - Emirates has announced a new policy that covers the passengers medical, quarantine and other expenses if they happen to contract COVID during their travel with the airline. The Insurance is included in the ticket and lasts for 31 days after the trip.
23/7/2020 - Emirates has initiated its new flight schedule for August where it will fly to 63 destinations from its hub.
14/7/2020 - Emirates will restart service with its Airbus A380s to London and Paris from 15th July after nearly four months on the ground. Emirates has already cut staff by 10% which will probably increase to 15%.
3/7/2020 - Emirates announced that it has reimbursed nearly 650,000 flights canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The airline reached this target in early June, after having signifi  ...more
Air Canada 29/9/2020 - Air Canada witnessed a 96% drop in passenger volumes in Q2 2020. The airline however forecasts that passenger volumes for Q3 2020 will remain the same due to factors such as weak demand and a second wave of COVID cases around the world.
2/8/2020 - Air Canada reported a net loss of $1.752 billion in Q2 2020. The airline has cut seat capacity by upto 90% and laid off thousands of staff.
19/7/2020 - Air Canada has resumed flights to Greece after the European Union allowed travellers from Canadians to enter Greece.
30/6/2020 - Air Canada is indefinitely suspending service on 30 domestic regional routes and closing 8 stations at regional airports in Canada.
24/6/2020 - Air Canada has raised $1.23 billion in fresh liquidity as the carrier has closed two additional financing transactions.
16/6/2020 - Air Canada CFO sees future need for additional financing even after raising almost $1.6 billion in June via a stock and convertible debt sale.
29/5/2020 - From 1st June, Air Canada is deploying its premium-only configured Airbus planes that typically fly sports charters onto select domestic routes as part of an effort to ease social distancing concerns when flying.
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British Airways 16/9/2020 - British Airways announced that they will be further laying off around 10,000 employees while flight attendants will accept a 15% pay cut. The airline also said that it is currently operating at only 25 - 30% of it's normal capacity.
4/8/2020 - British Airways and its employee unions have decided to lay off around 270 pilots. Other pilots have voted to accept a temporary pay cut of upto 20% which will reduce to 8% over the next two years.
18/7/2020 - British Airways has retired its 31 Boeing 747 fleet from commercial services due to the impact of the global pandemic.
2/7/2020 - British Airways will resume flying to more destinations across its network in July, albeit offering fewer frequencies due to reduced demand and the impact of the global quarantine restrictions.
1/6/2020 - British Airways workers have been asked to accept pay cuts of up to 60% to avoid redundancy. Those who refuse to accept contract changes have been told their roles will be terminated on 15th June.
10/5/2020 - British A  ...more
Alaska Airlines 5/10/2020 - Alaska Airlines laid off 532 employees compared to over 4,000 lay offs planned in August 2020. The airline secured a federal loan due to which it could retain more employees.
9/9/2020 - Alaska Airlines reported a 55% drop in capacity in Q3 2020 compared to the same period in 2019, and expects its revenue for September 2020 to decline by around 70%.
5/8/2020 - Alaska Airlines has decided to lay off over 300 employees in the fall. This is an attempt to refine the airline's staffing model and eventually cut costs.
20/7/2020 - Alaska Airlines has said that it will face an overall drop of 20% for the year 2021. The Airline has established its 2020 winter schedule to 35 destinations from Los Angeles by end of this year.
22/6/2020 - Alaska Airlines has moved seven Boeing aircraft deliveries into 2021. Future deliveries may be financed through cash from operations, long-term debt or lease arrangements. Alaska is continuing to evaluate its overall fleet strategy and long-term plan.
2/6/2020 - In May Alaska Air Group spent $170 million more than it took in, which was an improvement from $260 million spent in April, or $8.7 million per day. In June Alaska Airlines plans to offer on  ...more
ANA (Domestic) 8/9/2020 - ANA reported a 75% drop in domestic passenger volumes in July 2020.
14/8/2020 - ANA will decrease their domestic flights by 25% in August and 45% in September due to weak demand.
14/7/2020 - ANA said that it will fly 50% of it's domestic capacity in July, which will increase to 88% in August 2020.
11/6/2020 - All Nippon Airways sees its domestic flight cancellation rate for June at 69%, as it expects some recovery in flight bookings.
21/5/2020 - ANA sees June domestic flight cancellation rate at 69%, down from 86% in May.
6/5/2020 - ANA has delayed 13 aircraft deliveries from the 1st half to the 2nd half of the fiscal year.
24/04/2020 - ANA will reduce domestic capacity by 85% from 29th April until 6th May 2020.
17/4/2020 - ANA will reduce domestic capacity by 49% for the month of April 2020.
4/4/2020 - ANA Holdings Inc. has asked the government and private financial institutions to make 1.3 Trillion Yen credit line available to them due to their revenue decline.
