The Civil Aviation Administration of China is requiring Chinese airlines trimming services amid the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak to avoid general severance of the air connection to each foreign country now served.
Cathay Pacific projects that its mainland China network will be almost completely suspended as a result of the novel coronavirus outbreak, dealing another blow to the carrier before it has recovered from a severe demand drop in 2019.
The United Arab Emirates is suspending all flights to and from China, with the exception of Beijing, from Feb. 5 until further notice, the General Civil Aviation Authority said in a statement published by the UAE’s WAM official news agency.
Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways has agreed to sell a large portfolio of Boeing 777-300ERs, Airbus A330-300s and -200s to U.S.-based aviation financier Altavair AirFinance and global investment specialist KKR for $1 billion.
Air navigation service provider Naviair will establish a remote tower center at Billund Airport, Denmark’s second largest airport, to manage surrounding air traffic and ultimately provide central air traffic control for other regional airports.
Mexican ULCC Volaris is making a transborder push in the first half of this year with the launch of several new routes as demand in its main passenger segment in the market visiting, friend and relatives remains robust.