France’s economy minister has told Air France to drastically reduce its emissions in return for the €7 billion ($7.6 billion) in loans the French state has promised the Air France-KLM group to help it survive the COVID-19 crisis.
China’s big three state-owned carriers Air China, China Southern Airlines and China Eastern Airlines have recorded a cumulative loss of CNY14 billion ($2 billion) for Q1 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic brought the Chinese aviation industry to a standstill.
As carriers gradually restart operations over the coming months and implement new health protection measures, passenger experience will change at airports as well as in flight, and some alterations might be permanent, say commercial air transport experts.
Welcome to Routes’ look at how the Asia-Pacific 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.
Frontier Airlines became the second U.S. carrier to require all passengers wear face coverings in the cabin, as calls in the U.S. Congress for a national policy gathered steam in light of the continued COVID-19 pandemic.