19/3/2020 - ANA has proposed having 5000 cabin crew take unpaid leave from work which is around 30% of their total employees.
13/3/2020 - ANA has cancelled an additional 1,360 flight  ...more
Japan Airlines 6/10/2020 - Japan Airlines will be flying 82% of their international flight operations in November and 78% in December as different immigration restrictions, quarantine systems, and demand trends prevail in each country.
16/9/2020 - Japan Airlines has decided to operate 33% of it's domestic flights on 84 routes in the second half of October 2020.
3/8/2020 - Japan Airlines Group has reported a quarterly loss for the first time since 2012. The airline’s three month revenue dropped by 78.1%, however the cargo revenue increased by 16.9% year-over-year.
13/7/2020 - The program of international flights of Japan Airlines will be reduced by 90% in August and 89% in September. The airline will operate around 800 all cargo flights monthly, through the deployment of its aircraft in passenger configuration on lines between Japan and North America, Europe, Southeast Asia, East Asia and Oceania.
12/7/2020 - Japan Airlines has partnered with Malaysia Airlines to jointly operate commercial flights between Japan and Malaysia starting from 25th July 2020, to help with trade and boost tourism in both countries. The 2 carriers together will offer flights between Kuala Lumpur – Tokyo Narita four times   ...more
JetBlue 22/9/2020 - JetBlue expects a 55% drop in capacity for Q3 2020.
10/9/2020 - JetBlue plans to add 24 additional routes in markets that have shown high demand potential by the end of 2020.
18/8/2020 - JetBlue had planned to launch flights to the European market in April 2019, but has delayed the same to late 2021.
29/7/2020 - JetBlue has become the first US airline to bring UV technology onboard their aircraft to treat surfaces and fight the coronavirus.
16/7/2020 - JetBlue has announced a partnership with American Airlines whereby both the carriers will offer increased destinations from JetBlue's base in New York. Under this partnership, American will concentrate on expanding its international schedule whilst JetBlue aggressively increases its domestic operations. Both the carriers will operate several codeshare flights to domestic and international destinations.
17/6/2020 - JetBlue plans to scale back its in-house workforce by outsourcing positions at smaller airports, up to 300 employees are likely to be affected by this move.
1/6/2020 - JetBlue plans to operate 25% - 30% of their normal schedule in June 2020.
6/5/2020 - JetBlue said it will give a pair of free tickets  ...more
Norwegian Air Shuttle 6/10/2020 - Norwegian reported a 90% drop in passenger volumes in September 2020 compared to the same period in 2019. The airline is currently in discussion with the government to nationalize the carrier in order to help with extra funding.
4/9/2020 - Norwegian reported a 91% drop in passenger volumes in August 2020 and a 71% drop for the first half of 2020.
6/8/2020 - Norwegian witnessed a drop of 90.4% in passenger volumes in July 2020. The airline used only 20 aircrafts in July up from 8 in June 2020.
7/7/2020 - Norwegian has seen an increase in the number of passengers carried in June compared to May. The airline said that it has seen an increase in the bookings by 40% for July and August 2020.
1/7/2020 - Norwegian Air Shuttle has announced that it is canceling the order for 92 - 737 Max aircraft and 5 - Boeing Dreamliners.
17/6/2020 - In July, Norwegian Air will resume flights on 76 routes halted during the coronavirus outbreak and bring back into service 12 of its aircraft on top of the 8 already flying. The airline will also restart many international European routes to/from its Oslo hub. Their domestic service within Norway will also return to a more normal service in July.  ...more
Lion Air 20/8/2020 - Lion Air Group held a safe travel campaign stating all the safety measures that the airline will take to improve passenger confidence to travel.
9/7/2020 - Lion Air has decided to rehire 2600 workers, who's contracts were not extended earlier. With the growing demand of air travel, the airline is opening job opportunities which are currently in the pipeline.
5/7/2020 - The Lion Air group has laid off 9% of its workforce (2600) due to drop in passenger demand. The group is currently operating at 10% - 15% of it's usual capacity.
10/6/2020 - The Lion Air Group restarted domestic flights on 10th June 2020.
5/6/2020 - The Lion Air Group has re-suspended all domestic and international flights just days after reinstating them, blaming passenger non-compliance with COVID-19 policies.
21/5/2020 - The Lion Air Group has cut employee salaries and bonuses but has given assurance that no job terminations are in the pipeline.
10/5/2020 - Lion Air group airlines - Lion Air, Wings Air and Batik Air resumed limited domestic flights from 10th May for health, security and essential service workers, as well as passengers who require emergency medical care.
24/4/2020 - Lion Air (  ...more
Aeroflot 12/10/2020 - Aeroflot reported a 59% passenger volume drop in September 2020.
10/9/2020 - Aeroflot reported a 60.4% passenger volume drop in August 2020.
25/8/2020 - Aeroflot group reported a 54.2% drop in passenger traffic for the first 7 months of 2020.
