Indian Ocean carrier Air Seychelles plans to suspend all domestic services temporarily from April 10.
Europe Begins Consultations On Next Civil Aviation Research Program
Europe will launch the public consultation on the technology road map for the proposed Clean Aviation public-private partnership that would follow the current Clean Sky 2 research program.
Air France-KLM In Talks With French, Dutch Governments On State Aid
Air France-KLM said it had entered “in-depth” discussions with the French and Netherlands governments over the financing the group will need to weather the COVID-19 crisis and is confident the two nations will support it.
EASA Revises Cabin-Air Recirculation Guidance
Aircraft with High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters in their cabin-air system are well-equipped to minimize spread of the coronavirus, but those without should consider minimizing cabin air recirculation, updated EASA guidance said.
KLM, Phillips Set Up China-Europe Cargo Air Bridge
Dutch flag-carrier KLM is combining with the Netherlands government and health technology conglomerate Royal Philips in creating a “cargo air bridge” for essential medical supplies from China to Europe.
EasyJet Defers 24 Airbus A320neos; Cites Near-Term CapEx Restraint
UK-based ULCC easyJet has deferred deliveries of 24 Airbus A320neo-series aircraft as it seeks to maximize its liquidity in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Southwest Flying To Be Down 50% In June
Southwest Airlines has said it will slash its June flight activity by around 50% year-over-year to contend with the demand drop associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Spirit Airlines Seeks Waiver To Suspend Service To Third Of Network
South Florida-based Spirit Airlines is seeking relief from minimum service requirements attached to the Coronavirus, Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, as the ULCC looks to suspend service to at least a third of its network amid the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.
ICAO Eyes Virus-Free ‘Bubble’ Concept For Crews, Passengers
ICAO is consulting with global public health authorities on a “prototype” process that would validate flight crews—and, potentially, passengers—have been screened for COVID-19 and are safe to travel—a needed step to help instill confidence as air transport demand resumes.
WestJet To Seek Federal Wage Subsidy For 6,400 Employees
Calgary-based WestJet will seek federal wage subsidies for 6,400 temporarily laid off workers, as the Canadian Parliament moves closer toward passing legislation to shore up businesses battered by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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