Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) expects to restart passenger operations June 15, assuming anticipated relaxations on entry and exit restrictions for both Ukrainian and foreign nationals by that date occur, the flag-carrier said May 28.
Despite COVID-19 taking its toll on air travel in Taiwan, investors from the country’s Kinmen Islands are hoping to raise TWD5 billion ($167 million) to set up a new international airline based there by October.
As an increasing number of domestic air travel markets reopen in the Asia-Pacific region, some countries are also starting to lay the groundwork for the more complex process of resuming international flights.
Delta Air Lines will negotiate with the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) to avoid furloughing roughly 2,300 pilots, following a “surplus bid” process intended to align the carrier’s staffing levels to its summer 2021 schedule.
Lufthansa’s board of directors has approved a compromise reached by the European Commission and the German government that clears the way for the airline to receive a €9 billion ($9.9 billion) bailout and fend off an insolvency filing.
Norway plans to extend its aviation loan guarantee scheme by four months and relax some of the original requirements as the impact of COVID-19 has proven “more protracted and serious” than originally anticipated.
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