20/7/2020 - Aeroflot Group has said that it aims to have 600 aircrafts by 2028. The airline group is also planning to sell its stake in Aurora Airlines resulting in Aurora's departure from the group in the future.
1/6/2020 - The Aeroflot Group will begin to gradually restore operating volumes in June, initially focusing on the resumption of flights to domestic destinations.
4/5/2020 - Aeroflot suggests international services could resume in July.
18/4/2020 - Aeroflot has suspended flight ticket sales for international flights from 17th April 2020.
15/4/2020 - Aeroflot continues to operate limited international flights for the return of citizens from abroad.
23/3/2020 - The Russian government has imposed a ban on all international flights from the 27th of March, but they have granted their state-owned flag carrier Aeroflot virtual monopoly on essential international services designated for evacuating Russians and re  ...more
Cathay Pacific 21/10/2020 - Cathay Pacific announced a corporate restructuring plan that will lead to the airline cutting over 5000 jobs, ceasing its subsidiary Cathay Dragon and reducing capacity. The airline group reported a 98% passenger volumes drop in September 2020 compared to the same period last year.
14/9/2020 - Cathay Pacific group reported a 98.8% passenger volume drop and 92.2% capacity drop in August 2020.
17/8/2020 - Cathay Pacific group reported a 98.7% drop in passenger volumes in July 2020.
29/7/2020 - Cathay Pacific has decided to park one third of its fleet which is 60 planes, in order to economize during the pandemic.
19/7/2020 - Cathay Pacific group saw a 99% drop in traffic in June 2020, and plans increase capacity to 7% in July and further 10% in August.
21/6/2020 - Cathay Pacific has updated its flight program for June and July with a gradual resumption of flights to Asia, and also Europe and North America.
12/6/2020 - Cathay Pacific plans to operate 3.5% of its regular passenger capacity in June and increase to 9.4% in July.
9/6/2020 - Cathay Pacific will benefit from a recapitalization plan of approximately 5 billion US dollars  in order to survive the pande  ...more
LATAM Airlines (Chile) 12/10/2020 - LATAM Airlines Group reported that it flew 20% of its capacity in September 2020, compared to the same period last year.
15/9/2020 - LATAM Airlines Group reported that it flew 13.9% of its capacity in August 2020 compared to the same period last year.
25/8/2020 - LATAM Airline Group reported a loss of $798 million and an increase in cargo revenue by 18.4% in Q2 2020. The airline has laid off more than 12,000 employees since the pandemic in March 2020.
3/8/2020 - LATAM Airlines has decided to lay off 2700 employees from its brazilian arm, to cope with the saving costs due to the pandemic.
11/7/2020 - LATAM Airlines Chile announced that it has included it's Brazilian subsidiary in the Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection process, which will allow it to restructure its debt and better manage its fleet. The Brazilian subsidiary will continue to operate as normal similar to its other sister companies.
24/6/2020 - LATAM Airlines Chile has suspended 23 domestic and international routes with immediate effect. This is due to very low demand and the resumption of these routes will depend on future market conditions.
16/6/2020 - LATAM Airline group is gradually increasing its ope  ...more
LATAM Brazil 11/7/2020 - LATAM Airlines Chile announced that it has included it's Brazilian subsidiary in the Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection process, which will allow it to restructure its debt and better manage its fleet. The Brazilian subsidiary will continue to operate as normal similar to its other sister companies.
Saudia 19/8/2020 - Saudia increased its cargo capacity to 1,500 flights in July 2020. 500 of the 1500 flights were passenger planes converted to freighter aircrafts.
1/7/2020 - As of 1st July 2020, the suspension of international flights is still in effect.
1/6/2020 - Saudia has restarted domestic flights on 31st May as the Saudia government has lifted the ban on domestic flights. Saudia will operate 60 domestic flights as part of its 1st phase, resuming operations at Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, Madinah, Qassim, Abha, Tabuk, Jazan, Hail, Al-Baha and Najran airports. Saudia will also continue to operate limited international flights to repatriate nationals.
14/5/2020 - Saudia is planning to lay off 250,000 employees.
1/5/2020 - Saudia Airlines is awaiting official clearance from the authorities to restart air travel; there has not yet been any government decision to resume domestic flights in the Kingdom.
16/4/2020 - Saudia does not expect flight operations to return to normal until the end of 2020 and has asked some cabin crew employees to suspend their contracts until then.
10/4/2020 - Saudia has tentatively scheduled to resume International flights on 1st May 2020.
21/3/2020 -  ...more
Wizz Air 6/10/2020 - Wizz Air reported approximately 60% drop in passenger volumes compared to 2019. The airline forecasts to operate 50% of its flight capacity in October 2020.
17/9/2020 - Wizz Air announced the opening of it's new base in Catania, Italy.
