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    airBaltic To Fly Only A220 Fleet Post-COVID-19

airBaltic To Fly Only A220 Fleet Post-COVID-19

MIAMI – Following the cut in its operations, airBaltic (BT) will not fly its Boeing 737-300 or Dash 8-400 in the short-term once the current situation returns to normality. airBaltic CEO Martin Gauss said that the airline had planned this week to make a transition to A220 operations only, canceling all Boeing 737-300 flights throughout this year and 2021 as several routes have been suspended and the type is not needed for regular

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    Alitalia To Receive €500M In State Aid

Alitalia To Receive €500M In State Aid

MIAMI – As part of its nationalization, Alitalia (AZ) expects to get at least €500m in funding to maintain employees, aircraft and shorter flight routes. The government plan would allow AZ to pay its debts and liabilities, which became higher due to the coronavirus outbreak. However, the liquidity of Italy’s national flagship carrier was in red numbers as it went through two bankruptcies, privatization, and a previous nationalization. Fleet maintenance

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    Condor To Be Nationalized

Condor To Be Nationalized

MIAMI – The German government is set to nationalize Condor (DE) as the deal between the carrier and Polish Aviation Group (PGL) seems likely to collapse in light of the current crisis. However, neither DE, PGL nor the national administration has made a final decision as the German company said that it was in talks with the parties involved, also rejecting to comment further. Previously, it was expected that the arrangement

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    Air Transat Retires Last A310, Suspends Operations

Air Transat Retires Last A310, Suspends Operations

MIAMI – Due to the coronavirus outbreak, Canadian Leisure airline Air Transat (TS) has retired its remaining Airbus A310 prematurely, temporarily suspending operations in the process. Air Transat originally planned to phase out the type at the end of April 2020, but have brought it forward, due to COVID19 and the dramatic drop in air travel demand. Air Transat follows suit with Qantas and KLM who have prematurely retired their

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    Oman Air Permanently Terminates Hundreds Of Cabin Crew

Oman Air Permanently Terminates Hundreds Of Cabin Crew

MIAMI – Oman Air (WY) has permanently terminated hundreds of cabin crew with immediate effect amid the COVID19 crisis, according to aviation analyst and Gulf-Times Columnist Alex Macheras via his Twitter account. Mancheras also stated that many WY cabin crew were abroad on a layover when they were informed by management that their employment would be terminated “due to exceptional circumstances.” The cabin crew will be paid 26 days in

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    British Airways Suspends Flights At Gatwick Airport

British Airways Suspends Flights At Gatwick Airport

MIAMI – British Airways (BA) will temporarily halt its flight operations at Gatwick Airport (LGW) from April 1 until further notice. According to a BA spokesperson, the action came about due to the considerable restrictions and challenging market environment; however, the airline would keep its equipment at LGW for maintenance, towing and cleaning operations, to restart operations quickly. Prior to the London City Airport (LCY) announcement of full flight suspensions

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    US Airlines Offer Flights At US$14

US Airlines Offer Flights At US$14

MIAMI – Due to the worsening of the current crisis, several US airlines are offering fares as low as US$14 for one-way tickets throughout the summer schedule to ensure some revenue. As the passenger demand has dramatically gone down and carriers have had to fly almost empty prior to the slot rule ban, companies across the US are reducing flight fares, mostly through June, to try to fill these otherwise

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    US Airlines Ask Treasury For US$58Bn

US Airlines Ask Treasury For US$58Bn

MIAMI – Eight carriers are requesting immediate government grants and loans of up to US$58bn due to the urgent situation as stated in a letter to the US Treasury sent on Saturday. The Chief Executives of American Airlines (AA), Delta Air Lines (DL), United Airlines (UA), Alaska Airlines (AS), JetBlue (B6), Southwest Airlines (WN), Hawaiian Airlines (HA) and Atlas Air, a cargo carrier, signed the memo. The letter was also

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    LATAM Halts Additional International Flights

LATAM Halts Additional International Flights

MIAMI – LATAM will temporarily suspend other international routes until April 30 due to travel restrictions and low passenger demand, adding to its already 70% capacity cut. The services that will continue operative with limited frequencies are LATAM Airlines Brazil from/to Santiago, Chile and São Paulo; from São Paulo to Miami and New York; and from Santiago to Miami and Los Angeles. Following its previous international flight reduction of 30%,

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    EasyJet Grounds Entire Fleet

EasyJet Grounds Entire Fleet

MIAMI – EasyJet (U2) has fully grounded its entire fleet of aircraft until further notice due to unprecedented travel restrictions imposed by governments, in what is yet another budget airline that has befallen to the COVID-19 crisis. The carrier has been operating rescue flights in the past month, though it grounded most of its planes last Tuesday. It will however continue to operate additional rescue flights if requested by government

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Virgin Atlantic Responds To COVID-19

  Virgin Atlantic Responds To COVID-19

MIAMI – As part of the plan to deal with the current crisis, Virgin Atlantic (VS) applies financial measures and

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Qatar Airways To Add Rescue Flights To Australia

  Qatar Airways To Add Rescue Flights To Australia

MIAMI – Qatar Airways (QR) is set to expand operations to Australia starting March 29 to get its customers back home,

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Etihad Airways Suspends UAE Operations

  Etihad Airways Suspends UAE Operations

MIAMI – Following the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) government decision to shut down all passenger flights, Etihad Airways (EY) halts

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Virgin Atlantic Flies its First Cargo Only Charter

  Virgin Atlantic Flies its First Cargo Only Charter

MIAMI – Virgin Atlantic (VS) ran its first-ever cargo-only charter from London Heathrow (LHR) to New York (JFK) on March

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Southwest Airlines Cancels 1500 Flights

  Southwest Airlines Cancels 1500 Flights

MIAMI – Southwest Airlines (WN) will cut 1,500 of its 4,000 daily flights from April 14 until June 5, thus

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Carriers Suspend Flights At Bay Area Airports

  Carriers Suspend Flights At Bay Area Airports

MIAMI – As COVID-19 measures intensify in the US, several airlines have canceled flights to/from Oakland (OAK), San Francisco (SFO)

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Air Transat Temporarily Lays Off 70% Of Its Staff

  Air Transat Temporarily Lays Off 70% Of Its Staff

MIAMI – Air Transat (TS) announced on March 24 that it will temporarily lay off 70% of its staff as

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US Carriers Face Potential Halt Of Passenger Flights

  US Carriers Face Potential Halt Of Passenger Flights

MIAMI – Following President Donald Trump’s recent guidelines to avoid non-essential travel in the US, the country’s major airlines have

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