Etihad Airways, which owns 21% of Virgin Australia, has said it was unable to provide further funding to prevent the airline’s entry into administration but remains open to discussions on a possible relaunch.
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Italian aircraft-interiors specialist Aviointeriors has unveiled two social-distancing seat designs, aimed at safeguarding against COVID-19 contamination, which could be available within a short time frame.
Several European environmental groups have complained that governments are providing airlines with financial bailouts during the COVID-19 crisis without having them signed up to measures to improve their environmental performance.
Wizz Air expects to enter new markets in Europe and increase the scale of its planned Abu Dhabi venture once travel restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 crisis have been eased, the Hungarian airline’s founder and CEO József Váradi has said.
Air France-KLM is in advanced negotiations with the French and Dutch governments for state and state-backed loans that would enable the group to face the expected liquidity requirement in the third quarter of this year, according to group executives.
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