9/9/2020 - Wizz Air has downsized its capacity projection from 80% to 60% for Q3 2020. The airline has opened 10 new bases in Europe and has not yet deferred any aircraft deliveries.
2/9/2020 - Wizz Air reported a 41% drop in passenger volumes in August 2020.
25/8/2020 - Wizz Air said that it is currently operating at 80% of its 2019 capacity.
16/8/2020 - Wizz Air is currently flying at 77% capacity and expects to reach its normal capacity levels within a year.
29/7/2020 - Wizz announced their Q1 Results. The airline was hit with a loss of $125.8 million due the Covid-19 impact. Their passenger revenue fell to 92.2%. Wizz Air has launched 200 new routes in Q2 and grew their fleet to a total of 123 A320 jets.
2/7/2020 - Wizz Air has celebrated the arrival of its first scheduled flight to Abu Dhabi from Budapest, to be followed shortly by a new route from Bucharest.
16/6/2020 - From 16th June, Wizz Air revealed 21 new  ...more
GOL 9/10/2020 - GOL reported a 62% drop in passenger volumes and number of flights in September 2020, compared to the same period last year.
7/9/2020 - GOL will increase the number of flights in its domestic market from 202 in August to 302 in September 2020 representing a 49% increase.
5/8/2020 - GOL increased its flight network to 200 flights a day, re opened its bases and increased several frequencies in Brazil in July 2020.
9/7/2020 - GOL plans to increase its network to approximately 250 flights daily in July and flying upto 25% of its schedule network compared to 2019.
5/6/2020 - Gol flight staff have approved the proposed collective bargaining agreement that includes the possibility of joining voluntary programs of unpaid leave, dismissal, retirement or part-time work.
20/5/2020 - Gol will have 100 daily flights in June, an increase of 47% compared to 68 daily flights in May.
4/5/2020 - For Q1 2020 GOL reported a loss of $419 million, but despite this the carrier has stated that it has enough cash to run until the end of the year.
15/4/2020 - GOL has cancelled it's orders for 34 narrow bodied Boeing aircrafts. GOL’s aircraft order has now dropped to 95 aircrafts, from  ...more
Qantas 15/10/2020 - Qantas has decided to cancel all its flights to the USA and Japan until end January 2021. However, the airline has established a limited trans tasman travel bubble with New Zealand from 16th October 2020.
1/9/2020 - Qantas said that they do not expect to resume international flights until March 2021 and flights to the USA will highly depend on the availability of the vaccine.
30/8/2020 - Qantas announced their plans to further lay off 2500 employees after reporting an annual loss of $1.9 billion. The airline has over 200 fleet grounded and is flying at 20% of its pre covid domestic capacity.
20/8/2020 - Qantas reported a 82% revenue drop in Q2 2020. The airline will only operate 20% of its domestic schedule in August, while its international schedule is unlikely to start in full capacity until July 2021.
14/7/2020 - Qantas is set to cancel nearly all its international flights until March 2021, maintaining only a few international flights to New Zealand.
25/6/2020 - Qantas has taken some tough decisions in view of its 3 year recovery plan. It will lay off 20% of it's workforce which means job losses for 6000 employees, early retirement of its 6 remaining Boeing aircraf  ...more
Avianca 11/10/2020 - Avianca has decided that it will operate only 30% of its size in the post - Covid era. The airline said that it currently operates at 20% capacity and forecasts to reach 70% on having restructured to a smaller airline.
5/9/2020 - Avianca has filed for bankruptcy under the laws in the USA and is undergoing restructuring. The Colombian government has approved a loan of $ 370 million to avoid the collapse of the airline.
1/9/2020 - Avianca restarted domestic flight operations from 1st September 2020.
11/8/2020 - Avianca has obtained biosecurity certifications to reactivate flights soon.
22/7/2020 - Avianca plans to resume international services from Bogotá, Cali and Medellín in September and steadily increase its destinations in October 2020.
25/6/2020 - Avianca has initiated a furlough programme that could keep its staff without pay for upto a year.
6/6/2020 - Avianca plans to continue operating while it restructures under bankruptcy protection, once governments lift bans.
29/5/2020 - Avianca plans to compete on cost as a ‘smaller’ airline once it emerges from Chapter 11. The airline will reduce its fleet and streamline the business during this reorgani  ...more
Scandinavian Airlines 7/10/2020 - Scandinavian airlines reported a 85% drop in passenger volumes for Q3 2020.
7/9/2020 - Scandinavian Airlines reported a 74% passenger volume drop and 73% capacity drop in August 2020.
25/8/2020 - Scandinavian Airlines reported a loss of $238 million and flew 25% of its capacity between May and July 2020.
8/8/2020 - Scandinavian Airlines has reported a 75% drop in passenger volumes and 76% drop in capacity in July 2020.
