Italy plans to nationalize Alitalia in a bid to save the already-bankrupt airline as part of a €25 billion ($27.8 billion) economic support package aimed at helping the country, still on lockdown, recover from the COVID-19 coronavirus crisis, Italian media reported.
Satair will now oversee multiple activities for the A220 (pictured).
Following increased government travel restrictions and massive drop in demand because of the rapidly spreading COVID-19 virus, Lufthansa subsidiary Austrian Airlines and Ryanair subsidiary Laudamotion have decided to suspend all operations from Vienna this week.
China Southern Airlines has canceled plans to increase services to the U.S., following intensification of Chinese entry controls to prevent reimportation of the novel coronavirus, said several sources close to the airlines.
Air France-KLM, EasyJet, International Airlines Group and Ryanair all said Mar. 16 that they will cut most of their flights in the coming days as travel restrictions push demand for air transport close to zero.