Credit: Nigel Howarth/Aviation WeekThe Thai government is reported to be evaluating a request for THB24.15 billion ($736 million) in financial aid submitted by eight local airlines that have seen their businesses decimated by the COVID-19 crisis.
Credit: KHIKawasaki Heavy Industries and Subaru have suspended production of 787 components in response to Boeing’s earlier decisions, now partly reversed, to stop work on the program amid the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S.
Credit: Rob FinlaysonNational trade unions are protesting plans to lay off the entire South African Airways workforce after the South African government declined to provide further financial support for the flag-carrier.
Credit: Southwest Airlines via TwitterWelcome to Routes’ look at how the North American aviation market is responding to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, helping you understand the schedule changes and manage the impact so we can navigate through this crisis together.
Credit: Virgin AustraliaVirgin Australia appears likely to enter voluntary administration this week amid the COVID-19 crisis as its options for acquiring the additional funding it needs have almost disappeared.
Credit: AirbusAfter keeping silent about the rumored merger between Malaysia Airlines Berhad and LCC AirAsia, the Malaysian government is saying a union between the two carriers could be an option to save the loss-making national carrier.
Credit: Virgin GroupVirgin Group chairman Richard Branson is saying Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Australia will need government support if they are to survive the COVID-19 crisis and keep competition alive in markets that would otherwise become effective monopolies.
Credit: Nigel Howarth / AWSTUnited Airlines warned of an estimated $2.1 billion pre-tax loss in the 2020 first quarte and said it plans to seek up to $4.5 billion in additional loans under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act.
Credit: Rob FinlaysonThe U.S. Transportation Department (DOT) granted Hawaiian Airlines a waiver to temporarily cease flying to eight mainland markets, agreeing that travel restrictions imposed by Hawaii’s governor make most service to the mainland unfeasible.