7/7/2020 - Scandinavian Airlines has reported a 86% decrease in passengers carried and 91% drop in capacity in June 2020. The airline stated that it will re start flights to 10 European routes by mid July and increase capacity on flights to the UK.
30/6/2020 - SAS plans to raise $1.3 billion in order to recover from the impact of the coronavirus. The Swedish and Danish state governments will increase their stake in the airline to 20% each in order to boost the share capital of the airline.
29/6/2020 - SAS has fired almost 1,600 employees in Denmark - mainly pilots, cabin crew and employees from the airport terminals. SAS has also announced plans to cut staff in Norway and Sweden.
17/6/2020 - SAS plans to operate 40 aircrafts and fly 30% of it's  ...more
Pegasus 8/10/2020 - Pegasus Airlines reported a 45% passenger volumes drop in September 2020.
16/9/2020 - Pegasus Airlines reported a 45% passenger volume drop in August 2020.
12/8/2020 - Pegasus Airlines reported a drop of 64% in passenger volumes in July 2020, compared to the same period last year.
16/7/2020 - Pegasus Airlines saw a 53.9% traffic drop in the 1st half of 2020.
14/6/2020 - Pegasus airlines international flights resumed from 14th June 2020.
1/6/2020 - Pegasus Airlines has resumed limited domestic flights on 1st June and international flights will resume on 14th June.
8/5/2020 - Pegasus Airlines has resumed domestic and international cargo flights, however all passenger flights remain grounded.
14/4/2020 - Pegasus Airlines has extended the suspension of all passenger flights. Previously the restriction was set to remain in force until 30th April.
30/3/2020 - Pegasus Airlines suspended all flights on 28th March 2020.
15/3/2020 - Pegasus has suspended flights to Germany, France, Spain, Norway, Denmark, Belgium, Austria, Sweden and the Netherlands from 16th March until 17th April.
11/3/2020 - Pegasus has announced that all flights to/from Italy an  ...more
Qatar Airways 6/10/2020 - Qatar Airways forecasts to fly to 124 destinations by the end of 2020. Since the pandemic, the airline has operated more than 35,000 flights with over 400 charter flights.
4/9/2020 - Qatar Airways will fly over 650 weekly flights to 85 destinations and plans to operate 50% of its network by mid September 2020.
31/8/2020 - Qatar Airways will no longer accept new bookings to Australia as the government increases restrictions on international travel in the country. The airline will carry only up to 60 passengers every day to the main cities in the country.
19/8/2020 - Qatar Airways has planned to resume flights to 8 additional destinations in August thereby in total operating 550 weekly flights to over 85 destinations. The airline has also decided to lay off pilots who are over 60 years old and captains that have served the company for more than 10 years in an attempt to save costs.
21/7/2020 - Qatar Airways has grounded half of its fleet from a total of 250 aircrafts due to the virus outbreak. The airline operated to 70 destinations in April, May and June. The airline expects to return to profit not before the next two to three years.
9/7/2020 - Globally, Qatar Airways rel  ...more
Sichuan Airlines 16/10/2020 - Sichuan Airlines will be adding more than 40 new routes and increasing their flight frequencies upto 9 flights a day by the end of 2020.
20/8/2020 - Sichuan Airlines adds a new A320 Neo aircraft, increasing their total fleet to 163 aircrafts.
1/7/2020 - The Civil Aviation Administration of China has suspended Sichuan Airlines Cairo - Chengdu route after 6 passengers tested positive for Covid-19 on a 27th June flight.
31/5/2020 - Sichuan Airlines is planning on resuming US flights to Los Angeles from 12th June .
1/5/2020 - Sichuan Airlines is extending a reduced international service for May 2020, as the airline has scheduled 1 weekly flight each to Cairo, Chiang Rai and Vancouver.
12/4/2020 - On 12th April 2020, Sichuan Airlines commenced new freighter operations at Changi with a weekly freighter service connecting Singapore to Chongqinq and Nantong.
31/3/2020 - Sichuan Airlines will operate only one weekly international service until early May 2020, as the CAAC has restricted all airlines to operate to only one destination in any country, once a week only.
Spirit 24/9/2020 - Spirit Airline forecasts a 32% drop in passenger demand for Q3 2020. The airline reported a 51% drop in passenger revenues during the first half of 2020.
9/9/2020 - Spirit Airlines decided to stop flying out of Plattsburgh international airport due to weak passenger demand.
26/8/2020 - Sprit Airlines' pilot union said that nearly 2,500 pilots have agreed to work for fewer hours so as to avoid possible lay offs in the coming months.
29/7/2020 - Spirit Airlines is anticipating to furlough 20 - 30% of its staff including pilots and flights attendants in October.
22/7/2020 - In Q2 2020, Spirit Airlines has reported a drop of 86.3% in their operating revenue.
17/6/2020 - Spirit Airlines plans to fly around 550 flights a day reaching a capacity of 70% of pre pandemic levels in July.
1/6/2020 - Spirit will be the first airline to restart international operations in Ecuador on 3rd June.
6/5/2020 - Reduced capacity for April 2020 by 75% and for May and June by approximately 95%.
21/4/2020 - Spirit Airlines is close to receiving $330 million in aid from the government to help pay salaries to their 9000 employees. Spirit Airlines has been told to reinstate flight  ...more
Eurowings 15/9/2020 - Eurowings will takeover almost 95% of the schedule at Dusseldorf Airport, after Ryanair decided to withdraw its slots at the airport from October 2020.
3/9/2020 - Eurowings said that it may operate less than 50 aircrafts in September which is 70% less than what it operated during the same period last year.
20/8/2020 - Eurowings has decided to charge its passengers an extra fee starting at $21, to keep the middle seat next to them empty.
3/7/2020 - In July, Eurowings will triple its flight services with around 600 departures compared to June.
1/6/2020 - Eurowings is significantly increasing its flight program and plans to fly up to 80% of its destinations again in summer 2020.
26/5/2020 - Eurowings plans to cut one third of the jobs at its headquarters.The airline plans to use 20 Airbus' and fly to 40 destinations by end of June 2020.
6/5/2020 - Eurowings has launched the ‘Ideas Get Wings’ competition, encouraging public to submit ideas for products, ground processes or digital customer service innovations for travel post the coronavirus era.
20/4/2020 - Eurowings has also already operated 27 repatriation flights with around 2500 passengers on board, with 9   ...more
Korean Air 9/9/2020 - Korean Air started cargo operations in September 2020 by converting its Boeing passenger planes for cargo purposes in order to help the airline tide over financial crisis during the pandemic.
7/8/2020- Korean Air announced their 2nd Quarter earnings indicating the airline’s operating revenue dropped to 44% whereas their cargo sales increased to 94.6%.
28/7/2020 - Due to the Covid pandemic, Korean Air has downsized the number of flights due to low passenger demand on both domestic and international networks. Korean Air will also transform some of their current fleet to freighters due to high demand in cargo operations. "
6/7/2020 - Korean Air has agreed to sell its Inflight duty free and meal services to Hahn & Company, helping the airline in its liquidity situation affected by the pandemic.
4/6/2020 - Korean Air expects to see a profit in Q2 2020 due to robust air cargo demand and cheap fuel. Their passenger travel still remains at a standstill but the carrier has kept busy due to the strong demand for Korean medical supplies.
7/5/2020 - Korean Air plans to increase international routes from 13 in May to 32 in June, growing weekly international flights from 55 to 146  ...more
Vueling 23/9/2020 - Vueling has decided to operate new domestic routes within France from October 2020, thereby directly competing with Air France and Transavia.
25/8/2020 - Vueling will fly 20% less capacity in September compared to August 2020 due to a fall in demand. The airline will fly a total of 208 routes compared to 225 in August.
27/7/2020- Vueling plans to revamp their networks and bases in Spain for the next couple of years by closing some of their bases in Spain, eliminate some routes, shrink their fleet by 2021 and eventually become a smaller carrier.
24/7/2020 - Vueling is strengthening its presence on departure from Paris by offering 22 routes in August 2020
4/7/2020 - In early July, Vueling will take off again in France offering 15 destinations from Paris.
1/7/2020 - Vueling is offering an exceptional reduction of 21% to its customers who will now book their flights scheduled for 2021.
2/6/2020 - Vueling will offer 21 routes from several major French airports between late June and late July.
1/5/2020 - IAG has confirmed that its Spanish subsidiary Vueling has signed an agreement for a state-backed loan worth €260 million.
18/4/2020 - Vueling has donated 5  ...more
Iberia 19/9/2020 - Iberia said that it will restart its flights to 16 destinations in America resulting in 36% increase in its frequencies.
7/8/2020 - Iberia group will operate flights to 55 destinations in Spain and the rest of Europe in August 2020, which represents only 27% of its pre-Covid schedule.
6/7/2020- Iberia resumes flying to 24 European routes from mid week of July 2020.
2/7/2020 - Iberia has published its flight schedule for summer with 30 routes to domestic and European destinations in August 2020.
28/6/2020 - Iberia will remove 17 planes from its fleet, resulting lesser destinations and flights in the coming months. The airline will also extend its temporary lay off scheme until December and may engage in further lay offs since the government bailout has not been enough to secure employee jobs.
1/6/2020 - Iberia will resume shor  ...more
Shandong Airlines 9/10/2020 - Shandong Airlines carried over 600,000 passengers and flew over 3500 flights between 1st and 8th October 2020 which is the National day holiday in China.
17/9/2020 - Shandong Airlines has completed installing Honeywell's new UVC based cleaning technology for its aircrafts. This is Honeywell's first chinese customer to implement this solution.
31/8/2020 - Shandong airlines reported a 44% drop in capacity and 47% drop in passenger volumes for the first half of 2020.
21/7/2020 - Shandong Airlines reported a net loss between 1.15 billion yuan and 1.41 billion yuan in the 1st half of 2020, which is double of what it faced in Q1 2020.
4/5/2020 - Shandong Airlines is operating a temporary 4 times weekly Kunming - Delhi cargo service with reconfigured boeing passenger aircraft.
15/4/2020 - Shandong Airlines said that its net loss for Q1 2020 would be in the range of 500 - 700 million yuan ($70.9 million to $99.3 million).
31/3/2020 - Shandong Airlines will operate only one weekly international service until early May 2020, as the CAAC has restricted all airlines to operate to only one destination in any country, once a week only.
WestJet 14/10/2020 - WestJet has decided to indefinitely suspend its flights to 4 cities in Atlantic Canada resulting in cutting more than 100 flights per week from November 2020.
5/10/2020 - Westjet’s pilots have agreed to take a 50% cut in their salaries in order to reduce job losses. This has helped the airline to cut only 450 jobs instead of the planned 1200.
1/9/2020 - WestJet's flight schedule for August 2020 was around 25% of its passenger volumes carried in August 2019.
22/7/2020 - Westjet has completed their repatriation mission by performing 28 flights to 14 destinations and bringing back more than 4000 Canadian passengers.
14/7/2020 - WestJet's August program will include a total of more than 200 daily flights to 48 destinations across Canada, US, Caribbean, Mexico and Europe, including 39 domestic airports. The August timetable reflects an increase of approximately 10% in flights compared to last month, but it remains 75% lower than that of August 2019.
4/7/2020 - Westjet has resumed limited international flights to the USA and Mexico in July, and plans to increase its flight network to Europe and the Caribbean from August. Westjet has also laid off +3300 employees and consol  ...more
Virgin Australia 5/10/2020 - Virgin Australia's owner Bain Capital have signed an ownership deal with the Queensland government to keep the airline's headquarters in Brisbane.
29/9/2020 - Virgin Australia's acquisition by Bain capital will be completed by 31st October 2020.
6/8/2020 - Virgin Australia expects not to fly any international routes for the next two years. The airline group has decided to lay off close to 3,000 employees and cease their Tigerair brand.
27/7/2020 - Virgin Australia could possibly shift its entire base to Brisbane and close its offices in Sydney under Bain Capital's new ownership strategy. The airline also plans to position itself as a carrier serving the mid market, with fewer planes, more domestic routes and only short haul international routes mainly to New Zealand.
26/6/2020 - Virgin Australia’s administrator has confirmed that Bain Capital has won the bidding war to acquire the airline.
17/6/2020 - Virgin Australia has re-grounded their remaining international passenger operations after government funding for the handful of overseas routes they were flying came to an end.
11/6/2020 - Virgin Australia plans to double its current capacity in early July, adding 30  ...more
Garuda Indonesia 2/10/2020 - Garuda Indonesia reported a 88% passenger volumes drop in August 2020 and 70% passenger volumes drop for the first eight months of 2020.
14/9/2020 - Garuda Indonesia said that it will not be purchasing any new aircrafts this year since most of its existing fleet are still grounded. The airline group reported a 54.4% passenger volume drop in the first 7 months of 2020.
31/8/2020 - Garuda Indonesia reported a 61% drop in passengers transported in July 2020 compared to the same period in 2019.
5/8/2020 - Garuda Indonesia has reported a net loss of $712 million in the first half of 2020. This was a result of the airline cutting frequencies and flying less that 100 flights as against 400 during the same period in 2019. The airline also said that they saw a 90% drop in passengers carried for the above period.
14/7/2020 - Garuda plans to defer the deliveries of 4 Airbus aircrafts that were due this year. The airline is also considering re-working or terminating its leasing contracts.
2/6/2020 - Garuda Indonesia plans to phase in some international flights from June to 10 destinations from Jakarta, all of which will limit entry to citizens and require mandatory quarantine. more
VietJet Air 1/10/2020 - Vietjet Air carried over 250 Vietnamese citizens from the Republic of Korea on 30th September 2020 under agreement by both countries.
31/8/2020 - Vietjet Air reported a 54% decline in their passenger revenue and a $62 million loss in the first half of 2020.
4/8/2020 - In Q2 2020, VietJet Air reported a 54% revenue drop and 73% passenger traffic decline.
27/7/2020 - Vietjet has suspended all flights from/to Da Nang from 28th July to 11th August 2020 as Vietnam has closed Danang airport due to a virus outbreak.
29/6/2020 - Vietjet is hopeful of resuming its international operations from July. The airline has added 8 more routes to its network domestically, taking its total domestic flight network to 53 routes.
11/6/2020 - Vietjet has opened ticket sales for its 8 new domestic routes which will commence from 18th June and is offering a special promotion of 2.5 million tickets priced only from VND 8,000 (USD 34 cents) on its entire domestic flight network.
10/5/2020 - Vietjet Air announced on 10th May that it has resumed all of its 45 domestic air routes. Vietjet reported Q1 2020 losses of VND989 billion ($42 million).
15/4/2020 - Vietjet has launched ‘Power Pas  ...more
Azul 6/10/2020 - Azul reported a 23% increase in passenger volumes in September compared to August 2020.
10/9/2020 - Azul forecasts to operate 505 daily flights representing 55% of the total capacity in October 2020.
24/8/2020 - Azul reported a 85% drop in operating revenue and a 0.2% drop in cargo revenue in Q2 2020.
5/8/2020- Azul forecasts to operate 407 daily flights representing 45% of the total capacity in September 2020.
6/7/2020 - Azul expects to operate 303 peak daily departures by the end of August 2020, representing approximately 35% of pre-crisis total capacity.
3/7/2020 - Azul has agreed with the Portuguese government to sell its 6% stake in TAP Air Portugal for approximately US $12.2 million.
9/6/2020 - Azul plans to increase flights to 240 daily departures in July 2020 compared to 168 in June.
20/5/2020 - Azul is re-opening 5 operating bases in Brazil and plans to operate over 150 daily flights in June.
2/5/2020 - Azul plans to slowly start adding flights back to their domestic network in Brazil.
14/4/2020 - Azul has seen a 36% increase in it's cargo revenue for Q1 2020 due to higher demand.
25/3/2020 - Azul has cut its planned capacity by 90  ...more
Air India 17/9/2020 - Air India reported a 78% drop in revenue in Q2 2020.
19/8/2020 - The Tata Group has officially announced its intentions to bid for Air India as the Indian government is looking to privatize the airline. The Tata Group is currently conducting due diligence as it prepares to bid before the August 31st deadline.
12/8/2020 - Air India has closed its offices in Vienna, Milan, Madrid, Copenhagen and Stockholm due to the ongoing pandemic.
15/7/2020 - Air India will furlough close to 600 employees on voluntary unpaid leave for upto 5 years.
12/7/2020 - Air India has announced several additional international flights under the fourth phase of the governments repatriation project. The airline has announced 14 additional flights between India and UK until 24th July and further flights to other destinations like Singapore, Toronto and Germany in July.
10/6/2020 - More daily Air India repatriation flights have been introduced from 10th June until June 30 including 2 daily flights to London and 2 other European destinations, and 10 more flights have been added for US-Canada.
25/5/2020 - Air India commenced domestic flight operations on 25th May 2020 as the Indian government has   ...more
Alitalia 03/09/2020 - Alitalia suffered a loss of 430 million euros in the first half of 2020. The airline carried around 3.6 million passengers in the first six months of the year, a decrease of 65%.
17/8/2020 - Alitalia plans to optimize its fleet with fewer and newer aircrafts as a part of the governments re structuring process. The airline plans to retire its old fleet in exchange for new aircrafts that will fly short haul and intercontinental routes.
24/7/2020 - Alitalia has planned to reduce its fleet form 93 to 65-70 aircrafts and lay off approximately 4000 staff.
9/7/2020 - Alitalia plans to increase number of flights in August 2020, when the airline will operate a total of over 1600 flights per week, 24% more than in July and more than double compared to those operated in June 2020.
1/7/2020 - Alitalia resumed international flights from Milan to Amsterdam, Brussels, Paris and London. From July Alitalia will also serve a dozen domestic destinations from Milan, expanding its offer from the Lombardy region, one of the most severely affected by the pandemic in Europe.
11/06/2020 - Alitalia will increase number of flights and destinations served in July 2020, operating over 1,000 wee  ...more
Vietnam Airlines 14/10/2020 - Vietnam Airline reported a $463 million loss for the first 9 months of 2020.
23/9/2020 - Vietnam Airlines reported carrying nearly 40,000 passengers on domestic routes since the start of 2020.
6/9/2020 - Vietnam airlines plans to restart international flights to 6 additional Asian routes by mid September 2020.
12/8/2020 - Vietnam Airlines reported a $284 million loss for the first half of the year and forecasts a loss of upto $655 million by the end of 2020 thereby expecting to recover post 2022. The airline will cut its staff salaries by half and intends to save costs by 68% starting with labour expenses.
12/8/2020 - Vietnam Airlines forecasts a loss of upto $ 655 million by the end of 2020 and expects to recover post 2022. The airline will cut its staff salaries by half and intends to save costs by 68% starting with labour expenses.
19/7/2020 - Vietnam Airlines is seeking government funding for $518 million in order to stay afloat during the pandemic. The airline has seen a 50% drop in revenues due to a wide international flights ban by various countries.
17/06/2020 - Vietnam Airlines has resumed limited international flights from 17th June 2020 with full sche  ...more
 
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